Lyndale Secondary College is a traditional, co-educational school with a commitment to academic excellence. The Accelerated Learning Program initiative was implemented in 1996 and is part of the Lyndale Secondary College differentiated education priority which caters for all students, including those with special needs.
Lyndale Secondary College is one of a small number of Department of Education Schools in the state which is accredited to provide Select Entry programs for gifted students. The acceleration process is designed to cater for the needs of the highly academically talented student. The program also emphasises the college’s strong belief in pastoral care and ensures that all students are effectively guided through their secondary years of schooling.
The Select Entry Accelerated Learning Program (SEAL) course involves:
The Lyndale Secondary College Accelerated Learning Program also provides flexibility in the senior school by allowing additional academic credits to be achieved e.g. TAFE certification, first-year university subjects and/or providing opportunities for students to increase the range and depth of their VCE studies. In both cases, students’ Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks (ATAR) should be enhanced to provide opportunities for higher levels of entry to tertiary studies.
Each year 26 gifted and talented Year 6 students are selected to participate in the six – year program. A student in the SEAL program is expected to: