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HLW KUFSTEIN – AUSTRIA

Our school is a Secondary College for Occupation in the Service Industry and Business. It lasts for five years and ends with the A-levels, 9th grade to 13th grade. There are about 550 students and 60 teachers. The main subjects are: Accountancy, English, German, French or Italian, Informatics, Cooking and Service, Mathematics.
In 11th grade you have to choose between three different main focuses: Media and informatics, Health and Nutrition and Spanish.
After graduation it’s possible to work straight away or studying at a university.
We also have another school type which lasts for three years.
Lessons start at 8:00 a.m. and end between 12:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Our school has a strict eye on Sustainability.
Therefore we received the Eco-label in autumn 2011. In 2005 it was marked as an UNESCO-school.
In the cooking-lessons, as well as at the student’s lunch, we try to use as many bio-products as possible and we only drink water from the mountains.