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History of Cygnaeus High School

Cygnaeus High School was founded in 1995 when the former high schools of Kesy, Kilpinen and Viitaniemi merged. The school was named after Uno Cygnaeus, the founder of the elementary school system in Finland. The number of students is approximately 600 and there are about 45 teachers in Cygnaeus High School.

In August 2006 we moved to a new modern school building providing the newest technology.
Since 1.8.2011 Cygnaeus-lukio has been part of Jyväskylä Educational Consortium.


System of studying in high schools

Teaching in high schools is organised into courses, each course consisting of 38 lessons. The school year is divided into six periods. Each section has a different study plan and concentrates on a selection of subjects. The studies consist of compulsory studies, advanced studies and applied studies. Every student must complete the compulsory studies (75 courses). Within the national guidelines, schools can draw up their own curriculum in which special emphasis may be given to certain subject areas. In Cygnaeus High School it is possible for the students to specialize in Music and Natural Sciences.

Assessment is based on aims defined in the curriculum. A student’s performance is assessed by the teacher at the end of each course. Results are expressed by marks 4 to 10 (fail - very good). At the end of the third year, students take the matriculation examination. The matriculation examination is assessed nationally, at the same time countrywide, by a committee appointed by the Ministry of Education. A separate certificate is given for passing the matriculation examination.