Select Entry Accelerated Learning Program
At Glen Eira College we provide a differentiated curriculum that caters to the needs and abilities of all students. Our Select Entry Accelerated Learning Program (SEAL) has recently been accredited with The Academy of Accredited SEAL Schools (TAASS). Please click on the TAASS logo to visit their website.
Our SEAL Program offers gifted and high-potential students, who are motivated and academically advanced, the opportunity to be involved in a program that enriches their learning experience whilst also enhancing their intellectual potential and development.
Students involved in our SEAL Program usually complete Years 7 to 10 in three years, providing an extended range of options, such as additional VCE subjects or VCE Extension or Enhancement Studies, in their final years of schooling. This not only enhances the potential to achieve a greater Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), but also improves the transition to University studies.
Students in the SEAL Program are learning at the edge of their ability. In order to establish integral lifelong learning skills, high challenge and failure are often experienced. From challenge and failure comes a resilience to understand what it means to not succeed in your first attempt and the striving to learn and take the next step. These qualities of high-challenge, building resilience and developing independent learning skills are integral to the development of your child as a learner in the SEAL Program. There is also an expectation that they are fully immersed and participate in all aspects of College life, such as the instrumental music, performing arts, sporting endeavours and a variety of other extra-curricular activities that are on offer.
A comprehensive assessment selection process is conducted each May to identify gifted and high-potential Grade 6 students, with up to 25 students selected to join the SEAL Program for the following year.
Testing for the 2019 Year 7 SEAL class will take place on Friday 18th of May, 2018. Applicants will be able to register for the test from late February 2018.
For further information about the SEAL Program please contact our Assistant Principal, Aaron Petersen.