One of the oldest high schools still operating in Vietnam (established in 1927). The school is designed for gifted students who show exceptional talent in the natural and social sciences, as well as humanities. Lê Hồng Phong High School for the Gifted (Trường Phổ Thông Trung Học Chuyên Lê Hồng Phong) is a highly selective school and ranks 12th nationally in the 2012 Vietnam university admission rankings. The ranking is based on the highest average scores of students taking the national university entrance examination. Depending on classes, in addition to the regular programme, more investment will be provided in special fields such as literature, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, English, Chinese, French, and IT.