Kew High School caters for its high achieving students in a number of ways.
All learning areas within their curriculum provide activities and programs to extend, enrich, challenge and engage students. Some of these activities come in the form of extra-curricular and co-curricular programs such as clubs and academic competitions. However, within the classroom our teachers are also able to target individual student needs, providing curriculum to challenge all students and to ensure that every student’s potential is maximised.
In the later years the Kew High School High Achiever’s program is an invitation only educational initiative that is offered to students due to their outstanding academic achievement and exemplary learning behaviours.
The program commences in Year 10 and grants students priority access to accelerated VCE subjects allowing them to undertake up to two VCE subjects while studying at Year 10. Students then go on to undertake two Unit 3 and 4 subjects during Year 11. This in turn can enable them to then study a reduced academic load during Year 12, provided they achieve a scaled study score of 40 or more in at least one of these subjects in Unit 3 and 4.
Year 9 academic results and learning behaviour data is used to identify those students who are suitable for the program, with entry capped at no more than 10% of the cohort at that year level.