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Joutseno senior secondary school is an all-round institute with approximately 180 students and 20 teachers. Founded in 1955, it has maintained a high level of achievement. The average duration of studies is 3 years. The study year is divided into five periods, each of which ends with an exam week.
Joutseno senior secondary school is a goal-oriented institution with its students aiming at the national matriculation examination. Another main priority is to qualify our students to further studies. Independent work is part of the students’ studies, preparing them to autonomous approach to their curriculum.
In addition to academic success, we highlight good team spirit and supporting atmosphere among our students. Teachers and students have a warm, co-operative way of working together. Each student is offered individual support.
The students get their voices heard, in addition to direct contacts with the teachers, via their active student board. They organise annual theme days, such as initiation party for the first –graders and sport days. Being a relatively small unit, the students know each other fairly well.
We place special emphasis on the global context and sustainable development. In addition to environmental sustainability, we work on social sustainability and well-being. We have been a part of the Russia network of sustainable development. Other international projects include the PISA network with a German school, Cern project and virtual networks. The tools of social media offer various options for international contacts. Furthermore, our school is pioneering in metric standards in entrepreneurial skills education.
As a part of national forestry network, our school offers the possibility to connect academic studies to forestry. This is done in co-operation with neighbouring forestry clusters. We also belong to the regional network of virtual courses offered by Saimaa network of learning. Those actively training a sport can spend three lessons a week on their practice.