The Secondary School Modernisation Programme has three fundamental objectives:
1. To renovate and modernise the school buildings
, propagating a culture of learning, divulgation of knowledge and acquisition of skills by means of interventions aimed at:
correcting existing building/construction problems;
improving the conditions of habitability and environmental comfort, with particular emphasis on hygrothermics, acoustics, air quality, safety and accessibility;
adapting teaching and non-teaching spaces and modernising the respective equipment;
ensuring the flexibility and adaptability of the teaching and non-teaching spaces with a view to maximising their use and minimising future investments;
guaranteeing energy efficient buildings so as to reduce operating costs.
2. Opening the schools up to the community, placing the school back in the centre of the urban environments they are a part of, creating functional and safe conditions so that the buildings, during school or after-school hours, can be used by the local community for activities related with ongoing education/training (evening classes), cultural and social events and sport and recreation;
3. Creating an efficient and effective school building management system that guarantees, after the rehabilitation and modernisation operations, three conditions:
an effective and efficient response when isolated repair interventions are needed or in the planned conservation and upkeep interventions;
promoting correct use of the facilities and equipment through training and monitoring the users and making them accountable;
ensuring full use of the facilities.