Rangiora High School has a well-established enhancement programme for junior students identified as having special abilities. The objective is to provide a programme which broadens the learning opportunities of these more able students and allows them to work with their intellectual peers. Ms Dawn Haward is our Enhancement Co-ordinator. She can be contacted on +64 3 3118888 or be clicking here.
At Year 9 we run classes which allow for English and Mathematics enhancement.
At Year 10 some of our top Year 10 classes do a full NCEA Level 1 programme and several subjects offer junior students the opportunity to complete some internally assessed NCEA achievement standards.
At Years 11-13, students who met the course pre-requisites are able to study in accelerated courses at NCEA Levels 1-3. These courses offer increased depth and extension activities.
In addition to the timetabled enhancement programme, support is offered for all students (Years 9-13) who would benefit from extension in a specific area. There may be competitions or inter-school events where outstanding students can interact with others at a similar level, such as the annual University of Canterbury Colloquium. There is also the possibility of extended study: students in the past have gained credits in Astronomy with the Carter Observatory online course, for example.