Střední odborná škola a Gymnázium Staré Město is a school located in Zlínský Region and there are some 700 students educated in GCSE branches of Grammar School, Agriculture Business, Civil Engineering, Sport Management, Economics and Business, Mechanic – Tool Setter, and in vocational branches of Motor vehicles mechanic, Machine mechanic, Joiner, and Metal worker. The aim of our school is to prepare the students of CCSE students for university studies and the students of vocational branches for their future not only by providing quality education but also by cooperating with employers in our region.
Our school supports talented students (football players of 1.FC Slovácko), athletes (junior champion of Slovakia or Central Europe champion in discogolf). Besides that our school managed to be involved into the Erasmus+ project which was focused on researching water from different points of view (Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Art, Biology etc.). In this project, we tried to be in a role of a partner of the project and gained valuable experiences related to administration and leading the project.
Nowadays, we are the only school in the Czech Republic that gained CertiLINGUA certificate. CertiLINGUA is a European award of quality. Excellent award CertiLINGUA is granted for language, European, and international competences and is an additional certificate to a national GCSE certificate. It illustrates the ability of a student being able to act in two or more international languages. Schools granting CertiLINGUA certificate offer at least one subject educated via CLIL (our school educates CLIL in a Geography Seminar) and make an effort to develop students’ intercultural competences by working on European and international projects.
By working on mentioned projects we try to develop skills not only of students, but also of teachers. Our goal is a modern approach in lessons, development of critical thinking, and support to involve ICT into other subjects. We cooperate with our students also in after school activities by way of study circles (floorball, beekeeping – our school owns two bee colonies, folklore company, huntsman company, etc.).