Nuestro Colegio

The Secondary section of the Colegio Granadino Association is made up of approximately 330 enthusiastic students, full of energy and eager to learn. Secondary students are distributed between grades 6 to 12. In the section we have 38 teachers, 25% of whom are foreigners.

In the case of Middle School, both students and teachers in the section belong to a designated House: blue, red, green or yellow. The main objective of the Casas program is to promote healthy coexistence among students while shaping the sense of belonging to the community through academic, sports, artistic and community service activities.

Classes start at 8:00 am and end at 3:20 pm Within the school day we have a 25-minute break in the morning and a lunch period of approximately 60 minutes. The section schedule is structured by cycles, starting on day 1 and ending on day 8.
Students have five class periods a day, each approximately 70 minutes.

 

Secondary

8:00 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

 

The subjects that Middle School students see are:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • Colombian studies
  • REV (religion, ethics and values)
  • Citizen skills
  • ICT (technology)
  • Physical education
  • Art
  • Music
  • Theater. 

In the case of the High School section, the subjects that an average student sees are:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Physical
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Social Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Algebra
  • Pre-calculus (pre-calculus Calculus (calculus)
  • Colombian studies
  • REV (religion, ethics and values)
  • ICT (technology)
  • Physical education
  • Art
  • Music
  • Theater.

Additionally, at High School we have a program of electives that adjust to the interests of students, including pre-college AP (Advanced Placement) courses regulated by the College Board.

In the Secondary section we have four counselors, a career counselor and two learning support services professionals.

As part of the learning support process that we provide to our students, we have a reinforcement schedule after class, called “Open Door,” on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:20 to 4:20 pm Likewise, once the school day, students have the opportunity to join clubs, sports teams, or other extracurricular activities after school.

It has been proven that students who are involved in school activities have a better attitude toward teachers and rules, show better academic performance, and feel better about themselves. Taking these considerations into account, Colegio Granadino has implemented the “Houses” system to empower Middle School students (6th, 7th and 8th) and promote school spirit.

The Middle School section is divided into Yellow, Blue, Red and Green houses, each with approximately 35 students from all grades and 3 responsible teachers.

These houses participate throughout the year in different social, cultural, academic, sports and recreational activities, through which they obtain points. Additional points are also received for positive behavior that displays Granadino values, or for leading activities in the Middle School section.

At the end of the year, the house with the highest number of points receives recognition and a special prize.

As part of the requirements to receive the international bilingual academic baccalaureate diploma, 12th grade students carry out independent research work known as SIP. This project is guided by the teacher of the subject that bears the same name (SIP) and advised by different professionals from the institution, assigned to each student according to the objective of their work and the professional’s area of ​​expertise.

Developing scientific research skills and commitment to science becomes essential in a world where the multiculturalism of knowledge, ideas, technologies and ways of seeing, understanding and acting are so evident, which is why one of the fundamental objectives of the SIP course It will be to develop research skills in students that allow them to transcend their own knowledge and demonstrate it through their own scientific research.

At the end of this course, it is expected that students will have acquired various skills in the field of scientific research that will be useful for their university life. They will also present a thesis-style research work which will contain the fundamental parts of it and will report on this process in a final presentation. Finally, students must account for the management of their bilingualism, since those SIPs written in English must be supported in Spanish and vice versa.

For 27 years, the Department of Humanities in Spanish at Colegio Granadino has been holding the “National Congress of Latin American Literature” aimed at students from public and private institutions in the region with the aim of bringing them closer to understanding and interpreting the world from of literature.

During this day, our students have the opportunity to share with young people from other educational institutions in the region the transformative experience of words through presentations and debates, in which they can express their interpretations of literary works, show their written creations and open spaces for dialogue around various topics related to the field of culture.

Likewise, as is tradition, the event has the participation of special guests from the field of literature, among which names such as Mario Mendoza, Jorge Franco, Ángela Becerra, Carolina Sanin, Nahum Montt, José Samuel Martínez, Jacobo Celnik, Juan Carlos Garay, Octavio Escobar, Orlando Mejía Rivera, Ignacio Villamil, Santiago Gamboa, among many others