High Intellectual Potential Pathway

Willunga High School offers a program specifically for students with high intellectual potential.

Our school base HIPP program has been highly successful for our past students and we are excited to
offer this opportunity to dedicated students in our school community. There are 15 positions available for 2024 year 7 students.

Registration of Interest forms are being accepted now for the 2024 HIPP Program and need to be finalised by Thursday 11 May 2023
Testing will be held at Willunga High School on Thursday 18 May 2023 9am – 1.00pm

Registration of Interest Form

Details of program
The aim of the HIPP Program is to assist students in achieving their goals of furthering their academic pathways.

Students identified for the High Intellectual Potential Pathway program are involved in:

    • ​​Enrichment activities both within and outside of the classroom/school environment
    • An Individualised Learning Plan to support their classroom engagement
    • Opportunities for extension in their studies (e.g. undertaking selected subjects in an advanced
      year level)
    • STEM programs and activities
    • Mentoring in the senior years to support wellbeing and academic achievement

This program is suitable for:

    • ​​Students achieving in the top 10% of their same aged peers, in standardised testing
    • Students who display a high level of motivation toward their studies or area/s of academic interests and abilities

Entry into the program is based on students’ previous academic results and standardised testing, the Gifted Rating Scale (completed by primary school teacher) and the results from the online AGAT (ACER General Ability Test). The AGAT test will be undertaken on Thursday 18 May at Willunga High School. AGAT assesses student’s abilities in verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning.

Please note that students who are gifted within the Arts and Sports domains are offered alternate opportunities/extra-curricular activities for extension. This program is selected based on students’ intellectual abilities.

ProcessImportant Dates
Step 1Parent/Caregiver identifies their child’s interest in the program via the school registration of interest form: Registration of Interest FormComplete form by: Thursday 11 May
Step 2Parent/Caregiver provides evidence of academic ability/performance e.g: 2022 school report(s) / Supporting statement from Primary School / PAT testing results* / NAPLAN Report* / *Note: Your child’s Primary School can provide this information by printing out a ‘Student Detail Report’ from the Education Dashboard* Please send the required documents via email dl.0909.info@schools.sa.edu.auSubmit via email: Thursday 11 May
Step 3Students undertake HIPP testing at Willunga High SchoolThursday 18 May (9am-1pm)
Step 4All of the evidence creates a “package” that is then reviewed by Willunga High School Leadership; students are ranked based on their resultsWeek 3 term 2
Step 5Students who are in the top 15 ranking/s are identified and a contact from their current school is rung for confirmation on their ability to commit to the program and their studyWeek 4 term 2
Step 6Students are chosen based on the review of all information and numbers available. All students involved in the selection process are informed of the outcome via email to the parent/caregiver. Families informed of outcome via email week 4 term 2