In 2013, Dalby State High School introduced a new and innovative program called the Apollo program, designed for high-achieving students. The program allows bright, highly motivated students to be challenged and encouraged by their peers and their teachers to work hard and continue to succeed in their studies.
Why Apollo? Apollo was the Greek god of intellectual pursuits...
Apollo is a multi-disciplinary program where students:
Develop their capacity to learn and play an active role in their own learning.
Think deeply and logically, and obtain and evaluate evidence in a disciplined way as the result of studying fundamental disciplines.
Are creative, innovative and resourceful, and are able to solve problems in ways that draw upon a range of learning areas and disciplines.
Plan activities independently, collaborate, work in teams and communicate ideas.
Make sense of their world and think about how things have become the way they are.
Are motivated to reach their full potential.
The program has been developed to ensure that students who achieve academically at primary school remain engaged in their studies. Research indicates that many high achieving students lose interest in their education between the ages of twelve and fifteen. This program will ensure that these students remain engaged, challenged and highly motivated during this period of their schooling.
Apollo students will be well prepared to work at the higher level and at the faster pace that is expected of students in their senior years of study. They will be well prepared to manage not only the quantity of work that needs to be covered, but also to meet the more rigorous intellectual demands expected of them.
The Apollo program has four distinct Academies:
- Aristotle Academy
Please see the Apollo Guide for more detailed information.