SP Changes High School Next Year to Stem High School Dropout Rate

State will offer 12 learning tracks according to students' interests

São Paulo

São Paulo will be the first state to implement the high school curriculum change passed in 2017.

According to the new rules approved, 12 learning tracks will be offered so that students can choose the subjects with which they most identify.

The goal is to reduce school dropout, which can be catastrophic with the pandemic.

Irmã Agostinha school (Foto: Adriano Vizoni/Folhapress, SAÚDE) - Adriano Vizoni

By law, at least five learning areas must be instituted in the country: languages, mathematics, natural sciences, humanities, and technical training.

This means that, in addition to the compulsory subjects, the young person will choose an itinerary that privileges the contents of their interest.

Each São Paulo school will need to provide at least two alternatives.

There will be seven more options in the state, of which six will be aggregated itineraries (languages and humanities, for example). The remaining possibility is a version of the old magisterium.

Public and private establishments are expected to begin changes next year, but the possibility has been postponed until 2022. The workload will gradually increase.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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