Select Entry Accelerated Learning Program (SEALP)
Belmont High School is one of a community of Victorian Government secondary schools providing a Select Entry Accelerated Learning Program to address the learning needs of their gifted and high potential students.
Curriculum acceleration differs from the mainstream program in that it:
- provides a faster-paced curriculum with less repetition,
- supports greater study of highly abstract, complex and in-depth concepts,
- supports students to develop complex, high-level investigative, problem-solving and creative thinking skills,
- fosters a learning environment where students are challenged by their intellectual peers and develop academically, socially and emotionally.
At Belmont High School students undertaking this program will be accelerated in English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Languages. Other subjects will be studied with mainstream classes including, Arts, Technology and Physical Education.
The aims of the program are:
- to create a more challenging learning environment
- to guarantee proficiency in the basic curriculum
- to provide an opportunity for highly talented and motivated students to undertake a school program that meets their specific needs (including post Year 3 SEAL).
Students in this program complete the schools Year 7-10 curriculum in three years instead of the usual four.
They may then opt to:
- Complete VCE in two years and enter tertiary education earlier.
- Take a wider choice of VCE subjects over 3 years. Perhaps also including first year university subjects.
- Select some VCE and some Year 10 subjects to extend themselves in areas of special interest whilst broadening their educational base.
Selection Process for 2024
Please note the following changes with regard to the Belmont High School – Select Entry Accelerated Learning Program (SEALP) application and enrolment process for the 2024 SEALP intake.
- Belmont HS will continue to run an Accelerated Learning program in 2024.
- Selection for the SEALP class will continue to be based on:
- General aptitude test evaluating mathematical, problem solving, comprehension and creative writing abilities.
- Primary teacher evaluations.
- Parent Questionnaire.
- Interview – with the student and parent(s)/guardian(s)
- Please note: Belmont High School must adhere to the Department of Education (DET) Priority Order for Placement policy for enrolment; this includes the SEALP class.
- A SEALP Information Evening will be held on Thursday, 23th March. Please phone Jenni in the school office (5243 5355) to register for attendance. Please note that proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be checked on arrival.
- Students applying for the SEAL program must be a part of our 2024 Year 7 cohort.
- Information Booklet for the 2024 SEAL class is available HERE
- Application forms and other key dates (testing, interviews etc) will be available here at a later date.