Academic Learning Programs for High
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.
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.
dates, timelines and requirements will be provided to successful Stage 1 applicants.
students will participate in an aptitude/problem solving examination.
students will be notified of the outcome of the application process and if the
student has been accepted into the
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.