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List of secondary schools with special interest or specialist programs

This list shows some of the secondary schools who have specialist interests or offer special programs. The school or program you are interested in might not be listed, so please contact the individual secondary school to find out what they offer. 

If the school has an asterisk (*) at the end of the school name, it means the school is approved by the department to select students for entry via an audition, test or interview the year before starting at the school.

If you are looking for all girls’ education options, please contact:

Arts 

Dance

Music

Gifted and talented – IGNITE

International Baccalaureate (Diploma years 11-12)

Information about the International Baccalaureate is available from IB Schools Australasia.

Languages 

As part of the curriculum, South Australian government schools offer a language learning option. A full list of schools offering languages is available from Languages offered at government schools.

Primary industries / rural operations

Entrepreneurial

Information about entrepreneurial specialist schools and the learning strategy is available from entrepreneurial learning.

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

Advanced Technology Program (ATP)

Sports

Athletics / athlete development

Baseball

Basketball

Cricket

Cycling

Football

Golf

Hockey

Netball

Rowing

Sailing

Soccer

South Australian Aboriginal Sports Training Academy (SAASTA) program

There are currently 20 school-based SAASTA Academies across metropolitan and regional South Australia, with students involved from 61 schools. If you are interested in participating in a SAASTA program or for more information, visit the Department’s SAASTA webpage.

Metropolitan SAASTA Academies

Christies Beach
Gawler
Le Fevre
Mark Oliphant
North East
Ocean View
Paralowie
Playford
Salisbury

Regional SAASTA Academies

Ceduna
Central Yorke
Far North Flinders
Hills Fleurieu
John Pirie
Murray Bridge
Port Augusta
Port Lincoln
Riverland
South East
Whyalla

Surf lifesaving and swimming

Touch football

Tennis

Volleyball

Trade training centre

Contact

If a school or program is not listed here and you think it should be, please contact us.

Strategic Design - Specialist Programs

Phone: 8463 5914
Emaileducation.StrategicDesign [at] sa.gov.au