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2018-07-30 11:56:56

Study in Boston after the 8, 9, 10, 11 grades

Study in Boston after the 8, 9, 10, 11 grades

Over the past years, increasing popularity is gaining education abroad, which gives all the necessary knowledge and skills to obtain a prestigious profession in a well-known university. American education programs have earned recognition around the world. They harmoniously combine innovative teaching methods and centuries-old traditions, which gives students the opportunity to receive an excellent education. Another plus of education in the US will be its practical focus. Also, students will be able to learn English, which is necessary for building a career in the international arena, at a high level.

The most popular and prestigious in the US are the educational programs in such specialties as:

  • IT-specialists
  • Technical specialists
  • Engineers
  • Economic specialties.

Boston is one of the oldest cities in America, the capital of the state of Massachusetts. He is considered the student capital of this country. It is here that the world-famous universities are located: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard and many others. This city is one of the largest educational centers in the world and is known for a large number of scientific developments in various fields.

Boston is also known as the "intellectual capital" or "the capital of New England". There is a huge number of different museums, theaters, art galleries and educational institutions. During the education, students will be able not only to get excellent experience and high level of theoretical knowledge, but also to enjoy visiting attractions and cultural and entertainment programs, to relax with friends on the beach or in the park.

Education after 8, 9 grade

Foreign students who graduated from grade 8 or 9 can enter the 9th or 10th grade of the American school, respectively. Usually for admission to the US, the US needs to provide in advance (usually per year) a package of documents:

  • Report card for two years
  • IELTS results are not lower than 4.5 - 5.5
  • Recommendations from the class teacher and teachers
  • Various awards for creative or sporting achievements.

The list of requirements may differ depending on the school, so it must be read in advance.

The most popular in America is the American High School Diploma program. This is a traditional educational program, which can be taught both by students from America, and from other countries. After completion of education, students will receive a diploma of secondary education.

Students can also go to schools that follow a different educational program that meets all the requirements for the level of education in the state.

TOP-10 senior schools for international students in Boston:

  1. Winsor School
  2. The Roxbury Latin School
  3. Commonwealth School
  4. Academy of Boston University
  5. Boston College High School 
  6. British International School of Boston 
  7. Boston Trinity Academy 
  8. The Newman School
  9. Catholic Memorial School 
  10. Cathedral High School.

Education after 10 grade

For students after the 10th grade there is an opportunity to enter the IB or AP courses. Note that some schools offer the choice of the program already in high school (9-10 grade of the school), but it is the 11th and 12th grades that carry distinctive subjects and additional classes.

The IB (International Baccalaureate or IB Diploma) program is an educational program for complete secondary education, which has been recognized all over the world. The diploma of this program is quoted in most countries of the world and gives the opportunity to enroll in many ranking universities around the world. This educational course is aimed at developing the students' skills necessary for entering the university. Includes:

  • 6 compulsory subjects
  • Writing scientific work - essay
  • Course "theory of knowledge."

However, in America, the AP (Advanced Placement) program gained more recognition. AP is a two-year educational program aimed at preparing for admission to the university. A feature of this course is the study of core subjects at the level of the first 2 semesters of the university program. Grades for exams are taken into account when enrolling in a university. This program is ideal for students who have decided on their future profession.

Education after 11 grade

Foreign students who have received a diploma of full secondary education at home can enter an American university or community college.

Education in America is considered one of the most loyal, since it allows foreign students to enter the university with sufficient level of academic knowledge and English. However, the best universities often include in the list of requirements the passing of a test for determining the level of knowledge in basic academic disciplines.

TOP-5 universities in Boston:

  • Boston University 
  • Northeastern University 
  • Berklee College of Music 
  • University of Massachusetts Boston 
  • Suffolk University.

Another option for international students are community colleges. Community College provides students with incomplete higher education (Associate Degree). After receiving such a diploma, a college graduate can go to work or enter immediately on the third year of a bachelor's degree. Many community colleges have contracts with certain universities, which practically guarantee students enrolling immediately to the third year at the university. Education in the community college can significantly reduce the cost of education.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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