Breidholt College

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Breidholt College
Fjölbrautaskólinn í Breiðholti
Address
Austurberg 5, IS-111
Reykjavík, Iceland
Information
Established 1975
Headteacher Guðrún Hrefna Guðmundsdóttir
Age range 16 - 20
Enrollment ~2800 (dayschool + evening classes + summer school)
Campus size ~ 26.000 m2
Slogan Lykill að framtíðinni
Website

Breidholt College (Icelandic: Fjölbrautaskólinn í Breiðholti) is an Icelandic gymnasium. Founded in 1975, the school currently has a student population of around 2800 people divided between about 1600 students in morning classes and about 500 students in evening classes and about 700 students in summer school. The school is known for offering multiple educational "paths" which has led to some calling it a rounded collection of schools in the same building. All in all there are 27 paths one can take, including fine arts, cosmetology, nursing, media studies and athletics. The school follows a unit system. While it is possible to graduate specializing in a certain path in one or two years, 140 units are needed to obtain a Matriculation Examination which takes on average about four years. Obtaining a Matriculation Examination is possible from all paths.

Student life[edit]

The school's student union (Nemendafélag Fjölbrautaskólans í Breiðholti commonly abbreviated as NFB) is responsible for organizing the school's social life including dances and various other activities.

"Ghetto Week"[edit]

Once a year the school organises a week celebrating rap music and hip-hop culture, the celebration is intended as an ironic reference to the Breiðholt-neighborhood where the school is located often being referred to as a 'ghetto' in a derogatory manner.

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Coordinates: 64°06′21.61″N 21°49′07.42″W / 64.1060028°N 21.8187278°W / 64.1060028; -21.8187278