Expanding students’ minds in creative and innovative ways
The High Achievers’ Program at Blackburn High School aims to gather a group of highly able and motivated students in the pursuit of deeper understanding and thinking.
The Program is centred on enrichment, providing students with the opportunity to delve into the curriculum with a greater focus on breadth and inquiry, challenge their thinking skills, build their ability to reason and develop their personal ownership of learning.
This is done through a pedagogical focus on problem solving, critical and creative thinking, and finding connections within and between subjects. We encourage our students to engage in a range of opportunities within the school and the wider community.
This philosophy guides the program from Years 7-9 as students navigate the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Humanities and Science. At Year 10, students may undertake Units 1 and 2 VCE pathways, depending on academic requirements and subject availability.