Distance Education in the Northern Territory is comprised of three schools:
Distance Education in the Northern Territory is comprised of three schools: Alice Springs School of the Air (ASSOA) Alice Springs School of the Air is a distance education school with a student population of approximately 125 students, 30% of whom are Indigenous, located remotely across the Alice Springs and Barkly regions of the NT. The school is based in Alice Springs with an annexe at Corella Creek both providing programs from Preschool to Year 9.
The school caters for isolated Primary and Middle School students (Preschool to Year 9) who reside in the top half of the Northern Territory of Australia and Northern Territory residents temporarily travelling or based elsewhere. Middle Years students including urban students that require alternative pathways are also catered for under the new Flexible Learning team. Fee paying students are also catered for.
NTSDE is a senior secondary distance education school that provides pathways for students in their final stage of schooling to enable them to transition into further education at university or TAFE, and/or full time employment, often through a school based apprenticeship. We deliver Year 10, Stage 1 (Year 11) and Stage 2 (Year 12) NT Board of Studies approved subjects which lead students to gaining their NT Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET). Many of our students are isolated due to geographic, medical or social circumstances and many are dual enrolled at another school in the NT or live in another state or country. Some are travelling around Australia, the world or are living within a much shorter radius. Some students are adults wishing to access formal learning for career or personal reasons.