The Roberto Marinho Foundation School includes students who dropped school or couldn’t develop their studies at the right age. Through the Telecurso methodology, students are able to complete elementary education in 24 months and high school in 18 months.
The school of the Roberto Marinho Foundation is currently present in seven locations: Jacaré and Manguinhos (Maria da Graça), Porto da Pedra (São Gonçalo), Santa Marta (Botafogo), Rio Comprido, Jacarepaguá and Maré.
The core Telecurso curriculum used nationwide is adapted to incorporate specific cultural characteristics of a given region where the program is implemented. Relating new information to students’ own experiences facilitates access to new content matter and enables students to take ownership of the learning process.
Over seven million students across Brazil have completed their primary and secondary education through Telecurso. Since 2001, the Telecurso curriculum has been used as a reference for the National Exam for Certification of Competencies for Young People and Adults (ENCCEJA, by its Portuguese acronym).