Students from 1st to 12th grade can sign up for the free Summer Academy which will take place at two schools in Sofia.
Registration for Teach For Bulgaria’s Summer Academy which gives students the opportunity to learn how to be successful while having fun is now open. The academy is going to take place in Sofia for the eighth year in a row and is suitable for students from 1st to 12th grade. The three-week academy is going to take place from July 30 to August 16, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at two schools in Sofia – 90 Secondary School “Gen. José de San Martín” in Lyulin neighborhood and 125 Secondary School “Boyan Penev” in Mladost neighborhood.
The goal of the academy is to raise students’ motivation to learn, improve their subject knowledge, and fill their summer with meaningful and entertaining experiences, new friendships, and useful skills.
You can sign up by June 15
Classes at the academy are completely free and are taught by the new motivated participants in Teach For Bulgaria’s program. They are experts in different subjects and have various professional backgrounds. They are all trained in alignment with the international model called Teaching as Leadership which has been developed to ensure that every student is successful. The Summer Academy is the final stage of the new teachers’ preliminary training before they start teaching at partner schools of the organization located in 12 regions in Bulgaria.
Teach For Bulgaria provides students at the Summer Academy with free training, materials, individual and group work, special fun events – games and activities, as well as a certificate for all students who successfully finish their training at the end of this summer adventure.
The Summer Academy is made possible by the support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation, the International Women’s Club of Sofia, Bankia Mineral Water, Dundee Precious Metals, Titan Zlatna Panega Cement AD, and other corporate and NGO partners.
You can find additional information about the academy at the website www.zaednovchas.bg/summer_academy.
You can read some of the comments we received from parents about last year’s Summer Academy below:
“My child finally enjoyed one of the activities I’ve been taking him to all summer. He enjoys going to the Summer Academy and finds it interesting.”
Parent of a third-grader
“The activities are not exhausting for the children, but enrich them in a fun and interesting way. The English teacher has a wonderful approach and charisma. I hope we’ll meet her again next year at the Summer Academy.”
Parent of a fourth-grader
“This is a place to make new friends. A place to meet ‘different’ children and to find different approaches and ways to communicate. It will help children improve their subject knowledge during the school year and adapt to their new environment. The teachers are young, enthusiastic, and they look for different ways in which to approach the children. They definitely focus on motivating the students which is very important and crucial.”
Parent of a fifth-grader
“Teach For Bulgaria’s Summer Academy left my child with a lot of positive emotions and good impressions. I would sign him up again because he is interested in his work at the academy and comes back home with a smile on his face every day. My son is quite impressed with the approach and the way teachers work with students at the Summer Academy. Thank you!”
Parent of an eighth-grader