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Ranum Efterskole College
- a free and independent school

We offer activities for personal and professional developement and a safe framework focussing on the well-being of all students. Here you will find high quality of life, a healthy lifestyle and have a challenging and different year. Everyone interested in- and who have the courage for- new adventures are welcome at our school.

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Objectives and Values

 

Stk. 4. The purpose of Ranum Efterskole College is to operate a self-governing, independent international boarding school within the framework of existing rules on private boarding schools in Denmark.

Stk. 5. This obliges us to provide development for everyone through challenging activities in a safe setting, focusing on both the academic content and the personal well-being. Students are encouraged to maintain a balance between learning and a wide range of extra-curricular subjects and activities, with sporting and cultural achievements valued equally. It is a primary objective to ensure that students develop a healthy and quality based lifestyle.

Nature-sports are a concatenation of nature experience and sport in nature, in the wild. Nature becomes the learning environment, and sports the subject in which the student develop a set of general competencies and skills. Imagination is a general expression for creativity through an imaginative learning. Imagination is an educational process that provides insight into life, and puts the contemporaries in relief.

The school is obliged to provide classes in the compulsory subjects that are connected to the Danish 9th and 10th end of school examinations. The teaching of these subjects is in the context of the activities that are characteristic for the school, so that practice and theory are experienced coherently. It is a priority that each student receives the best possible exam in all subjects, both in the oral and in the written disciplines.

The everyday life of the efterskole should seek to create a 'free room' for the students' personal development and strengthen their social and democratic competences. The school must be an integral part of the local community and have close cooperation with relevant local educational institutions and associations.

Stk. 6. The idea behind these focuses is that sports and imagination are seen as a key interface between creativity, art, culture, sports and nature. The school regard this interaction as a training and development process, in which the students ultimately will dare to seek own boundaries and to express themselves as an individual in the community.

It requires knowledge, imagination, courage and tolerance to navigate in a complex and ever-changing world. The interaction between nature sports and imagination creates a vibrant and spirited learning environment that can help to provide the individual with the social and academic skills that are needed for success in a dynamic global society.

Articles of association and Year plan

 

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General information about the content plan

Objectives
The purpose of Ranum Efterskole College is to operate a self-governing, independent international boarding school within the framework of existing rules on private boarding schools in Denmark.
This obliges us to provide development for everyone through challenging activities in a safe setting, focusing on both the academic content and the personal well-being. Students are encouraged to maintain a balance between learning and a wide range of extra-curricular subjects and activities, with sporting and cultural achievements valued equally. It is a primary objective to ensure that students develop a healthy and quality based lifestyle.

Nature-sports are a concatenation of nature experience and sport in nature, in the wild. Nature becomes the learning environment, and sports the subject in which the student develop a set of general competencies and skills. Imagination is a general expression for creativity through an imaginative learning. Imagination is an educational process that provides insight into life, and puts the contemporaries in relief.

The school is obliged to provide classes in the compulsory subjects that are connected to the Danish 9th and 10th end of school examinations. The teaching of these subjects is in the context of the activities that are characteristic for the school, so that practice and theory are experienced coherently. It is a priority that each student receives the best possible exam in all subjects, both in the oral and in the written disciplines.

The everyday life of the efterskole should seek to create a 'free room' for the students' personal development and strengthen their social and democratic competences. The school must be an integral part of the local community and have close cooperation with relevant local educational institutions and associations.

Values
Ranum Efterskole College believes that the good life is to be found in an exchange between individuality and community, between challenge and consideration and between expression and tolerance. We value diversity. We emphasise learning – both individually and in communities. A good learning environment is characterised by welcoming surroundings, self-establishment and satisfaction in what you do.

We strive to create a framework in which students participate in decision-making, take responsibility for own personalised learning experience and personal development as well as interacting in our community. We believe that in order to prepare and empower our students to the complex and dynamic world, it is a necessity that they live, learn, challenge, experience and push themselves. It is our responsibility to provide the support and encouragement, to create the safe and trustworthy setting, and facilitate a vision of being able.

Moreover, we wish to demonstrate to our students what it means to be one among many, what it means to be an individual with own needs and dreams in a larger community and what it means to contribute to society.

Ranum Efterskole College is rooted in a modern 'Grundtvigsk' outlook, which means that we believe that the narrative e.g. story-telling creates a meaningful picture of past, present and future. An image in which the individual's narrative is important for creating one's own identity and from there matures into the world with curiosity and imagination as well as with empathy and accountability for own's actions. The narrative is a collection of moments from which the students will create his or her own meaningful stories in life.

Self-evaluation and teaching environment

Ranum Efterskole College conducted a self-evaluation of students' experiences of the school as a whole in 2017-2018.

See questionnaire

See midway evaluation

In the period from 2013 until 2015, the school expanded significantly, which resulted in many changes. For this reason, it was decided that an assessment of teaching environment was necessary.

See assessment of teaching environment

Moreover Ranum Efterskole College continuously perform interviews with contact teachers, where the well-being of students and development of the school are main focusses.This is followed up on during dialogues in the staff groups, student council and at staff meetings.

Plan for follow-up on the evaluation of teaching
Management, teachers and student council identifies focus areas from the evaluation and forms plans of action in order to make improvements. These will be published in our weekly Newsletter. The pedagogical team are co-ordinators in implementing action plans.

Self-evaluation 17-18 (pdf)

Inclusion

At Ranum Efterskole College we understand the word in its broadest sense. Being inclusive means that we want to create a framework for diversity and for students from different backgrounds and needs, because we believe that it is in the interaction with others that you develop as a person. It is a criterion of success for us that all students benefit from the education received here and participate in the community, so that this year here will be of benefit for all of our students - both on a personal level and a professional level.
We are of the opinion that it is best to work with the students in the specific framework they are in at that specific moment - hence we do not have special needs classes, but instead seek integration and offer assistance in the instances they occur. This strategy and in extension work is under the responsibility of the teacher and is an on-going process during the whole school year. We have different levels in all of our academic subjects - in some up to 4 different levels in order to address and match the different levels of skills and competencies of students.

See inclusion status 2018 (pdf)

A plan

The inclusion initiatives for students in need of such are described in writing - in an individual plan - which is evaluated during the school year. Any support or pedagogical activities in relation to efforts made, are described in this plan.
Inclusion initiatives and plans for evaluation are always individual agreements between the school, the student in question and his/her parents.

What help do we offer?

Tutoring is offered all weekdays in the study hour. Individual tutoring and exam preparation is offered based on individual needs.
Assistance in relation to structuring your work in academic subjects is also offered as well as individual meetings with pedagogical staff members.
Appointments can be made with one of the pedagogical staff members, e.g. one of the house elves.

Supervision

Your future after Ranum Efterskole College

Peter Kristensen

pk@ranumefterskole.dk

Rikke Wulff Andreasen

rw@ranumefterskole.dk

Anders Brichstein Hansen

aha@ranumefterskole.dk

Mathias Kjær Rathmann

mkr@ranumefterskole.dk

Cecilie Bech Andersen

cb@ranumefterskole.dk

Anne Rogild

ar@ranumefterskole.dk

Student councelling

All students are offered student councelling in relation to further transition in Denmark. International students returning to home country or continuing abroad may contact Matthew Danaher, International Head, for further support: md@ranumefterskole.dk.

 

Danish 10th grade students must all participate in a transition programme in week 47. Danish/international students who intends to continue their studies in Denmark may also join this activity. International students who are continuing their studies outside of Denmark, will have other activities and excursions this week focussing on Danish heritage and culture. All students are introduced to different educational programmes and types of work during the school year in various events, presentations or visits out of the house.

 

If you are in doubt in relation to further studies, it is a good idea to contact different educational institutions, talk with the student councellors or participate in education fairs. Many educational institutions are often willing to make individual appointments that can fit into when you are free from the schedule here.

Personal councelling

All Danish students must have an individual meeting with their student councellor. These meeting will take place in Oct. - Dec. International students may book an appointment with Matthew Danaher, International Head, for an individual meeting if support or assistance is required in relation to further studies. Book via md@ranumefterskole.dk.

Applications

 

In connection with choice of education, all students must fill out an application www.optagelse.dk. Proceduren er ikke den samme i 9. og 10. kl., men øverst på denne side kan I se den procedure, der er relevant for jer.

Instruction opportunities for parents

 

You parents are very welcome to contact our student counsellors if you have any questions or need help with you child's choice of education. This is done easiest on Skoleplan. You can also have a personal conversation with the counsellor if you need it. All students are assigned a personal counsellor.

Collaboration

 

As a rule we work together with the Youth Education Center in the student's home town.

Important dates

 

March 1st 2019 all applications have to be sent electronically to the right place of study. You parents must send the final application (you will need NemID).

  • www.ug.dk Overview of all youth education programmes in Denmark.
  • www.optagelse.dk Application platform for youth education programmes in Denmark.

Key figures

 

Below you will find financial reports and audits.

 

 

2020

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here.

Grades

The Danish and International grading scale
The Danish system has since 2006/2007 used the 7-point grading scale of grades from -3 to 12. This system was introduced to better correlate with international grading systems. In the international programme, the grading system of letters is used.

Passed/Not passed
In order to pass an exam in the Danish system, the student in question must achieve the grades 02, 4, 7, 10 or 12. This means that the student will not have passed an exam if 00 or -3 is achieved.

Descriptions of each grade
You will see a description for each grade in the Danish 7-point grading scale below and how these correlates to the international system.
The grading scale is based on the ECTS system:

12 / A

For an excellent performance

The grade 12 is given for an excellent performance that demonstrates exhaustive achievement of the subject goals, with few to no mistakes.

10 / B

For a very good performance

The grade 10 is given for a very good performance that demonstrates comprehensive achievement of the subject goals with some minor mistakes.

7 / C

The good performance

The grade 7 is given for a good performance that demonstrates achievement of the subject goals, with some mistakes.

4 / D

The steady performance

The grade 4 is given for a fair performance that demonstrates a lesser degree of achieving the subject goals with several significant mistakes.

02 / E

The adequate performance

The grade 02 is given for the adequate performance that demonstrates the minimally acceptable achievement of the subject goals.

00 / Fx

The inadequate performance

The grade 00 is given for the inadequate performance that does not demonstrate an acceptable achievement of the subject goals.

-3 / F

The poor performance

The grade -3 is given for the completely unacceptable performance.

Transitions

Link to overview of how students have transitioned from REC to other educational programmes in Denmark.

School Association

Do you want to be a member of Ranum Efterskole College's School Association? We are a free and independent efterskole, with no strings to a specific political or religious foundation

We are founded on the values described in the school's articles of association. If you can support this and are loyally interested in sharing knowledge of Ranum Efterskole College, then we would like to encourage you to join the Ranum Efterskole School Association.

Our values put the individual at the center of his or her own life and in respect for the large community. The values point out how important it is that we as individuals understand how to develop as a human being in a global world - with the responsibility for the development of others as well as our own. And that we learn to set goals for ourselves and make the choices that can lead us to reach those goal. That we experience that there is a meaning to everythinbg we do and that we can contribute to a good life for those around us.

At REC we take this focus on core values very serious and have given the students and the employees the opportunity to take part in forming the content of the efterskole year, to the degree where everyone can suggest new profile subjects and be part of setting new goals in the everyday life.

2-3 times a year, we conduct a democratic election process, so that each persons ideas and goals are put into play in the big community. We also form concrete communities of practice with specific goals and interests. In this way we ensure that we are a contemporary school that keeps on developing in a dialogical collaboration with the students and with each others as colleagues, school board and school association.

Contact principal Olav Storm to become a member of the school association. Tel. 96 66 44 00.

Membership costs DKK 50 annually and is charged after the board's approval of the membership. Payment information: Sort code 9202 & account number 1880096431

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