Among the many ABC options to stand out in the segment, private schools are increasingly investing in extracurricular activities. The goal is to catch the eyes of parents and keep the attention of the so-called alpha generation (born in 2010) students with an active methodology, from pedagogical projects to extracurricular activities such as cultural and sports workshops.
This is what Colégio Stocco in Santo André is doing, investing more in areas of knowledge that include emotional skills and skills related to student well-being. During the period when the institution had to close its doors due to government decisions due to the epidemic, technological tools gained time and virtual platforms were absorbed with an active methodology.
The director of the school, Josie Stocco, explains that the partnership with the companies was created to increase the technology during learning and during this period it was possible to activate the full development of cognitive, social, emotional and physical work, without affecting the monthly work of families. fee “And we continue integral education, with cultural and sports seminars in addition to pedagogical projects. It makes a difference to the families that have this need,” he explains.
Before the epidemic, early childhood education and primary education had brought together more than 500 students. Two years later, that number rose to 800. In addition to enrollment, the college also grew. Josie announces that she has invested in teaching and learning at these levels with new partnerships. “We are going to increase cultural and sports seminars,” he says. In addition, the new cooperation with higher education institutions is a novelty for secondary education. “We want to prepare our young people for the university world,” he says.
After hours classes
The difference of an elite learning network with units in Maua and Santo Andre, activities during the school shift and after school, where academic and extracurricular issues are developed through lectures, entertainment, joint projects and fun.
Marcelo Pinto, Regional Director of Elite, explains that before the pandemic, the college invested in a culture of learning and academic excellence, actions that developed in the presence of students’ families. “Especially when we think about life changing in terms of quality, personal growth and citizenship,” he says. Within these options, the student can have optional courses and pedagogical solutions at an affordable price.
The work related to socio-emotional problems also attracts the attention of parents. “Being able to work on self-awareness and self-care is an unprecedented difference in the educational process in which we have invested,” says Marcelo Pinto. To give you an idea, before the pandemic, the Santo Andre section had 599 students and Maua had 1,150. Within two years the number rose to 654 in Santo Andre, and the same average was maintained in Maua.
Escola Vereda, which has branches in Santo André and San Bernardo, offers full-time education and, going forward, in addition to the eight hours a day that students spend at school, the institution offers more teaching time for English, Portuguese and mathematics classes. , as well as: as well as drama, programming and life skills courses.
in an interview with RD:, the school’s director of commercial and marketing, Dali Alonso, explains that in addition to traditional subjects, programming activities ensure the development of students’ digital literacy, computational thinking and digital culture. “In theater classes, bodily and sentimental expression is realized through text development, script preparation, character, creativity, acting exercises and improvisations. It develops mobility and even group interaction among our students,” he says.
Skills activities in turn provide students with socio-emotional understanding, respect and contribution to contemporary society, as well as analysis and construction of geopolitical thoughts. “We are a school with an active methodology and a fair price, the lowest among our competitors, with guaranteed didactic material and food, working hard on full-time teaching,” emphasizes the director.
Vereda did not say how many students were admitted to the institution in 2019, but when RD, The director assures that the number of students has increased by 60 percent since the beginning of the epidemic.
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