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Aurora College is a virtual school that offers classes for students in Year 7 to Year 12 who are enrolled in rural and remote government schools in New South Wales, Australia. The school uses a virtual learning environment, including web conferencing software and a learning management system, to connect students with teachers and classmates.

Opportunities at Aurora

Aurora College offers Selective School classes in English, Mathematics, and Science for students in Year 7 to Year 10. For Year 11 and Year 12 students, Aurora College provides an opportunity to study one or more Preliminary and/or Higher School Certificate subjects that may not be available in their local school. The rest of the curriculum is studied in their local government school.

Aurora College also offers residential schools where students can meet and work with their peers and teachers. This program includes lessons, tutorials, mentoring sessions, and programs with business partners, including the Australian Business Community Network. Students can also participate in excursions, activities, and events to experience the host area.

Getting into Aurora

Selective schools cater to academically gifted secondary students who may otherwise be without sufficient classmates of their own academic standard. Aurora College is a virtual selective school offering selective placement for students in Year 7 to Year 10.

Entry into Aurora College's selective program is determined by a student's results in the Selective High School Placement Test in English, Mathematics, and General Ability, together with their primary school's assessment of their performance in English and Mathematics. Other evidence of academic merit may also be considered.

If you are interested in applying for Aurora College, you must be enrolled in a rural and remote NSW Department of Education school. 

For more information, visit the Department’s Selective High School Placement website.

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