Arges is a county of Romania, in Wallachia, with the capital city at Pitesti. This county has a total area of 6,862 km². In the north side there are the mountains, from the Southern Carphatians group – the F ă g ă ra Mountains with Moldoveanu Peak (2,544 m), Negoiu Peak (2,535 m) and Vân ă toarea lui Buteanu peak (2,508 m) towering the region, and in the North-East part the Leaot ă Mountains. Between them there is a pass towards Braşov, the Ruc ă r-Bran Passage. The heights decrease, and in the center there are the sub-carpathian hills, with heights around 800 m, crossed with very deep valleys. In the south there is the northern part of the Romanian Plain. The main river that crosses the county is the Arge River.
The main tourist destinations are: The city of Piteşti The city of Curtea de Argeş, where one of the most well known monasteries in Romania is located The Câmpulung – Ruc ă r area The F ă g ă raş Mountains – the Transf ă g ă r ă şan The Leaota Mountains The Poienari Castle The Cotmeana monastery.
Cotmeana Monastery is the oldest in Wallachia. Initially, it was built by Radu I, ruler of Wallachia (1377- 1389), then the church was restored by Mircea the Old (1386-1418) between 1387-1389, being an excellent place of stopover on the way from Pitesti to Cozia Monastery. It became one of the important foundation of the voievode Mircea the Old.
Poienari Castle, notable for its connection to Vlad III the Impaler.
The Cathedral of Curtea de Arge (early 16th century) is a church in Curtea de Arge, Romania, located in the grounds of a monastery. It is dedicated to Saint Nicholas.
Făgăraș Mountains are the highest mountains of the Southern Carpathians, in Romania. The highest peaks are Moldoveanu (2544 m), Negoiu (2535 m), Viștea Mare (2527 m), Lespezi (2522 m),Vânătoarea lui Buteanu (2507 m), and Dara (2501 m).
The Transf ă g ă r ă an, also known as Ceauescu's folly is the second-highest paved road in Romania, and considered by some to be the most dramatic The road connects the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia, and the cities of Sibiu and Piteti.
The Leaota Mountains are located in central Romania, north of the city Târgovişte. They are part of the Southern Carpathians group of the Carpathia Mountains, and have as neighbours the Bucegi Mountains to the east and Piatra Craiului to the west. The 2,133 meters high pyramidal Leaota peak raises in a superb land of dense fir forests, wild animals, few wanderer shepherds, and almost no tourists.
Liceul Tehnologic Costesti is the most important high-school in the south-east of the Arges county and includes the following classes: mechanics, echological agriculture, transports,commerce.
Didactic Staff - 44 Tenured: 27 Qualified Substitutes : 17 With I-st degree: 21 With II-nd degree: 13 With definitive degree :6 Debutants : 4 Students : 587 HighSchool classes: 18 Vocational classes: 4 Post high- school : 2 HUMAN RESOURCES
20 classrooms, many of them endouded with modern teching equipements and presentation tools; 2 Informatics Labs with performant computers and internet accesss; 1 Chemistry Lab; 1Physics Lab; 1 Biology Lab; 1Transport Lab ; 1Religion Cabinet ; Library; Psichology Cabinet; MATERIAL RESOURCES
In Romania the school programme includes 35-36 weeks per year. There are 20-30 hours of different subjects in a week, depending on the level of education. At the primary level there are 20-25 hours per week and the pupils are studying Romanian Language(5-7), English(1-2), Mathematics(4-6), Nature Sciences(1), Arts(2) and Physical Education(2). At the secondary and lyceum upper levels there are 26-30 hours per week and the students are learning Romanian Language(4), English(2) and French(2), Mathematics(4), Sciences(2-6), Informatics(1-4), History(1-2), Geography(1-2), Arts(2),Physical Education(1-2)and other subjects according to the classes profile. The scool curriculum containes also attractive optional subject
THE HEADMASTER The headmaster is subordinate to the County School Inspectorate, represented by the General School Inspector. Headmasters job descriptions and evaluation sheet is prepared by the School Inspectorate; Obs. According to The new Education Law which will be approved soon by The Romanian Parliament,the headmaster will be hired by The School Administration Council of whom members will be representatives of The Local Council and of The Representative Parents Council. Representing the school in dealings with other persons and legal entities; The head of the school has the right of guidance and control over all personnel employed by school; The headmaster is the president of The Administration Council and of The Teachers Council to whom he has to present semestrial and annual reports;
Authors: Tudosoiu Dumitru – Deputy General Inspector of Arges County School Inspectorate Nicolae Gherghina – Headmistress of Liceul Tehnologic Costesti Canuta Constantin – Coordinator of Comenius Project, teacher of Liceul Tehnologic Costesti Dragomir Diana- Oana - Teacher of Liceul Tehnologic Costesti Popa Nicolae Paul- Student of Liceul Tehnologic Costesti