The Achieve Program at Coastal Lakes College is an academic program aimed at providing students with a learning environment that will challenge, inspire and empower them to excel every day. The curriculum is designed to be exciting and engaging, preparing students for success in their Year 11 and 12 ATAR courses and ultimately, university. The program aims to develop students’ skills and qualities both in and out of the classroom, allowing them to become successful, responsible and independent learners.
The Achieve Program is a school-based program and students are selected through a school run test, with recommendation from their primary school teachers and consultation of previous schooling data. This process is different to the Gifted and Talented program which is selected and run externally by the Education Department on a state-wide basis. Academic extension works as a part of your child’s pathway to success, fostering the development of their talents as well as caring for their social and emotional needs.
Maintaining a place in the Achieve Program at Coastal Lakes College is based on ongoing assessment conducted throughout the year. Student performance is reviewed regularly each term with achievement and behaviour expected to be in line with program expectations and maintaining Good Standing in the School.
For your application to be considered we also require copies of your school reports from the last two years, a copy of your Year 5 NAPLAN results and a signature from your current Primary School teacher. You will also be required to sit further entrance testing at Coastal Lakes College. Testing will be held at Coastal Lakes College between 2:30pm – 4:45pm on Tuesday 26 October 2021. This test consists of reading and numeracy PAT testing. The test requires no prior study.
2022 Applications Due – 19 October 2021
Testing (to be held at Coastal Lakes College) – 26 October 2021