Yes. The school is recognized and registered with the Bulgarian Ministry of Education, in Sofia (Order Number RD 14-76, May 21st 2003). The school is also a member of the European Council of International Schools (ECIS).
The entrance exam is held on the last Sunday of May. If circumstances mandate, there is a possibility of arranging an exceptional exam date for a student’s testing. The Admission Exam for the 2010/2011 school year will be held on 06 June 2010 at 9.30 a.m.
All students at American College Arcus® are encouraged to sit for the Cambridge First Certificate in English exam (FCE). A successful grade on the exam provides a student with internationally recognized certification of his/her English language competency. Students are responsible for the cost of taking the Cambridge First Certificate in English exam.
The first step is to contact the Administrative Secretary, in order to exchange information. The Administrative Secretary can be contacted by phone at +359 (0)62 619959, or by fax at +359 (0)62 619961. The Administrative Secretary can also be contacted via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
13 May 2011 is the deadline for applying for Admission to American College Arcus for the 2011/2012 school year.
The necessary documents are:
In order to apply you must have successfully passed the First Certificate in English exam, and present a diploma from any legal and approved Bulgarian school, certifying that you have graduated from the 8th grade. In cases of students entering American College Arcus® from a school abroad, other arrangements will be made after the student’s having contacted the Administrative Secretary.
American College Arcus has a private dormitory, situated in the central part of Veliko Tarnovo. The building will accommodate a maximum of 56 students. The dormitory has a 24/7 Security Service as well as a Qualified Educator. All rooms have cable TV, internet connection and air conditioning.
The Dormitory has one triple room and 27 double rooms. Lodging and placing of students in the rooms are done with the good will to satisfy as many of students’ preferences as possible. It is acceptable to use a double room as a single one.
Each room is an en suite which has a Wi-Fi Internet access, cable television, a fridge and a telephone. The building has air-conditioning and central heating facilities. Rooms are cleaned and sheets are changed once a week. Students have a fully furnished kitchen and a café at their disposal.
American College Arcus® Dormitory is situated in a central but quiet area of the town. The building is in 20 Tsanko Tserkovski Street, in the very centre of Veliko Tarnovo. The town theatre is located to the west of the dormitory, right opposite of the DSK bank building. It is about 10 to15-minute walk from the dormitory to the College.
The Dormitory possesses a bright Study Hall where the students can make use of reference books, literature and science fiction. There is also Internet access provided in the computer centre to the Study Hall. It facilitates students’ preparation of homework papers, presentations and project researches. The panorama view from the Hall creates environment of creativity and original thinking. Students have the opportunity to work alone or in groups, and consult a professional in connection with personal or learning problems.
Candidates complete a Lodging Application Form (see Section Dormitory/ How to Apply in the main menu of the site) and hand it in to the Administrative Secretary of American College Arcus®. Newly admitted students and ones coming from other places have priority and first choice over other applicants when applying for lodging. Lodging contract is signed annually before 15th September for the term of one academic year.
Students’ convenience, safety and welfare is provided by the Dormitory security office with its 24-hour manned as well as electronic surveillance and control, supported by a qualified Residential Manager and set curfew hours (winter curfew hour is 9 p.m. and summer curfew hour is 10 p.m.).
The Residential Manager superintends the students’ observing the Dormitory rules and regulations in the period between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. There is constant communication among supervisors at the Dormitory, College’s Director and parents.
Dormitory rent is defined by the type of room a resident is placed in. Payment of rent is made via a bank transfer. College’s bank accounts are made public on the Home page of the site (see ‘Important Information’).
The deadlines for paying rent are set for all academic years and they are as follows:
A written Intent to Vacate the Dormitory is submitted in the Director’s Office by one of the tenant’s parents. The Director of American College Arcus® decides on each of the above cases.