In  2019, our outreach programs will  feature workshops that reflect the individual style of the each of our three academies. This enables us to tailor our workshop programs to suit needs of our younger students and for those students to build closer relationships with our campus communities. 

Young Scholars Years 6-8

The Queensland Academies Young Scholars Program provides is a selective-entry program that offers highly-capable students in Years 6 to 8 the chance to engage in challenging enrichment opportunities.

This initiative creates an innovative and unique curriculum that responds to the needs of Education Queensland’s Framework for Gifted Education.

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Online Courses

The Young Scholars Program offers a range of fee-for-service online courses in a range of educational streams for highly capable students. In particular, we work with the Queensland Virtual STEM Academy (QVSA) to deliver enrichment and enhancement programs focusing on current, real world science, technology, engineering and mathematic challenges and research. Students are given the opportunity to build a portfolio of learning experiences underpinned by inquiry, critical thinking, problem solving curiosity and collaboration.


The Young Scholars Program is a fee-for-service program with an annual membership fee of $30. Annual membership fees will be charged at the commencement of the academic year.

Individual online courses generally cost between $150.00 and $250.00 (depending on the length and content of the course). Course fees are charged upon registering for the course.

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How to Apply

Applicants are required to include the following documentation in their application:

  • Most recent two full semesters report cards (e.g. Semester 1 2018 and Semester 2 2018)
  • Most recent NAPLAN report* showing that the child has achieved in the upper two bands across most components

If your child has not undertaken any NAPLAN testing, please contact Admissions directly at  admissions@qa.eq.edu.au