425 Belgrave - Gembrook Road, Emerald, VIC 3782

(03) 5968 5388

Emerald Secondary College
Access to Excellence


Select Entry Accelerated Learning

Application deadline for 2021 entry extended until May 15th 2020

SEAL Brochure

Year 7 SEAL Entry Application 2021

Emerald Secondary College is committed to providing academic excellence. 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
  • And a learning environment which challenges students academically

SEAL is built upon condensing the first four years of Secondary School into three years in most subjects. This allows students to take on an individually tailored program in the last three years of Secondary School to suit their needs, goals, and interests. SEAL is a program that emphasises academic subjects, but allows for students to follow their interests in the later years of the program. There is capacity in the program for students to complete their Secondary schooling in 5 or 6 years, depending on the needs and abilities of the student.

Due to the current global COVID-19 pandemic and our present situation of flexible and remote learning, Emerald Secondary College has made the following changes to our SEAL application process for our 2021 intake;

  • The application deadline has been extended to May 15th, 2020
  • The SEAL entrance examination will take place online between May 25th and May 31st
  • As we will be using a different testing procedure, and given the current potential economic hardships that families may be undergoing at this difficult time, the $70.00 testing fee will be waived in 2020

It is important that entrance examination testing is conducted in an environment free from distraction or external assistance. As a college and a community, we entrust the creation of such an environment to the families and carers of applicants.

Updated application forms may be downloaded from our website, 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 Will Creagh at Enable JavaScript to view protected content.

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

Emerald Secondary College is an accredited SEAL School.