Southport State High School is well renowned for its range of exceptional excellence programs. Excellence programs offer highly able and gifted students the opportunity to excel in their chosen field. These programs place like minded students in a challenging and rigorous environment designed to celebrate their various talents. Whether it be in the sporting arena, immersed in the culture of the arts or on a journey of deep thinking and problem solving in the academic domain we can cater for your child’s talents.
Prior to applying for any of our excellence programs you are strongly advised to read the
excellence programs information for parents (PDF, 881KB) to familiarise yourself with the requirements of entry into the various programs - auditons, interviews, trials and/or exams.
We offer excellence programs in three distinct areas:
Sport: The ultimate aim of our sports excellence program is to enhance your child’s long term athletic development – it is an individualised program which focusses on supplementing the training and professional coaching your child already receives outside of school with a program that produces optimum performance for them in their desired sport. View the Sports excellence application (PDF, 221KB).
Creative Arts: This extensive curriculum is designed to allow creative arts students to flourish in an environment especially designed to guide and facilitate their creative abilities both collaboratively and individually. This program is offered to talented students in both performance and visual art domains. View the Creative Arts academy excellence program application (PDF, 229KB).
Academic: The Academic excellence program invites students to reach their academic potential. We are committed to preparing students for 21st century citizenship and prepare our students with the essential skills to contribute profoundly to our world. View the Academic excellence program application (PDF, 215KB).
At the pinnacle of our excellence programs are three specialised classes - “Elite” “Triple Threat” and “Honours” – these classes are perfect for those students who are performing at a level well beyond their peers and are looking for their next challenge. They are for those students identified by the school as focussed, driven and seeking every opportunity to succeed.
For more information refer to excellence programs information for parents (PDF, 881KB) information booklet or email