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The Educational System of Valkeakoski. 20.10.2014. Educational System of Valkeakoski. Pre-primary Education. Administered by the day care department Takes place in primary schools Children enter pre-primary education the year they reach the age of 6

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pre primary education
Pre-primary Education
  • Administered by the day care department
  • Takes place in primary schools
  • Children enter pre-primary education the year they reach the age of 6
  • Organized within each of the six day care districts in Valkeakoski
  • 219 children participate during the 2005-2006 school year
basic education
Basic Education
  • Valkeakoski offers first-rate, uniform basic education governed by a municipality-specific curriculum
  • The municipality-specific curriculum is based on the national core curriculum and the Basic Education Act
  • Takes place in comprehensive schools
  • Valkeakoski has 12 comprehensive schools
    • nine schools for grades 1-6 (for 7-12 year olds)
    • three schools for grades 7-9 (for 13-15 year olds)
    • Number of students per school varies from 32 to 481
  • 2050 pupils during the 2005-2006 school year
  • 166 teachers (includes teachers in the upper secondary school)
  • Average group size 19
general upper secondary education
General Upper Secondary Education
  • The Valkeakoski upper secondary school is a regionally significant educational institution offering high quality educational services
  • Valkeakoski has one general upper secondary school for youth and one upper secondary school for adults
  • General upper secondary school for youth
    • for youth aged 16-19
    • scope of programme is 2-4 years
    • gradeless
    • special curriculum for mathematically gifted students with a yearly admission of 20 students
    • 325 students during the 2005-2006 school year
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General upper secondary school for adults
    • courses take place in the evenings
    • geared towards the adult population
    • offers the possibility to finish basic or upper secondary education
    • offers the possibility to take single courses in various subjects
    • offers upper secondary education also in prison
vocational education
Vocational Education
  • Valkeakoski Vocational Institute is a modern vocational school that offers first-rate education with clear focus on the needs of the economic life in the region.
  • about 800 students.
  • The scope of the study programme is three years
  • The four sectors of education provided by the school are
    • Technology and Transport
    • Tourism, Catering and Home Economics
    • Health and Social Services
    • Business and Administration
  • The students of the school also have an opportunity of choosing vocational studies leading to the matriculation examination.
  • The age of the students is 16 - 22 years.
  • Fields and qualifications of vocational educationBoth vocational and core subjects - such as Mathematics, Finnish, Swedish, English, Civics, Chemistry, Physics, ADP, Arts and Culture and Sports - are included in every program.
polytechnic
Polytechnic
  • Häme Polytechnic in Valkeakoski
    • Polytechnic qualifications for youth and adults: engineer (AMK), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
    • Specialized studies and further training for company employees as well as individuals
    • Research and development services for both the private and the public sectors and various organizations
    • Internationalization services for private sector companies (especially Europe and South-East Asia)
    • Intensive, diverse regional and international cooperation
    • Approximately 700 students