Students entering to Elementary, are children between the ages of 5-6 years, our goal from the beginning is to make them feel comfortable and happy in an environment like no other , thematic facilities that allow students to enjoy a dynamic environment, suitable for study and fun . The design and structure of the rooms supports children through the transition process from CTE (our preschool) to Village.
All classrooms from First to 12th grade have a camera system that provides the school and parents’ security and confidence to the students, also each class is connected by an audio system. Throughout the school day the students also receive their classes under music therapy which is applied to facilitate, promote communication, relationships, learning, movement, expression, organization and other relevant therapeutic objectives in order to meet the physical, emotional, mental, social and cognitive.
And so, in order to stimulate all the learning senses, in each of our rooms, aromatherapy is used to improve physical health, mental students
The day is organized into 4 Elementary class periods of 55 minutes each and two studies conducted in 25 minutes, we currently have 35 in campus campus II.Desde IY 275 to Math Science courses as students are benefiting from the use of technology that allows interaction and application of knowledge in all subjects as well as in their study hall periods.
The study hall is conducted by a study technique we adopted for our elementary students, there are two alternating periods of 25 minutes, which are used to direct the student to make use of all their personal capacities as effectively, adapting to studying and learning from each of subjects, while favoring the teacher-student, student activity enhances the responsibility of developing it in their work and encourages them to discover themselves.
It is also proved that the student will assimilate a home-study methodology, facilitating both the continuous assessment proposed as the student’s own self.
During this period of time and enriches the student share the knowledge gained with the teacher guide.
The learning scenario has changed, in an era full of advances in technology and communication, our students enjoy a highly educational support technological impact facing today, so that in each course, students from first grade to High School manage to expand the learning experience through the use of iPads and laptops guided that facilitate the learning process.
Middle School is the level that includes students aged between 11 to 14 years. Middle School is the bridge linking Elementary (Primary) with High school (diversified). As the school meets international standards grades are classified differently than the national nomenclature.
In Middle School, we have proposed two major objectives:
To meet these objectives consistently maintain the following:
High School the day consists of 7 class periods of 60 minutes each, since high school students have a flexible curriculum, each student takes 7 to 10 courses per semester, except for the graduates that as required by the Ministry Education takes the kind of “Seminar” and other additional courses as “Community Service”.
Once students enter college, started a completely different world to which they were accustomed, are finally independent adults who must make decisions crucial to their future.
With the diversity of races to eligible youth today fortunately have a wide range of opportunities that allow them to potentiate their skills and interests, so in this new era is common in many cases young people in including college and are undecided which involved pursuing a degree suited to their professional vision.
The academic rigidity, besides subjecting the student to an inflexible and obligatory route represents high economic and social costs for the student, given the cases of desertion, or career change.
Village is the first school in Guatemala that implements the high school level a flexible curriculum, which has direct and active participation of the student in the design of the curriculum and training or educational processes that implies, promoting human development, comprehensive training, exercise research, knowledge-building, socio-cultural construction and interdisciplinary work as teaching appropriate ways.
In its operations, our flexible curriculum is defined as an alternative to the linear and rigid education studies, that breaks the material system and serials and mandatory courses, and has in place a wide range of options for the professional education.
Promotes the development of human skills, citizenship, cognitive, academic, social, cultural, environmental, labor, etc., Which aims to build and also allows taking plans, programs, processes and projects suitable according to their own purposes and tasks, but related purposes of education and quality standards proposed for it.
Allows active student participation in their training, by providing the ability to design their own curriculum, with the support of a teacher guide, student selects resources or subjects according to their interests, abilities and guidance.
We provide students with an environment conducive to their scientific, professional and personal, as they offer better conditions for study, allowing individualised and mature decisions for career guidance
High School school students’ curriculum follows a program that is coherent and congruent with the school’s goals, philosophy, vision and methodology. Furthermore, our program includes a wide variety of courses that prepare students for higher educational programs. The curriculum in high school is flexible: students, together with their academic advisor, may choose their courses according to their abilities and plans for higher education. To ensure that Village Students get basic skills and knowledge, our curriculum includes courses that are mandatory in all academic areas: science, math, language, Spanish, social studies, and P.E.
Students can also choose to take elective courses and for example take advanced courses or basic ones In order for students to achieve their goals, our program encompasses methodology, pedagogy and motivation as key aspects to guarantee success in teaching and learning according to the students’ interests, learning styles, and multiple intelligences. Pedagogical aspects: Students who fail a course do not have to be held back; they only need to re-take that course in remedial or summer time.
High students who fail a course do not have to take make-up exams to pass their course; this is done in order to ensure that the program’s goals are reached. Another pedagogical aspect taken into account in high school is the fact that our program does take into account the students’ plans for college. Motivation is crucial for each student because they are expected to be active participants when choosing their subjects.
When they actively take part in this process, they are eager and willing to take responsibility as well as credit for their success. In order to graduate, high school students must have the minimum amount of credits; these credits are earned with each course students pass. The amount of credits may vary from course to course. The students’ GPA is an average of all the courses and their final averages from 9t to 12th. When students graduate at the end of our program, they get two diplomas: one from the Guatemalan Ministry of Education, and a High School Diploma that allows students to attend any university abroad.