Frequently Asked Question

FAQ

Admissionns

From what grade can you join the GSE program in order to receive your school's American diploma?

The minimum period of study for the GSE program is two years. You can join our school from the penultimate grade to complete your studies, with special attention to the level of English. We do not accept graduate students. But in some cases there are exceptions, if a child of the graduating class speaks English with an IELTS indicator of 6-6.5 points, as well as his grades in basic disciplines for the last 3 years – are above average, then we are ready to accept such a child for the last year of learning.

What are the academic requirements for an American diploma, and what subjects do I need to take?

To obtain an American diploma, a child in grades 9-12 (high school) must receive 24 credits. If a child is full student meaning he/she studies only in our school, then he/she must receive all 24 credits from us, online. If, in addition to studying with us, a child is simultaneously studying at his/her school at his/her place of residence, then he/she has the opportunity to transfer up to 9 credits from his/her school to our school. First of all, a child should close in our school credits for which they are not taught(given) in his/her native school (for example: economics, American history, English, the level we need), while continuing to study in parallel at his/her school. Accordingly, studying and closing all the necessary credits at your school and online with us will allow you to get an American diploma. Depending on the level of English, knowledge of disciplines and country of study, an individual training plan is created for the child to successfully complete school, close all credits and receive an American diploma.

What level of English should a child have to join your school?

A child can join our school, having any level of English. In the event that a 9th grade student speaks English at the 5th grade level, then English training begins from the level where he/she is. For each child, an individual training program is drawn up, which will optimize his/her knowledge of the language so that by the graduation class the child has the right level to complete his/her studies and receive an American diploma.

What level of English should a child have to obtain an American diploma?

To obtain an American diploma, a student must have a level of English with an IELTS score of 6 or higher points

What school diploma is awarded to a child upon graduation?

A child, upon registering for our online school, begins to enroll in the Swiss Feydey School, where instruction is in English according to the American standard. Accordingly, upon completion of his studies, he receives an American standard diploma from the international Swiss school Feydey.

Which school is the child's enrollment agreement with?

With the international school Feydey, Switzerland.

Is it possible to study in parallel at our school and with you?

Yes, we have two options of study:

1. A child may be enrolled in our school full-time, if the legislation in the country of residence of the child makes it possible to study in a full-time online mode

2. Also, the child may attend its primary school, where he/she studies in the country of residence and in parallel they are enrolled in online school

What form of education does your school provide?

Feydey International School provides several training options:

  1. Our school provides full-time education when a child comes and studies in Switzerland.
  2. We also provide distance learning, when a child is enrolled in his/her school and simultaneously studies with us online.
  3. Full-time online education, when a child is fully online in our school.

How much time per week is it recommended for a child to study?

1. If a child learns on the platform online, we recommend that you study 3-5 hours a week, since each child is given 5-6 disciplines for study during the year. Regardless of whether he studies completely online or in parallel with the main education at his/her school.

2. If the child studies on the platform and additionally online with a native speaker, then we recommend practicing 3-5 hours a week online on the platform and 2-3 hours a day, with a native speaking language teacher..

When can I join your academic program?

The academic program runs from September to July, but any student can join during the year from September to March. In this case, this will not in any way affect the cost of the program for the academic year, but the intensity of study will change.

When does the academic year end?

The academic year ends in July.

If a child has a question, what kind of academic or technical support does your school provide?

We have 4 different programs. Each of the programs, in addition to the fact that it implies the ability to be connected to the platform 24/7 and study for an unlimited time, also has different options for academic support:

  1. Online learning on the platform (a child, if he has any questions, has the opportunity to get advice about academic difficulties once a month)

      2.  Online learning on the platform + support in project work + consultations (a child has 60 minutes of academic consultation per week, which he can distribute during the week as it suits him, dividing into short intervals from 1 to 4 times)

  1. Online learning on the platform + support in project work + online lessons (provided, in addition to academic consultations, 60 minutes a week, an additional 2 hours a day online lessons with a teacher, according to a pre-approved schedule – 10 hours a week)
  2. Online learning on the platform + support in design work + online lessons + preparation for final tests.

(in addition to academic consultations, 60 minutes a week are provided, an additional 3 hours a day online lessons with a teacher, according to a pre-approved schedule – 15 hours a week)

 

And also, in case of technical difficulties, regardless of the tariff, specialist assistance is provided within 48 hours, upon request

How often do you track your child's progress and attendance?

When a child learns in our school online, the platform automatically records the active learning time of the child and we have access to this information for 24 hours. Each child is monitored once a week to determine how often the child is practicing, how long the class is, and what technical and academic difficulties the child has. If we see that the child has not been engaged during the week, then we inform the parents about this.

What forms of communication are provided for a child with a school?

The platform itself includes an internal chat for correspondence, where a child can write to us at any time if questions arise. And also we keep in touch with the child through the Whatsapp messenger or email.

What forms of communication are provided for parents with the school?

We keep in touch with parents through instant messengers or email.What documents do I need to provide from my school upon enrollment?

What documents do I need to provide from my school upon enrollment?

When enrolling, students provide a transcript (grade sheet) for the last three years of study at their home school and an identity card of the child, with the name and surname displayed in Latin.

What language should the documents be in when applying for training?

Everything should be provided in English

Financial Questions

What forms of payment are provided for tuition?

Forms of payment can be by credit card or bank transfer by invoice. Payment is made to the same school where the child is registered – Feydey International Swiss School.

 

Does the annual cost of the academic year change depending on the period of joining the program?

Tuition fee does not depend on the duration of connection to the program. As soon as the child has connected to the platform, the service is considered completed because the service of access to the online platform is provided. How often and for how long it will take is a personal decision of each child.

Are there any discounts on tuition for the second child from the same family?

Yes, without fail, when a family enrolls two or three children at once, we provide a special offer.

Is there an installment plan or a loan from the bank for your studies?

There is no installment plan from our school, but in some countries we cooperate with banks, where they provide interest-free installments to our clients. This information is available upon request.

During the academic year, what is the last admission date for a child?

The deadline for enrollment is the end of March.

Are there any rewards or benefits to pay for a child's education if other children are enrolled on the student's recommendation?

We do not pay monetary rewards, but the addition of new clients on the recommendation of a student of our school is reflected in the cost of one’s education next year, and they receive additional discounts.

What certificates or documents are issued at the end of each academic year?

At the end of each academic year, students receive: a transcript (grade sheet) from our international school in Switzerland, which displays all the disciplines in which the student studied and the grades for which they completed their studies at our school, in addition, the student also receives a certificate for English Language, depending on the final test that the child takes before leaving school.

What certificates or documents are issued at the end of the graduation class?

At the end of the graduation class, the student receives a transcript (grade sheet) from our international school in Switzerland, which displays all the disciplines in which the student studied and the grades for which they completed their studies at our school, a certificate of the level of knowledge of the English language, depending on the final test that the student takes before leaving school, as well as a diploma from the international Swiss school Feydey.

Benefits

Where can we apply your school diploma?

Considering that the student receives a diploma from an international school in Switzerland, where training takes place according to US standards, the child receives a USA high school diploma. Accordingly, a child can enroll in any university where an American high school diploma is accepted. Nevertheless, we recommend that parents individually contact each university where they plan to enroll in order to receive information on what conditions a child is admitted to a particular university, having a US-style high school diploma.

What are the benefits of your school?

Given the academic program of our school, where the emphasis is mainly on the development of individual skills and abilities of each student, one of the main advantages is that we try to maximize the abilities and skills of each student, regardless of the level of knowledge of the language and academic preparation in different disciplines. … And also, we place a very strong emphasis on the development of individual abilities for time management and planning the learning process, when the student has the opportunity to independently identify his/her own shortcomings, gaps, find solutions to correct these gaps and achieve the set goal. And, of course, one of the most important features of our education is that we want, through design work, to ensure that our students learn to apply the theoretical knowledge that they receive in their native schools and here online, in practice. so that they can apply their knowledge in real life.

How is your school different from other online schools?

One of the main differences between our school and other online schools is that we have our own education management system (LMS- Learning Management System) and we teach with a native speaker not only through webinars, but we also have a very well-developed platform where students can independently study in each discipline. In addition, one of the main differences is that we focus on an individualized and personalized learning experience. The individualized learning process allows the child, within the framework of his capabilities and abilities, to independently advance through the program at the speed that he/she can afford. As for personalization, it allows us to create a program designed that takes into account the interests of the child as much as possible, depending on where he/she wants to go and what he/she enjoys.

What platform do you use?

We have our own well-developed platform called LMS- Learning Management System (educational management system), where the standard of disciplines, lessons, theories, tests, glossaries, videos, activities are fully loaded, where the student has the opportunity to learn both independently and accompanied by a teacher.

What program do you teach by?

Education in our school follows the American standard of the California Department of Education, which is called K-12 (Common Core, USA). This is the American standard of secondary education, where children study for 12 years and at the end of grade 12 receive an American high school diploma, which is called the USA High School Diploma.

By whom is the program accredited?

To date, the program is accredited by the American accreditation organization ARRAY Global Educational Services, which has fully analyzed our platform, content, training program and confirmed the compliance of our program with the US standard, which allows us to issue an American diploma.

What are the qualifications of the teachers supporting the students?

Teachers accompanying our students online, mainly from the USA, Great Britain, in particular from England and Ireland. Since the children studying at our school are preparing not only for the American standard, but also preparing for admission to UK universities.

How long do classes last on the platform and how many hours are spent on online classes with teachers?

The online platform for students is available 24 hours 7 days a week, but it is recommended to study 3-5 hours a week. As for the support of teachers, it all depends on the format of the purchased program, you will either have 60 minutes of consultation with the teachers during the week, or you will have 2 or 3 hours of daily classes with the teacher.

How individualized is the teaching system in your school?

With each child upon admission to school, our academic team conducts an interview to determine the level of language proficiency, identify gaps in knowledge in different disciplines, in order to optimize the curriculum, so that the child in the graduation class can get a diploma without problems. Based on the information received, an individual training program and recommendations for the child are prescribed. The individualized learning process allows the child, within the framework of his capabilities and abilities, to independently advance through the program at the speed that he can afford. As for personalization, it allows you to create a program design that takes into account the interests of the child as much as possible, depending on where he wants to go and what he enjoys. And also, we place a very strong emphasis on the development of individual abilities for planning time and managing the learning process, when the child has the opportunity to independently identify his own shortcomings, gaps, find solutions to correct these gaps and achieve the set goal.Does your program help to prepare for international Olympiads

Does your program help to prepare for international Olympiads

Yes, our program is directly aimed at preparing children for participation in international Olympiads, mainly such disciplines as: mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics. Thanks to our platform, children have the opportunity to practice various tests of different levels and difficulties, study theory, and also find new alternative formats for solving various problems, in order to generally have an idea of what type of tests can be at international olympiads and competitions.

Will there be projects that allows you to practice the application of theoretical knowledge in practice?

Yes, we carry out projects in order for students to learn to apply the theoretical knowledge that they receive in their native schools and here online, in practice, and so that they can apply their knowledge in real life.

Are there deadlines for passing the final exams at the end of the academic year?

Yes, until the end of July.

Is it possible to retake the tests after each lesson / topic / course if the child scored insufficient points?

Yes, every child is given the opportunity, at any time convenient for him, to return to the topic that he could not master, go through this topic again on the platform and try to take the test again, to improve the grade or, in general, to get a sufficient score for this lesson topic course was accepted.

In addition to teaching on the platform and teaching with native speakers, will there be invited speakers?

Yes, without fail, we mean two additional training formats: training in design work and work with invited guests. The design work is mainly aimed at ensuring that children have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in practice, and the invited guests will direct the topic more, so that children develop their worldview and interest in different areas and professions, so that children have the opportunity not only on the recommendation of their parents or acquaintances to choose a profession, but in general they formed their own point of view.

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