Our Selective Entry Program for 2022 gives Merrimac State High School the opportunity to select students from both within and outside our boundary to participate in our high performance programs. Places are limited, consequently only students with passion, commitment and high levels of performance are selected.
The Summit program seeks to meet the needs of naturally gifted or exceptional students. This program provides accelerated and specialised programs for students seeking to enhance their already advanced natural abilities in areas of interest. Three Summit programs are offered: STEAM Academy, Academic Summit, Dance Summit and Sport Summit.
Application into a Selective Entry Program includes the following documents:
- completed school Enrolment Application
completed Selective Entry Application form
completed Selective Entry Student Agreement contract
a maximum one page outlining why you believe you should receive a place in the program of your choice
other evidence of achievement that could include past academic school reports, competition achievements and NAPLAN results.
In addition to the portfolio an audition for Selective Entry into Dance will also be required.
Applications can be submitted to the Office Administration during business hours. No applications will be assessed without all portfolio documentation. All families will be notified, regarding the progress of their application.
An annual fee in addition to the school resource scheme fee is payable upon acceptance into a program and each subsequent year that the student is part of a program. The fee for 2022 is $100 per program. Fees must be paid prior to the commencement of the school year. If the fees are not paid by the due date this will be taken to indicate the student no longer wishes to participate in the program. Should the student not maintain the standards of the program their participation in the program will be reviewed and entrance fees forfeited.