Ignite is a program for students with high intellectual potential.

The Heights School is a Department for Education (DfE) Special Interest School which is funded to provide programs for Ignite students previously known as ‘Students with High Intellectual Potential’ or ‘Gifted and Talented’.

Research shows that many gifted learners are working at a pace that is much slower than their capabilities. The Ignite Program offers students the opportunity to progress at an accelerated rate commensurate with their ability.

Ignite Program Registrations


2021 Registrations for entry into the 2022 Ignite Program are now closed
If you have any enquiries please contact the school on (08) 8263 6244

In line with our school’s Strategic Directions and Values the Ignite Program gives students the opportunity to pursue excellence and strive for their personal best within a supportive environment. Students can access flexible pathways and study across year levels. Student successes are celebrated.

The Heights School provides a range of accelerated learning options for students.

Students are selected for entry into the Ignite Program through an ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) assessment which is held once per year in February. Each year The Heights accepts approximately 60 students through this process, based on student performance.

The assessment is open to students in Year 7 or exceptionally gifted and mature Year 6 students for entry into Year 8 in 2021.

Assessment Registration Details


Students from country or interstate Primary Schools can sit for the assessment at their primary school if approved by the school Principal and a teacher from the school is prepared to accept the responsibility for supervision. It is preferred that the student attend The Heights School for the assessment, if possible.

The assessment comprises four parts: Reading Comprehension, Written Expression, Mathematical Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning.

A practice test will be released to paid participants.