ACE- Accelerated Curriculum & Enrichment

Program In Detail

The Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment (ACE) Program caters for the educational needs of gifted and talented students. It ensures these students are engaged, challenged and supported to achieve their full potential. St Helena believes in allowing students to discover how far daring to be excellent can take them.

Self-directed gifted and talented students who are committed to excellence and college involvement are welcome to apply.

Eligibility is determined through a range of means including:

-University developed achievement tests

-Primary teacher assessment

-Student self-assessment

-Parent feedback and assessment

-An Interview

Program Features 

-St Helena runs one ACE class per year level across a full six year course of study.

-Students remain together through the first three years.

-The Years 7-10 curriculum is completed in three years.

-An enriched VCE is completed over three years.

-It’s possible to take University subjects.

Program Objectives

-Develop and extend higher order, divergent and independent thinking; the capacity to problem solve, apply creative   solutions.

-Apply knowledge in prescribed and chosen areas of study.

-Connect learning across key learning areas and life.

-Motivation to engage with and develop interest in a wide range of studies and fields.

-Demonstrate excellence in contributions to the school and broader community.

-Develop socially and emotionally through the growth of scholarly habits, social interaction and psychological health.

2022 Enrollment Information

Key Dates

• ACE Information Evening (online event)

  Thursday 25 March 2021


  Booking link:

• Return of ‘Application for Enrolment, Year 7, 2022 Forms’ – Friday 14 May 2021
• ACE Program Aptitude Assessment – Saturday 12 June 2021
• ACE Program applicant Student & parent interviews – Late July to early August 2021

The Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment (ACE) Program is designed to cater for the special educational needs of high ability students. It operates on the principles of Curriculum Acceleration and Enrichment.

More Information

Further information – Please contact Mr Shaun Isbister, Junior School Principal or Mahe Castles, ACE Program Coordinator


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