Academic Excellence Program

The Academic Excellence Program is designed to engage high ability learners, supporting their academic growth and fostering life-long skills in critical and creative thinking, problem solving, team work and more.

Our Academic Excellence students set regular learning goals, share their progress with leading staff and participate in mentor/mentee partnerships. There are frequent opportunities to further develop skills in STEM-related fields, debating, and problem solving both in-house, and through external providers.

We support our gifted and talented students to continue to show academic success at school through workshops designed to teach stress-management, study skills and exam preparation.

The Academic Excellence Program has three components. These are:

  1. Identification - students are identified through subjective and objective measures.

  2. Fostering - provisions are available for students to take part in various incursions, excursions and competitions throughout the year.

  3. Monitoring - student well-being and academic progress will be monitored throughout the year.

The Aims of Extension

The Av԰ Christi College Academic Excellence Program (AEP) aims to:

  • Ensure that academically able students are provided with positive, supportive learning environments as a result of being involved in unique opportunities

  • Cater for academically able students who are often self-directed learners

  • Train academically able students to be more self-aware of the attitudes, responses and approaches to learning

  • Ensure academically able students continue to be motivated at school

  • Ensure selected students work towards excellence in the attributes identified in the Av԰ Christi College Learner Profile

  • Support students, as necessary, in their overall academic program.

As part of the program, students will:

  • Meet with the Head of Academic Excellence formally and informally on a number of occasions

  • Review their results throughout the year

  • Set themselves specific, measurable goals

  • Be invited to various incursions and excursions during the year

  • Be offered a student mentor to provide them with support

  • Be offered to take part in the Academic Excellence Extension Program (AEEP)

  • Receive an AEP membership badge.

The Academic Excellence Program supports teachers in extending these students in their subject classes and provides support to identified under-achieving students to ensure they are assisted to achieve to their abilities.


Excelsis Club

The aim of the Club is to promote and reward academic excellence in the Senior School and provide a mentored supportive approach.  One of the key goals of the Excelsis Club is to encourage students to strive for excellence in everything they do at school, whilst also equipping them with skills and knowledge to be utilised beyond the secondary environment.

Students in Years 11 and 12 are eligible for membership should they meet the eligibility criteria. Eligibility for membership is determined after the successful completion of each semester's report.  Students who meet this criteria are invited to become members of the Excelsis Club.