Istituto di Istruzione Secondaria Superiore Palazzolo Acreide
IPSAA IPSAART-ITIS Liceo Classico Liceo Artistico Liceo Linguistico Liceo Scienze Umane - Our School offers a variety of study opportunities: Humanities, Technical and Vocational high school. The different types of studies guarantee the possibility to choose the most appropriate learning path for students, with consistency to every individual's attitudes and perspectives.
Our school represents the landmark for the montainous area, especially for families, organizations and associations that operate with it. Operating with maximum attention to designing, planning and realization as the core points of action, our school aims at satisfaction of students, having a welcoming space that supports their growth. Another priority for us is the differentiated transmission of knowledge, with attention to students’ needs and to the shared values of the community.
The school is located in A. Palazzolo , a small town (9.000 inhabitants) in the mountain area in the province of Siracusa in the south -east of Sicily ,it isrecognized UNESCO heritage for its traditions and architectural treasures The socio-economic environment is mainly based on agriculture and most of the students belong to lower middle- class families . The school has different types of departments : humanistic ,artistic and social studies , technical, touristic ,catering, agrarian. Therefore our students , whose number exceeds 800 units,are aged 14 / 19 , are offered various courses of study from those in the liberal arts , literary, educational , linguistic and artistic to those with technical specializations in electronics and computer science, to those of professional involving both the tourism industry and food or agriculture. The school has a number of well-equipped laboratories , computer rooms, each with a permanent Internet connection , a greenhouse, two laboratories of languages, a library, two gymnasiums and even a bar . In the afternoon extra-curricular activities are carried out and implemented projects to reduce early school leaving , PON ROP ESF projects and the acquisition of skills in foreign languages ( English , French and Spanish ) , to digital ones (ECDL) , those sector-specific techniques ( Arduino ) , professional ( culinary specialties , crops of herbs ... ) . All projects designed to stimulate , engage and broaden the cultural horizons of students and avoid early school dropout that is registered because of a lack of motivations. The school has always taken part in theater performances , competitions , sports activities, national and European projects often bringing prizes and awards that attest to the quality of a long cultural tradition and the valuable contribution of all its components
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