At Roleystone Community College, we understand the need to challenge students and look for ways to engage and extend students.

Students involved in our Academic Challenge Programs are provided with an enriching and challenging learning program designed to engage academically able students. Students are provided with opportunities to engage in activities which provide them with the tools required to develop critical and creative thinking skills above and beyond regular classroom learning.

Our Academic Challenge Programs are for selected students to study in the two areas of; Maths/Science and English/HaSS (Humanities and Social Sciences) as a unified group from Year 7-10. Students may enrol in one or both of programs depending on their academic needs:

  • Mathematics and Science
  • English and HaSS

All placements will be made on the basis of individual performance in benchmark testing (completed in Year 6), NAPLAN, school reports and attendance. Academic Challenge involves increased out of school project-based tasks assigned by the class teacher and completed through the Connect learning platform. There is an expectation that parents and carers will support teachers in ensuring all Academic Challenge students complete every assigned task.

Maintaining a place in the Academic Challenge Programs is based on ongoing assessment throughout the course in addition to maintaining Good Standing within the school. Continued success in subject areas and commitment to Roleystone’s Values and Motto is vital for continued enrolment in the program.