School Info Chart - Aktive Schule Dresden

The Questions

What is the name of the school? Aktive Schule Dresden
What is the address of the school? Leipziger Str. 33, 01097 Dresden, Germany
School’s phone number and website? +49 (0) 351 41883338
School’s EUDEC contact person and e-mail? Ulrike Wirth, ulrike.wirth at aktive-schule-dresden.de
What is the legal status of the school? genehmigte Ersatzschule; Grund- und Oberschule
When was the school founded? 8th of August 2016
How many students are there? 49 (May 2018)
Which student age groups are there? currently 6 - 16
How many (full-time equivalent) staff members? There are 12 staff members, all part-time
How many school hours per day and week? The school is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 till 17:00
Interested in hosting interns? yes
Interested in the EUDEC Diploma? (answer here)
Interested in the EUDEC exchange program? yes

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Further Elaboration, Clarification or Qualification of the Answer
Does applicable law allow your school to follow the EUDEC definition of democratic education? yes (Further Elaboration...)
Do students have free choice of whether or not to participate in scholastic and other activities? yes (Further Elaboration...)
Can students easily initiate and suggest scholastic and other activities? yes (Further Elaboration...)
Can students offer, lead and run scholastic and other activities? yes (Further Elaboration...)
Can students ‘vote’ on the school’s rules? yes (Further Elaboration...)
Can students ‘vote’ on the consequences of breaking rules? yes (Further Elaboration...)
Can students ‘vote’ on the use of spaces? yes (Further Elaboration...)
Are there any compulsory activities for students? no, with one exceptions They need to come to the School Meeting for special themes, if this is necessary for working on these themes
Who decides on the compulsory activities and who must participate? (3-word answer) (Further Elaboration...)
Can students ‘vote’ on accepting and expelling other students? no (Further Elaboration...)
Can students be involved in the hiring and firing of staff members, including educational staff? yes, partly The students generally have a voice in something; they can co-decide on fix-term contracts up to three months.
Can students and staff equally participate in the decision making process? yes (Further Elaboration...)
Does your school need to meet any curriculum imposed from outside of the school? yes Our school has to make sure, that all students have the possibility to appropriate the learning matter from the Saxon curriculum
How is student performance and progress monitored and graded? no grades At the end of the school year every pupil gets his own letter of the school year
Can students ‘vote’ on managing and deciding the budget? yes (Further Elaboration...)
Can students ‘vote’ on the infrastructure of the school? yes (Further Elaboration...)
Can students ‘vote’ on the management structure of the school? no (Further Elaboration...)

School Description

How often do school meetings take place? one or two times per week
Which decision making bodies are there? the School Meeting
Who decides who is in which decision making body? (answer here)
What is the parents’ role in school life? They help the school with some problems but not more.
What is the parents’ role in decision making? consultative
Who is financially and legally responsible for your school? the board of the association
Who makes financial and legal decisions? the board of the association
What is the school building like? It is on the first floor of a former office building
Is your school (partially or fully) a boarding school? no
From how far do most students come from? from Dresden and surrounding; three students live 70 km away
In what kind of area is the school located? in the city, not far from the river Elbe
How is the school funded? (answer here)
Can students get a degree/diploma? No. But they can do external exams und we help them in preparing for that.
Is there any curriculum planning? (answer here)

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