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 Department of Education in Victoria ceased accreditation of SEAL schools in 2014.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.

Since then, the SEAL Academy has implemented its own accreditation scheme. SEAL Academy schools seek accreditation every three years by undergoing a thorough review process undertaken by independent educators. This ensures that parents and students can have confidence that SEAL Academy schools provide quality and leading edge programs to their group of gifted students.


Entrance Exams

To gain entry into the SEAL program of a SEAL Academy school, students must achieve high performance results in an entrance exam conducted by Edutest. 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 Please refer to the SEAL Academy school websites for particular entrance exam dates.


A Word Of Caution:

Edutest is testing agency for these exams.This can result in an anomaly where students applying for SEAL entrance exam on one hand and one of the Scholarship exams on the other are allowed to take the exam only once and the marks in the exam are considered for selection in the other program too.

For example a student ‘X’ applies for the scholarship program for Westbourne Grammar and also for the SEAL program at Werribee Secondary College. Thus the students ‘X’ takes the exam conducted by Edutest in February for Westbourne Grammar scholarship Program . This student will not be allowed to undertake the exam for Werribee Secondary College SEAL Program conducted by Edutest despite the two programs being totally different.

Students may lose their chance at SEAL entrance exams due to this reason.

Please go to the respective school website to find out about the school specific dates, procedures and requirements for entrance exams and/or contact the school by phone.

Albert Park College
Phone: 03 8695 9000
Link to school website
Auburn High School
Phone: 03 9822 3247
Link to school website
Balwyn High School
Phone: 03 9819 7911
Link to school website
Baywater Secondary College
Phone: 03 8720 7555
Link to school website
Bellarine Secondary College
Phone: 03 5251 9000
Link to school website
Belmont High School
Phone: 03 5243 5355
Link to school website
Box Hill High School
Phone: 03 9877 1177
Link to school website
Brighton Secondary College
Phone: 03 9592 7488
Link to school website
Brunswick Secondary College
Phone: 03 9387 6133
Link to school website
Buckley Park College
Phone: 03 9331 9999
Link to school website
Dandenong High School
Phone: 03 9792 0561
Link to school website
Emerald Secondary College
Phone: 03 5968 5388
Link to school website
Fairhills Secondary College
Phone: 03 9758 5022
Link to school website
Gladstone Park Secondary College
Phone: 03 9933 0500
Link to school website
Glen Eira College
Phone: 03 9571 7838
Link to school website
Gleneagles Secondary College
Phone: 03 9708 1319
Link to school website
Horsham College
Phone: 03 5381 7100
Link to school website
Kambrya College
Phone: 03 9707 7600
Link to school website
Keilor Downs Secondary College
Phone: 03 9365 8000
Link to school website
Lilydale High School
Phone: 03 9735 5644
Link to school website
Lyndale Secondary College
Phone: 03 9795 2366
Link to school website
Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College
Phone: 03 4243 0500
Link to school website
McGuire College
Phone: 03 5858 9800
Link to school website
Mill Park Secondary College
Phone: 03 9409 8222
Link to school website
Mordialloc College
Phone: 03 9580 1184
Link to school website
Mount Clear College
Phone: 03 5330 1500
Link to school website
Mount Erin Secondary College
Phone: 03 5971 6000
Link to school website
Reservoir High School
Phone: 03 9470 3555
Link to school website
Rosebud Secondary College
Phone: 03 5986 8595
Link to school website
Sale College
Phone: 03 5144 3711
Link to school website
Staughton College
Phone: 03 9743 4622
Link to school website
Trafalgar High School
Phone: 03 5633 1733
Link to school website
University High School
Phone: 03 9347 2022
Link to school website
Wangaratta High School
Phone: 03 5723 0500
Link to school website
Warrnambool College
Phone: 03 5564 4444
Link to school website
Werribee Secondary College
Phone: 03 9741 1822
Link to school website
Williamstown High School
Phone: 03 93971899
Link to school website
Wonthaggi Secondary College
Phone: 03 5672 0900
Link to school website