School
Counselors

We recognise that growing up, school and indeed life often isn’t easy.

All divisions of the school have dedicated and experienced counselors to support students through any struggles they may have and to help them to develop academic, career, and social/emotional skills to become active and successful global citizens in the future.

  • Learning Support Team

    For each age group the interventions or approaches required may be different but for any of the divisions they can include small group sessions, one-to-one counseling, parent meetings and support, liaison with the Learning Support Team, and the teaching of the PHSE curriculum.

    Recognising the movement of families arriving and leaving postings – a common factor in international schools – and the unsettling feelings that can bring, we also have a counselor dedicated to help manage these transitions for students and families. There is also specific support for Bulgarian families as they manage the change between education cultures.

    Counselors work to establish trust and rapport and respect the student’s privacy so that they are free to explore issues, feelings and behaviors. All of the counsellors follow the ethical guidelines of the American School Counselor Association.

Elementary
School

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Middle
School

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High
School

In High School the focus starts to change and looks beyond school to what opportunities lie ahead after graduation. As a college/university preparatory school, AAS places an emphasis on academic excellence through the IB Diploma Program. Therefore, college counseling plays an important role during the final two years of school. As well as fostering academic and personal growth and development, the High School counselor also assumes responsibility for both college counseling and guidance. In conjunction with the principal and IB coordinator, the counselor works with each student in course selection, ensuring that they meet AAS graduation requirements and fulfill the components of the IB Diploma. They also make sure that the courses chosen by each student align with their college plans.

Mr David Stephenson is the High School and College Counsellor. Hailing from the USA, he has vast experience as a teacher and has been the High School Counselor at AAS since 2010.