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About the Program

High Ability Learners require a learning environment that fosters wellbeing and learning outcomes consistent with their abilities. The learning environment should provide educational pathways and appropriately challenging enrichment, extension and acceleration experiences.

The Unley High School Summit Program provides a guided and supportive educational pathway for students who have been identified as 'high ability learners'. It aims to enrich and challenge students to achieve academically and personally during their secondary education.

Students in the program are placed in one of two streams (STEM or English/Language) which allows them to study subjects at a deeper and more focused level.

Summit students are also provided with acceleration opportunities in subject areas beyond their year level. This includes access to SACE subjects and subjects in the International Baccalaureate Diploma . S.

English/Language Stream

Students in the English/Language Stream engage in focused and extended English, Humanities and Language (Frenc h) subjects in Years 8 and 9.
An extensive course counselling process will occur at the end of Year 9 to investigate the most appropriate Senior School pathway and whether acceleration opportunities will be suitable for the student.

Acceleration opportunities are available from Year 10 onwards.

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STEM Stream

Students in the STEM Stream engage in focused and extended Science and Mathematics subjects in Years 8 and 9.

An extensive course counselling process will occur at the end of Year 9 to investigate the most appropriate Senior School pathway and whether acceleration opportunities will be suitable for the student.

Acceleration opportunities are available from Year 10 onwards.

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How to apply
Entry into the Summit Program is through an application and testing process.
Download the Application Form

The testing occurs late in Term 1 with follow up interviews in early Term 2 of each year.
All Year 7 students (zoned and unzoned to Unley High School) are invited to apply.

For more information:
Contact: Casey Freeman - Assistant Principal
Email: casey.freeman@uhs.sa.edu.au
Phone: (08) 8394 5400