FULL MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM
Starting your middle school education while living in Bulgaria is now easier than ever. Starting in 6th grade, you will begin learning the subjects needed to allow you to enter the American High School Program, after which you will obtain a fully-accredited high school diploma. The middle school program is a 3-year program starting in 6th grade and ending in 8th grade.
Please review the ADMISSIONS PROCESS to find out if you qualify for this program and to apply.
A middle school (also known as intermediate school, junior high school, or lower secondary school) is an educational stage that exists in some countries, providing education between primary school and secondary school.
The United States spends more per student on education than any other country. In 2014, the Pearson/Economist Intelligence Unit rated US education as 14th best in the world.
The Programme for International Student Assessment coordinated by the OECD currently ranks the overall knowledge and skills of American 15-year-olds as 31st in the world in reading literacy, mathematics, and science.
/ PROGRAM OUTLINE
Your program includes the learning materials and access to the online dashboard:
The subjects covered will include 4 core subjects and 2 optional electives:
Social Sciences: American History and Civics
Physical and Earth Science
Arts and humanities
03 / PROGRAM GOAL AND OUTCOMES
The main goal of the middle school program is to fully prepare students for the high school program to come. Starting in 6th grade, students spend three years learning the fundamentals of reading, comprehending and writing in the English language, getting an overview of US History and Civics, learning general concepts in physical and earth science, and general math concepts in Geometry and pre-algebra. In addition, students may sign up for an additional 2 elective subjects per year. In 8th grade, students are able to choose from high school electives that can be applied towards their high school program credits.
The American High School program consists of a total of 6 subjects per year; four core subjects plus two optional electives. Core subjects include math, language arts, social studies, and science, and electives can be photography, physical education or art. The program is fully accredited Regionally, Nationally and Internationally.
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. The cost of attending the school in Varna and career planning.
In high school, and 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