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James Cook University co-located high school feasibility study

In 2012, the department commissioned a feasibility study for the establishment of a co-located high school at the Townsville campus of James Cook University (JCU).

The study was completed by Marsden Jacob Associates in consultation with the JCU High School Reference Group.

The recommendations were as follows:

  1. The government note the significant benefits that could arise from the application of the co-located University High School model developed in this feasibility study.
  2. The government note the identified risks and costs involved in a co-located high school in Townsville and, on the balance of the costs versus benefits, not commit funding to the proposal in the short to medium-term, while recognising that the benefits of the project are such that the opportunities for a co-located high school in regional cities, such as Townsville, should be reconsidered in the future.
  3. The government note the unique opportunities available through a partnership between JCU, DETE Schools of Distance Education and the network of high schools across North Queensland to extend innovative delivery of educational programs for improving higher education participation without additional infrastructure.
  4. The feasibility study should be made available for public access via the DETE website.

View the full report Adobe PDF document3.9M.

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