The Queensland Academies’ Young Scholars Program is providing highly capable school students in Years 5 to 9 with challenging enrichment opportunities.
The rationale for this initiative is to develop the Queensland Academies Young Scholars Program as a teaching and learning strategy for gifted/highly capable year five to nine students within mainstream schools. In doing so this will create a sustained network to align with collaborative development and delivery of an innovative and unique 5 year curriculum that responds to the needs of Education Queensland’s Framework for Gifted Education.
The program is delivered at all three Academies in Brisbane and the Gold Coast and includes participation by our programming partners including the Queensland Writers Centre, the Gold Coast City Gallery, the University of Queensland, the Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University.
Students interested in joining the program can be nominated by their school after meeting at least one of the following criteria:
- A 90th percentile on any individual or group IQ test
- A 90th percentile on a subscale (e.g. verbal performance) of an individual IQ Test
- A High Distinction or Distinction in the Australian Schools Science, English or Mathematics Competitions
- A letter from their teacher confirming that the student’s academic performance or potential in Mathematics, Science or English is within the top 10 per cent of the student population.
Students enrolled in the Young Scholars Program have opportunities to participate in our workshop program that offers a range of transdisciplinary and challenging experiences. The Young Scholars Program also affords parents opportunities to attend lectures that will enable them to further support their children’s goals and aspirations. Students not attending non-state schools are also welcome to apply for membership.