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International Programs

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Adelaide High School has a highly regarded International Program.

The school enrols students into a number of programs designed for students from overseas. These include:

  • Intensive Secondary English Class (ISEC)
  • High School Graduate Program
  • High School Study Abroad Program
  • Study Tours

Intensive Secondary English Class (ISEC)

The ISEC program is offered in a learning environment that nurtures social cohesion and intercultural perspectives for students before they enter the mainstream. This class consists of no more than fourteen students, who have a program specially designed to assist in developing their English proficiency, their knowledge of Australia and Australian lifestyle and introductory courses designed to familiarise students with schooling in Australia.

High School Graduate Program

Students generally enter mainstream classes after they have studied in the school's ISEC course. Students choose the High School Graduate Program if they wish to complete their senior studies in South Australia and gain the SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education).

High School Study Abroad Program

Students may choose a 1, 2, 3 or 4 term program High School Study Abroad Program. These courses may include a 10 week course in ISEC. Students enter mainstream classes to improve their English proficiency and develop an understanding of life and schooling in Australia.

Study Tours

Schools may negotiate with International Education Services (a branch of the Department for Education) to have a two week program at Adelaide High School. This program includes English classes, experiential programs of mainstream lessons and excursions in and around Adelaide.


For information regarding the curriculum offered in the Senior School at Adelaide High School, please click on Senior School

For information regarding the compulsory school uniform at Adelaide High School, please click on the Uniform page of this website.

Information regarding ICT at Adelaide High School can be found here.

Information about being an International Student in South Australia can be found here.


South Australian Government Schools: International Student Program information can help you enrol to study abroad at our school.

For more information about studying abroad in South Australia, please contact:
International Education Services
Department for Education 
PO Box 1152, Adelaide SA 5001 | GFW, 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000  
Telephone: +618 8226 3402         Fax: +618 8226 3655       

Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Legislative Framework