Teachers and administration were abuzz at school yesterday.
Each year our seniors take a few state exams at the end of their school year and the results just came out.
These are exams–the matura exams–created by and administered by the state. For the students taking the exam and successfully completing it has something to do with their Bulgarian diploma. I am a big foggy on the finer details of this point. And for schools in the country it serves as a ranking.
We learned yesterday that our students did very well on the exams and ACS placed first for both English and Bulgarian on the state matura exam. Want to read about it in Bulgarian? Well you’re in luck. If you want to read about it in English I am sorry to tell you that I can’t help you there.Well but I guess that I am seeing as you are currently reading this in English. It’s just admittedly not very in depth.
Anyhow, I think that the whole thing is very interesting. I am very proud of our students and their hard work over the last five years here at the American College of Sofia. Great job seniors!
At the same time there are still potentially huge changes coming regarding the education system in Bulgaria. Proposed changes that would drastically alter the landscape of foreign language instruction throughout the country by making it impossible for Bulgarian schools like ACS but also state schools to hire non-EU citizens to teach in Bulgarian schools.
Of course, results like our suggest that we are doing something right and are probably just one more sign that the proposed changes are foolhearted.