Academics

Curriculum

Gitega International Academy strives to be the premier academic institution in Burundi.  The Academy’s academic program offers a solid foundation in Leadership, languages, computers, mathematics, natural sciences, humanities, and the arts.  Our rigorous curriculum not only prepares students for a top quality university education, but also promotes a passion for learning and prepares them as leaders for the future of East Africa.

In the 2014-2015 school year, grades 7 through 10 were offered.  One additional grade has been added ever since in each consecutive year and by 28th August, 2016 the school was running a full High School course from Grade 7 to Grade 12 with a total population of 259 students.  Each school year consists of two semesters: Semester 1:September- December and Semester 2: January – June with an Easter Break in April.

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GIA offers a standard core version of the American Curriculum School System. All core study areas are represented.

In order to graduate from G.I.A, and according to the American curriculum, a student is supposed to meet a minimum standard of required courses (Grades 9 – 12). All the grades/marks of each student from Grades 9 – 12 are carefully stored and will be reflected on the students graduation transcript/diploma/certificate.

The Core Courses include English, Mathematics, Sciences, Social Studies, Information and Communication Technology, and Spiritual Leadership. This is what GIA calls our "Six Subject Hexagonal Core".

The GIA student strives to obtain the following qualities during their time at GIA and as they move toward graduation:

  1. Academically Brilliant
  2. Emotionally Balanced
  3. Critical Thinker
  4. Altruistic
  5. Spiritually Mature
  6. Life-Long Learner
  7. Effective Communicator
  8. Global Minded Outstanding Morality

we train all our learners to use their

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Subjects

At GIA, the subjects we teach our learners cover all aspects of life and all the basic life skills they need. These include:

  • Languages: these include: Leadership, English, Composition and Literature, French, Kirundi,
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences like: Physics, Chemistry, Biology
  • Life skills: these are: Typing, Computers
  • Humanities: Geography, History, Biblical Studies, Business Education, Political Science and Civics, Communications, and Art/Music, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Psychology, Astronomy, Drama and Public speaking.
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Grade 11-12
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