CALMARE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (CIS), KALMAR, SWEDEN
Calmare International School (CIS) is a private gymnasium in the small city of Kalmar. There are about 320 students aged 16-19 enrolled in the programs of Economics, Social science, Natural science and Technical science. The school was founded in 2000 by a former teacher, Mr Tomas Eriksson, who today still has the majority of the ownership and reinvests the profit every year in the school. From the year 2000 and now there are also two preschools and three lower secondary schools with approximately 1200 students.
In CIS there are about 30 teachers. One of the main topics at CIS is international exchange
and there are exchanges with more than 10 countries. The school is working with Junior
Achievement (JA) Sweden and each year CIS has about 30 student companies. CIS wants to be a part of this future project about "Designing services for a greener future". CIS believes that the future belongs to companies and people that can offer green and sustainable
services or products, which is why CIS wants to participate in the project.
HUGO TREFFNER GYMNASIUM, TARTU, ESTONIA
Hugo Treffner Gymnasium (HTG) is the leading state school, located in Tartu, Estonia. The
the school has about 540 students, girls and boys aged 16 to 19 and about 40 teachers. The school follows Hugo Treffner's principles and provides the best opportunities for the development of independent, broad-thinking and broad-minded young people. Independence, the ability to learn, make choices and take responsibility for themselves and nature is more and more important in this century. At Treffner learning and teaching have always been held in high regard. The teachers are working for the future - most of the Treffner students continue their studies at universities and colleges. The teachers take great pride in the achievements of all students. Academic rigour, sound progress and supportive relationships are fundamental to Treffner Gymnasium’s education. Founded in 1883, Hugo Treffner Gymnasium boasts a combination of a historic building and modern facilities in the heart of Tartu.
HTG would like very much to be a part of this project about the green future as this is in line
with the school's development plans. The school is working with Junior Achievement (JA) and each year HTG has 5-7 student companies. Student companies have won twice the best student company title in the European award (last time in 2017) and second place in 2019. International experience for the teachers and students is a development need. There is also a Green club of students that are interested in the environment and ecological thinking.
RIGA STATE GYMNASIUM NO 2, RIGA, LATVIA
Riga State Gymnasium No 2 is a state school with 800 students and 80 teachers located in
the centre of Riga, in Latvia. There are students aged 12-19. Secondary school students (age
16-19) study the programmes of Economics, Nature Sciences, Humanities, and Maths. The
school has participated in several Comenius, Erasmus+, Nordplus Junior and other international projects. The school has experienced project coordinators and teachers of Economics, Business, and other subject areas .
The school is the Junior Achievement partner school, each year the school registers 12-15
student companies. Every year they participate in the national student company fairs with good results.
Since 2016 the school has offered an International Baccalaureate Diploma program, where
subjects are taught bilingually, in English and in Latvian. The school has developed cooperation with the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and Ventspils University of Applied Sciences.
The new project would assist the developed cooperation with the partner schools. The
knowledge of green sectors in the economy, business and soft skills will contribute to the school's development plans.
Menntaskólinn við Hamrahlíð - Hamrahlid College, Reykjavik, Island
is situated in the city of Reykjavík. Hamrahlíð College is an upper-secondary school that
mainly focuses on preparing students for university studies. While the school offers several
programmes of study, the vast majority of students are enrolled in the programme that
culminates in the Stúdentspróf (the diploma required for students to begin university studies in Iceland).
The school was founded in 1966 and in 1972 became the first school in Iceland to adopt a
modular system of instruction. The modular system is a course-based system of instruction
which allows students more freedom in choosing their courses and more flexibility in
constructing timetables than the traditional class-based system.
In addition to the Stúdentspróf programme, Hamrahlíð Colleges offers the International
Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme as well as a four-year Special Education programme.
The school is the second largest study preparatory school in Iceland with 1100 students and
about 90 teachers.
The school is cooperating with Junior Achievement (JA) in Iceland for a long time and students organize student companies every year.
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