Skovvangskolen is at public school offering primary and secondary education for children from age 6-16; Kindergarden-9th grade. The school has 540 students in 26 ordinary classes and 70 students in the schools 10 special classes, which is for students with low IQ and specific difficulties like ADHD. The school is located in Aarhus, which is the second biggest city in Denmark, with approx. 300.000 inhabitants. Aarhus is situated on the east coast of Jutland, and any other part of the country is within easy reach by public transport.
The school aims to develop its students both socially and academically in a close cooperation with the local youth clubs, where many of the students spend their afternoons. The school has a focus on building bonds between all of its students, so that everyone feels like a part of the community. To achieve this goal, the school is working with early intervention programs in cooperation with other local authorities, focus on language acquisition in the pedagogical practices and building a bridge to the labour market and further education for the students finishing their compulsory school.