IGNITE Program for Gifted Children

Glenunga International High 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 Glenunga accepts approximately 100 students through this process, based on student performance. The assessment is open to students in Year 6 and 7 in 2021.

Assessment Registration Details


*Please note: that students are only permitted to sit the Ignite Test once*

Year 6 and 7 Students in 2021: Any student in Year 6 or 7 at the time of the assessment are eligible to sit.

Students who reside and attend country or interstate primary schools can apply to sit for the assessment at their local primary school, but requires approval from the Primary School Principal. In addition, a teacher from the primary school must be prepared to accept responsibility for supervision of this test.  It is always our preference that the interested student attend Glenunga for the assessment if possible.

Please note: Year 8 students are not eligible to sit this assessment.

Testing for 2022

From 2022, the South Australian Government will transition Year 7 students into High School. This, in turn, means that for the 2021 Ignite Test there will be a double intake of students.  Testing in 2021 will be offered to both Year 6 and Year 7 students who are looking to gain entry in the Ignite Program.  From 2022 testing will only be offered to Year 6 students.

The 3 Ignite Schools (Glenunga International High School, The Heights, and Aberfoyle Park High School) are currently working with ACER to determine how testing will be administered for both year levels.  Once this information has been confirmed it will be released on our website.

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

2022 Year 7 & 8 IGNITE Program Entry  


Registration Closes 12/02/2021

For more information about the IGNITE Program, please see our IGNITE page