Malakoff Upper Secondary School is a state run school with about 1000 students and 150 teachers, and offers both general academic studies and vocational training. The vocational departments are: health care, mechanics, electronics, building constructions. The academic department comprises 5 classes at each of the three levels the institution has.
After each year they have to pass one or more exams. When they graduate from Malakoff they can apply for further studies at Norwegian universities or studies abroad.
The students are between 16 and 19 years old. The students have many different ethnic backgrounds and the institution is proud of the cultural and linguistic diversity in the school. More than 30 different languages can be heard spoken at Malakoff and this year the school does have students from about 40 different ethnical backgrounds.
Malakoff is an ELOS-school that means the learning outcomes for students describe dimensions that come into play when students participate in a Europe-related context. It is about preparing young people for a future in a society in which European integration and globalisation are a reality.