Competitive Exams: Students with the age 12-17 years are given special coaching through the integrated Techno Vision & Varsity Program. This program is specially designed to develop the aptitude of the students for various competitive exams like International & National Olympiads, National Talent Search Exams and serve as a foundation for professional examinations.
Intra MGS Competitions: Intra MGS competitions are aimed to develop and sharpen talents of the students in various fields such as academics, sports, arts, debates, etc. which form an integral part of students’ learning curve.
Every child is being trained to play at least one musical instrument of their interest. There is a planned and structured curriculum according to the age of the child. Students are also trained for appearing in the Certificate Examination conducted by the Trinity College, London, and other professional exams.
Day Boarding Program carried out at SOS Amravati aims at developing the physical and artistic aspect of the child’s personality by conducting activities like Visual Arts, Performing Arts and various outdoor & indoor sports under the supervision of trained teachers and coaches. The students can choose the activity of their choice and interest.
Training in Life skills help the child to be ready to take the real life challenges and solve the real problems effectively. By getting hands-on experience in Disaster Management Training, the survival skills of students are enhanced which eventually helps them to have reduces vulnerability improving their disaster responsiveness.
Social responsibility and community outreach like visits to orphanages, old age homes, collection in kind for people affected by natural calamities are some of the activities taken up to inculcate social values in the students. Initiating the Go Green drive, SOS Amravati has developed beautified and maintained squares & dividers in the city of Amravati by planting a large number of trees.
A special remedial and counselling cell is functional in SOS Amravati, with an objective to offer help, support services, guidance to children with special needs.
Children at SOS, Amravati are taught the importance of group work towards success through the use collaborative approach in the classroom that they use while performing group assignments and projects. These structured group projects develop the following abilities in students:
• To break complex tasks into parts
• To plan and manage time
• To refine understanding through discussion and explanation
• To give and receive feedback on performance
• To challenge assumptions, and develop stronger communication skills
Teachers are given special and valuable training programs to update their teaching skills which in turn help the students to encourage learn in a better way. The programs also help teachers manage classrooms for which they need to acquire quite a few skill sets. Over 150 hours of training is given to the teachers to make sure they understand the child behaviour and teaching techniques within the classroom setting.
For the continuous enhancement of the teaching-learning process, measuring the effectiveness of the evaluation method, and ensuring the quality standards, the schools have undergone various accreditations. Two of our schools are NABET accredited and one is ISO 9001: 2000 certified. We aim to add more schools under the NABET umbrella.
The Academic Advisory Board for SOS Amravati, was constituted in 2010 with an aim to enhance the academic standards. The Academic Advisory Board includes members of the national repute in the field of education. The annual AAB meet contributes to raising the quality of education standards, collaboration with international institutions, academic enhancement, and implementation of innovative ideas for the holistic development of SOS Amravati.
Academic audits are conducted annually to assess & endorse that the school meets the established standards. It helps in upgrading the standards and encourages continuous self-assessment, accountability & autonomy in the innovation of school education. The guidance by the Academic Audit members also encourages capacity building and professional development of the teachers. These audits are conducted in all the constituent schools of SOS Amravati.
A Centralized Examination Committee has been formed to ensure uniform school evaluation procedures and thus maintain the set educational standards.
Teacher’s Proficiency Test is conducted online for all teachers every year. This helps teachers in unlearning & relearning the concepts. It is a tool to test the proficiency of the teachers in their respective subjects.