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Academic Program of Excellence

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Forest Lake State High School's Academic Program of Excellence (APEX) offers students unique learning experiences through engagement with creative and critical higher order thinking skills. The program extends students beyond classroom curriculum through Project Based Learning, focussing on logical, strategic, flexible and adventurous thinking,  STEM initiatives, entrepreneurial skills and humanities based tasks. 
 

Testing - Year 7 2022

Testing is now open for our Academic Program of Excellence (APEX) on 18 May and 15 June.  Bookings are essential. Contact us on 3714 2333 or office@forestlakeshs.eq.edu.au  

 

Aims

The Academic Program of Excellence aims to develop lifelong learners by providing a rigorous, challenging and supportive learning environment with opportunities to participate in enrichment and extension activities. Curiosity, inquiry, creativity and critical thinking are tools to develop the scholarly behaviours of an Academic Program of Excellence learner.  The program strives to develop a global mindset in our students whilst developing compassion and empathy, promoting respect within our school, the community and beyond.

Selection Criteria

Offering of Academic Program of Excellence placement is on the condition of:
  • undertaking a placement test;
  • a referee report from previous school;
  • a review of students’ previous academic and behavioural reports,   standardised testing results and extra-curricular participation.
Please note, student’s capacity to fulfil the conditions of enrolment will be reviewed quarterly.
 

Entry Requirements

Interested students are invited to undertake academic testing during Year 6.
Please contact the school for details of our testing dates.
 

Conditions of Enrolment

 
Students enrolled in the Academic Program of Excellence must:
 
  • fulfil the requirements of the Academic Program of Excellence contract;
  • maintain their academic achievement;
  • show a genuine commitment and dedication to all aspects of the Academic Program of Excellence, including participation in competitions and programs available exclusively to students, such as Entrepreneurs for Tomorrow program: and
  • consistently demonstrate our PRIDE expectations of being Prepared, Respectful, Inclusive, Dedicated and Engaged in all aspects of school life.
Additional costs may be incurred for excursions/incursions throughout the program.
 

External Partnerships

Forest Lake State High School works extensively with other educational providers to develop unique opportunities for its students, including partnerships with a range of universities within the greater Brisbane area. 

 

For further information please contact Nikki Raatz, Head of Department, Teaching and Learning  on 3714 2333  or nraat2@eq.edu.au

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Last reviewed 06 May 2021
Last updated 06 May 2021