The Second Economics School
The Second Economics School was founded in 1939. Since 1957 it has been situated at Gospodara Vučića Street, No. 50. In terms of the number of students and classes it is the largest secondary economics school in Serbia. There are 140 teaching and non-teaching staff employed at the School.
In the 2020/21 school year, there were 1207 students enrolled at the School, divided into 40 classes and attending subjects in three courses: economics technician, business administrator and financial administrator.
There are 24 general purpose and 12 specialized classrooms at the School. Subjects that are conducted in the specialized classrooms are: Statistics, Entrepreneurship, Office Administration, Financial Accounting Training, Business Correspondence, Business Informatics, Accounting, Computing Science and Informatics, Business Administration Training. In addition to regular students, every school year the School also enrolls non-regular students in the retraining and additional training programs.
School’s Mission – The School and its teaching staff provide students with high-quality and up-to-date knowledge in the fields of economy and administration, which prepares them for performing professional work and enables them to develop themselves through their future education.
School’s Vision – We wish to become a vocational school recognized for the quality of its work, a school which will be part of current trends and which will, strengthened by competent staff, educate students who will be successful and respected workers and experts in the fields of economy and administration.
A number of students with learning disabilities and from vulnerable groups are enrolled at the School as part of the inclusive education program.
The School has adequate facilities for other activities: a library, sports field, gymnasium, balloon sports hall, staff room, meeting room, parents’ reception room, an office for the Pedagogical-Psychological Service and administrative offices.
The School makes efforts to establish successful cooperation with numerous institutions and organizations from the governmental and non-governmental sectors for the purpose of improving its educational performance. The result of this cooperation are numerous projects that have already been conducted or are being conducted at the moment. Projects that are being conducted at present are: “School without Violence, Prevention of Gender-Based Violence”, a project by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, the Crime Prevention Unit and UNICEF; Peer Mediation; Case Studies – Business Challenges, Future Leaders’ Program; INTERNEST; Workshops for the Development of Social Competencies and Creativity. Some of the projects have international significance:
Ekonomijada (cooperation, learning and socializing between students and teachers of economics schools from the former Yugoslav republics)
Knowledge Transfer (a project by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Municipality of Voždovac and the Society “Far East”. As part of the project, students will have an opportunity to visit China and to study Chinese as an elective subject as of the 2015/16 school year.
The students of the Second Economics School regularly participate at the Fair of Virtual Companies and the Education Fair as well as in humanitarian aid activities and numerous economics and sports competitions. They have obtained a large number of individual and team awards.
There are numerous clubs and extra-curriculum activities at the School: a drama club, journalism club, choir, art club, civil education club, sociology club, marketing club, students’ company, and virtual companies. Students’ Parliament has a significant role in school life.
As part of the School’s self-evaluation process, the quality of the School Program and Annual Work Program and Ethos have been assessed as excellent; Students’ Educational Achievements, Students’ Support, Work Organization and Management as good, while the quality of Teaching and Learning has been assessed as satisfactory.