28 students completed the first academic year at the Dubna Yandex.Lyceum. Dubna joined the Yandex.Lyceum project in 2019. The start of the programme was preceded by the joint work of Yandex, the Physics and Mathematics Open Classroom of Dubna, Lyceum No.6 and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.

The educational programme is designed for two academic years. School children who have mastered it obtain the knowledge and skills sufficient to work as interns or junior developers.

During the first year of study, children learn the basics of Python, a modern programming language that is highly demanded in IT companies as well as in the sphere of science. Training at the Yandex.Lyceum requires lots of efforts from its students. Since March, all lessons have been held remotely which increased the workload for students and teachers. The Yandex.Lyceum quickly adapted to e-learning: the first-year curriculum was mastered in full.

Having done a considerable amount of tests and having successfully passed the finals, 25 Dubna students finished the year with good and excellent marks. They will continue their training in the second year dedicated to the profound study of the Python programming language and the implementation of their own creative projects.

The success of the students is largely determined by the talent and perseverance of their teachers: Roza N. Ershova and Alexandra V. Shornikova. At the end of the school year, the teachers of the Yandex.Lyceum addressed a parting message to the students:

R. N. Ershova: “Dear students! I congratulate you on finishing such a challenging, unusual, and interesting school year! You all did a great job! So many times I observed your successes with surprise and admiration. We shared the frustration when something did not work out. There will always be failures. But you need to be able to overcome them. Thank you very much for this incredible and unforgettable academic year!”

A. V. Shornikova: “The first school year in the Dubna Yandex.Lyceum has been successfully completed. We congratulate all the students of the Yandex.Lyceum who have finished this interesting and difficult year! All the students worked hard during the whole year and have achieved very good results. They have acquired good basic skills in programming and learned a lot. We have another interesting school year to come. To all the students we wish to have progress, new interesting projects and self-confidence!”

Yandex.Lyceum provides a supplementary education with the support of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. One of the features of the Dubna site is the international character of its membership. Lessons are held in Lyceum No.6 named after G. N. Flerov. Study groups are formed due to the results of the open competitive selection. 8- and 9-grade students are invited to participate, regardless of where they study.

First year enrollment at the Lyceum for the 2020\21 school year will start on 30 August. You can already subscribe to the admission newsletters on the website of the project.