School Profile

Until 31. July 2004, The Gymnasium am Bötschenberg was a secondary school with classes from 11th to 13th grade only. Beginning with the school year 2004/05, the school added the grades 5 and 6. In the following years, as students progressed through the classes and courses, new grades were added subsequently, until in the school year 2009/10 a complete secondary school from the 5th to the 13th grade was established. The catchment area of the school reaches the whole administrative district of Helmstedt.


  • Economics as school subject from year 7
  • Typing on PC keyboard (year 5)
  • Introduction to Computer Science (year 7)
  • Text processing and Power Point (year 8)
  • Spreadsheets (year 9)
  • WiGaB – Wirtschaft am Gymnasium am Bötschenberg (Economics at the GaBö – long term cooperation with regional companies, job orientation programs, job application practices)
  • Participation at strategical games (e.g. at the economic strategical game Management Information Game)
  • Participation in competitions (e. g. at Wirtschaft direkt)
  • Student-owned company Garten & Böden
  • Cooperation with the Economical faculty of the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität in Magdeburg
  • Cooperation with the Fachhochschule Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel
  • Cooperation with the Private Fachhochschule Göttingen

European and International Studies

  • School partnership with Hangzhou (China)
  • School partnership with Lyon (France)
  • School partnership with Basa (Spain)
  • School partnership with Orastie (Romania)
  • School partnership with Fiuggi (Italy)
  • more school partnerships in development
  • Regular participation at the European Spring Day
  • Constant acquisition of school certificates
  • Introduction of extracurricular activities / clubs in Italian and Spanish

Cultural Competency and Sport

  • Introduction of Physical Education / Sports as profile courses in the school year 2003/04
  • Landesleistungsstützpunkt des Niedersächsischen Leichtathletikverbandes
  • Cooperation with the Helmstedter Sportverein (HSV)
  • Cooperation with the Turn-und-Sportverein Helmstedt (TSV)
  • Cooperation with the VfL Wolfsburg
  • Cooperation with the Kreissportbund
  • Cooperation with primary schools in the administrative district of Helmstedt
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Project Profis in der Schule (Professionals at school)
  • Participation in the project “n-21” of the Niedersächsischer Landtag
  • Introduction of the school subject Darstellendes Spiel (Acting, Drama) with support from external partners
  • Extracurricular activities in the school subject Darstellendes Spiel

Final secondary-school examinations

  • Traditional focus of the school
  • Special support in the core subjects
  • Participation in the project Vertikale Vernetzung

All-day school

  • Lunch
  • Extracurricular activities: student café, student companies, table tennis, soccer, trampoline, surfing, skiing, diving, theatre & drama, student radio
  • Assistance with homework
  • Social support (e.g. Pascha-System)