The Academic Challenge and Excellence (ACE) program challenges and extends high achieving students.
The ACE program is exclusive to Kepnock State High School and provides opportunities for highly motivated students to excel in their learning. Kepnock has created a program that delivers focused assessment and learning experiences that support the unique learning needs of talented students. English, Mathematics, Humanities and Science teachers who have proven success in supporting high achieving students, facilitate the program.
Kepnock High believes that students who are focused on academic success have needs that are just as significant as any other learning group; they have the ability to succeed in a range of learning environments. By fostering the talents of these learners, we create our community's next leaders and entrepreneurs.
While focusing on challenging students in the core learning areas of English, Mathematics, Humanities and Science, ACE students also study all other Key Learning Areas (KLAs) offered at the school including Languages (German or Japanese), HPE, The Arts and Technologies.
Kepnock's ACE Program operates in close partnership with the Coral Coast Cluster primary feeder schools to identify and support the learning needs of high achieving students in reaching their considerable potential.
Expectations for ACE
Students accepted into the ACE program are expected to continually meet high standards for academic achievement, behaviour and effort. There are regular student review points across Years 7 and 8 where every ACE student's continued participation in the program is evaluated. If students are not meeting the expectations of the program they may be asked to relinquish their position to higher performing students in non-ACE classes.