The Liceo quadriennale, Four-Year High School, is an experimental way of teaching available in a limited number of schools upon approval by the Ministry of Education. It is a great chance for innovation and cultural and social growth. Its aim is to provide its students with advanced competencies through innovation in educational methodology and organization, contacts with the business world and highly qualified teachers. In addition, the project allows the students to complete high school in four years, instead of the usual five years.
As our economies, cultures and social structures get more and more globalized, it is necessary to compare the possibilities offered to the young in different countries. Many foreign students complete high school one year earlier than Italian students, increasing their opportunities when entering the job market. This is the reason why the project for an Italian four-year high school was born. The four-year high school more than compensates for its shorter duration through:
In order to compensate for the shortened duration of high school, the school calendar is modified as follows:
In the four-year high school project, the students are a dynamic part of the educational process and they contribute to the development of the daily learning.
The methodology is periodically evaluated and improved in its impact on the individual learning experience.
Attraverso verifiche periodiche vengono monitorate e potenziate progressivamente la qualità dell’impostazione didattica e dell’impatto formativo sugli studenti.
We value debate and multidisciplinarity, abandoning the habitual frontal lesson for innovative teaching methods:
Through work experience, our students aged 15-18 can complete a period of work experience within companies and institutions during high school.
Work experience supports:
Work experience integrates the different teaching approaches and the different social actors to amplify and diversify the places, modes and times of learning.
The goal of work experience is to motivate the students by helping them discover their personal motivations, interests and learning styles through practical learning.
Our students will complete a 200-hour work experience during the summer holidays between the third and fourth year of high school.
The teaching staff is a cohesive, responsible and qualified group of professionals. They are receptive of possible areas of improvement in their field and in their collaboration with the other teachers. Each teacher will support the students in the development of their individual skills, knowledge, judgment and in their personal growth.
Multidisciplinary working groups are organized to support the students in reaching multidisciplinary competencies.
The high school activities are coordinated by the principal, who plays an important role as a point of contact between the school, the students and their families. The principal verifies the objectives and selects and evaluates the teachers.