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.

Course selection process

Places for the 2022 Year 7 High Achievers’ Program will be offered to students enrolling in Year 7, 2022 at Blackburn High School. All students enrolling for Year 7, 2022 will sit an Edutest paper in October 2021 and places in the High Achievers’ Program will be offered based on these Edutest results and other student data received during the transition process.

Further information

Please direct any further enquiries about the application process to our High Achievers’ Program Administrative Assistant:

Ms Denise Strahan

Telephone – (03) 8804 6464

EMail – Denise.Strahan@education.vic.gov.au.