The Lycée

The Lycée comprises two cycles: the class of seconde, when pupils gradually specialise in their chosen path, and the cycle terminal, the final two years (première and terminale) when students focus on taking and passing their BAC and consider higher education.

Organisation

Seconde

The Lycée comprises two cycles: the class of seconde, when pupils gradually specialise in their chosen path, and the cycle terminal, the final two years (première and terminale) when students focus on taking and passing their BAC and consider higher education.

Social and Economic Sciences (SES) and Literature and Society are available to all pupils. Social and Economic Sciences help pupils discover the subject based on specific topics such as business operations, evolution of the family and employment issues, etc.

Scientific Practices and Methods (MPS) is an optional subject. This class familiarises pupils with scientific approaches based on initiatives that involve Mathematics, Earth and Life Sciences, Physics and Chemistry.

Cycle Terminal

These last two years of school (première and terminale) prepare pupils for the final BAC. The pupils of Sainte Croix des Neiges can choose one of three specialisations: Literature (L), Social and Economic Studies (ES) or Sciences (S).

Modern languages 1 and 2 are English and German or Spanish. Other non-compulsory language or cultural options can be prepared with a view to taking the final BAC exam through distance-learning courses via the CNED.

Specialised subjects

  • TL : DGEMC (Law and Major Challenges of the Contemporary World), Mathematics or Remedial English.
  • TES :SSP (Social and Political Sciences) and Mathematics.
  • TS : Mathematics and Earth and Life Sciences.

Our pedagogical approach

As is the case throughout their schooling at Sainte Croix des Neiges, the lycée pupils receive personal academic guidance from teachers who address their individual needs. The low student-teacher ratio allows the teaching staff to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each pupil. Daily guided study sessions help to address any difficulties and encourage the progress of each pupil at their own pace.

The emphasis on modern languages and particularly the regular use of English at the end of the final year will be a priority. Pupils are encouraged to use the language lab.

Living alongside the international students at Sainte Croix des Neiges and trips abroad also provide an opportunity to practise foreign languages. Pupils who wish to do so can prepare for the English exams they need for their post-BAC career path.

Lastly, deciding on higher education and choosing the right career path are major challenges for pupils and their parents. Here again, the Sainte Croix des Neiges team is there to listen to pupils and guide them in making the right choice. The network of former students is a useful asset for discussing what job and business sector to choose with professionals that have come from a community dear to them.

« The teachers at Sainte Croix des Neiges taught me discipline and the desire to succeed and excel. They guided me in my business venture and their advice continues to serve me today!” Félicien Konan-Banny, former pupil.

Our strengths and specific appraoch

Guided study

Elles sont assurées trois jours par semaine de 17h à 19h. Elles permettent un réel suivi, une individualisation et un renforcement de l’approche pédagogique de l’élève.

The language lab

Orientation meetings

Sprts and cultural activities

Voir « Activites »

In addition to the sports and cultural activities available to pupils, Sainte Croix des Neiges offers two special programmes at the Lycée:

  • Philosophical culture workshop run by a philosophy teacher: it encourages pupils to consider and debate sociological, historical and philosophical issues that will help give them the necessary tools for awareness as individuals and citizens.
  • Computer workshop: programming, website design and networking.

Head of the Lycée

Fabrice Mangin

Teacher websites

Some teachers have special websites for the subjects they teach:

M. Samir Rezzouk : www.iame-learning.eu/moodle
M. Régis Bouchez : www.clicprof.free.fr
M. Bertrand Guffroy : www.csi74.com