Studies

As one of few high schools, our PRIGO High School is licensed by the Ministry of Education to teach some subjects in a foreign language, which is also reflected in our students’ school reports. PRIGO collaborates with over 20 foreign schools, from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, USA and China (click here). Language teaching takes place in a newly built language and computer classroom and also uses the elements of the so-called blended learning – operational on-line teaching involving e-learning and multimedia resources. For the purpose of social sciences education, we also opened a courtroom replica, in which our students can participate in real-like legal proceedings while wearing court dresses and role-playing in a courtroom environment. We have recently built and opened two new specialised classrooms and started using a botanical garden which includes a school greenhouse and an outdoor classroom.

General Information

Studies can be completed in two fields: ‘Business Academy’ and ‘Economy and Business’. The Business Academy field includes two specialisations. Both fields have a common focus on two foreign languages, information technology and general education necessary for the successful completion of the school-leaving examination, especially in the Czech language. The studies also jointly emphasise practical knowledge and its application. Students are assigned to one of the non-committal specialisations, confirmed on the basis of their abilities and talents starting in the second year.

Specialisation

63-41M/02 Business Academy (legal specialisation)

This specialisation reduces maths classes to a necessary minimum as required by the Framework Educational Programme for business academies but which is still sufficient for general knowledge. On the other hand, more emphasis is placed on the teaching of logic and general studies requirements, which are required for admission to law schools. The academy puts emphasis also on social sciences, which are more commonly taught at grammar schools. Unlike with general grammar schools, there is no need to teach natural sciences on such a scale; the students then may focus on practical skills, especially those of economic nature. The classes at our school of economics are participated by professors and associate professors from faculties of law. This includes also the mastering of two foreign languages.

The curriculum and the school educational programme can be downloaded here.

63-41M/02 Business Academy (economic specialisation)

The Business Academy’s specialisation reduces the classes of social and natural sciences to a minimum level as required by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, boosting especially economic disciplines.

The curriculum and the school educational programme can be downloaded here.

63-41M/01 Economy and Business

This field of study is based on the Business Academy’s background, though with a more detailed focus on the practical aspect of studies and life. We prepare our students for their successful completion of the school-leaving examination; we do not expect preparation for university studies to a greater extent. The graduates of this field of study are equipped in economic and legal terms for running their businesses under a trade license or in small and medium-sized business corporations. After the successful completion of their school attendance, they do business directly under their own names or in a larger group, or they continue in their studies at a college that is practice-oriented as well. We closely cooperate with our partner PRIGO College (click here), which specialises in general legal activity. This field of study reduces maths classes to a necessary minimum as required by the Framework Educational Programme for ‘Economy and Business’ but which is still sufficient for general knowledge. Unlike with general grammar schools, there is almost no need to teach natural sciences; the students then may focus on practical skills, especially those of economic nature – and even more intensely as compared to the ‘Business Academy’ field.

The curriculum and the school educational programme can be downloaded here.

School and classroom facilities

Our High School is situated in a very pleasant residential area of Hrabůvka in Ostrava, with very good transport accessibility, both by car and by tram (Line 1). Moravská tram station is less than 200 m away. The school’s premises include an extensive outdoor area for the extracurricular activities of our students. The school’s interior is modernly equipped and mostly newly reconstructed. The classrooms are furnished with new or fairly new chairs and desks. The classrooms also include multimedia equipment with overhead projectors. Interactive boards and specialised laboratories, such as for language classes, are a commonplace. We also have our own gym on our school premises, which is also very well equipped.

Studying with no tuition fees and the scholarship

Studying with no tuition fees

We are a non-state secondary school for very well performing students who are interested in studying a general high school focused on languages and humanities. With regard to making education available and the membership in the PRIGO Group, the tuition fees are covered from the scholarship fund for all students without serious disciplinary offences who initiate their studies in the 2020/2021 school year based on the headmistress’ decision. Studying without tuition fees is guaranteed for the entire study period, even though standard tuition fees are around CZK 9 900 per month.

Scholarship

The PRIGO Scholarship Fund allows the provision of social and merit scholarships and the financing of tuition fees for individual students or alternatively the reduction or exemption of tuition fees for a particular field or a whole school within the PRIGO Group. It is also used to support project and civic activities of PRIGO pupils, students and teachers based on approved projects. The PRIGO Scholarship Fund also allows third parties outside the PRIGO Group to receive grant funds if the tender terms and conditions are met. The granting of scholarship funds is decided by the PRIGO Strategic Board (PSB).

The PRIGO High School provides merit and project scholarships. The merit scholarship is awarded to any pupil or student without serious disciplinary offences, in pursuance of the Scholarship Rules. The usual amount of merit scholarship ranges between CZK 500 – 2 000 per month. The project scholarship is awarded to any pupil or student who defends their scientific or another project and commits themselves to solve it. The usual project support is between CZK 10 000 and CZK 50 000 a year.

Interesting scholarships are also awarded for successfully representing our High School or when passing the school-leaving exam with honours.