High school program in Worcester Academy
High school (grades 9-12)
This stage is more complicated: students simultaneously complete the course of secondary school education, preparing for exams, and at the same time are already beginning preparation for successful enrollment in the selected universities. In total, the school teaches over 40 training courses and courses, including 33 specialized programs and AP. The academic plan includes the following main areas:
- modern foreign languages (to choose from)
- theatrical and dramatic skills
- modern technologies and ICT
- humanitarian courses
- natural Sciences.
Teachers closely follow not only academic successes, but also the psychoemotional state of their wards: this period is associated with great stresses, and therefore the school staff are trying in every way to alleviate the state of students, to help them in any issues, problems and difficulties. For example, for senior pupils special sessions are held to compose and conduct presentations (including self-presentation), compiling a resume, passing personal interviews - all this prepares students for comfortable enrollment in the university.
At the end of the 9-12 class program, students present to their classmates, teachers and parents a large research project, over which they work for a whole year - this is also a step towards a university teaching system where such work will be done continuously.
For foreign students, a supportive language program ESL (English as a Second Language) is proposed, aimed at rapid and comprehensive improvement of all language skills and knowledge:
- Auditing (listening comprehension)
- Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
- Written speech
- Oral speech (spoken English)
- Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
- Improve communication skills.
Classes are conducted on weekdays, from Monday to Friday from 8:00 (on Thursday - from 8:55). Usually the school day is divided into 6 periods, but the schedule itself is flexible, "floating", which prevents children from getting tired and retains interest in studies. Every week, students attend from 20 lessons, each of which lasts 45 minutes.
The ratio of teachers to students is 1: 7, and no more than 15 children are enrolled in each class - this makes it possible to practice an individual, personal approach and give maximum attention to each student.
The cost of schooling for an academic year (2 semesters, includes accommodation and meals in full board) is:
- 5-day guesthouse = 53247 $
- 7-day guesthouse = 64417 $.