Wangaratta High School is one of over 38 government schools who have approval to run the Select Entry and Accelerated Learning (SEAL) Program.


The SEAL Program is an innovative program for highly able students and has been running successfully at Wangaratta High School for a number of years. The program has attracted some of the brightest regional students who move through sections of the Year 7-9 curriculum at a faster pace in a separate class group. The SEAL Program provides these students with the opportunity to work with like-minded peers and prepares them for broader, more intensive Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) studies and/or University Extension units in their senior years.


The SEAL Program specifically caters for students who enjoy a challenge and are capable of performing above the expected level for their age. Many of these students are gifted. The program is most suited to students who are strong across a range of subject areas in primary school, not just one subject. The curriculum is differentiated specifically for highly able students, it moves at a faster pace, involves less repetition and has greater breadth and depth than the mainstream Year 7-9 curriculum.


Applications for prospective Year 7 students are made early in Term 2 when the applicants are in Year 6. Second round applications for prospective Year 7 students may be considered in Term 4, if places are available. Mid-year applications at all levels may be an option; these applications are considered on an individual basis.

Placement in the SEAL Program is based on a selection test held at Wangaratta High School, nominations by current teachers and/or Principal and parent nominations and interviews, where appropriate. Other test results such as IQ, NAPLAN and ICAS competition results may also be taken into account.

Applications for the 2022 Year 7 intake are now open.

Key dates for our 2022 SEAL program are:

  • Thursday 4th March, 6pm: 2022 Transition to Year 7 Information Evening. This information session will provide general information about Wangaratta High School, the transition process, and key information about the SEAL program.
  • Thursday 29th April, 6pm: SEAL Information Evening. Students interested in applying for SEAL, along with their parents and carers, should attend this information session which gives detail about the nature of the program. Information from this session will help applicants during the interview process.
  • Friday 21st May: Closing date for 2022 Year 7 SEAL applicatons. Applications can be submitted by email, mail or by hand.
  • Monday 31st May: Closing date for 2022 Year 7 SEAL Edutest registrations. 
  • Saturday 5th June, 8:45am - 12:15pm: 2022 Year 7 SEAL Entry Test.
  • Week of Monday 19th July: Interviews.
  • Early August: Notification of offers to applicants. 

Full information about our seal program is available in the links below:


Application Documents
2022 Year 7 Intake SEAL Application Form

SEAL Parent Nomination Survey

Timeline for 2022 Year 7 SEAL Applications

Edutest Testing Information


Edutest Registration:

Click the following link to register with Edutest for the 2022 Year 7 SEAL Program Scholarship Test:


You can also purchase practice tests on Edutest by using the following link: 


Further Information:

Wangaratta High School SEAL Program Brochure 


For further information about Edutest scholarship testing visit their website: 

If you have further questions or require further information, please contact our SEAL Coordinator, Meryl Herman on 03 5723 0500 or