PSHS American College Arcus® is a licensed institution of secondary education teaching students from grades 8 through 12. The College adheres to a curriculum largely dictated by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science, which is similar to the curriculum of most European high schools. The curriculum is designed on the basis of rigid academic requirements, combined with strict behavioral expectations stated in the Interior Rules and Regulations manual of the school. Both the curricular and extracurricular activities have been planned to help the students achieve high levels of proficiency in all areas of study and develop the knowledge that will make them well-rounded individuals and responsible citizens. The main objectives of the curriculum are as follows:
The College offers a five-year course of study as it is licensed to teach students from Grades 8 through 12. There are two major areas of concentration: "Foreign Languages" and "Computer Science." The curriculum for the 8th grade preparatory year is the same for both areas of concentration. The chief aim of this first year at the College is to develop the English language proficiency necessary for students to successfully continue and complete their studies in grades 9 through 12, wherein English is the medium of instruction. During the preparatory year student attend nineteen hours of English classes per week. They also study Mathematics, Bulgarian Language and Literature, Physical Education, Music, Art, German Language and Computer Science. All subjects, with the exception of English, are taught in Bulgarian, as the students are gradually acquainted with English vocabulary in the different subjects. After the first preparatory year a student is placed, based on the student's decision, in one of two areas of concentration: "Foreign Languages" or "Computer Science." From Grade 9 most subjects are taught in English. Students are awarded a certificate upon the successful completion of Grade 9, and a Certificate for Secondary Education upon successful completion of the whole course of study.