Adriatic Open
Where knowledge meets emotion

High School

High School at Adriatic Open
is a 4-year program for grades 9-12, combining
the US Diploma High School program
a Russian-language track,
taught by a highly qualified faculty.
For those who value a broad perspective, international mindset, multilingualism, independence, and the ability to choose.
For students who:
● Are interested in intercultural contexts and bilingual education
● Want to reduce classroom load or live in another city and cannot attend school daily ● Value the ability to tailor their education to their needs and interests with support from curators and tutors
● Want to create and follow a strategy for higher education entry, focusing on specialized subjects
● Are ready to develop self-study skills
High School operates on a modular system: part of the program can be chosen based on personal goals, preferences in class formats, and college plans, while the core part of the program is mandatory.
The core curriculum includes 4 main subjects of the English-language program each academic year, supplemented by 2 electives, plus 4 subjects of the Russian-language program and 1 additional foreign language.

Each academic year’s program includes 10 mandatory subjects and electives:

✅️US High School curriculum in English
● English Language Arts (English, creative writing)
● Mathematics
● Natural Sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, Earth science)
● Social Sciences (history, world geography, economics)

✅️2 electives in English
Options to choose from (2 electives each year)*:
● Health and Physical Education
● Foreign Languages: German, Spanish, French
● Accounting
● Basics of Web Design
● Business Law
● Career Planning
● Computer Basics
● Digital Media
● Graphic Design
● Introduction to Business
● JavaScript Programming Language
● Journalism
● Media and Communications
● Medicine
● Drawing (advanced course)
● Art Appreciation
● Art History
● Basic Drawing
● Painting for Beginners
● Character Education
● Child Development
● Financial Literacy
● Music Appreciation
● Psychology
● Sociology
● Theater Studies

✅️Russian-language track:
● Support for studying core subjects of the American school program (math, history, etc.)
● Natural Sciences (chemistry, physics, biology)
● IT (programming)
● Art (visual arts, design)
● Physical Education

✅️Additional foreign language (elective)
Language of Instruction and Languages Overall:
Part of the program and electives (6 mandatory subjects each year) are taught in English with support from Russian-speaking teachers, while part of the program is in Russian.
Students can also choose an additional language to study: German, French, Spanish, Italian, or Chinese.

There are two learning formats:
● Fully in-person – all program hours are studied at school
● Blended (hybrid format) – for students from other cities or when a student can successfully complete the program by attending in-person school 3 times a week and studying remotely for 2 days in our digital campus.

All student’s curriculum subjects are mandatory regardless of the learning format.
The digital format also includes 4 hours per week of synchronous communication (with the whole class) with American school teachers.
What English track subjects are included in the 9th-grade curriculum?
English Language Arts
World Geography
Core English track subjects in 10th grade:
English Language Arts
World History
Electives*, help students identify and explore personal interests and allow studying areas beyond core subjects.
The mandatory Russian-language track is not only academic support for successfully mastering the American high school program but also independent subjects that complement the program and are taught in person by our school teachers.
These include exact sciences: algebra, geometry, biology, physics, chemistry, history, geography, informatics, and subjects that support creative abilities: visual arts and art history, as well as physical education necessary for developing a healthy attitude towards the body and life in general.
The school also conducts extracurricular activities: nature trips, thematic camps, creative meetings, book club and manga club meetings, parties, picnics, and much more.

Extracurricular activities help build social connections, express creative potential, and develop soft and self skills, which are also an important part of a student’s life.

Student support is provided by:
1. Curator: helps with organizational, academic, and non-academic issues, maintains communication between students and teachers, as well as with the parents of the class.
2. English-speaking tutor: helps and supports the student in mastering the English-language program, can discuss difficulties or features of learning, schedule test retakes, or extend deadlines for homework submission.
3. Russian-speaking tutor: helps and supports the student in mastering both the Russian and English parts of the program, assists in choosing electives based on the student’s future path and desires. Tutoring support is provided in collaboration with and supported by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences (FLAS).

Here, SP stands for "self-preparation" – students study the US program independently at home or at school using personal computers.
Meeting with the American teacher is a scheduled lesson where the whole group (entire class) connects, questions about the topic or homework can be asked, and the topic or assignment can be discussed – receiving help from the subject teacher from the American school.
An elective is a mandatory elective subject; each semester, two subjects must be chosen for study.

After each year of study, the student receives an academic report (transcript) – a document containing a list of subjects studied in a particular grade, their progress, and grades. The annual report proves that the student has achieved academic results for a certain grade and has the right to move to the next grade. With this document, the student can transfer to other schools. However, there is also the option to continue studying in this program even after moving by switching to a full online learning format.
After completing the entire high school program, the graduate receives a diploma (certificate) of American high school education.

In cases where the student joined high school in the 10th grade or later, the results obtained at the previous school are taken into account. During enrollment, the family must provide all academic transcripts from the previous school.

An example of an American high school diploma upon graduation. The diploma is accepted by universities worldwide on a general basis.

High school is a significant time in life, and we consider it important and valuable during this period not only to prepare for exams and university but also to find one’s path, develop skills necessary for adult life, and enjoy this period. We believe that in high school, it is equally important to find time to develop meta-disciplinary and personal skills, for self-determination, trials, errors, and much more.
We have made the process flexible but remained demanding on results.