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”.
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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 individualized and mature decisions for career guidance
How Does it Works?
HighScholl 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.
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