Registration for attendance at an evening grammar school Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Here you will find information on admission to an evening grammar school as well as on special features of the type of school.

Das Abendgymnasium ist eine Einrichtung des Zweiten Bildungsweges. Es bietet Ihnen als erwachsenem Studierenden mit Berufserfahrung die Möglichkeit, nach einem dreijährigen Bildungsgang die allgemeine Hochschulreife (Abitur) zu erwerben. Sie durchlaufen eine einjährige Einführungsphase im Klassenverband und eine zweijährige Qualifikationsphase im Kurssystem.

Am Abendgymnasium wird Ihnen ein hohes Maß an Allgemeinbildung vermittelt, Sie werden gezielt auf ein Hochschulstudium vorbereitet. Mit dem Erwerb des höchsten deutschen Schulabschlusses geht eine persönliche Weiterentwicklung einher, die für Sie neben dem Abschluss eine wichtige Voraussetzung für das berufliche Weiterkommen darstellt.

Das Abendgymnasium ist für Sie eine richtige Wahl, wenn Sie Ihre aktuelle Berufstätigkeit (noch) nicht ganz aufgeben wollen oder können. Der Unterricht findet in der Regel an fünf Wochentagen am Abend und an zwei Standorten auch am Vormittag statt.

Alternativ wird das Modell "Abitur-online" angeboten. Darin ist der Unterricht je zur Hälfte in "Präsenzphasen" (zwei bis drei Wochentage in der Schule) und in "Distanzphasen" (begleitetes Lernen zu Hause am PC mithilfe einer internetgestützten Lernplattform) organisiert.

With the application for admission, you must submit the following documents:

  • a CURRICULUM VITAE with photograph,
  • another photo for the student ID,
  • a certified copy of the final or leaving certificate of the last general education school (e.B. Realschule) and, if applicable, a vocational school,
  • certified copies of a vocational qualification certificate after successful training or other certificates of at least two years of employment,
  • a certificate of your current professional activity.

Forms for applying for admission can be found on the websites of the evening grammar schools.

Preconditions

To be admitted to the evening grammar school, you must meet the following requirements:

  • They reach the age of 19 in the first half of the school year in which admission takes place.
  • You have obtained the lower secondary school leaving certificate I Realschulabschluss or an equivalent qualification.
  • You can prove that you have completed vocational training or a regular professional activity of at least two years. The periods of a total of 24 months of full-time employment do not have to be contiguous and can also be calculated from part-time employment periods. Periods of housekeeping, voluntary service and downtime (unemployment) can also be recognised.
  • You have not tried a high school exam more than once even in another federal state without success.
  • You are currently in gainful employment or are registered as unemployed with the Federal Employment Agency.

Related Links

  • Ordinance on the Abendgymnasium and the Kolleg (VO-AK)
  • - Ordinance on the degrees in the upper secondary school, in the vocational grammar school, in the evening grammar school and in the college (AVO-GOBAK):
  • You apply directly to your chosen evening grammar school and prove with the necessary documents that you meet the requirements (see above). After the first contact, there is usually a consultation with the school management.
  • With a lower secondary school leaving certificate, you must first take part in a one-year preliminary course, which starts on 1 February and includes 14 hours of evening lessons per week on usually three weekdays. Upon successful completion, you will be accepted into the introductory phase. Upon successful completion of the introductory phase, you will acquire the Advanced Secondary School Leaving Certificate I and will be transferred to the qualification phase.
  • With the Advanced Secondary Education I acquired in the first educational path, you can be directly admitted to the qualification phase.
  • With a Fachhochschulreife, you can also enter the qualification phase directly, provided that you can prove sufficient knowledge of a second foreign language.

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Last update or date of publication
14.04.2021