DISTANCE LEARNING SCHOOL
Distance Learning School at MIPT exists for 30 years. It was started by a group of MIPT's professors with the purpose to bring advanced education in Physics and Mathematics to the learners in high schools across former USSR. This is the map of Russian Federation with the dots representing the number of students of our Distance Learning in all 11 time zones of Russia. The biggest dots correspond to more than 1000 students, the smallest dots correspond to 50-100 students. Total number of students enrolled by the School each year is 16,000. Study materials arrive in the mail. In about a month a student sends the assigned problems back and gets them checked at MIPT. Then MIPT sends a feedback to the student with full solution to the assigned problems and the student's work checked and commented on. Normally a student gets 6 study guides and problem sets during the academic year.
To enroll for the next academic year, the prospective students have to solve the assigned problems. These problems are published in January-February of each year in Kvant, Science magazine for advanced high school students. A student is eligible for enrollment in any year for any or all of the last three grades of the high School. If a student is enrolled once, the enrollment for the next year is automatic providing a sufficient degree of academic excellence at Distance Learning School.
The Distance Learning School is a free educational service of MIPT for the eligible residents of Russian Federation.