Academic Extension Program

Ocean Reef SHS


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 (with the option to continue in Years 8 and 9) 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 and continued progress. 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 for Year 7 2025 are now open. Students residing inside our local intake area are eligible to apply.

Applications close Friday, 22 March 2024.

For further information please contact us on 6206 2700.

Academic Extension Brochure

Please find further information about the program in the brochure below.