Gungahlin College Selective (GCS)
Gungahlin College Selective (GCS) is a school within a school for high performing students. Enrolment in GCS enables our staff to better meet the specific needs of gifted and talented students and to promote high academic expectations. At the start of each year, students who elect to become part of GCS will be placed in Connect groups of like-minded students with similar academic ambitions including graduates from our own Year 10 SMART Program. These groups are run by staff who are trained to support gifted and talented students. Our goal is that through participation in the program we are better able to help our most outstanding students better reach their potential.
GCS aims to go beyond bare minimum requirements for an ACT Tertiary Entrance Statement. Inspired by successful programs for exceptional students we will guide candidates through academic achievement to leadership and then community projects. We expect that the richness of their educational experience will place GCS students in good stead for university scholarships upon graduation.
To be eligible for the GCS program, students needs to provide evidence of having been enrolled in a gifted and talented program in Year 10. Alternatively, students who can demonstrate achievement at Band 10 in the NAPLAN Reading or Numeracy components would also qualify.
Applicants who are accepted into the GCS program are not subject to Priority Enrolment Area restrictions.