SPECIALIST PROGRAMS

SPECIALIST PROGRAMS

Melville SHS is proud to offer three specialist programs accredited by the Department of Education (DOE). These are:

Please Note: The scheduled testing for Specialist Programs on 21 March, 2020 has been rescheduled. Dates are currently TBA. Thank you.

Testing & Applications for 2021

Specialist Program Applications for 2021 are now closed. Applications and expressions for the 2022 programs will be open later in the year. Be sure to view The MSHS Specialist and Focus Program Prospectus is HERE.

About Our Programs

Melville SHS must meet stringent criteria in order to qualify for Specialist Program certification. A limited number of DOE accredited programs are granted within the state school system.

Acceptance into this program is for four years from Years 7-10. Entry is via school based testing procedures in Years 5 and/or 6. Year 5s can re-sit the exam in Year 6. If your child would like to be considered for acceptance into a Specialist Program please submit an application form. Your child will then be registered for testing and details will be forwarded to you.

If a student withdraws from the program before then or they do not achieve adequate standards, an interview will be required with the Deputy Principal and students outside the local intake area may not be able to continue at the school. Year 7s attend two specialist sessions a week doubling to four sessions in Years 9 and 10.

Students are permitted to study two Specialist programs (plus AEC or Gifted and Talented). However, there are two clashes on the timetable:

  • Graphic Design Media and Music in Focus theory may clash on the grid in Years 9 and 10. If students wish to study both courses, they should discuss options with the Teachers in Charge.
  • Netball and Aviation cannot be studied together

School Based Extension Programs

Melville SHS also offers two highly acclaimed school based extension programs – the Academic Extension Course (AEC) and the Music in Focus Program.

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GIFTED & TALENTED

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ENROLMENT / INTAKE AREA

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