HIGH SCHOOL: ROUNDED EDUCATION
Leaving behind older paradigms in education, the FAAP High School is based
on human and ethical values that respect citizenship, solidarity, and in particular
all-round development of the individual.
Founded in 1988, the High School was a natural innovator since pupils had
all the same campus infrastructure and standards of educational quality
as FAAP itself, along with unquestionably
high-quality secondary schooling.
Classrooms have an average of twentyfive
students, which facilitates educational
activity by juxtaposing syllabi,
quality teaching staff, and modern learning technology. All this is in accordance with another decisive premise: having the
High School become a gateway to FAAP's university courses.
The High School emerged with the vocation of being modern and pursuing a differentiated
project: promoting a teaching process that enables students to acquire allround
education, respecting each person's individuality, and providing intellectual and
social development appropriate to the reality in which they will be involved. On this
view of education, the classroom plays the key role in student life as a place for transformation
governed by professor-student and teaching-learning relationships.
The curriculum is wide-ranging, harmonious, balanced, and appropriate to the systemization
of knowledge. The key is experience built by students rather than the encyclopedia
approach. On being given information and guidance, the student is encouraged
to pose hypotheses, criticize, intervene, establish relationships, interpret, create, and develop
competences and abilities.
The teacher acts as an agent of transformation, an intermediate
between knowledge and student, a professional who reflects not only rationality,
reasoning, and logic, but also affects and values that the student brings from
family life, which the school must accept too.
Technology is always involved
in classes to support innovative
The High School thus builds a valuable environment since pupils are respected and
feel confident in relation to the future. Building their future begins with the definite
disciplinary choices that reflect each student's objectives, but never forgetting limits and
meanings in terms of authority, responsibility, hierarchy, and respect for human beings.
The disciplinary guidance work performed by the Educational Guidance service is
governed by common sense and attitudes that are secure but at the same time efficient
and affectionate, and aim at having the students acquire self-discipline, helping them to
understand themselves and others, and to survive in a world of constant discovery. So
the relationship between school, family, and student is characterized precisely by transparency - as another important factor in this phase in the students' education.
This process of everyday achievements and triumphs, in the 21st century, is associated
with modernity in humanity's advances and discoveries. FAAP High School has a
longer school day to complement education in relation to the requirements of the legislation
(Educational Guidelines and Bases Law). All students on the course learn two
foreign languages: English and Spanish. They also enjoy the university environment
and its benefits - since they become accustomed in advance to the challenges they will
have to tackle to ensure their employability.