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ALPHA Program

Academic Learning Programs for High Achievers (ALPHA)  

What is ALPHA?

ALPHA classes are designed to extend academically talented students and allow them the opportunity to grow, creating a culture of excellence as they develop into an independent learner.
The ALPHA students are supported to cultivate a base understanding of curriculum more quickly and autonomously than core Junior Secondary classes. This allows the class to spend more time in relating knowledge gained to their own context, build critical thought processes and apply new knowledge to other areas.  

ALPHA empowers students to be critical and creative thinkers who use reason, logic, resourcefulness, imagination and innovation in both teacher facilitated and collaborative inquiry based learning activities.

The ALPHA classes provide an environment where similar minded learners establish positive relationships, working effectively in teams, handling challenging situations constructively and developing leadership skills to build and enhance skills of self-regulation.

Application Process

Stage 1 
Parents and students must complete the ALPHA Academy Application Form and provide required documentation before either lodging in person at the Administration Office or mailing to:
Deputy Principal Year 7
Coolum State High School
Havana Road East
Coolum Beach  Qld  4573
Successful applicants and parents/carers will be notified and proceed to Stage 2 of the process. 
Stage 2 dates, timelines and requirements will be provided to successful Stage 1 applicants.
Stage 2
Shortlisted students will participate in an aptitude/problem solving  examination.
Stage 3 
Parents and students will be notified of the outcome of the application process and if the student has been accepted into the ALPHA Academy.
If the Applicant requires more space than provided, additional supporting documentation or responses may be attached to the Application Form.

Closing Date for Applications:  Friday 24 May 2019.

To apply for Coolum State High School’s ALPHA Academy in Year 7 2020, please download a copy of the ALPHA Academy Application Form.