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Dos Pueblos High School

Address: 7266 Alameda Ave, Goleta, CA 93117,
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Description Dos Pueblos High School

  • Location: Goleta, California;
  • Total number of students: 2300 people;
  • Students age: 14 to 17.

A well-known and popular school with the exotic name Dos Pueblos High School is located in the small town of Goleta, west of Santa Barbara, California. The institution is almost adjacent to the valley of the same name, which, in turn, is bordered by the foothills of El Encanto Heights.

About 2300 people study in grades 9-12 (senior pupils, graduates). Most recently, the institution was completely restored, renovated and updated - now it has its own football stadium, a Broadway-level theater, a pool built according to Olympic standards, and a huge modern engineering faculty with a total area of ​​1100 square meters. An independent source Newsweek noted the Dos Pueblos High School as one of the best institutions for high school students in the US; Also the school is considered an honorary member of the National Blue Ribbon School, which marks the most successful and actively progressing schools.

Dos Pueblos High School participates in the large-scale Nacel Open Door F-1 Public School Program, whose goal is to provide quality educational services for children from all over the world in American public schools. The main task of teaching in high school is to prepare a pupil for life in a modern multinational world community, to give equally broad opportunities for development to representatives of various cultures, to teach them to communicate freely among themselves and respect each other. It is intercultural understanding and respect that is the basis for the partnership of world powers and peace throughout the world. Also, valuable social and personal qualities, such as self-confidence, independence and maturity are actively brought up. Since the programs are selective, the institution expects students to a high level of self-organization, good behavior and perseverance - the school staff in turn take full responsibility for the health and safety of students.

The main program of study was selected High Schools, which is taught in English for children aged 15 to 18 years. The duration of study (minimum) is 1 academic year - from August to June. If you wish, you can choose any school that is part of the Nacel program - they are located throughout the country, including California, Maine, North Carolina, Vermont and some other states. Classes usually start at 8:00 and end at 3:30 pm: one lesson lasts 45-55 minutes. Students have enough time for lunch (30 minutes): they can go to a cafe or eat a home-cooked lunch.

Public day schools are strongly encouraging student exchange, as this helps to broaden the ethnic composition of pupils, make the school atmosphere more lively, friendly and comfortable. International students need not only high academic indicators, but also personal activity and involvement in the public and extra-curricular life of the school, participation in events and electives.

The peculiarity of the program is not only in teaching of foreign students (this service has been provided for a long time by many private schools in the country), but in full, comprehensive support of students, many of whom for the first time traveled abroad independently. Nacel is proud of more than 10 years of successful and productive work and hundreds of students who have successfully completed this education. Currently, the program trains more than 500 students, many of whom repeat their participation. Such additional services without extra pay are provided:

  • The assistance of the local coordinator and the regional director (they are appointed for each student and family, monitor compliance with the rules of residence and education, help in solving domestic and administrative issues);
  • A fully prepared, qualified social worker who helps with any issues;
  • 24-hour telephone support and assistance: 7 days a week, 365 days a year!;
  • The coordinator of the trip (responsible for the safety of the arrival and departure of the student, tracks changes in flights, organizes a transfer).

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Dos Pueblos High School

Program name
from 39 390 $ / year

The curriculum is not fully standardized, individual features may manifest depending on the chosen educational institution. On average, the academic list of subjects is as follows:

  • English Language and Literature
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physics, medicine, hygiene, science of healthy lifestyles
  • Mathematics
  • Social (humanities) sciences: the history of the United States, the Constitution, the US Parliament
  • Business Courses
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Economy
  • Industrial Design.

In addition to basic subjects and a standard course, high school students are also offered well-known programs Honours and Advanced Placement (AP). The subjects for these programs are selected by the student independently, with the help of a professional consultant, and depend on the chosen university and profession, requirements for admission.

Please note that Dos Pueblos High School does not guarantee the enrollment and transfer of educational credits received earlier in another educational institution, nor does it guarantee the receipt of a diploma - this depends solely on the progress and success of each student. You should also prepare for the fact that some courses can be repeated in your home country and in the US - this is due to the difference in the curricula.

Accommodation and food

All host families where pupils live are continuously monitored by Dos Pueblos High School staff, with most of the cooperation going on for many years. They are decent and calm people, receiving compensation for their careful and caring attitude towards foreign students (usually a payment higher on the east coast due to a higher standard of living). Both family members and students are constantly interviewed to monitor the level of comfort and security provided to students. Living in a family is an excellent opportunity to constantly communicate with native speakers, learn more about the traditions and culture of Americans, their national characteristics. For long summer holidays, students return to their home country. 
Please pay attention:

  • Foreign students are not allowed to drive a car;
  • Smoking, alcohol and drug use is prohibited;
  • Students are not allowed to work during studying. 

Pocket money per month are on average $ 300-400.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, Career development course, English, maths, physical Culture, social sciencies
Events list: Athletics, basketball, chess Club, cross, Culinary arts, Cyclotourism, Dramatic circle, football, golf, music studio, surfing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Events Dos Pueblos High School

In the time free from the main lessons for students Dos Pueblos High School organized a lot of entertainment and cognitive activities, working in various clubs and circles of interests, sections on the interests of sports, creative, academic direction. The extracurricular program is provided in all schools without exception, the choice and structure of activities depends only on the institution chosen. Participation in extracurricular activities will help not only to show their talents and abilities, but also to find friends among Americans and representatives of other countries, to communicate with like-minded people and share experiences.

Much attention is paid to sports: various electives, sections, the work of school teams, participation in various competitions and contests. Especially popular are soccer and basketball: competitions and matches attract the largest number of spectators and fans, special attributes for fans are sold.

Term dates and fees

The cost of studying (for the academic year) in Dos Pueblos High School is $ 39,390.

Please note that not all fees and surcharges are included in the cost of the programs. Additional costs:

  • Registration fee (non-refundable) = $ 250;
  • Teaching aids, books and materials;
  • Additional physical education classes or some electives;
  • Some activities and excursions;
  • Classes in laboratories;
  • Air tickets in both parties, travel insurance (from flight delay, loss Luggage, etc.);
  • Examination fees;
  • Visa fees and services;
  • School lunches;
  • Transportation costs (before school and back);
  • Pocket expenses = approximately $ 300-400.

The price includes:

  • Administrative fees;
  • Host family accommodation (accommodation and meals, pension);
  • Studying the selected program;
  • 2 collective recreational activities per year;
  • Monthly full reports for parents, annual progress and activity report;
  • Round-the-clock support and assistance , hot line operation;
  • Medical insurance;
  • English language course E-learning.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Prior to enrolling in Dos Pueblos High School, each entrant is interviewed (via Skype). A pupil who can enroll in a US school:

  • 15 to 18 years;
  • Has no higher education received at home;
  • He has a sufficient level of English and wants to improve it;
  • Prefers education in the United States according to the state education program;
  • Has a flexible budget and has sufficient financial support;
  • Demonstrates good and excellent academic knowledge.

A standard package of documents is submitted, which includes both personal information about the applicant and data on his progress and activity. It will be necessary to confirm physical and mental health (often require a list of vaccinations), an introductory essay (justification for the desire to study in the USA), letters of appreciation, gratitude and certificates for achievements in any fields. It is not necessary to be unquestionably the best in former class: as practice shows, many students who enter the middle level of C become the best students in their class and quickly rise to the level of A and B.

The admission dates may also vary depending on the school - we recommend clarifying this issue in advance at the chosen institution. An application submitted later may be considered in case of seats availability.

Additionally, Dos Pueblos High School may ask the student to pass some entrance examinations or pass examinations in basic academic subjects.


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