Curriculum Enrichment and Accelerated Program (CEAP)

The college has developed a select entry Curriculum Enrichment and Accelerated Program (CEAP) that offers places to a limited number of very capable and committed students who are able to meet the academic rigours set by the program. Students will be accelerated through their coursework at a faster pace, providing them with a challenging learning environment. The enrichment component of the program encourages the study of more complex and abstract concepts, with a greater emphasis on higher order thinking skills.

Students undertaking CEAP at Years 7, 8 & 9 will be undertaking studies under the Victorian Curriculum Framework (F to 10), completing them with a strong extension and enrichment component.

At the end of Year 9, a decision on an appropriate pathway for each student will be reached.

Year 10 – students will undertake a mixture of Victorian Curriculum and extension work and Year 11 (VCE) Unit 1 and 2 studies.

Year 11 – students will undertake Unit 1 & 2 studies along with Year 12 (VCE) Unit 3 & 4 studies.

Year 12 – students will have the opportunity to undertake a combination of Unit 3 and 4 studies

For each Year 7 intake, one form group (of no more than 20 students) will make up the CEAP group and will remain in that group up until the end of Year 9 (provided they meet the requirements of the program as set by the College). During this time, students will be in the care of a form teacher, Year Level Coordinator, Learning Partner and the CEAP Coordinator.

Any inquiries or request for application form and CEAP booking can be directed to the Attention of the CEAP Coordinator by email: craigieburn.sc@education.vic.gov.au

There are two categories for CEAP intake at this time of year:

  1. Internal intake – for students currently enrolled in and attending classes at the college
  2. External applications for current Grade 6 students transitioning to Year 7 in 2023

Applications Open 2022 – Term 2

Any inquiries or request for application form and CEAP booking can be directed to the attention of the CEAP Coordinator by email: craigieburn.sc@education.vic.gov.au

Process for External applications – Transition from Grade 6 to Year 7 in 2023

The application process for students transitioning to Year 7 in 2023 involves the submission of an application form, submission of Naplan results (Year 5), and recent reports. If you or your child are interested in applying for the CEAP program, please see below for a summary of important dates.

For students that are applying from outside of the College (6-7 Transition) the following timeline (timeline subject to change) applies:

Please contact the CEAP Coordinator with your expression of interest and attached application form by the end of June to Attention: CEAP Coordinator at craigieburn.sc@education.vic.gov.au

  • June – placement request provided by Primary School. Your child’s primary school will need to submit to Craigieburn Secondary College a placement request to the college as part of the transition process
  • July – CEAP testing and Application Interviews
  • August – Placement into CEAP confirmation

CEAP classes run over years 7-9 and provide a tailored learning program for advanced learners. Acceptance into the program involves an application and assessment process which occurs bi-annually. The CEAP program responds to the needs of advanced learners by providing academic acceleration through extension in subject areas. The program provides learning enrichment opportunities through the use of an inquiry model. Our students are explicitly taught higher order thinking skills, develop an understanding of themselves as learners, and by the close of the program – are able to self-select the most suitable high impact learning strategies for themselves. CEAP students are encouraged to question and investigate, becoming the ‘drivers’ of their learning. Through teacher facilitation, CEAP students gain the skills to research, inquire and apply knowledge in a variety of contexts, preparing them for best learning practices as they enter their senior years.

The CEAP program continues to evolve and respond to best practice advice from the DET. During the 2022 year the program design process will focus on current pedagogy and preparation for future support programs the DET will be releasing through Virtual Schools Victoria. These programs are specifically designed to provide additional learning platforms and experiences for students with high abilities.

2022 Semester Two Intake – Opens Term 2

The mid-year intake application period for CEAP opens in April and closes end of June.

Process for Internal Intake – Nominations and expressions of interest. The mid-year intake is informed by teacher recommendations and student expressions of interest. If you or your child are interested in applying for the CEAP program, please see below for a summary of important dates.

Please note that the application process includes the assessment of student performance data, the completion of a CEAP abilities entrance exam, teacher feedback and nomination, and finally, an interview process:

  • Step 1 – Teachers invited to nominate students considered to be potentially suitable for the CEAP program
  • Step 2 – Student applications/expressions of interest open; request application form, and then forward to email: craigieburn.sc@education.vic.gov.au Attention: CEAP Coordinator for consideration
  • Step 3 – Students contacted via e-mail regarding applications. Details for online testing issued at this time
  • Step 4 – CEAP testing – dates TBC
  • Step 5 – CEAP testing and student performance data analysis
  • Step 6 – Students and parents emailed regarding application progress. Students advised if they are moving forward to the final interview stage of application
  • Step 7 – CEAP applicant interviews
  • Step 8 – Successful applicants transferred to CEAP for the beginning of Term 3.

This information is subject to change and it is recommended you contact the college directly on 9308 1144 or email attention CEAP at craigieburn.sc@education.vic.gov.au