National Humanitarian High School â€œSt. st. Cyril and Metodiusâ€?
High school’s history The National Humanitarian High School “St. st. Cyril and Metodius” is a modern school with glorious history. The High school entered into the heritage of the first secondary school in Southwest Bulgaria, which was founded in Thessalonica in 1880. In 1920 the Thessalonica's secondary school was established in Gorna Dzhumaya, today’s Blagoevgrad. Within the first few years after the moving, the high school became an intellectual allegory for the local community.
The High School nowadays The National Humanitarian High School teaches teenagers from Blagoevgrad region. There are two departments within the educational system of the high school â€“ humanitarian studies and arts. The Humanitarian department has the majors Bulgarian language and literature and history both intensive foreign languages studying. The Art department has two majors â€“ music and fine arts both intensive foreign languages studying.
There are about 700 students from the age of 14 to the age of 18-19 years old. They have different interests about the humanitarian studies and fine arts. The students are very active and take part in various projects. The National Humanitarian High School is one of the three Bulgarian schools that are working on the "Dependencies' prevention" project. Within this project there are classes that give students the healthful way of living knowledge. The main goal of the project is students to gain knowledge, to form a proper attitude, and get into skills for healthful live, and of course risky behavior avoidance. The students that are studying English, take big part on the e-twinning project under the subject "Integrating ICT into the curriculum: teaching and learning computer science and second language".
The fine arts broaden the studentâ€™s creative work and emotional expression. The main goal is students to gain art literacy and expressiveness of fine arts. The syllabus includes drawing, art of painting, engraving, sculpture, woodcarving, design, and history of art.
The students show their individual creativity and fine arts skills on general art exhibitions, which are annually organized.
In 1989 within the National humanitarian high school was made music class with intensive music learning . Within that division, the students acquire all types of the music instruments - classic and folklores; also, they acquire classic, folk, jazz, and pop singing, as well as the theory of music. Some of the most talented concert performers from Blagoevgrad are teaching the students in this division.
Great number of students from the music class goes on with their education in some of the biggest European and American universities. Some of the former students have already returned as teachers of the high school. There has been formed classic highschool choir, vocal group for authentic folk, and jazz orchestra called after the name â€œJunior brass bandâ€?.
There has been formed classic highschool choir, vocal group for authentic folk, and jazz orchestra called after the name “Junior brass band”. These groups, as well as the large number of the soloists participate uninterruptedly not only in the cultural life in Blagoevgrad but also in Bulgaria. Repeatedly “Junior brass band” have participated in international festivals in Greece and Turkey. In 2007 the High school and the Art academy ”Musics horizons”, Seres, Greece concluded an agreement (joined a contract) for the cooperation in the knowledge domain of the music culture and the music teaching.
The city of Blagoevgrad Blagoevgrad is situated next to the south-west flanks of Rila mountain, in the rivers Blagoevgradâ€™s Bistritza and Strumaâ€™s valleys. Blagoevgrad is located in about 100 kilometers south from Sofia - the capital city of Bulgaria.
The city is one of the confirmed centers of higher education in Bulgaria. Two of the biggest universities of the country â€“ the Southwest university â€œNeofit Rilskiâ€? and the American university in Bulgaria, are found here and they specify its youth appearance fill it out with vital spark during the hole year. Blagoevgrad has longstanding traditions of the professional and mass sport development and also offers good conditions for sport pastimes and break.
Varosha â€“ the old residential district of Blagoevgrad Narrow, cobblestone streets, unique architecture, various handicrafts, and the historic monuments welcome the guests of Blagoevgrad in the old residential district Varosha, which has preserved its bright Renaissance spirit in the face of small-varied houses. Varosha is a walk from one art to another.