The Altior Gifted and Talented program is an alternate curriculum program 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 an excellent work ethic. Students are offered a variety of complex tasks that encourage leadership skills, higher order thinking, resilience and teamwork, as well as acceleration in certain topics.

Year 6 students, who are enrolled to commence Year 7 at the College are invited to apply for The Year 7 Altior program . A position in the Altior Program is awarded on the basis of the student’s academic ability, the strength of the student’s application and the student’s achievement on the Altior Entrance Examination. Alternatively, some students may be invited to the Altior Program, based on evidence provided by their Primary School that we partner with as part of Parade’s transition and data collection process.

There is no application process for the Altior Program in Year 8 and Year 9. A comprehensive review of all students performance on standardised testing, academic results and their learning dispositions take place throughout the academic year and suitable candidates are offered positions in either an Altior English and Altior Humanities Class and/or an Altior Mathematics and Science class.

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.

Applications for Year 7 2025 Altior are now open.

For information regarding the selection criteria and application process, including how and where to apply, please refer to the following document:

To commence the application process, please complete Year 7 2025 Altior Application Form by following the link below.

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