FULL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAM
Primary education at AHSB focuses on basic academic learning and socialization skills, introducing children to the broad range of knowledge, skill and behavioral adjustment they need to succeed in life – and, particularly, in secondary (High) school. Students learn basic arithmetic, English proficiency (such as basic grammar, spelling, and vocabulary), and fundamentals of other subjects such as Science, Art, and Physical Education. Sometime throughout the schedule will be devoted to the subject of Citizenship. Students will learn about social issues through the subjects of Science and English. Bulgarian will be taught based on demand as an extra-curricular subject outside of school hours.
The school days will be Monday through Friday, starting at 8:30, in morning or afternoon shifts, based on the grade level. No lunch or after-school care will be provided, however, based on demand, we may offer transportation to and from a local daycare. We work with academic hours of 40 minutes, and students are given 20-minute breaks between subjects. From 5th grade onwards, the academic hour becomes 50 minutes.
Whenever possible, we strive to keep group sizes to a small number in order to provide the best student-teacher experience.
The number of students enrolled in private elementary schools in the United States in 2018 was 2.82 million.
In 2018, school enrollment in public and private elementary schools was generally higher than in other educational institutions.
The list of reasons why the United States system of education is the best in the world is long and wide. Our curriculum has a breadth that other countries simply would not even consider.
/ PROGRAM OUTLINE
Basic subjects such as English, Math, and Science are taught in elementary school, and the standards used are set by the State of Florida, and the American Common Core curriculum. Students spend about 5 hours at school and often remain in one classroom throughout the school day. An overlap takes place midday where students from various elementary grade levels participate in elective Art and Physical Education activities. Our school is surrounded by beautiful nature and sports facilities and whenever possible, outdoor activities will be encouraged.
Some time throughout the day will be dedicated to the subjects of Ethics and Citizenship. In Citizenship, students learn about respecting themselves and others as well as playing a part in protecting the environment. Values against cheating, bullying, stealing, and lying are also instilled in the subject of Ethics.
Proposed Schedule for the 2020/2021 Academic year:
8:30 - 9:10 Math - grades 1-2
9:30 - 10:10 English - grades 1-2
10:30 - 11:10 Science - grades 1-2
11:30 - 12:10 - PE all grades (2 teachers) - optional for second shift
12:30 lunch break - all grades (2 teachers) - optional for both shifts
13:00 - 13:40 Art - All grades - optional for first shift
14:00 - 14:40 Math - grades 3-4
15:00 - 15:40 English - grades 3-4
16:00 - 16:40 Science - grades 3-4
17:00 - 17:30 Arts and crafts while waiting for pickup.
*Students in 5th Grade will follow the schedule of middle/high school students from 8:00 - 13:50, covering the subjects of Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Art, and Physical Education.
03 / PROGRAM GOAL AND OUTCOMES
Students completing the elementary school program will be advanced to the middle school program and enrolled in 6th grade.
The American Elementary School program consists of a total of 3 core subjects including math, English, and science (based on the US Common Core Curriculum), and 2 elective subjects of Art and Physical Education.
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 to support the curriculum.
2. The cost of attending the school in Varna and counseling.
In High School, 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