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Stellar Academic Excellence


“Challenging and supporting students to reach their full potential”

The Miami High Stellar Academic Excellence Program caters for students who are passionate about learning. Students are inspired to reach their highest academic potential through an innovative curriculum that encourages them to become effective global citizens, innovators and leaders of their chosen field.  The incorporation of Higher Order Thinking skills to deepen knowledge, enable inquiry, innovation and creativity allows students become reflective thinkers, problem solvers and confident, effective communicators and leaders.

 Course Structure and Overview

The Stellar Academic Excellence Program is structured to maximise student’s interaction with the curriculum and challenge even the brightest minds.  Years 7 and 8 students remain together for the 4 core subjects of Maths, English, Science and Humanities. Students engage in the Australian Curriculum at a faster pace with extension and enrichment opportunities to deepen their understanding. Year 9 students have the opportunity to diversify between the English/Humanities and Maths/Science strands or continue to challenge themselves in both areas. Throughout the Senior School students are given the opportunity to be accelerated in their learning and also provided with the opportunity to complete University courses.

Established partnerships with outside agencies have led to the development of a rigorous curriculum that enriches and extends students thinking. Passionate teachers deliver exciting, engaging and authentic experiences that challenge students to use 21st Century learning skills. Enrichment within the curriculum includes:

  •  National Rugby League (NRL) endorsed Statistics and Analytics Program
  •  Project Unify - The Critical Thinking Project (designed by the IMPACT Centre and the      University of Queensland’s School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry)
  •  Forces units enhanced through IFLY Skydiving and V8 Supercars experience.
  •  Innovative Enterprise units culminating in Australian Business week.
  • Field trips  and drone technology utilised in practical applications in Geography
  •  Miami High also prides itself on offering numerous extra-curricular opportunities for students, inclusive of; Tournament of the minds, Chess tournaments, Poetry workshops, STEM, Writing and Debating competitions.


Student Experiences

  • The Stellar Academic Excellence Program will enhance and develop individual student’s learning through the following:
  • Engaging, fast paced curriculum
  • ICAS testing in Maths, English & Science
  •  Extension and enrichment experiences
  •  Unique partnerships with industry professionals
  •  Expert teaching staff
  •  Tracking of individual performance and development and student welfare
  •  Off campus activities and guest presenters
  •  Community participation 
  •  Leadership seminars
  •  Personalised interview process to promote Senior School pathways



"Being a part of the Stellar Academic Excellence Program not only enabled me to spend classes with other-like minded and driven students, however, it also provided me with many opportunities that I would not have otherwise been exposed to and which have helped me get to where I am today." Zuzana Harmaniakova (Past School captain and Junior Gold Cast Major)



An annual fee in addition to the school resource scheme fee is payable before a student commences in an Excellence Program and each subsequent year that the student is a part of a program. The fees for 2019 are still being finalised at this point, however you will be notified at the time positions are awarded.


Application Process

Please see below for relevant application information.

Year 7 2019 Application Process and Trial / Audition dates

            1) Complete the Expression of Interest Survey Monkey by 29th March 2018

       2)      Complete and submit a written application​​ (separate application for each program) by the due date.

20th April 2018 - Stellar Academic Excellence applications close

11th May 2018 - Dance, Contemporary Instrumental Music, Touch, Tennis, Girls Rugby 7’s, Surfing and Athlete Excellence applications close

      3)      Attend the relevant trial or audition (see below)

 Stellar Academic Excellence – Saturday 5th May 2018

8.45am – 11.00am

(Inspire Building – First Level)


Trial Process

Students will be required to take part in the following;

-          English exam – consisting of a reading comprehension component and written task

-          Mathematics exam – consisting of calculator and non-calculator questions


Students will require

-          Pen, pencil, eraser, water bottle​


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