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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 until at least the end of Year 10.

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

Adelaide High School shared zone description

From the start of the 2019, Adelaide High School operates a shared school zone with Adelaide Botanic High School, within the following description:
The area bounded by the corner of Greenhill Road and Fullarton Road, heading west on Greenhill Road to the Glenelg tramline, turning left and following the tramline to East Avenue Forestville, south on East Avenue to Cross Road, west on Cross Road, north on Winifred Avenue, Beckman Street, Gray Street, the suburb of Kurralta Park bounded by Daly Street (both sides), Garfield Avenue, turning north on McArthur Avenue; turning left on Tennyson Street, heading north on Grove Avenue, Brooker Terrace, Bagot Avenue, crossing to Jervois Street north to River road, turning east along the Torrens River, north on South Road, to Croydon meeting the railway line, turning right along the railway line, east across to Wood Avenue, left on Hawker Street, turning east on Blight Street, right onto Torrens Road,  north on Exeter Terrace along the railway line, Livingstone Avenue (both sides), the southern side of Angwin Avenue, Henrietta Street (both sides), right on Main North Road, the suburb of Nailsworth bounded by First Avenue (both sides) and western side of Howard Street, turning east to North Street (both sides) and following a straight line across Galway Avenue to North East Road, western side of Landsdowne Terrace, south west along the Torrens River, turning left on Winchester Street, right on Payneham Road, east on Wheaton Road, left on Olive Road, north on Frederick Street, east on Janet Street, to Portrush Road, turning south to Magill Road, North Terrace, turning south on Dequetteville Terrace, south on Fullarton Road to corner of Greenhill Road. 

Please note: unless the zone description specifies ‘both sides’ the default is ‘bounded by’ and the middle of the street is where the zone separates.

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 2019

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. 

Please note: the department’s year 7-8 transition process for 2019 is closed. 

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.  

Downloads: Year 8 Entry Options and Application Forms

Downloads:General Information

Year 10-12 Entry Options

Only students living in the school zone will be considered for enrolment, if or when vacancies exist in Year 10 to Year 12.

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 Assistant Principal responsible for enrolment, Mr Michael Black.

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