Upper Secondary School of Chemistry (SPSCH) is a state school established in 1953. It offers education in these study programmes:
- Applied Chemistry with specializations in Analytical Chemistry, Chemical-pharmaceutical Production, Pharmaceutical Substancies, and Analyses of Chemical and Biological Materials.
- Fire Protection
- Safety and Legal Studies.
It also offers two vocational programmes: Hairdresser and Chemist.
At present it has almost 1000 students, 500 of which in chemical studies. There are 130 employees, 80 of them beeing teachers.
The school is situated in the region with highly developed chemical and electrotechnical industry. Industry is continuously searching for new skilled workers
One of its priorities is cooperation with social partners. Among the most important belong Synthesia a.s., SYNPO a.s., University of Pardubice, Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic, Population Protection Institute.
Since 2012 the school has been a member of the net CREDCHEM Network and participates in implementation of European credit system in vocational education and training – ECVET for a chemistry sector. Within the project TraWi (LdV Tranfer of Innovation) the school collaborates with partner schools and their social partners in Germany and Poland on problem-based learning and its implementation into teaching.
The school is a center of lifelong learning and creates new study programmes for adults. It has the right to use the logo of Responsible Care which is an international recognition for responsible behaviour in chemistry. The school has implemented the quality management system ISO 9001:2008. The teaching staff is of the high quality with also lots of experiences with managing and working in national and international projects. The school has excellent conditions for teaching in newly rebuilt classes and labs.