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Özel Çag Lisesi

Address:

Adana-Mersin Kayayolu Uzeri 33800, Yenice, Tarsus, Mersin, Turkey

Tel: (+90) 324 651 3386-9

Fax: (+90) 324 651 3603/2055

cag@cag.edu.tr

www.cag.edu.tr

School Summary:

National curricula.

500 students, 6-17 yrs.

Çag College was founded by Mr A Yasar Baybogan in 1986. It is located on a 125-acre site on a main road between the cities of Adana and Mersin near to the ancient town of Tarsus. It is a private co-educational day school and exists to serve students aged 6-17. The school term is based upon three terms from September to mid-June.

The programme at Özel Çag Lisesi is based on the national curriculum. In mathematics and science lessons the instruction is in English. A prep year of English language is followed by a three-year high school programme. The German preparation year is after grade 8 but it is not compulsory. There is an extra academic programme to prepare students for university entrance examinations and UCLES.

Each year the English, maths and science courses are offered on Saturdays, from September to June. In addition, students are privately prepared for UCLES, international EFL and young learners examinations (each year at least 110 students take these exams). From grade one to grade eleven English is taught by native-speaker and Turkish English teachers.

The Student Council at Özel Çag Lisesi plans some of the social activities. There is a wide variety of club activities, along with a varied sports programme. The school aims to develop skills and moral values, so theatrical shows performed by students in Turkish and English at the end of each year and there are performances throughout the year. Theatrical shows performed by students in grades 6-9 are prepared in three languages. Students enjoy piano and violin recitals, conferences, full-day excursions, poetry days, literature days, debates, knowledge competitions and outings and summer visits to England. They are also involved with service projects with local villages, an almshouse and an orphanage. Folk-dancing and modern dancing lessons are also offered to students.

From year one to eleven a multi-media system is used in most of the classrooms at Özel Çag Lisesi. The school's facilities include four science laboratories, a 35-student computer lab, an Internet-linked library, video rooms, a multi-purpose room, an indoor gymnasium, music and art rooms, a theatre hall seating over 300 equipped with LCD projection display, tennis and basketball courts, playing fields, an 800-seat dining hall and a football pitch.

Admission to Özel Çag Lisesi is based on admission tests for grade one to eight, for high school through the national entrance examination.

Academic, personal and social development are all the basic aims of the Özel Çag Lisesi's educational programme. Parents are strongly encouraged to be involved with their children's education.