National High School of Science Alvise Cornaro
Updated: Oct 15, 2021
In this chapter of my #Education, I deepen what I studied at high school and the certifications attained during that time: 2005 - 2011.
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
About the school
The national high school of science Alvise Cornaro is located in Padua (Italy).
It is a public school with high ceilings, long and wide hallways and large spaces. It also has a big yard where students can play many sports (tennis, volleyball, basketball and soccer).
Alvise Cornaro's curriculum can be compared to an American STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) high school with the difference that you also study Latin and other typical subjects of the Italian educational system.
A curriculum focused on math and IT
I attended for 6 years the experimental class called National Information Technology Plan which had a strong focus on math and IT. In addition to studying the standard educational program of a typical Italian science based high school, I had more hours of math applied to the computer science.
I graduated in 2011 and my final thesis was divided in two parts: the first part was about Gabriele D'Annunzio's woman conception and the second part deepened the philosophy of Nietzsche, especially his life vision related to Dionysus.
These two celebrities had influenced all my later cast of mind, above all the D'Annunzio-style vision of life, seen as a multitude of fleeing moments that deserved to be deeply lived with strong passion and emotional intensity. In fact, memento audere semper has become my motto and it always reminds me to dare in life and... in love:
Quella amerò. Ne le sue membra impure
io coglierò tutto il desìo terreno,
conoscerò tutto l'amor del mondo;
negli occhi suoi nembi di cose oscure
inseguirò; udrò sotto il suo seno
arido battere il suo cor profondo...
I'll love her. In her impure limbs
I'll seize all the earthly desires,
I'll know all the love of the world;
in her eyes, clouds of dark things
I'll chase; I'll hear beneath her breasts
her deep heart arid beating...
Poema paradisiaco, Pamphila - Gabriele D'Annunzio, 1893.
European Computer Driving Licence
During high school, I attained the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) in 2008 by AICA, the Italian Association for Information Technology.
This course trained me in the use of Microsoft Office Suite. I learned how to professionally use PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Access, Internet and Outlook.
I also learned the principles of computer science and new technologies.