The New Generation Academy (‘NGA’) program at the American University of Central Asia (‘AUCA’) in Bishkek offers an intensive one-year course of study that aims to prepare its graduates for university education. The program seeks to fill the gaps in the public school system to help high school graduates to enter a university of their choice. Participants would complete a rigorous program in English, Kyrgyz, Russian languages, and College Math that are oriented towards developing critical and analytic thinking. The academic year is divided into four quarters; each consecutive quarter building on the outcomes of the previous one. NGA students receive over 600 hours of instruction per year plus language labs and practice tests. Additionally, NGA students are offered a range of workshops, trainings, and field trips as co-curricular activities.
The Mission of the NGA is to assist students in acquiring necessary skills, confidence, and motivation to engage in and benefit from university-level studies.
In order to fulfill the mission of the Academy, the following objectives must be met: