Secondary School fra Andrija Kačić Miošić – Croatia

The Secondary School fra Andrija Kačić Miošić, Ploče, is a public secondary school, situated in Ploče, a small town on the Adriatic Coast between Split and Dubrovnik. The school was built in 1953 and has educated many prominent people since then, who have achieved high results in politics, economy and culture. The area of the town Ploče is mainly rural and maritime area, with the second largest port in Croatia, which plays a vital role in life of most of the families being the largest employer. In the wider area, the tourism and catering industry is highly developed, ranging from big hotels to smaller family hotels.
In the school there are 53 members of teaching and non-teaching staff, and we educate 486 students (14-18 years old), in 22 classes, in the following educational programmes: general grammar school, economists, hotel and tourism technicians, technicians for computing, electronic-mechanics, cooks, waiters.
The school has equipped several specialised classrooms – the three are equipped ICT classrooms for the students’ practical work on computers for different subjects, one for laboratory lessons and experiments in physics, chemistry and biology, three for mother tongue, foreign languages and arts, one workshop for practical lessons in electrotechnics. Besides that the school has a school library, with more than 18000 books, 20 reading seats, and ICT equipment. Outside the building, the school uses a restaurant space, belonging to the town of Ploče, which is equipped for the practical lessons in subjects of tourism and catering industry.
Different extra-curricular and extra-school activities and projects are continuously organised and the results are presented through ICT tools, exhibitions, poetic evenings, in school newspapers and school radio show at local radio station. It is important to highlight the works of active groups Physics Ploče, Peer Support, and the schools solar system installed for the needs of education. As a part of Croatian curriculum, the students of economy have subject Training Firms, Presentation skills and Entrepreneurship, whereas in economy and hotel and industry subjects we offer business correspondence. Furthermore, the school had been a member of Eco-Schools from 2008 to 2014. The students and teachers often cooperate with the local community and we actively take part in different activities, both cultural and charity. Our students achieve high results on State Matura exams and student competitions in different subjects.

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