Open Access College is a Government of South Australia R-12 school, experienced in delivering high quality online classes to students facing challenging medical conditions. These may include:
In some cases switching to online learning can be a positive step and help remove added stress.
Being in a comfortable home environment and not having to compete in a crowded classroom can help students feel more engaged and open to learning.
Enrolment is considered on an individual basis for students with medical conditions, long term or short term, that prevent the student attending their enrolled school on a full-time basis.
For the best outcome to a student’s learning and wellbeing, please consider the following.
Is there daily supervision?
It is a requirement that someone is available to supervise and support the student while at home.
Has the patient established community connections?
We place a great importance on our students having established connections to the community outside of school.
For this reason we are very reluctant to remove a student from their current school if it cuts off an essential social link.
However, if there are community connections in place (through a sporting club, church group, etc), Open Access College can be a good option to continue their studies.
Is there ongoing consulting?
Typically our students enrolled under the medical category are receiving ongoing medical support for their condition, and have a goal of eventually returning to their regular school environment if possible.
Here is an overview of the enrolment process with your role (as a medical professional) highlighted.
You are welcome to discuss Open Access College with your patient/client if you feel it's an appropriate option to consider.
We can also provide business cards you can give to the family so they can open a discussion at their current school. To have business cards mailed to your office, please contact Robyn.Allen40@schools.sa.edu.au
From this point the enrolment process is as follows:
Phone: 08 8309 3500
Our medical enrolments program provides students with a supportive and encouraging learning environment that helps build confidence.
Hear from some of our previous medical enrolment students below:
Last updated: 21 November 2023