Graduates

The first graduates left Open Gate to gain more experiences in 2009. Since then, hundreds of young people have graduated. They have become physicians, scientists, lawyers, architects, entrepreneurs, engineers, economists, artists… simply put, all professions possible.

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Daniel Archalous

He graduated Open Gate with a diploma from the International Baccalaureate and the Czech Baccalaureate. Daniel will pursue his degree in law at the Faculty of Law at Charles University and plans to work as a lawyer in the future. 

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Daniel was born in Prague. Before enrolling at Open Gate in 2012, he attended the Šeberov Elementary School in his neighborhood. He has participated in the Mathematical Olympiads, the International Intermediate Mathematical Challenge, and The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. He is an avid athlete and a member of the Open Gate floorball league. His hobbies include football and chess as well as playing computer games. 

Nicole Anna Čumbová

She graduated from Open Gate with excellent results in the International Baccalaureate IB (44 points) and the Czech Baccalaureate. She will study Common Law at the University of Glasgow in the UK thanks to the generous support of The Kellner Family Foundation.

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Nicole was born in Brno. Before enrolling at Open Gate in 2018, she studied at the Pakistan Embassy International School and College in Tehran. She obtained certificates in the IGCSE, GCE O Level, and GCE AS Level exams. She has participated in several international debate competitions, including the WSDC 2019 World Championship in Bangkok. Nicole was a member of the Czech national debate team, wrote for the school newspapers, and translated texts for Amnesty International. Her hobbies include hiking, TRX exercises, horseback riding, kickboxing, and Harry Potter movie marathons. In the future, she would like to work as an international lawyer.

Klára Dančáková

She graduated from Open Gate with a Czech high school diploma. She will study Synthesis and Production of Drugs at the University of Chemical Technology in Prague, Faculty of Chemical Technology.

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Klara was born in Ostrava. Before joining Open Gate in 2017, she studied at the Komenského Grammar School in Havířov. Her hobbies include art, painting, running, traveling, tattoos, politics, and she also enjoys taking care of animals. She would like to start her own company in the future.

Karolína Endrlová

She graduated from Open Gate with IB certificates in biology, chemistry, and English and a Czech high school diploma. She decided to study General Medicine at the 2nd Medical Faculty of Charles University.

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Karolina was born in Prague. Before joining Open Gate in 2012, she attended the 2nd elementary school in Bezručov Říčany. She received a silver certificate from The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and a University of Michigan Leadership Certificate. She has repeatedly participated in the Biological Olympiad and numerous biological expeditions. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, modern dance, and studying the composition of cosmetics. In the future, she would like to become a doctor or work in the pharmaceutical industry.

Josef Frühauf

He graduated from Open Gate with excellent results in the International Baccalaureate IB (43 points) and the Czech Baccalaureate. He will study Physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University.

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Josef was born in Pilsen. Before coming to Open Gate in 2012, he attended Mýto Elementary School. He has participated in many international competitions including, the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge, British Mathematical Olympiad, and the Chemical Olympiad. His hobbies include music, guitar, literature, cycling, and long conversations. In the future, he would like to study theoretical physics and engage in research.

František Jiří Heřmánek

He graduated from Open Gate with an International Baccalaureate and a Czech Baccalaureate. He will study Computer Science at King's College London, University of London.

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Frantisek was born in Prague. Before joining Open Gate in 2012, he attended the 2nd elementary school in Bezručov Říčany. He obtained his IELTS English certificates with an excellent average of 8.0 and he received a bronze certificate in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. His hobbies include acting, playing the piano and guitar, and programming. In the future, he hopes to become a video game developer, screenwriter, and actor.

Eliška Horníčková

She graduated from Open Gate with an IB certificate in English and a Czech high school diploma. She will study Animal Science at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

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Eliska was born in Prague. Before coming to Open Gate in 2010, she attended Sunny Canadian International School. She has participated in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. She was a member of the academic club OG Medical Society. Her hobbies include riding and competing with her horse, music, fitness and other sports. She likes to spend her free time with family and friends.

Tereza Chárová

She graduated from Open Gate with excellent results in the International Baccalaureate IB (41 points) and the Czech Baccalaureate. She will study International Business Administration at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

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Tereza was born in Prague. Before enrolling at Open Gate in 2010, she attended the Jesenice Elementary School and the Jesenice Elementary Art School. She has participated in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and three wonderful cultural exchange programs in Spain. She was a member of the OG Journalism Club. Her hobbies include foreign languages, graphic and fashion design, journalism, environmental studies, detective series, dance, and travel. In the future, she would like to continue her studies and work in technological fields, fashion, or social innovation.

Helena Kosová

She graduated from Open Gate with an International Baccalaureate and a Czech Baccalaureate. She will study International Relations and Languages ​​(Chinese) at the University of Portsmouth in Great Britain.

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Helena was born in České Budějovice. Before enrolling at Open Gate in 2012, she attended the May II Primary School. in České Budějovice. She obtained an IELTS English certificate. Her hobbies include watching television series and reading. In her free time, she studies languages, specifically Japanese and Korean. In the future, she would like to work abroad.

Sára Latif

She graduated from Open Gate with an International Baccalaureate and a Czech Baccalaureate.

She will study Computer Science with Management at King's College London, the University of London in Great Britain.

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Sara was born in Hodonín. Before joining Open Gate in 2016, she studied at Purkyňov Grammar School, Strážnice. She obtained a certificate in English IELTS at the C2 level. She has participated in debate competitions, the Human Rights Olympiad, and received a bronze certificate in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. She was a member of many academic clubs at OG including, the Physics Society, OG Medical Society, and OG Computing. Her hobbies include art, especially piano, acting, and directing. In her free time, she acts in student films, draws, paints, writes, and takes photos. In the future, she would like to work in the arts and establish a company in the field of cybersecurity.

Ondřej Luka

He graduated from Open Gate with excellent results in the International Baccalaureate IB (37 points) and the Czech Baccalaureate. He will study Economics and Management at the University of Portsmouth in Great Britain.

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Ondrej was born in Prague. Before coming to Open Gate in 2010, he attended Sunny Canadian International School. At Open Gate, he led swimming lessons for elementary school children. He was a member of the student council and received a gold certificate in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

His hobbies include various sports, specifically floorball and swimming. In his free time, he delves into the field of finance.

Linda Miková

She graduated from Open Gate with IB certificates in English and global politics and a Czech high school diploma. She will study International Territorial Studies at the Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies, Mendel University in Brno.

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Linda was born in Prague. Before joining Open Gate in 2010, she attended Mukařov Elementary School. Her hobbies include dancing, cooking, baking, photography, and skiing.

 

Lucie Míšková

She graduated from Open Gate with excellent results in the International Baccalaureate IB (38 points) and the Czech Baccalaureate. She will study the field of General Medicine, supplemented by the Military Health Care program for general medicine at the Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové, Charles University.

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Lucie was born in Čáslav. Before enrolling at Open Gate in 2012, she attended the Čáslav Primary School, Masaryk. She received a gold certificate in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. She has participated in swimming and running competitions, including the Predator Race. She also represented the school in the Biological, Chemical, Astronomical and Mathematical Olympiads. She was a member of the student council and worked as a leader at a summer children's camp. Her hobbies include playing the guitar, volleyball, and caring for animals.

Jiřina Porubová

She graduated from Open Gate with IB certificates in English and history and a Czech high school diploma. She will study English-American Studies at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University.

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Jirina was born in Kyjov. Before joining Open Gate in 2012, she attended Žerotínova Elementary School, Valašské Meziříčí. She obtained IELTS and FCE English certificates. She has participated in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and the History Olympics. She was a member of the student café team, helping with the organization of environmentally-friendly oriented activities such as Earth Day, Ecological Conference Day, and Gratitude Day. Her hobbies include yoga, creative writing, reading, stargazing, studying ancient and new cultures, and walks in nature. In the future, she would like to travel around the world and gain experience in the field of environmental management.

Filip Prokeš

He graduated from Open Gate with an International Baccalaureate and a Czech Baccalaureate. He will study Computer Science and Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.

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Filip was born in Neratovice. Before joining Open Gate in 2011, he studied at Dino Elementary School. He obtained a CAE certificate in English. He was also actively involved in Spanish. He took part in a cultural stay in Mumbai and language exchange programs in Toledo and Alicante. He has participated in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. He was a member of the student council, where he represented his class. His hobbies include sports, specifically floorball, as he was the captain of the school team and participated in several international tournaments in Sweden. He is very interested in programming and renewable resources. In the future, he would like to work in his chosen field of study while pursuing his interests.

Helena Severová

She graduated from Open Gate with excellent results in the International Baccalaureate IB (37 points) and the Czech Baccalaureate. She will study Psychology and Spanish at the University of Stirling in Great Britain.

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Helena was born in Litomyšl. Before joining Open Gate in 2012, she attended Litomyšl Elementary School, Zámecká. She received a bronze certificate from The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. For several years she was a member of the student council and the school café team. Her hobbies include music, a wide range of sports, and reading. In her free time, she loves to spend time with family, friends and visit patients at the Doubrava Care Center.

Anna Skřivánková

She graduated from Open Gate with a Czech high school diploma. She will study the field of Fitness Training at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport of Charles University and at the same time study Business, Economics, and Politics at the CEVRO Institute.

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Anna was born in Prague. Before enrolling at Open Gate in 2013, she studied at the French Grammar School in Prague. She obtained DELF certificates in French and CAE certificates in English. She has participated in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Her hobbies include figure skating, gymnastics, various sports activities in nature, such as hiking, snowboarding, and she also likes to cook and bake for her family. She is actively involved in figure skating and ice dancing.

Ondřej Šmejc

He completed his studies at Open Gate with IB certificates in mathematics, economics, and global politics and a Czech high school diploma. He will study Business Administration at EDHEC Business School in France.

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Ondrej was born in Prague. Before joining Open Gate in 2016, he studied at the Nad Kavalírkou Grammar School in Prague. He received a TOEFL English certificate and a bronze certificate from The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. He taught children mathematics and English in the Olive Children's Hospital. He participated in the organization of TEDx Youth @ Open Gate School in 2018.

His hobbies include sports, specifically skiing, cycling, and tennis. He is also interested in politics and world events. In the future, he would like to work in business, concentrating in data analysis or consulting.

Petr Bartoš

He graduated from Open Gate with excellent results in the International Baccalaureate IB (40 points) and the Czech Baccalaureate. He will study Law at the Faculty of Law at  Charles University.

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Petr was born in Prague. Before coming to Open Gate in 2010, he attended the 1st Říčany Primary School. He has participated in the Junior Mathematical Challenge, Charge, Pythagorean, and Mathematical Kangaroo competitions. He represented the school in cross-country races, such as the Run around Džbán, and in football tournaments, such as the Radek Donát Memorial. He was a member of the OG Journalism Club. His hobbies include football, tennis, floorball, and strength training. In addition to sports, he also cares for his pets. In the future, he would like to work as a lawyer and do business in the insurance industry.

Matyáš Bosák

He graduated from Open Gate with excellent results in the International Baccalaureate IB (37 points) and the Czech Baccalaureate. He will study Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University.

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Matyas was born in Třebíč. Before joining Open Gate in 2013, he studied at the Židlochovice Grammar School. He participated in the Senior Mathematical Challenge and received a silver certificate from The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. He was the head of the school cafeteria and was actively involved in academic clubs at Open Gate. His hobbies include listening to music, reading, family, and studying German.

Annie Drbal

She graduated from Open Gate with IB certificates in English and fine arts and a Czech high school diploma. She will study an online course at CG Spectrum, which focuses on a special style of fine art.

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Annie was born in Prague. Before enrolling at Open Gate in 2012, she attended Elementary School nám. Curie in Prague. Her hobbies include drawing, dancing, learning about Korean culture, and studying Korean. In the future, she would like to work in the gaming industry, preparing designs and illustrations.

Emmanuela Evgeniou

She graduated from Open Gate with excellent results in the International Baccalaureate IB (40 points). She will study Politics at the University of Edinburgh in Great Britain.

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Emma was born in Athens, Greece. Before coming to Open Gate in 2017, she attended the Music School of Komotini in Greece. She obtained both ECCE and ECPE English certificates. She was a member of the student council, the academic club OG Chronicle and led a sports training fitness group. In her free time, she enjoys various sports, music, theater, and spending time with friends.

Filip Haltmar

He graduated Open Gate with a diploma from the International Baccalaureate and the Czech Baccalaureate. He will study International Business, Finance, and Economics at the University of Manchester in Great Britain.

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Filip was born in Prague. Before joining Open Gate in 2012, he attended the Elijah Christian Primary School in Prague. He participated in the Chemistry Olympiad, represented the school in cross-country races, such as running around Džbán, Velká Kunratická, and floorball. He was a member of the school café team, contributed to the school magazine OG Notes, organized the OG CUP floorball team, and co-founded the OG football league. His hobbies include watching movies, writing reviews, watching the global political situation, playing football, studying languages, ​​and tutoring.

In the future, he would like to start his own company specializing in scientific research.

Karolína Hrabalová

She graduated from Open Gate with excellent results in the International Baccalaureate IB (37 points) and the Czech Baccalaureate. She will study Law at the Faculty of Law at Charles University.

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Karolina was born in Prague. Before enrolling at Open Gate in 2010, she attended Pod Marjánkou Elementary School in Prague. She won the Křesadlo award for volunteering and Best Student certificates and the School Principal's Award for outstanding results in academics. She met the silver level of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. She was a member of the editorial board of the school newspapers The OG Chronicle and OG Notes. Her hobbies include reading, writing stories, hiking, and yoga.

Sára Komeštíková

She graduated from Open Gate with a Czech high school diploma. After graduating from Open Gate, she decided to take a Gap Year, planning to return to studying psychology in a year. In the future, she would like to work in the field of social work and pedagogy or psychology.

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Sara was born in Prague. Before joining Open Gate in 2012, she attended Dolákova Primary School and Kindergarten in Prague. She was a member of the organizing team for the preparation of school events and the film festival. Her hobbies include photography, music, writing, and reading poetry. In her free time, she plays computer games, sports, goes to the gym, and cooks.

Darina Lisichkina

She graduated from Open Gate with excellent results in the International Baccalaureate IB (41 points) and the Czech Baccalaureate. She will study Pharmacology at The University of Edinburgh in Great Britain.

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Darina was born in Prague. Before enrolling at Open Gate in 2010, she attended the Riverside School of Prague. She was awarded the bronze level of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. She was the editor-in-chief of OG Notes and the head of the academic club OG Medical Society. In her free time, she volunteers in hospitals and animal shelters. In the future, she would like to pursue a scientific career in pharmacology.

Sofie Lukeš

She graduated from Open Gate with an International Baccalaureate and a Czech Baccalaureate. She will study the field of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Czech Technical University.

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Sofie was born in Prague. Before joining Open Gate in 2013, she studied at Bonn International School in Germany. She obtained a CAE English certificate. She took part in an exchange stay in India. She was a member of the school cafeteria team. Her hobbies include various sports as well as spending time with family and friends and traveling.

Markéta Malcová

She graduated from Open Gate with IB certificates in chemistry, English, German, and a Czech high school diploma. She will study General Medicine at the Medical Faculty of Charles University in Hradec Králové, thanks to the generous contribution of The Kellner Family Foundation. In the future, she would like to work in healthcare.

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Markéta was born in Zlín. Before joining Open Gate in 2012, she attended Žitomířská Elementary School in Český Brod. She received the Principal's Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and met the gold standard of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Her hobbies include playing the piano and clarinet, horseback riding, sports, and reading.

Veronika Malcová

She graduated from Open Gate with an International Baccalaureate and a Czech Baccalaureate. She is excited to study Biological Sciences at Bristol University of the West of England in Great Britain.

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Veronika was born in Prague. Before enrolling at Open Gate in 2011, she attended Senohraby Elementary School. She has participated in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. She was a member of the school cafeteria team. Her hobbies include tennis and spending time with family and friends. In the future, she dreams of setting up a cosmetics company.

Sarah Muldoon

She graduated from Open Gate with IB certificates in English and mathematics and a Czech high school diploma. She will study Architecture at the Arts University Bournemouth in Great Britain.

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Sarah was born in Varberg, Sweden. Before joining Open Gate in 2011, she attended the International School of Prague. She met the silver level of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. She was a speaker at TEDx @ Youth Open Gate. For five years she diligently led the design section of the school newspaper and became senior design editor, responsible for the graphic layout. Her hobbies include ballet, photography, drawing, and travel. In the future, she plans to work as an architect and pursue her hobbies.

Matěj Rendla

He graduated from Open Gate with excellent results in the International Baccalaureate IB (44 points) and the Czech Baccalaureate. He will study Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bristol in Great Britain.

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Matej was born in Kladno. Before enrolling at Open Gate in 2010, he attended Sunny Canadian International School. He has repeatedly received the Best Student Certificate award and academic scholarships. He regularly participated in the Geographical Olympiad, successfully solving questions to place 12th in the national round. He received several gold certificates of various levels from the International Mathematical Challenge and passed the silver level of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He was a long-term member of the student council, and also held the position of president. In his free time, he enjoys flying, piloting planes, and gliders. He organized the first world championship in gliding in the Czech Republic. In the future, he would like to start his own company and work on the development of new technologies.

Laura Říhová

She graduated from Open Gate with excellent results in the International Baccalaureate IB (41 points) and the Czech Baccalaureate. She will study Neuroscience at University College London in Great Britain.

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Laura was born in Sydney, Australia. Before joining Open Gate in 2012, she attended the Gateway of Languages ​​Elementary School in Prague. She earned the silver level of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. For the past three years, she founded and coordinated a project to help children with autism spectrum disorder within the student non-profit organization Mission of Hope. In her free time, she enjoys reading science fiction and playing chess. She is a ski instructor and spends the summer on a windsurfing board. In the future, she would like to be a neuroscientist focusing on research into autism and other mental health disorders.

Alexandr Sušić

He graduated from Open Gate with excellent results in the International Baccalaureate IB (42 points) and the Czech Baccalaureate. He decided to study Politics, Philosophy and Economics at The University of Edinburgh in Great Britain.

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Alexandr was born in Prague. Before enrolling at Open Gate in 2018, he studied at Mensa Grammar School. He became a two-time winner of the Debate League final and the best speaker in this competition in the 2018/19 season. He was vice president of many OG academic clubs and also led a debate academic club. In his free time, he enjoys reading and playing chess. In the future, he would like to work in a consulting company.

Suren Škardová

She graduated from Open Gate with excellent results in the International Baccalaureate IB (40 points) and the Czech Baccalaureate. She will study Economics at the Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

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Suren was born in Prague. Before joining Open Gate in 2012, she attended the Uhelný trh primary school in Prague. She has participated in CERGE-EI Projects in Applied Economics for Talented Students and The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. She was the chairwoman of the dormitory committee on the student council. In her free time, she enjoys playing the violin.

Jakub Urbánek

He graduated from Open Gate with an International Baccalaureate and a Czech Baccalaureate. He will study Global BBA at ESSEC Business School in Singapore, and received a university scholarship to study there.

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Jakub was born in Prague. Before coming to Open Gate in 2012, he attended the 1st Říčany primary school. He passed the silver level of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

He participated in football, floorball, and ping-pong tournaments. His exchange trip to India was a life-changing experience. His hobbies include football and conditioning. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family. In the future, he would like to work in the finance sector and start his own company.

Kristina Urbánková

She graduated from Open Gate with IB certificates in psychology and English and a Czech high school diploma. She will study Psychology at the University of New York in Prague.

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Kristina was born in Hradec Králové. Before joining Open Gate in 2012, she attended Londýnská Elementary School in Prague. She has participated in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. In her free time, she enjoys sports and listening to music.

Veronika Vařáková

She graduated from Open Gate with a Czech high school diploma. She will study Physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University. 

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Veronika was born in Přerov. Before enrolling at Open Gate in 2016, she studied at the Jakub Škoda Grammar School. She received several certificates for excellent academic results, including the AP Computer Science Certificate. She participated in the Debate League and the Physical, Chemical, Astronomical, Mathematical and Logical Olympiads. Her achievements have met the criteria for the Silver Level of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Program. Her hobbies include reading, ice skating, environmental sciences and social networking.

Overview of universities and institutes where OPEN GATE graduates have been admitted (a selection)

Czech Republic

Akcent College

Anglo-American University

CEVRO Institute

Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague

CTU, Faculty of Electrical Engineering

CTU, Faculty of Architecture

CTU, Faculty of Information Technology

CTU, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering

CTU, Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies

CTU, Faculty of Civil Engineering

CTU, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové, Charles University, General Medi

Masaryk University, Faculty of Law

Prague College

Technical University of Liberec

Unicorn College

University of New York in Prague

Charles University, First Faculty of Medicine

Charles University, Second Faculty of Medicine

Charles University, Third Faculty of Medicine

Charles University, Faculty of Humanities

Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences

Charles University, Faculty of Arts

Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Charles University, Faculty of Education

Charles University, Faculty of Law

University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno

University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of Informatics and Statistic

University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of Business Administration

University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague

Italy

Bocconi School Milano

Israel

Tel Aviv University

Netherlands

Eindhoven University of Technology

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Maastricht University

University of Groningen

Spain

European University, Barcelona

Switzerland

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

Les Roches International School of Hotel Management

Universität Zürich

University of Lucerne

USA

Columbia University

Dartmouth College

Drew University

Lynn University

Mills College

Minerva Schools at KGI

University of Chicago

University of Virginia

Yale University

United Kingdom

Aston University

Bath Spa University

Brunel University London

Coventry University

Durham University

Imperial College London

Lancaster University

London Metropolitan University

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Newcastle University

The University of Aberdeen

The University of Edinburgh

The University of Manchester

The University of Nottingham

University College London

University of Abertay Dundee

University of Bath

University of Birmingham

University of Brighton

University of Cambridge

University of Chester

University of Dundee

University of Exeter

University of Glasgow

University of Kent

University of Oxford

University of Reading

University of St Andrews

University of Sussex

University of Warwick

University of York

Our graduates help us

Open Gate is a lasting ally for our alumni. They meet regularly, give each other advice and help one another. They also often come back to our school. Those are always very pleasant encounters. They help our current students in choosing universities, share their experience with studying abroad and inspire them with their careers. 

Some lead academic clubs and other extracurricular activities. One of them is Michaela Grapenjuková who founded the OG Roots & Shoots academic club in cooperation with Roots & Shoots, Jane Goodall Institute.