The common objective of the education programmes is to prepare young people for higher education, and in that connection ensure that they acquire general education, knowledge and competences.
Stx, hhx and htx take three years to complete and admit young people who have completed nine years of basic school. Hf takes two years.
The focus in the stx programme is on general education and general study preparation.
The emphasis in the HF programme is on both the theoretical and the practical.
The emphasis in the HTX programme is on subjects within the technics and natural sciences.
The emphasis in the HHX programme is on vocational perspectives.