what is Seal?

Victorian Government secondary schools have been operating specific programs at authorised schools for gifted students since 1980. These have been known as Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) schools. The Academy of Accredited SEAL Schools (TAASS) has been established to maintain this tradition to enable groups of like minded students to develop academically, socially and emotionally. The SEAL Academy follows Gagné’s model for the definition of gifted and talented students.

What is the Seal Academy?

The Academy of Accredited SEAL Schools (TAASS) is a collective of like minded schools who strongly value Gifted Education in Victorian Government secondary schools. SEAL Academy schools offer engaging accelerated programs for their groups of gifted students. They meet regularly to share and learn from each others’ experiences of their gifted education programs. SEAL Academy schools offer their teaching staff an extensive professional development program in Gifted Education, and, through their networks, are able to source outstanding educators for their programs.

It is important to meet the educational and social development of gifted students in all aspects of schooling.

They need to be learning at the edge of their ability.

Extrance Exams

To gain entry into the SEAL program of a SEAL Academy school, students must achieve high performance results in an entrance exam. Students who wish to undertake the SEAL program in a particular school year, must sit for the entrance test the year before. The entrance exam takes place at each school at varying dates – refer to the respective SEAL Academy school websites.

Seal Testimonial

"What I really loved the most from my change to year 7 from grade 6 was that I wasn’t the one who had finished all my work and had to help the rest of the class. In primary school I was constantly having no work to do because I finished a lot quicker than the other students. I live on a farm ... and SEAL presents many opportunities which is fantastic because living in a rural area often has its limitations." Year 7 SEAL student
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