Verkmenntaskólinn á Akureyri

Akureyri Comprehensive College.     Verkmenntaskólinn á Akureyri, VMA Contacting VMA:    Contacts: Principal.   (skólameistari)Hjalti Jón Sveinsson   

VMA Introduction

Akureyri Comprehensive College.    
Verkmenntaskólinn á Akureyri, VMA

Contacting VMA:   

Contacts:

Principal.   (skólameistari)
Hjalti Jón Sveinsson    hjalti@vma.is 

Assistant principal.   (aðstoðarskólameistari)
Sigríður Huld Jónsdóttir   huld@vma.is 

Course directors.     (áfangastjórar)
Benedikt Barðason   bensi@vma.is
Sigurður Hlynur Sigurðsson shs@vma.is
Garðar Lárusson    gardar@vma.is 

Student counsellors. (námsráðgjafi) 
Ásdís Birgisdóttir   disa@vma.is 
Svava Hrönn Magnúsdóttir svava@vma.is 
Hjalti Jónsson   (sálfræðingur   psychologist)  hjonsson@vma.is
Emilía Baldursdóttir    emilia@vma.is
Hannesína Scheving (skólahjúkrunarfræðingur  school nurse)  hannesina@vma.is

Quality manager.  (Gæðastjóri) 
Hrafnhildur S Sigurgeirsdóttir   hrabba@vma.is

Project manager, curriculum design.  (verkefnastjóri námskrár) 
Anna María Jónsdóttir   shs@vma.is

Website: www.vma.is 
Information about Akureyri for visitors 

Srpsko hrvatskom    Polski     Pусский

Tel:   (+354) 464 0300    
E-mail:      vma@vma.is

Please feel free to contact us and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Office director.  (Skrifstofustjóri)  
Björk Guðmundsdóttir  bjork@vma.is 

International projects. 
VMA works with schools and other partners on international projects. 
International coordinator.   (verkefnastjóri erlendra samskipta)
Jóhannes Árnason jarn@vma.is
Annette de Vink      annette@vma.is 

Library. Head librarian.  (Bókasafn. Bókavörður.)
Sigríður Sigurðardóttir     sirry@vma.is

Click here for basic practical information for students and families;  attendance, reporting sickness, dropping courses, minimum requirements, email, exams, selecting study for next semester, etc.  (.pdf)


Directors of study for different study lines.    (Kennslustjórar)

Ragnheiður Björk Þórsdóttir  
Art studies
  (Listnám)

Baldvin B Ringsted     
Technical studies
 (Iðnnám og vélstjórn)

Harpa Jörundardóttir  
General skills
  (Almennar brautir)

Ingimar Árnason 
Distance education
 (Fjarnám)

Ómar Kristinsson  
Science, assistant nursing, cooking, sports science.
  
(Náttúrufr.br., sjúkraliða- matvæla- og íþróttabraut)
(Borghildur F Blöndal in a study leave)

Jónas Jónsson 
Social science, business line.
  (Félagsfræðabraut, viðskiptanám)

Ragnheiður Gunnbjörnsdóttir 
Special education
 
(Starfsbrautir, sérhæft nám fyrir nemendur sem þurfa einstaklingsmiðað nám.)

Breaking the language barrier

VMA offers assistance to foreign students and students whose first language is not Icelandic.

  • Svava Hrönn Magnúsdóttir, student counselor, serves as a special adviser to foreign students. Interpreters are available for attending meetings with non-Icelandic speaking students and parents,
  • VMA has diverse multicultural teaching and support staff allowing students to find assistance in understanding how the school works and how to seek help.
  • As often as possible, VMA strives to have basic information available in foreign languages.

Individual needs:

  • VMA takes pride in trying to meet the needs of all students.
  • Students and parents are encouraged to contact VMA if they wish the school to take into consideration any special circumstances.
  • Students are likewise encouraged to contact VMA should they wish to accelerate their studies.
  • Students living outside Akureyri can rent a room in the dormitory which is located close to VMA and serves both VMA as well as The Akureyri Junior College (MA, an academic college).

Brief history of VMA.

VMA was founded in 1984 by the merging of institutions that offered programmes in trades, mechanics, household studies and additional studies after 10th grade.   During the first school year VMA had 780 students, however recent years have seen that number increase to over 1200. In addition, each year VMA has 300 - 500 students using distance learning for their studies.

The current number of staff at the school is almost 200.

VMA is a comprehensive college offering academic and vocational studies:

Verkmenntaskólinn á Akureyri

Hringteig 2
600 Akureyri
Sími 464 0300 / Fax 464 0301
Kt. 531083-0759
vma@vma.is

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