Ensuring excellence in learning and teaching for all students is a priority for Hedland Senior High School. It is with this focus that the school will continue the Learning Extension Academic Program (LEAP) and Academic Extension (AE) programs in 2018.
Whilst the LEAP/AE pathway will cover similar material to that covered in other MESH (Maths, English, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences) classes, students will have extension tasks within a differentiated curriculum and be given opportunities to demonstrate wider understanding and engagement with topics.
Students’ ongoing membership of a LEAP/AE class will be evaluated at the end of each semester and include criteria such as attendance, academic progress and behavioural standing. A more detailed evaluation criteria will be available when letters of offer into the program are distributed.
All students in 2017 will be given the opportunity to apply for the LEAP/AE program for 2018. The selection criteria (not in order) will include:
- Completion of a LEAP/AE application package
- Compulsory aptitude testing at Hedland SHS (Saturday 21 October 2017- details to follow)
- Previous academic reports (including NAPLAN for Year 7 Applications)
- Student attendance and behaviour reports
- Teacher and parent feedback
Year 6 students who wish to apply for the LEAP program in 2018 should collect an application package from their primary school’s administration.
All students currently placed in the LEAP/AE programs will need to re-apply for 2018. A personalised application package has been mailed to all current LEAP/AE students and their families. Students who are not currently in the LEAP/AE program, but are interested in applying for next year, can pick up an application package from the front office.
Completed applications need to be returned to Hedland SHS administration by 3pm Friday 13 October 2017. If no application is received by the due date, your child will not be able to sit the entry testing on Saturday 21 October 2017.
Copies of the application pack forms can be found below: