HOMEROOM AND PERSONAL-SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
In these years of high school, with the joy of completing one stage, the concern over an uncertain future is added. We notice greater ability to abstract and research and increased seriousness and responsibility in regards to academic work.
We also perceive a growing concern about vocational and university choices. Daily tutoring times allow us to collaborate on the important aspects of this process. The other teachers know how we are handling these concerns and they all work together in collaboration. Parents and teachers keep in close communication to be available and alert to how we may guide the students.
In tenth grade, the fourth and final class trip is made to the city of Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of Urubamba. Like the previous ones, this is a good opportunity to foster their growth, as well as offering other contexts in which to strengthen bonds within their groups and with their teachers. Furthermore, this trip allows different approaches by our boys and girls in regards to the subjects they are learning in various areas, but especially getting in touch with reality and the wealth and problems of our country. Tenth grade also culminates with community service projects.
The participation of students through their classroom delegates provides opportunities to continue forming opinions, coming to agreement and staying committed to finding solutions to their problems, among others.
NEW ACTIVITIES ARE INTRODUCED
Tenth grade continues with the areas of Mathematics, Communication, Science, English, Humanities, Art, Physical Education, Computing, French and World History and Geography as well as introducing Applied Mathematics to Economics. It is also the last grade that will have the General Test in November.
In eleventh grade, the area of philosophy is introduced, which results in an appropriate level of reflection which should be achieved. In addition, a review of Mathematics in included in the areas of Mathematical Reasoning, Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry.
At this stage, the integration of learning areas continues. Mostly areas that require independent work; the teachers implement strategies to properly integrate them both in the individual areas as well as through inter-area coordination at the time of the annual planning.
OTHER ACADEMIC CHALLENGES
Entering 10th grade, which involves changing to the Upper School location, is an opportunity for our students to be aware that they are finishing an important stage. To this end, as well as to generate new stimuli for academic work, we designed the following set of tests:
· Develop a certain number of hours of work for the community.
· To pass the FCE.
· Develop a monograph.
In tenth grade, the vocational guidance program is started through two activities. The first is to visit several superior universities and colleges in the frame work of the Career Fair to explain the various professions offered the enrollment process, etc. The second is the realization of a webquest that will include the interest of each student and assists in proper systematization of relevant information about career options and post-secondary education.
In eleventh grade, the program includes a series of vocational testing, administered by our Educational Psychology Department, a visit to a group of universities and participation like at the career fair. They will also have the opportunity to perform more preparation exams, some that colleges provide them and others offered by several universities. Finally, they are received by professionals in the workplace in a Special week (Flavor Week) so that the boys and the girls can become familiar with the practical work of their possible options for study.