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Foreign Students

I – REPORTS FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE 

1) Necessary procedures and documents for registration:

a) Documents:

- A recent 3x4 photo;
- Copy of birth certificate of the student;
- Copy of RNE (National Registry of Foreign Affairs) of the student;
- Copy of RNE and CPF parent or legal guardian;
- Copy of Residence Certificate;
- Transcripts from school of origin (original copy) with sworn translation in portuguese.

Note: As legislation (EEC Resolution 21/2001, Article 3), foreign students who want the equivalence of their studies at the level of completion of elementary,  Middle or high Schools, should submit their request directly to the Board of Education, in whose jurisdiction they reside .
Students wishing to enter the school must also make the request in Equivalence Studies Board of Education.

b) Interviews:

The interview with pedagogical educational guidance for the presentation of the pedagogical project and possible explanations to the family will be in Portuguese or English. The family that does not have a mastery of the language should bring an interpreter.

2) Documents provided when the student requests school transferring abroad:

- 1 copy of the grade report from the years the student studied at Colégio, in Portuguese and English;
- 1 copy of Transcripts in Portuguese (required by the Board of Education) and 1 copy in English (unofficial document);
- Letter of recommendation in Portuguese and English, for high school students

II – TEACHING/LEARNING PROCEDURES

1) Pedagogic arrangements - Bilingual Coordination, Pedagogical Coordination and Educational Guidance

a) The students' fluency in both English and Portuguese languages will be assessed. The minimum level to characterize the inclusion of students in regular classes is the basic level for both Portuguese and English. Given the difficulty in understanding both languages, that student will be directed to attend extracurricular classes. Importantly, these classes will be taught by competent bilingual teachers, speakers of Portuguese and English.

English - English extracurricular classes take place with the other Brazilian students, since  it characterizes  the acquisition of a foreign language for all students inserted. The extracurricular classes are offered in accordance with the level of English that the student was classified in. No additional fee will be charged on the regular tuition fee for these classes.

Portuguese – Extracurricular classes will be offered only to those who need a more specific systematization of the alphabet, symbols and structure of the language. The student should come on the opposite shift from regular class to attend these classes. Extra tuition fee will be charged for those classes.

b) Curriculum

Minimum curriculum for foreign students deficient in English and Portuguese:

Students should focus on their  studies and demonstrate understanding in the following disciplines:

National curriculum - Portuguese, History, Geography, Mathematics, English. All disciplines are adapted with minimum curriculum to be developed in the grade.

Minimum curriculum for foreign students with disabilities in Portuguese:

Students should focus on their studies and demonstrate understanding in the following disciplines:

National Curriculum - Portuguese, History, Geography, Mathematics, English. All disciplines are adapted with minimum content to be developed in the grade.

Bilingual curriculum - Environment and Human Development, Reading and Writing Strategies, Fluency Development, Storytelling, according to the courses offered in the segment that the student is enrolled.