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Northern Beaches State High School proudly promotes academic excellence in which bright young students are challenged to fulfil their academic potential and make connections with their future pathways. iXL is our Academic Excellence Program unique to our school and our vision for nurturing academia. It is a program for students excelling in their academic studies and meeting selection criterion in attendance, effort and behaviour.




It is well documented that engaging in an ongoing academic mentoring process provides students with an enhanced capacity for academic performance, maximising personal outcomes and establishing a strong foundation for future success.


Students in the iXL Program are provided with an academic mentor from the school leadership team to assist in:

ü  Identifying their current performance level in their academic program.

ü  Establishing their personal learning goals for the remainder of the year.

ü  Maximising their personal performance through personal mentoring.



To assist students to achieve their goals the school will also provide a scholarship worth approximately $600 including:

ü   an Apple IPad Mini 2 with stylist pen.

ü  the waiving of resource hire scheme fees for the time that the student is part of the iXL programme



Scholarship recipients are expected to be academic role models and participate fully in the academic extra-curricular programs of the school, including attendance at cultural, academic and careers based excursions.  Costs for these excursions must be met by the student and their families but will be kept to a minimum.


Scholarships may be withdrawn if any of the above conditions are not met. If such circumstances should arise parents/caregivers will be notified in writing and given an opportunity to show cause prior to a final decision being made.



A merit based process will be used to determine scholarship recipients.  Criteria include:

• Demonstrated very high level of academic achievement

• Demonstrated very high standard of behaviour, effort and attendance


iXL positions are awarded annually, with successful applicants being offered a position for one year. Current iXL program participants will have their place reviewed at the end of each academic year.​