Mill Park Secondary College has expanded the opportunities for students in Years 7-10 to accelerate in three specialised programs: SEAL, Accelerated SCIENCE and Accelerated ENGLISH.
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 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 as they accelerate through the curriculum in English & Humanities, Mathematics & Science, Health & Physical Education, Italian and the Arts.
Mill Park Secondary College offers 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 Accelerated Science program is designed for students with above-level science skills and a clear interest in Mathematics and Technology.
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. It will further develop students’ critical literacy skills by studying sophisticated texts, language and issues. It will prepare students for VCE Literature, English Language and English.
The Accelerated English Program is designed for students with above level literacy skills and a clear interest in texts and language.
There is one application and testing process for the SEAL Program and accelerated subjects. Grade 6 students are extended an opportunity to sit one aptitude test to determine their suitability for acceptance into any of the three programs.