Academic Extension Program


We offer an intellectually stimulating education program which is rigorous but supportive, inclusive but flexible and conducive to the pursuit of excellence. Students are challenged by an accelerated and differentiated curriculum that values higher order thinking and critical literacy in a student centred learning environment.


The program brings together like minded, highly academically capable students, fostering the development of their talents as well as caring for their social and emotional needs.


Our uniquely flexible program is available to students in Year 7 (continuing then into 8, 9 and 10) and operates in two pathways – a Maths and Science pathway and Humanities & Social Sciences pathway. Students may access one or both pathways depending on their academic needs. This aspect of the program differentiates it from the Department of Education and Training’s affiliated GATE program.


The process of entry into the Academic Extension Program is based on the results of a selection test which is conducted at Ocean Reef Senior High School.

How to Apply

Applications for the Academic Extension Program at Ocean Reef are closed for Year 7 2024.