The school has several unique features:
|a long history of academic excellence|
|40 years of the highly successful Special Art program|
|well qualified, stable staff with a wealth of experience and long-term commitment to the School|
|strong relationships with local employers|
Applecross Senior High School was established in 1958. It is located in the pleasant near-riverside suburb of Ardross. The school has established and sustained a reputation for high academic, sporting and cultural achievements, winning many academic exhibitions, awards and competitions, and is often placed among the highest performing public high schools.
Applecross, Ardross, Booragoon, Brentwood, Mt Pleasant and Winthrop are the local-intake area primary schools for Applecross Senior High School.
About 70 percent of our students seek with success to enter a university, and others achieve entry to Technical and Further Education (TAFE) or directly to employment. Those achieving university entrance frequently do so with higher than the State entry Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER), and generally continue to successful completion of their qualifications.
The school celebrates its cultural diversity, with approximately 50 percent of its student population from non-European backgrounds.
Well known alumni include media personalities Deborah Kennedy and Mara Pritchard, Maritime Museum Director Graeme Henderson, AFL footballer Darren Bennett, and political cartoonist Dean Alston.
Parent involvement is valued and encouraged through the Parents and Citizens Association, canteen, school committees, and the School Council. Active parent groups support the programs in Art, Music, and Tennis.
EARLY CLOSE TERM 4: LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS FRIDAY 13 DECMBER 2013
To facilitate the move to the new buildings for 2014 all students at Applecross SHS are not required to attend school during the week starting 16 December and ending 20 December 2013.
Term 1 commences for students on Monday 3rd February 2014.
The next meeting is on Monday 21 October commencing at 7.30pm in the school staff-room. Access from Links Rd.
The 2013 Calendar of Events can be found in the NEWS tab.
In Term 4 the shop is open each Monday 1pm – 4pm, Wednesday 8am – 11.30 and Thursday 8am – 11.30am
Due to the building project the main car park is now out of use. Parents are asked to drop off & pick up either on Ardessie St or Links Rd. The front driveway is NOT a kiss & drive zone.