Seinäjoki Upper Secondary School

  • One of the biggest upper secondary schools in Finland providing general education for students from 15 to 19 years of age with separate evening classes for students of all ages.
  • Enrolment over 800 students
  • Teaching staff 59
  • Graduation requirement: 75 credits minimum; 45 compulsory and 30 elective
  • Graduation time: 2 - 4 years
  • National exam for graduating students (matriculation examination) in Finnish, Mathematics, Swedish, English, general studies and additional foreign languages
  • Individual study programs: students plan their own schedules based on the syllabus offering more than 1,000 courses during one academic year
  • Academic year: from early August till early June, the academic year is divided into six weeks’ periods of study
  • A member of the school Network Opinlakeus providing an opportunity to choose units from vocational institutes and other upper secondary schools
  • A coordinating school for provincial high school development network
  • A possibility to study some subjects in English and take international AS and A Level examinations
  • Evening classes with over 200 students
  • The advantages of being a big school: a large selection of course, plenty of specialisation courses
  • International connections: a host of twin schools, experience of running EU-funded projects, several ongoing projects supported by the National Board of Education
  • Preparing students for university studies and polytechnics (also know as universities of applied sciences)