The Queensland Academies’ Young Scholars Program provides 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 an innovative and unique 5 year curriculum that responds to the needs of Education Queensland’s Framework for Gifted Education.
The Young Scholars Program offers a range of fee-for-service educational streams for highly capable students including:
- Workshop programs
- Blended programs (on-line and face to face)
Our Workshop Program offers opportunities for students to engage in a range of trans-disciplinary and challenging experiences delivered by highly skilled staff of the Queensland Academies and our program partners including QUT, UQ and Griffith University. The Young Scholars Program also affords parents opportunities to attend lectures that will enable them to further support their children’s goals and aspirations.
Our workshops incur workshop registration fees of generally between $20.00 and $80.00 depending on the duration of the program. Most of our workshops are delivered on Saturday mornings. We also offer after school programs during the term at our Brisbane campuses. Details of our past workshops can be found here.
Our Blended Program provides students with the opportunity to engage in a series of interrelated courses designed to develop students’ skills and knowledge across a range of subject areas. Students benefit from learning through contemporary face to face and on-line pedagogy that offers collaborative, accelerated learning focused on deep inquiry and real world research and issues.
Students interested in joining the program can be nominated by their school, parent or caregiver after meeting the following criteria:
- Latest NAPLAN report* showing upper two bands across most components
* For students who do not have a NAPLAN report please contact admissions directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Students attending a Queensland Academies Partnership School may be nominated by the principal, but must also provide evidence as per the criteria as stated above.
Students attending non-state schools are also welcome to apply for membership.