ACE PROGRAM - Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment Program for Year 7 2025



The Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment program is an educational program designed to meet the needs of high performing, highly motivated students who are ready for the challenge of a complex, fast paced and integrated program of learning.


Further Information

Testing for the 2025 Year 7 ACE class will be conducted at Ashwood High School on Saturday 17 August 2024.

The application process commences in the first half of 2024 and has four stages:

  1. Application for enrolment in Year 7 2025 at Ashwood High School 
  2. Register online for testing - Registration opens 17 July 2024:
  3. Entry test – on Saturday 17 August 2024 
  4. Submission of forms, reports and NAPLAN results (if available)
  5. Interview (if necessary).

Please note that only students who have received a ‘High School Placement Notification’ for Ashwood High School will be considered for the program.


 Step 1: Edutest Registration and Testing

Candidates must register to sit the ACE 2025 entrance test, which is administered by Edutest, which will close on Friday 9 August 2024 via the following link (opening 17 July 2024):


Students will complete the test at Ashwood High School on Saturday 17 August 2024; applications close one week prior to this date. A payment of $90 is required as part of this registration. 


Participation in the testing does not guarantee a place in the ACE Program. 


Step 2: Submission of Forms

When you register for testing you will recieve some forms to fill out after Thursday 18 July 2024:

  • Application form
  • Parent Assessment form
  • Student Self-Assessment form
  • Primary Teacher Assessment form

Along with these forms we would appreciate the following documents:

  • A copy of the their most recent school reports (generally Grade 5, Semester 2)
  • Grade 5 NAPLAN results


These forms may be emailed to using the students name and 'ACE 2025' in the subject line or posted to Ashwood High School, Vannam Drive, Ashwood 3147  


Step 3: Enrolment Application for Ashwood High School

Candidates must apply to Ashwood High School in the standard way. These forms are distributed by your primary school and must be submitted as part of the normal process for all primary school students.


Step 4: Interview

Candidates may be invited to take part in an interview. Families will be contacted later in the year.



Offers will be made after October 2024 to students who have been offered a place at Ashwood High School via a High School Placement Notification via their primary school. Enrolled candidates who are not initially offered a place in the ACE class will be added to a wait list, and may be offered a place later in the year if spaces open.