In 2007 Mountain Creek State High School introduced a new and innovative program called the “Zenith” Program designed for academically-gifted students in Years 8 and 9. The program allows bright, highly motivated students to be grouped together so they can be challenged and encouraged by their peers to work hard and continue to succeed in their studies.
The program is characterised by accelerated learning and the encouragement of students to study subjects in greater depth. Students in Zenith classes will develop rigorous study skills and a real capacity to perform academically. They will be involved in community service projects and enriching extracurricular activities. Such activities will include participating in an array of competitions across a number of faculty areas as well as a greater emphasis placed on reading novels.
The program has been developed to ensure that students who achieve academically at primary school remain engaged in their studies during Years 7, 8 and 9. Research indicates that many high achieving students lose interest in their education between the ages of 12 and 15. This program will ensure that these students remain engaged, challenged and highly motivated during this period of their schooling.
Zenith students will be continually encouraged to think about their career aspirations and ensure their academic results remain strong. As such, they will have opportunities to hear about different career opportunities through guest speakers, university visits and a selection of career orientated computer programs.
When these students reach Year 10, 11 and 12 they will be well prepared to work at the higher level and at the faster pace that is expected of students in their senior studies. They will be well prepared to manage not only the quantity of work that needs to be covered, but also to meet the more rigorous intellectual demands expected of them.
Zenith Program graduates will have the option of enrolling in either the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program or the Queensland Studies Authority, Senior Certificate Program, in order to complete their secondary education and to gain tertiary entrance. These opportunities, combined with the unique international experience provided by the school, allows enormous opportunities for our students.
For more information please download the
Zenith Brochure 2018 (PDF, 281 KB)
Applications due: Friday 14th July 2017
Notification of acceptance: Term 4 2017