Gifted and Talented

Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs extend and accelerate learning and let creative talents flourish. Applications for the 2022 intake are closed. Register your interest now for 2023.

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Gifted and Talented

Your child can discover a world of opportunities in our Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs. 

Your child will study with other exceptionally able students in learning environments that will challenge, inspire and empower them to excel every day.

They will follow a curriculum designed specifically for their needs and will have access to universities, industry bodies and mentoring programs as well as the opportunity to take part in competitions at national and international levels.

Programs are offered at 24 select public secondary schools, including a fully selective academic school, an arts college, and two regional schools. An online program is also offered for country students. There are now more options than ever before, with new Gifted and Talented academic programs at Ellenbrook Secondary College and Harrisdale Senior High School commencing in 2021, and Albany Senior High School and Alkimos College in 2022.

Gifted and Talented Minister information

When planning for a selective entrance program the Department considers a range of factors including:

  • geographical location
  • proximity to transport options
  • availability of appropriate facilities
  • capacity to absorb students from outside the local intake area
  • availability of sufficient eligible students to maintain a viable program at new and existing host schools
  • the school’s capacity to deliver a high quality program.

The final decision as to where and when a new Gifted and Talented program might open is made by the Minister for Education and Training, based on advice of the Department of Education.

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