IGNITE Program for Gifted Children


Aberfoyle Park High School is the official Department for Education (DfE) school for gifted students in the southern metropolitan area of Adelaide. DfE provides extra resources for the innovative IGNITE program designed to cater for the academic, social and emotional needs of gifted students.

The IGNITE Program at Aberfoyle Park High School allows students to:

  • work on a curriculum designed specifically for gifted learners.
  • be immersed in classes with their intellectual peers.
  • accelerate at a rate appropriate to their ability.
  • have access to enrichment activities and programs.

Features of the IGNITE program:

  • The IGNITE courses are designed with a focus on developing capabilities such as: intercultural and ethical understanding, self-management and social awareness, and critical and creative thinking.
  • Aberfoyle Park High School teachers have been trained in gifted education and design curriculum specifically for highly-able learners.
  • An ethos and environment which fosters the success of gifted students.
  • A history of academic success. 

For further information, please click here to download our brochure.



Register to sit the IGNITE selection test

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. Based on the results of this test, further assessment of suitability may be required.

Assessment Date: Saturday 25 February 2023

Registration Closes: Monday 20 February 2023

Registration Fee: $125 for non-school card holders

Assessment Site: Aberfoyle Park High School 

For further information on the test, please click here to download the ACER candidate information booklet.


For all enquiries, please contact the IGNITE team at APHS.Ignite447@schools.sa.edu.au