Mill Park Secondary College has expanded the opportunities for students in Years 7-10 to accelerate in three specialised programs: SEAL, STEM and Accelerated ENGLISH.

SEAL (Select Entry Accelerated Learning) Program

Mill Park Secondary College offers a Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) Program for students identified as gifted and talented. The program begins in Year 7 and continues throughout their secondary schooling. It caters for gifted and talented students who are characterised by an advanced speed of learning and a capacity for remarkably high standards of performance compared to students of the same age.

Selected students are placed in accelerated classes enjoying the intellectual stimulation of peers with similar learning profiles.

Accelerated SCIENCE Program

Mill Park Secondary College is offering an Accelerated Science Program to a selected group of students commencing at Year 7.

The Accelerated Science Program supports students to develop an understanding of important scientific concepts and processes in the Biological, Chemical, Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences. Students explore the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, the contribution of science to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives.

The Acceleration Science program is designed for students with above level Mathematical skills as well as a clear interest in Science and Technology.

Accelerated ENGLISH Program

Mill Park Secondary College offers an Accelerated ENGLISH Program to a selected group of students commencing at Year 7.

The Accelerated English program will mirror the SEAL English subject in terms of its text selection and degree of rigour. The Accelerated English subject is a hybrid subject designed to prepare students for all three VCE English subjects – Literature, Language and English.

Selection

There is one application and testing process for the SEAL Program, Accelerated SCIENCE Program and Accelerated ENGLISH Program. The SEAL Program, Accelerated SCIENCE Program and Accelerated ENGLISH Program are offered to Grade 6 students each year. Students sit one aptitude test and are eligible for acceptance into any of the three programs.

Expression of Interest

To express interest in either program and receive an information pack, please phone the school on 9407 9700.

Accelerated Learning Program Information Session:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M35yBVYSQ28