Welcome to
Hronov Vocational and Secondary School of Hospitality and
                                   Travel Industry, Ltd.

School Overview in English
(Selection from www.hshronov.cz)

Střední škola hotelnictví a podnikání SČMSD, Hronov, s. r. o., is:
- a private secondary school, which belongs to the Federation of Czech And Moravian Consumer´s Cooperatives (SČMSD).
- a school of gastronomy, hotel and travel industry and business, equipped for both theoretical and practical education.
- accredited by the Ministry of Education, registered by the Regional Department of Education in Hradec Králové
  (KS Hradec Králové, odd. C, vl. 3553) and enroled in the net of the private schools under ID 48153281.
- a school that educates specialists in every profession included in hospitality services.
- an active member of the Association of Cooks And Confectioners, the National Federation of Hotels And Restaurants
  of CR, the Society Branka.

The acquired education is equal to the education received at a state secondary school, the graduates can apply for any college or university, higher professional school or enter a job.

Střední škola hotelnictví a podnikání SČMSD, Hronov, s. r. o.,
Čapkova 193, 549 31 Hronov, Czech Republic

The Principal: Mgr. Štěpánka Thérová

Since 1 September 2005, the school has had its separate workplace with two classes in Vrchlabí: Komenského 616, 543 01 Vrchlabí

Our Credo:
to contribute to the success of the students by providing them with superior teaching, excellent motivation, first-rate equipment and its continuous modernization.

Our Aim:
to prepare versatile, skilled and well informed workers for one of the most significant sectors of the Czech economy - the hospitality and travel industry.

The Components of the School
The Vocational School (Střední odborné učiliště)
- The Secondary School (Střední odborná škola)
- The Student Hostel (Domov mládeže)
- The School Canteen (Školní jídelna)

The Workplaces of the School
The Main Building - 193 Čapkova street, Hronov
The Branch in Vrchlabí - (Hotelová škola Vrchlabí), 616 Komenského st., Vrchlabí
The Fast Food Bar "Behind the School" - (Občerstvení za školou) - 912 Palackého st., Hronov
The Student Hostel - 409 Na Chocholouši st., Hronov
The Bakery " Near the Hotel School" (Pekařství "U Hotelovky") - 287 Čapkova st., Hronov
The Jirásek´s Chalet - restaurant and accomodation (Jiráskova turistická chata) - 71 Dobrošov (A chalet with a view-tower situated above the town of Náchod)

The open days for public
Wednesdays in Hronov, after an agreement on the phone (0042 602 642 670) in Vrchlabí,
but the guests interested in our school are welcome at any time

School Programs
Private 3 - year coeducational boarding and day vocational school
Programs Offered:
    Innkeeper (4-year course)
    Shop Assistant - General Merchandise
There is no fee (if the students apply for our school in the first run of the admission process).

Final Examination: craftsmen´s certificate.

Private 4 - year coeducational boarding and day secondary school
Programs Offered:
    Hotel Industry and Tourism
    Management of Tourism and Services
    Business Academy
    Travel Industry
Tuition Fees:
    Day Student Tuition: 1,230 Czech Crowns a month
    Tuition and 5-day Room/Full Board: 1,230 CZK a month and 53.50 CZK a day
    financial aid available: social and merit scholarships

School leaving Examination: leading to a certificate corresponding to the English GCE A level (Czech Language and Literature, Maths or Foreign Language, Professional Subjects).

Enter Requirements
The above listed secondary and vocational school programs are determined for the children who have finished primary school. The applicants are evaluated on the basis of
a) their previous school reports
b) the enter interview.
The applicants with the average standing 1.5 and better are have priority. The medical confirmation of the applicant´s ability to perform the profession is required.

The Contract
The parents (or other legal advisers) or the adult students and apprentices accepted contract a written agreement with the school about the rights and duties of the student during his or her studies.

Extension programs
- 2-year day course - Public Boarding, Enterpreneur
  Adult education: 3-year day release course for employed adults - Public Boarding, Enterpreneur
  both for the students who have finished a vocational school and want to sit for the leaving examination and acquire
  the full secondary education
- Retraining schemes to get crafstmen´s certificate
- Retraining schemes to get another specialization after passing the school leaving examination in different type of
  secondary school
- Bartender course.

Practical Placement, Competitions, Student Exchange Programs
Apart from the school´s canteen, restaurant, kitchen and reception desk, the students get practical experience in first-rate hotels, restaurants, travel agencies and other business entities of travel industry and at schools abroad our school has a partnership with. Our students can undergo a part of their practical education in Slovakia, Finland, Scotland and Germany. A cooperation with Greece and Italy has begun to develop, too.

The concractual workplaces in CR where our students get practical experience:

HOTEL HAVEL Rychnov n. Kněžnou Staré náměstí 61, 516 01 Rychnov n. Kněžnou
HOTEL ARNIKA Špindlerův Mlýn Labská 111, 543 51 Špindlerův Mlýn
HOTEL AURUM  Špindlerův Mlýn 543 44 Černý důl
HOTEL BEDŘIŠKA Špindlerův Mlýn Lesní 50, 543 51  Špindlerův Mlýn - Bedřichov
HOTEL HORAL Špindlerův Mlýn Svatopetrská 280, 543 51 Špindlerův Mlýn
HOTEL HARMONY Špindlerův Mlýn Bedřichov 106, 543 31 Špindlerův Mlýn
HOTEL HORIZONT Pec pod Sněžkou Malá Pláň 141, 542 21 Pec pod Sněžkou
HOTEL ČECHIE Praha U Sluncové 618, 186 00 Praha 8
HOTEL JAVOR Dolní Adršpach Dolní Adršpach 10, 549 57
HOTEL BONATO Náchod Lázeňská 102, 547 01 Náchod
RESTAURACE ODAS Náchod Karlovo náměstí 1999, 547 01 Náchod
MĚSTSKÉ MUZEUM Nové Město nad Metují Na Zadomí 1226, 549 01 Nové Město nad Metují
INFORMAČNÍ A CESTOVNÍ CENTRUM Náchod Kamenice 144, 547 01 Náchod
CESTOVNÍ KANCELÁŘ KLÍČ Trutnov Havlíčkova 7, 541 01 Trutnov
INFORMAČNÍ CENTRUM Hronov nám. Čs. armády 500, 549 31 Hronov

The school library subscribes a number of professional magazines of study-related branches (gastronomy, travel industry, economy, management, humanities).
The school is one of the three Czech secondary gastronomy schools to be realizing Phare VET projects.
The school organizes Gastrosalon Hronov and Festival of Hotel Schools, that are the biggest shows and contests held by one school. It also holds Saint Lawrence´s Day (in the cooperation with the Cultural and Information Centre of Hronov) which is a public event full of exhibitions, competitions, good food and entertainment connected with gastronomy and its patron St. Lawrence.
The students of the school often succeed in inland or external competitions (Gastro Brno, Hradec Králové, Salzburg, Helsinki, Basle), some of the graduates are members of the Czech national gastronomical representation team.

Student Body
- over 400 apprentices and students
- Boarding students: over 100
- Day students: over 300

Student Parliament
is formed by the representatives of each class and has regular meetings with the principal.

School Dress
The school requires profession-related clothes. The boys have to wear trousers, a shirt and a tie. The girls have to wear a blouse and trousers or a skirt. Jeans, piercing, boys´ earrings and boys´ long hair is forbidden.

School Council
which is an advisory and auditing body, has 6 members elected from the deputies of the teachers, parents and town councillors.

The main part of the school is situated in Hronov, approximately 8 kilometres north of the county town of Náchod in an attractive hilly area of the northern part of East Bohemia, 45 kilometres north of Hradec Králové, one of the largest and most beautiful district towns in the Czech Republic.The school is well serviced by train and bus routes, less than 3 hours´driving distance from Prague. The area provides excellent opportunities for hiking, biking, canoeing, climbing and winter skiing.

The second building with parallel classes in the town of Vrchlabí is situated in the environment of the highest mountains of the Czech Republic, The Giant Mountains (Krkonoše).

The Jirasek´s Chalet view of Náchod, the border mountains (border with Poland) and the Dam Rozkoš nearby.

Your comments and questions are invited. If you would like to have other information attached to this site, please let us know. Send e-mail to skola@hshronov.cz