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Flexible comprehensive education

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In flexible comprehensive education (JOPO), students learn both at school and at workplaces. On-the-job learning is an important part of the studies. The studies also incorporate excursions and school camps. In addition to teachers, the classes also have youth workers. The maximum class size is 10 students.

Applications to JOPO classes are primarily received in the spring term, in March, but va ...

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To whom and on what terms

Flexible comprehensive education is available for 7th to 9th graders aged 14 or older if it seems likely that they will not earn a comprehensive school certificate or they will not be able to enter secondary education. Applicants must have at least one year left of their comprehensive education.

Background information

Flexible basic education supports pupils in higher comprehensive school, or grades 7— 9, who are at risk of not obtaining a basic education certificate. Flexible basic education stresses learning by doing, the use of different learning environments and on-the-job learning.

Flexible basic education is organized by comprehensive schools in cooperation with municipal youth, social and health services and vocational institutions, general upper secondary schools and workshops for young people. The teaching is organised around groups of pupils.

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City of Helsinki

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Education Division, Helsinki
Text edited by: Education Division, Helsinki
Updated: 26/3/2023