Specialist Programs

Specialist Programs – 2018

Candidates are identified for Specialist Programs during the Year 7 transition process and are invited to apply for the Special Innovators, Sports & Arts Academy Year 8 with successful entry via an application process. Students can be identified in any year level beyond Year 8.

Innovators Academy
Reynella East College offers a special focus STEM program that encourages critical and creative thinking through practical application of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in partnership with industry and universities. The Innovators program caters for gifted students and those interested in pursuing a career in in STEM related endeavours.
Candidates are identified for the Innovators Academy during year 7 transition and are invited to apply for year 8 with successful entry via an application process. Students can be identified in any year level for the following year.
Students work with specialist STEM teachers and have opportunities to learn through industry based projects. The Innovators Academy is designed to fully equip the students to achieve at a high academic level and to prepare them for continued success on their pathway throughout their secondary schooling and at tertiary and industry level.
Specialist STEM subjects include
Year 8
• Math, Science, Technologies, STEM (1 semester)

Sports Academy
Students work with specialist sports teachers, including staff recognised as elite players and coaches in the sports industry. Each target sports is designed to fully equip the student to achieve at a high sporting and academic level and to prepare them for continued success on their elite pathway throughout their secondary schooling and at tertiary and industry level.
Specialist Sports subjects include
Year 8
• Specialist Sports (2 semesters)
• HPE (1 or 2 semesters)
• Healthy Lifestyles Choices (1 semester only)

Scott Corbett – Coordinator Health and Physical Education

 

Arts Academy
Students work with specialist Arts teachers, including staff recognised as professionals in the Arts industry. Each Arts specialist program is designed to fully equip the students to achieve a high academic standard and to prepare them for continued success on their specialist pathway throughout their secondary schooling and at tertiary and industry level.
Our Specialist Arts programs have strong links with Flinders University of SA and attend transition opportunities at both University and TAFE Arts facilities. Academy students are involved in various Arts events throughout the year, including the whole school Arts production.
Specialist Arts subjects include
Year 8
• Dance
• Drama
• Media-Arts
• Music
• Visual Arts

Application Process
The process for applying for one of the Specialist Subjects is as follows:
• Students will need to complete an application form outlining why they are interested in being part of their identified academy and what skills, knowledge and passion they have for this area
• Students will need to provide the name and contact details of at least one referee who will be able to speak positively on behalf of the student in relation to the academy they are selecting
• A workshop and interview/audition/trial may be held which the student will need to attend.
At the end of the process, students will be notified by letter/phone/email informing students whether or not they have been successful.
If your child is interested in applying for an academy please complete the form located on the Reynella East College Website:  Specialist Subject Application Form

Time Line
Thursday 7th September – Applications Close 4pm
18-22rd September – Workshop and Inventors Interviews, Sports Trials, Arts Auditions, referees contacted
3th November – notifications sent out