Upper-secondary specialised school

Specialised schools are cantonal upper-secondary schools that provide a combination of academic subjects and targeted preparation for enrolment in tertiary-level training in health care, teaching, social care and arts. Upon completion of the standard three-year programme, students are awarded a Specialised School Diploma and have the option of obtaining the Specialised Baccalaureate.

In order to obtain the Specialised Baccalaureate, students must:

  • Obtain the Specialised School Diploma upon completion of the three-year programme;
  • Complete a (graded) traineeship of between 12 and 40 weeks or general education courses, depending on the field of study;
  • Submit a final project for assessment and grading