The Altior Gifted and Talented program is an alternate curriculum catered to the highest achieving students in the cohort. It is a challenging academic program that extends and enriches students in the core subject areas of English, Humanities, Science and Mathematics. It is suited to students who are academically able, highly motivated and have excellent work ethic. Students are offered a variety of complex tasks that encourage leadership skills, higher order thinking, resilience and team work, as well as acceleration in certain topics.

Year 6 students accepted into Parade College will be invited to submit an application for Altior via an email to their parents. Selection for the Altior Program at Year 7 is based on their application and their results in a selection test. More information can be found on the document below.

There is no application process for Altior in Year 8 and Year 9. A comprehensive review of testing data, student academic results and their reports take place and the most suitable students are offered positions in either an English/Humanities and/or Mathematics/Science.

Students who are high achievers in their Altior Program subjects in Year 9 will be well-placed when applying to accelerate into available VCE Unit 1 and 2 subjects in Year 10 and VCE Units 3 and 4 in Year 11. There will also be an opportunity for Altior Program Maths-Science students to select the Enhanced Mathematical Methods pathway.

For further information, please contact the Coordinator of the Gifted and Talented Programs at

Applications for Year 7 Altior 2024 are now closed