Academic Extension Program
The Academic Extension Program provides selected gifted students with learning opportunities that provide intellectual challenge to excel academically and fosters the development of positive attitudes to cooperate constructively, which ensure our school values are enacted. Each learning area provides extracurricular extension activities in each year group.
The AEP has two streams:
• Maths / Science
• Humanities and Social Sciences / English.
Students may participate in one or both streams. Each stream has one or two classes.
Selection of students is based on testing conducted by ACER. The test is the Higher Ability Selection Test (HAST), which is conducted in Year 6 for the following years intake of Year 7s.
All enquiries regarding the functioning of the program should be directed to the relevant Associate Principal.
The Application form for the HAST test for Year 7 in 2024 can be found below. Application forms and payment will only be accepted from Wednesday 11 January 2023 and can be forwarded to the AEP Secretary via email or phone 9441 1719. Applications close at 4.00pm on Monday 6 February 2023.
Before submitting the 2024 Application Form (testing to take place in 2023) please be aware that the local intake area for Churchlands Senior High School has been amended and came into effect in 2020. Please visit our intake area page or the Department of Education’s website for clarification.