A core curriculum is maintained at Glenvale through to Year 10 with an emphasis on balance between English, Mathematics, Humanities, Science, Business and the Arts and Technology. Business is represented by Commerce in Year 9 and VCE/VET Business in Year 10. Some students will pursue Individual Learning Plans (ILP's) where the core curriculum is unlikely to meet their specific needs. This is planned by the Learning Support committee in consultation with the student, staff and parents.
Year 11 and 12 focuses on attaining the VCE with every student encouraged to undertake English, Mathematics and a Business related subject. Other electives include Economics, Food Technology, Product Design Technology, Geography, History, Visual Communications, VET Accounting, Physics, Chemistry and Legal Studies.
Entry to external competitions is considered important by the Glenvale School Board as a means of encouraging Glenvale students to embrace their learning and apply the knowledge they are have learnt in class to a public and international forum. The competitions are a means of fostering pride in our school as the students go head to head with students all across the Asia Pacific region.