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 year's intake of Year 7s.
All enquiries regarding the functioning of the program should be directed to the relevant Associate Principal. The 2021 Application Form for entry into Year 7 2022 can be found below and can be forwarded to the AEP Secretary via email or phone 9441 1719. Applications will now be taken for the 28 August 2021 test (previous test date 27 February).
Year 7 in 2021 students only (current Year 7)
There is an opportunity for current Year 7 students to sit the HAST test on Saturday 28 August to be considered for the Academic Extension Program in Year 8 in 2021 should places become available. Please complete the specific Year 7 Application Form below and forward to the AEP Secretary via email or phone 9441 1719. Applications are due with payment by 5 August 2021.
Before submitting the 2021 Application Form 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.