Mill Park Secondary College is an accredited provider of Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) programs for gifted and high ability students. Students are selected for this program prior to commencing Year 7 and participate in an accelerated program from Years 7 to 10 that recognises their high potential as learners. SEAL students progress through year level subject content at an accelerated pace, allowing for additional time to be spent on mastery of skills, deepening of thinking through inquiry projects and enrichment activities that expose students to real-world problems.
Working in a setting with like-minded peers and skilled teachers, SEAL students are expected to demonstrate commitment to their learning beyond the classroom. Students are encouraged to participate in student leadership activities as well as extra-curricular programs that suit their interests (including sport, public speaking, and community engagement).
SEAL students are expected to undertake a minimum of one early start VCE subject in Year 10, with many students undertaking two. This provides students the opportunity to develop core study skills and habits and participate in a wider variety of VCE subjects by the time they complete Year 12.
Students that are enrolled in Year 7 for 2025 can apply to sit the SEAL entrance testing in Term 3, 2024. When opportunities for high-ability current Year 7 and 8 students to transition into the SEAL program arise they will be communicated with students and families.
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. Students will study advanced texts and be exposed to a higher range of literary skills and techniques. In Year 10, Accelerated English students will participate in a hybrid course that prepares students for success in all three VCE English streams – English, English Language, and English Literature – with students encouraged to complete two VCE English subjects.
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. The Acceleration Science program is designed for students with above level Mathematical skills as well as a clear interest in Science and Technology. Accelerated Science students progress through the year level curriculum at a faster pace, allowing for deepening of scientific thinking through enquiry projects, scientific investigations, real- world application tasks. In Year 10, students will study an Accelerated Science subject incorporating Laboratory Skills and VCE Science preparation and are encouraged to accelerate into an early start VCE or VET science subject.