ES and Baccalaureate with therapeutic support
In Desconect@ we have created the first high school which offers classes of maximum 6 students and that works constantly with teachers, psychologists and educational psychologist in the classroo. An academic formation which allows any student to study ES and Baccalaureate in a guided and personalised way.
Benefits from College Desconect@
- ESO and Baccalaureate
- 6 students per class
- Individualized education
- Therapeutic support
- New study techniques
- Individual pedagogical sessions
- Education without screens (no mobile phones or tablets in the center)
- Monthly reports
- Direct contact with the tutor
- No homework duties
- Students with learning disabilities
- School performance below their means
- Difficulty adapting to the current school system
- School demotivation
- Difficulties of family life
- Attention difficulties with or without hyperactivity (ADHD)
- Discomfort related to bullying or maladjustment situations
Testimonials from College Desconect@s students
Testimonials from College Desconect@s families
The Desconect@ college is the option for all those students who do not feel capable or who have difficulties. We bring out their full potential and they respond to us with their best result.
- Formal education ESO and Bachillerato.
- Classes with a maximum of 6 students.
- University teachers with C.A.P. training.
- Native teachers for foreign languages.
- Psychologists and psychopedagogues in the classroom.
- Weekly academic and emotional situation reports.
- Weekly coordination meetings.
- Teaching through freedom.
- Awareness of the importance of training.
- Stable, motivating and ambitious future.
- Orientation at the end for higher studies
- The academic plan is carried out by the school’s psychopedagogist together with the coordination of the collaborating centers, in order to prepare the contents for each student in an individual and personalized way.
- The contents that we receive from the collaborating centers are previously prepared according to the academic needs of our students and making individualized plans in the subjects that present more difficulties.
- In addition to an accompaniment for their future outside the school Desconect@, the center looks for the best option or educational outlet for them, university, higher cycles or the world of work.
- Positive academic and emotional feedback.
- Establish guidelines and limits in the student’s life.
- Awareness of the effort to achieve new goals.
- Establish study and work routines.
- Acquire new study techniques.
- Encourage good group dynamics in the class group.
- Respect and freedom as the basis of education.
What learning methodology do we use?
Students receive total instruction through individualization. Each student has 7 teachers available and the teachers never work with more than 6 students at a time. Likewise, students are always accompanied by therapists, psychologists and psycho-pedagogues in order to work on their difficulties, frustrations and limits on a daily basis. In addition to valuing the purely academic, we must take into account that the behavior, conduct and acceptance of limits improves enormously.
Will my child learn?
The Desconect@ school works. The privilege of being able to have 1 teacher for every 3 students means that the youngsters receive an active, constant education away from distractions. The Desconect@ school has been in operation for 10 school years. Of the more than 300 students we have trained, all of them have achieved their goal: to learn.
Do we, as parents, know how our child is evolving?
Every Friday we deliver a detailed report to parents via email. What has been the behavior and weekly performance, homework for the weekend, pending work and the evolution in the different subjects. The close relationship between the family and the therapeutic team is essential for a desired emotional and academic outcome.
At the Desconect@ school we have different classrooms. All of them enjoy a total absence of distractions and space focused on the impossibility of disconnecting from the classroom. We work with books, paper and pen. At the same time, the students have two weekly classes of technological competences. The duration of the classes is 55 minutes, and there is always a break between each class to improve learning.
Our students do not have computers or tablets in the classroom. They work with paper, pen, printed documents and books. By projects, in oral presentations and blackboard for discussion and master classes.
What about the cell phone?
The cell phone must be handed in when arriving at the center and returned when leaving. What do we get with this measure? In class, much more concentration and less distractions. At recess, they talk more among themselves.
- Spain is the second country in the European Union in terms of school failure, with a rate of 19% of young people between 18 and 24 years of age who have left the education system prematurely, having completed at most the first cycle of secondary education (ESO) and not having received any type of training in the last month.
- Boys leave school earlier than girls. The proportion of school failure is higher among boys (22.7%) than among girls (15.1%), according to Eurostat data.
- Spain has managed to reduce the school dropout rate in the last decade from 30.3% in 2006 to 19% in 2016, although it is still far from meeting the national target of lowering it to 15% in 2020, five points lower than the EU-wide target.
- In 2016 alone, the ANAR Foundation (Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk) recorded 1,207 cases of actual bullying, an increase of 87.7% in the last year and 240% since 2015.
Marc Masip | Desconect@'s CEO
Marc Masip is a psychologist and expert in addiction to new technologies, as well as the director of Desconect@, a pioneering program born in 2012 to learn how to make good use of new technologies without damaging our personal relationships and without creating dependencies or addictions.
He gives lectures in schools and institutes of ESO and high school, in Spain and abroad. It also organizes camps and has a special unit for schooling young people who, due to their addiction, are unable to attend formal training.