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Burgårdens Gymnasium

National Network: 
Sweden
Address: 
Skånegatan 20
412 51 Göteborg
Sweden
Telephone: 
0046 31 367 17 08
Fax: 
0046 31 367 17 01
Organisation Type: 
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment: 
1963
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

General public upper secondary school funded by the community.

Number of staff: 50

Number of students: 550

Involved in a European project about culture and minorities

Budgetary resources: 30 million SEK

 

 

Mission and Objectives: 

Munkebäcksgymnasiet in Göteborg; Sweden is an upper secondary school with a media profile. The school has around 550 students and 50 employees. The students can choose between three different branches: social science and media, estetics and media, estetics and music. The media students can furthermore choose between photo, film or digital design later on in their studies.

PREP is another program for students who are not eligible for national programs due to failure in grammar school. Instead of separating these students, they are integrated in the regular student group during their first year. Special action plans are set up for each individual in order to raise their level of attainment. There is also a large language introduction program for newly arrived immigrants in Sweden. About 20 percent of our students have an immigrant background. Some have arrived in Sweden with their parents as refugees, others were born in Sweden and their families have recently received permanent residence. Quite a few students have arrived without any parent at all.

 

Main Projects / Activities: 

The school is situated in the very centre of Göteborg and our students come from all districts of Göteborg. The average student´s socio-economical background is middle class, lower middle class or lower class. The average student also has a relatively low overall final grade from grammar school. Some of the students have special difficulties in learning, for instance dyslexia and dyscalculia. The school therefore has two special teachers dedicated to meet those students´ needs and make them reach course-related goals. In the first year students sometimes have to attend extracurricular lessons three times a week to catch up or improve their skills in different subjects. Our school also has a health care team of our own, including a nurse and a welfare officer and the main object of the school is to make as many students as possible pass their A-levels.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

We have great resources when it comes to music and media presentations, photography and film editing which we think may be useful to the network in our country.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

We are very interested in bringing Europe and other parts of the world mor together so that we can have a feeling of belonging instead of separation. This network seems to fulfil this need and open doors to collaboration with other organisations with the same goals.