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About Bogota

How to settle in Bogota?

Located in the center of the country, in the eastern cordillera, the capital of the country has an area of ​​approximately 33 kilometers north and south and 16 kilometers from east to west and is located at the following coordinates: 

North Latitude: 4 ° 35'56 '' West Grennwich and Longitude: 74 ° 04'51 ''. It is within the intertropical convergence zone, producing two rainy seasons; in the first half of the year in the months of March, April and May and the second during the months of September, October and November.
 
As Bogotá is located between mountains, these serve as a natural barrier that restricts the flow of moisture influence rainfall.
 
The temperature varies according to the months of the year, in December, January and March are high, unlike April and October where they are lower.
 
The general orientation of the city is determined that their careers are oriented from north to south and east-west streets.
 
Its average elevation is 2,625 meters above sea level.

How to differentiate the four corners?

It is even easier. In Bogotá is always visible a group of mountains known as eastern hills. These hills are like the eastern edge of the city and serve as a reference for the person to know that if you look straight at them is watching eastward. In complement to the previous answer we can say that the roads are kept parallel to this line of hills are always racing and those that are perpendicular will always discard the streets.


What are the main ways I should know?

Well, in Bogotá's main roads have names even numbers, eg the historic Seventh Race, Race 30, 68th Avenue, 26th Street, etc. In some cases the roads have names, as in the case of Boyacá Avenue, Avenue of the Americas, South Expressway, Autopista Norte, Avenida Primero de Mayo, Avenida Caracas, etc.

The ”Bogotá Humana” government doubled the own resources budget for education, adding one thousand billion pesos a year. It is what it takes to reach the main feature that characterizes all the peaceful and just societies of the world: a public education of excellence, where students from all economic and cultural origins come together.

Citizens formed by a high quality education 

Autonomous and with an identity

With a sense of dignity and Human Rights

Participatory and civic citizens

Lively (Physical Act., Environment)

With sensibility and Sense of Aesthetics

Solid knowledge through a high quality education

Curious, critical, capable of accessing and processing information

Mathematics

Language

Science and Social Studies 

Second Language

 


Our Educational Plan

 
The main objective of the Development Plan 2012 – 2016 'Bogotá Humana' is  “To improve the human development of the city, prioritizing childhood and adolescence with a special emphasis on early childhood and applying a differential approach on all its policies”. To this end, organizes the guidelines and policies of the Plan along three strategic axes:
 
1. A city that reduces segregation and discrimination: Human being in the center of all the development concerns. 
2. A territory that faces climate change and is organized around water. 
3. A Bogota in defense and strengthening of what is public.
 
One of the strategies for the development  of the first ax is ‘Full school day for the academic excellence and Comprehensive learning', which means to increase progressively the school day in all the public schools by combining the implementation of full school day and the extension of the regular school day to 40 hours a week, 40 weeks a year (40x40) in schools with both morning and afternoon shift. 
 
This policy, known as 40x40 Curriculum, is the development of a pedagogy focused on the active learning, critical and scientific thinking, and the exploitation of the daily life at school and the environment to improve the equitable access and education quality in Bogota. 
 
The curriculum reorganization of the public education in Bogota contributes to reducing the gaps in the quality results between the private and official institutions in the city, achieving social integration in the school system. 
 
Girls, boys and young people in Bogota have today:  
 
• More time and learning experiences.
• More art, sport and citizenship for a city that cares for and educates.
• 100 Immersion Rooms.
• Teachers and  art instructors.
• A comprehensive, sustainable and coherent proposal, that goes from the Early Childhod Program to the Strengthened High School Education Program with more learning experiences.
 
 
 
 

Official System Vs Private System

 
 
 

www.bogota.gov.co

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