Select Entry Accelerated Learning

Applications for the 2024 SEAL Program are now open. Applications for 2024 close 20th July 2023.

Emerald Secondary College is an accredited SEAL School.

ESC is committed to providing academic excellence to all students. As part of this aim, the College has been continuing to grow and develop the Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) program since its inception in 2008. This program provides a high quality accelerated curriculum for a select group of students with high intellectual potential. The central aim of the SEAL program is to provide educational experiences of an appropriate type and quality for that group of children, identified through the selection procedures, as having exceptional academic ability. These students are capable of high academic performance and will benefit from an accelerated and enriched learning program.

The SEAL program provides:

  • A faster paced curriculum with less repetition
  • Greater analysis of abstract, complex concepts
  • A higher level of investigative, problem solving and creative thinking skills
  • An academically challenging learning environment

This exciting and unique learning environment will challenge students to achieve their full potential. A comprehensive curriculum has been designed to enrich, engage and develop higher order thinking skills. Students will also have the opportunity to accelerate VCE subjects providing them with the opportunity to increase their ATAR by completing more VCE studies.

Students will be intellectually challenged through an academic program tailored to their ability. The SEAL Coordinator and a team of supporting teachers will monitor academic progress to ensure that the curriculum caters to their specific learning needs. This is a highly stimulating and challenging program that is designed to give the maximum opportunity to students who possess enthusiasm and above average ability.

Updated application forms may be downloaded below, and have also been distributed to our feeder primary schools. If you have already submitted an application form, rest assured it remains valid and we will contact you shortly.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the College on 5968 5388, or alternately you can direct enquiries to the college’s SEAL Co – Ordinator Tiana Clayworth.

The Emerald Secondary College SEAL Program is endorsed by the Department of Education and Training, and complies with the guidelines for SEAL programs.

We currently offer School Tours for prospective Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) parents/students. The tours are run by our SEAL Co-Ordinator, Tiana Clayworth. 

To book please click the link below or scan the QR code. 

If you would like to request an alternate tour date, please contact reception on 5968 5384
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