Economic and financial education
Gimnasio Moderno has implemented and continues to implement various initiatives and programs in order to develop in students a thought capable of understanding economic phenomena and acquire skills for life and the dimension of finances and personal management of material resources. These programs cover students from Elementary and Middle School. For example, in Primary School, the Mathematics Area has worked on the creation of a Children’s Bank in which children learn the importance of saving and good management of money. There is also the possibility of acquiring loans and meeting debts. The editorial projects of the magazines El Huevito and El Pichón mean that children learn about the importance of obtaining resources to build dreams and projects. From the academic point of view, in the Social Studies classes in Middle School, certain economic phenomena that have had an impact on politics and the development of history are studied, along with macroeconomic concepts, essential for understanding any country in the world. In Tenth Grade, in Professional Studies, classes are offered in Business Administration and Finance, Economics, Marketing, and Engineering, in which topics of economics and finance are worked on. From the area of Mathematics, we offer electives such as Mathematics for Management, Engineering and Finance. In turn, all the spaces for the development of autonomy and leadership that the school offers to its students contribute to this type of education.
We can mention the La Gimnasiana Project, where students make and sell their own food products in order to raise funds to fulfill their dreams, such as field trips. The Aguilucho, Cultural and Sports Committees, and the Band also organize events such as the Bazaar, the Cultural Week, the Grand Gymnasium Dance or the magazine editions, in which they have to obtain sponsorship, seek funds, make financial projections, handle accounting and pay and respond for their events and suppliers. In these spaces, the Administrative Area of the school has supported with simple courses of accounting and planning, among others. The eleventh grade field trip project, which has been carried out in Europe in recent years, is an opportunity for students and teachers to build together, to obtain resources, to make savings and to look for economic possibilities to achieve common purposes.
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