Pyhäjoen Lukio (Pyhäjoki Upper Secondary School) has an entrepreneurial profile although the curriculum follows the national approach. The school is relatively small - only about a hundred students and twelve teachers - but it has an active role in the community through the preparation and distribution of the local paper. The school's main aim is to educate by offering the students possibilities in learning by doing and challenging their own learning strategies. Writing newspaper articles, designing and marketing advertisements, and producing the layout of the weekly newspaper is a part of the school curriculum. It works as a recruitment tool for the wider regional area for future students. The entrepreneurial spirit is also evident in the organization of the annual Autumn Fair - Messut - in September. It is entirely prepared and managed by second-year students and visited by around 1,500 people annually.
We have fairly defined seasons in Finland. Although the Baltic Sea warms the coastal climate, the winters are dark and cold with the lowest temperatures at - 25 Celsius. The spring and autumn temperatures vary between -5 and + 15. The summer is temperate with long hours of sunlight.
Pyhäjoki lies about 100 kilometers from Oulu and the nearest airport. It takes approximately an hour to drive from Oulu to Pyhäjoki.
The center of Pyhäjoki is very compact with the health center, restaurants, food stores, and accommodations within a walking distance of the school.
Study line: -General line
You do not need to choose your study lines in Pyhäjoen lukio when you apply. As a student, however, you can specialize in natural sciences as we provide extra courses in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry or Media as we provide courses in newspapers layout design and video streaming. We also offer a driver's license as a part of the school curriculum.
There is a lot of emphasis on international cooperation and possibilities to travel within the Erasmus+ system and the Physics group makes a yearly study trip to an advanced scientific central either in Lund, Hamburg, or Geneva.
Pyhäjoen lukio (Pyhäjoki Upper Secondary School) has an entrepreneurial profile although the curriculum follows the national approach. The entrepreneurial spirit is also evident in the organization of the annual Autumn Fair - Messut. Writing newspaper articles, designing and marketing advertisements, and producing the actual layout of the weekly newspaper is a part of the school curriculum. We provide several extra courses in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry and also newspaper layout design and video streaming. We also offer a driver's license as a part of the school curriculum.
The rents in Pyhäjoki for an apartment are about 300 euros to 500 euros.
We offer free tuition, a laptop, a school lunch from Monday to Friday, and free health care. The students use predominantly digitized materials and exams. We also have tutoring available, especially for first-year students.
There are small rental flats available and larger apartments are available to share.
There is a special needs teacher to help with any study-related problems.
We have a special orientation program for all the new students during the first 8 weeks. We have a tutoring group of students to help incomers. There is an international club meeting each week.
We currently offer several possibilities for international study via Erasmus+ cooperation. These consist of either group mobilities or individual mobilities in several European countries.
The nearest university is Oulu University. We have several cooperation projects with them, especially in the natural sciences