Liceum ogólnokształcące [liˈt͡sɛum ɔˌɡulnɔkʂtau̯ˈt͡sɔnt͡sɛ] is an academic high school in the Polish educational system. They are attended by those who plan to further their academic education (i.e. attend university).
On completing the liceum, students take a final exam called a "matura" (or "maturity exam") which is an equivalent of to British A-Level. About 100 days before the exam the traditional "studniówka" (prom ball) is organized.
Liceums are attended by students aged from 16 to 19 or 21. There are several types:
- General Liceum (16-19)
- Specialized Liceum (16-19)
- Supplementary Liceum (18-21)
- "The Polish Education System - Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees". General Information. Workforce Plus. 2011. Retrieved November 30, 2012.
- Regarding the matura & studniówka (Polish)
- Education in Poland
- Technikum (Polish education)
- Bartłomiej Nowodworski High School, the oldest secondary school in Poland.
- Jan III Sobieski High School in Kraków