AP/HONORS COURSES PROGRAM
This program is designed for students who are interested in taking college-level courses. To learn more about the recognizability of this program, visit the International College Board.
Most universities in both the USA and Europe greatly value high scores in AP level courses, and expect to see 2 to 3 at the time of application. The fully-accredited AP courses we offer satisfy national and international requirements. For students specifically aiming to study in the USA, an SAT course should also be added.
The end result: A high school diploma with AP level courses - the best in its class! Please note that this program can be combined with our full or hybrid high school program.
Please review the ADMISSIONS PROCESS to find out if you qualify for this program and to apply.
/ PROGRAM OUTLINE AND WORLD RECOGNITION
AP is recognized as a highly desirable academic credential around the globe. Universities in over 60 countries outside the United States recognize AP in the admissions process. Universities which recognize AP Exam scores for advanced placement give the opportunity to skip introductory-level courses or award credit or points toward an undergraduate degree. To check acceptance in other countries, click here: AP International Recognition.
The American High School of Bulgaria offers Honors and AP courses to all students in 11th and 12th grade. We encourage students to strive for greatness and to excel in all of their academic achievements. AP courses offered include the following disciplines:
AP/Honors Social Studies
AP/Honors Macro and Microeconomics
Please note that Advanced Placement Courses or Advanced College project courses have the same expectations with the added intensity of its being a college level course. For that reason, only students with high grades and recommendations from their teachers/principal qualify.
Some of the UK universities that recognize the AP program:
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change."
03 / PROGRAM GOAL AND OUTCOMES
Students interested in enrolling in our Honors and AP courses should be aware of the following as related to these advanced courses:
Higher expectations in terms of quality of work, project or report content and organization
Greater intensity and depth
Intense online participation
Emphasis on analysis rather than memorization
Completion of an assignment does not guarantee a good grade
Student-centered responsibility for learning
Reasonable expectations for all homework
Outside readings mandatory
Extensive mastery of course-specific terms and the ability to apply those terms
Command of logic and recognition of fallacies
Willingness to tackle extensive, close readings of complex texts
Willingness to explore the world of discourse outside of the textbook
Willingness to work on critical evaluation of one's work
Completing AP/HONORS courses has become an essential aspect of education. In order to increase your chances of university acceptance, whether in the USA or elsewhere in the world, you need to obtain high scores in at least 3 AP/HONORS level courses. Our program is fully accredited Regionally, Nationally and Internationally. Students aiming to study in the USA may also have to take SAT/ACT courses and obtain certificates.
The cost for this program covers two aspects:
1. The cost of testing, assessment/grading, textbooks and all other online aids offered by the US-based institution.
2. Assistance and guidance with coursework.
3. The cost of attending the school in Varna and career planning.
In addition to the mainstream educational program, students will receive assistance with the following aspects to help orient them towards their future career:
1. Resume/CV building
2. Motivation letter writing
3. Career profiling