Published on March 2, 2014
The Capital of Scandinavia Ross Tensta Gymnasium
Ross Tensta Gymnasium in brief Presented in Fagaras, Romania, October 2013 The Capital of Scandinavia 2014-03-02 Runar Krantz, principal Unit 2
Facts about the school Former Norra Latin (1984 moved from Stockholm City to Tensta) The Ross concept was introduced/implemented in 2002-03 The school was rebuilt in accordance to the concept 2003 and onwards 750 students in two units, seven teaching teams each supervised by team leaders Three theoretical/academic programmes, two vocational programmes and four introductory programmes (e.g. newly arrived immigrants/elementary programmes) 2011 25% of the student body were elementary school students, in 2013: 33%. 98% 1st-2:nd generation immigrant students Two principals, 60 teachers, all in all 85 personnel (staff) The Capital of Scandinavia
More facts • Tight cooperation with – local police dpt., Social Services and Elementary schools in the local community, • KTH, KI, SEB (universities and enterprises) • Global citizen programme (China, India) • Comenius • Ross school, NY, US The school is part of a bigger context The Capital of Scandinavia
THE ROSS CONCEPT – Corner stones The pedagogical concept/idea – History, UNITS, IPs and the holistic view Wellness (Health, Physical education, nutritious food) ICT (information and communications technology) The Global Community – transparency and respect Aesthetics (visual art, drama and music) – today a challenge due to the reform in 2011 • Mission statement and core values ”Ross students are encouraged to dream and imagine, to remember the past in order to understand the present and to embrace the future” • • • • • The Capital of Scandinavia
Our strengths • The students feel safe in school (increase from last year) • The average final grade amongst the graduate students has increased (from last year) • Attendance in lessons (huge increase compared to the last two years) • The students appreciate the support from teachers and others in school in order to perform well (increase from last year) Our challenges Combining elementary and upper secondary school for the future! Enable students to succeed locally, nationally and globally! The Capital of Scandinavia
2. Ross Tensta Gymnasium in brief Presented in Fagaras, Romania, October 2013The Capital of Scandinavia2014-03-02Runar Krantz, principal Unit 2 3. Facts ...