ITALY Liceo Artistico “M. Preti – A. Frangipane”

Liceo Artistico “M. Preti – A. Frangipane” is a high school located in the heart of an area, primarily touristic and carries out its task of training with highly qualified teachers. Our territory includes the areas of significant cultural, economic and touristic potential. The curriculum is structured in line with EU guidelines, with entrepreneurship education and development of a vision of change oriented, initiative, creativity, professional and geographical mobility, and the recruitment of socially responsible behavior. Our institution offers the opportunity to work directly in the working reality by adhering to the demands of external stakeholders and provide students with a chance to participate in congresses, fairs, conferences and meetings, in art and tourism sector.

We are a Secondary High School and we daily fight against early school leaving and dropout. We have participated in programmes initiating the pictorial and dramatic reproduction of traditional stories via a multisensory approach, i.e. interactive theatrical activities, art and craft workshops. We have also focused on traditions and culture as a theme for visits. Our students come from several quartiers throughout a rural area. Several years ago we were involved in a COMENIUS multilateral project on early school leaving. Our school aims to:

• Value everyone irrespective of age, position, race, gender, background or ability. We endeavour to motivate, support and inspire personal, spiritual, emotional and educational growth in a safe and secure environment.

• Consider the uniqueness and individual needs of its students by delivering the greatest possible educational opportunities within a broad, balanced differentiated and relevant curriculum.

• Provide parent consultation and support keeping them fully informed at all stages of education whilst aiming to strengthen parent/teacher partnerships three assistants, depending on the needs the group.

Staff persons are experienced enough to carry out the project, its planning, development and management. Preti Frangipane has a team of expert teachers and school counsellors with previous knowledge on early school leaving and dropout. The team of expert teachers comes from all educational sectors and they are competent in foreign languages and ICT, social inclusion, management.