ACG Senior College
|ACG Senior College|
|66 Lorne Street, Central Auckland, New Zealand.|
|Type||Private Senior School|
|School roll||292 (1 July 2012) |
ACG Senior College is a private senior high school and part of Academic Colleges Group New Zealand. Located in the Auckland CBD, the college is within walking distance of Britomart, Auckland's main transport hub. Students enjoy access to all that the central city has to offer, from The Auckland City Library opposite the school to the open spaces that are Aotea Square and Albert Park. Other noteworthy close facilities include AUT, the University of Auckland and the Auckland Art Gallery.
Although Senior College did originally offer the NCEA courses, the institution has since switched to the full Cambridge International Examination system, and gained 34 Top in the World and Top in New Zealand Awards. Students can take courses at various levels such as IGCSE and AS and A. In November 2013, ACG Senior College also became an IB World School. Students can take 6-month and 1-year Pre-IB programmes as well as the 2-year IB Diploma Programme (IBDP). Some students in Year 13 study at Senior College part-time and attend university courses at the University of Auckland as well.
Each year, the college takes a number of students who are able and wish to move from Year 9 directly into Year 11.
The institution was opened in 1995 as Senior College of New Zealand, and was often referred to as SCONZ. Kathleen Parker, the current principal, was appointed in 2004. The founding, and only other Principal, was Dawn Jones.