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Adelaide High School is a high demand school and the number of students who wish to enrol and attend exceeds the physical capacity of the school to accommodate these students.

To manage this demand and ensure a fair and equitable enrolment process for families and students, there is a set of enrolment criteria for the school.

Enrolment Options

Year 8 Entry Options

Special Language Entry

Students are selected on the basis of :

  • A report from the student's current school.
  • Achievement in a series of tests organised by the school.
  • An interview at Adelaide High School.
  • A commitment to study two languages other than English for three years and at least one language until the end of Stage 2.

Special Rowing Entry and Special Cricket Entry

Students are selected on the basis of :

  • A report from the student's current school.
  • Achievement in cricket / rowing and/or a skill test organised by the school.
  • An interview at Adelaide High School.  
  • A commitment to continue in the Cricket / Rowing program while at Adelaide High School.

School Zone

From the start of 2019, Adelaide High School will have a single shared zone with Adelaide Botanic High School, allowing parents within the zone to nominate their preferred city high school.

A school zone is a defined area from which the school accepts its core intake of students.  Where demand from families living in the shared area exceeds places available all applications will be ranked and if necessary students may be shared between the two schools. The Adelaide High School zone is shown on the map linked below.

To find your school zone based on your address use the ‘Find a school or preschool’ tool on the Department for Education website: https://www.education.sa.gov.au/sites-and-facilities/education-and-care-locations/find-school-or-preschool 

Centre for Hearing Impaired (CHI)

Students with bilateral hearing loss verified by audiologists and who have been recommended as eligible by a department’s sensory panel can enrol into the centre.

Enter for Success Program

The Department for Education policy Enter for Success allows Year 7 students of Aboriginal background to enrol in any secondary school of their choice for Year 8. This option is only open to Aboriginal students progressing from Year 7 to Year 8.

Year 8 Enrolment 2020

The department’s year 7-8 process generally runs between April and May the year prior to your child starting in a public high school (year 7 in South Australia). Students in public primary schools will be provided the necessary registration information in year 7, while students in non-government schools can email: education.startingsecondaryschool@sa.gov.au for further information. 

After the year 7-8 transition process is completed, the enrolment process returns to normal and the schools will make every attempt to accommodate and share enrolments in the zone.  If no vacancies exist at either city high school, applicants will be added the enrolment register. 

The school will notify parents by the beginning of week 1, term 4 if a vacancy is available for their child to attend the following school year.

If no vacancies exist the applicants will be referred for enrolment to other neighbouring schools.  

Special Entry Online Application Form 

Online application form for 2020 Special Entry Enrolment at Adelaide High School

Downloads: Year 8 Entry Options

Downloads:General Information

Year 9-12 Entry Options

Only students living in the school zone will be considered for enrolment, if or when vacancies exist in Year 9 to Year 12.

Studnets are to complete a 2019 Registration of Interest form (available below) and return this to Adelaide High School with a current school report card.

The school will notify parents by the beginning of week 1, term 4 if a vacancy is available for their child to attend the following school year.

If no vacancies exist the applicants will be encouraged to remain at their current high school, or referred for enrolment to other neighbouring schools, and upon an applicant’s request placed on the school’s enrolment register 

For further information contact the Leader responsible for enrolment, Mr Michael Gurr.

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