With the goal of providing equal educational opportunities in rural Andhra, the government-recognized BCT Residential high school operates by providing holistic education. Established in 1995, the BCT Residential Model High school operates in a unique model. A few salient features of the school and the way in which it conducts operations are as under.
Following the state syllabus, the school is organised as per government rules and regulations. Implementing progressive methods of study, the progress of students is identified and registered with special focus given to those with learning deficiencies. Additionally, the school operates on a model of learning-centers instead of classrooms.
Each learning center is allotted a specific subject, and is equipped with relevant reference material. The teacher of that subject is available in the center. Materials like text books, reference books, note books and self-evaluation books are available here, thus reducing the burden on children to carry books. Each learning center also has practice-blackboards for students to work out problems on the board, thus reducing paper-wastage. Keeping up with the times, students also learn computer skills, and are made adept in MS Office suite, MS Paint, Notepad and HTML while their skills in typing speed and hardware are focused on as well.
Along with academic education that follows the state syllabus, vocational education is imparted through five skills. Learning to spin the charkha is a mandatory skill along with agriculture where they learn about preparing seedlings, growing vegetables, preparing cattle feed etc. The children get to choose from other optional skills like tailoring, embroidery and electrical skills.
The school regularly conducts social animation, whereby children visit villages to inspire villagers towards change. Children are trained in five forms of folk dance, and learn to enact street plays on social topics and interact with villagers. They also participate in cultural events, sports activities and other events at mandal and district levels.
With the school building and hostels constructed by the Infosys fund in the years 2011 and 2018 respectively, separate hostel facilities are provided for boys and girls. Each of the hostel rooms are equipped with bunk beds and study tables. The school also has a computer training center, library and science laboratory.
Statistics about SSC passed students from the school indicate that a growing number of students are opting for technical employment and general employment. A good percentage is also taking up higher studies through intermediate courses and Polytechnic as well.