Type of Organisation
School – General education (secondary level)
Mrs Maria Ilieva, Headteacher
Mr Lachezar Uzunov, teacher
Background and Experience
Our school is the oldest high school in the Middle Rhodopes with 497 students aged 11 - 19.They are accepted after sitting two entrance tests - one in Mathematics and one in Bulgarian. Our students have extended curriculum in subjects such as Mathematics, Informatics, Informational technologies, Biology, Chemistry, foreign languages. We suggest various extracurricular activities - sports and tourist activities, an IT school; sections in debating, ecological and healthy lifestyle. They are also members of some local charity organizations. A few children with disabilities are successfully integrated in the studies. We have participated in a Comenius multilateral partnership. Our school took in another projects, e.g . “Let’s make school attractive for young people”. In 2011-2012, our school took part in another project with the Open Education Centre, developed under "Millennium Development Goals Project", where the subject was "Games of the children in Africa". Other projects we have taken part in are on regional scale. Some of them are “Youth eco-brigades in action”, Another one is the so called project “ The Green classroom” – students have created/made a single classroom in the yard of our school, also they have cleaned up the whole area around, they have planted some flowers/trees and so on. Furthermore, we have participated in Maths school programme, where the general idea was to prepare students in order to participate in Maths competitions/contests. During 2015-2016 we have participated and worked on a new project, which deals with renovating school libraries. Since 2016 we have been working on a project „Developing the abilities of our students and increasing their motivation to study taking into account different activities that develop their specific knowledge, skills and competences. In terms of needs of the school, we would like to take part in projects which will allow us to modernise the IT field/equipment. There are 36 teachers in total in our school. All of them have masters degree in their fields of expertice. Those that will actively take part in the project are the following: 1) Lachezar Uzunov - Teacher in English; actively involved in all the translation and correspondence. He has participated in the Comenius project. Head of Debates club in “Your class” project 2) Mima Koleva - Teacher in ICT; She has also participated in Comenius project, she also maintains all the technical service during the project. Head of Robotics and Creating Websites clubs in “Your class” project 3 ) Velichka Zgurova - Teacher in Biology. Students have won many prizes in this field under her supervision. She has also been an active participant in Comenius Project.