High School Overview
At the High School, we are offering a holistic program guided by three pillars of learning: Academic Rigor, 21-Century Skills, and Living Environment. The three pillars are supported by courses based on American curriculum standards, with AP as the capstone. We are currently offering AP US History, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Biology and will add more AP courses in the future.
In addition, our program has a focus on inquiry-based instruction, which aims to connect student learning to real-world, global, and multicultural issues related to the different disciplines. Through inquiry, we encourage students to develop learning and thinking skills that are critical to study and life after middle and high school.
High School curriculum subjects will include:
Advanced Placement (AP) Advanced Biology:
Introductory college-level biology course, in-depth study of scientific principles, theories, and processes that govern living organisms and biological system based on inquiry-based investigations with topics like evolution, energetics, information storage and transfer, and system interactions.
Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry:
Geared toward students with interests in chemical and physical sciences, covering various aspects such as atomic theory, chemical bonding, phases of matter, solutions and others. The course is set through inquiry-based lab investigations , students will explore four Big Ideas: scale, proportion, and quantity; structure and properties of substances; transformations; energy.
Advanced Placement (AP) Physics:
Study of physics through its main fields, such as kinematics, dynamics, mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism etc. Students can cultivate their understanding of physics through classroom study, in-class activity, and hands-on, inquiry-based laboratory work as they explore concepts like systems, fields, force interactions, change, conservation, and waves.
Theoretical and practical elements of geometry, properties of space, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, angles, figures in space, inductive and deductive reasoning and proofs by geometric reasoning.
Study of algebraic elements, with quadratic functions and inequalities, polynomial operations, exponential and logarithmic functions, radical and rational functions, systems of equations, functions graphs.
Algebra and trigonometry specifically designed to give students a strong foundation that will be used throughout their calculus studies: counting principles and binomial expansion, exponents, logarithms etc.
Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus:
Introductory college-level calculus course where students cultivate their understanding of differential and integral calculus through engaging with real-world problems represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally and using definitions and theorems to build arguments and justify conclusions as they explore concepts like change, limits, and the analysis of functions.
English Language Arts:
Study of the English Language under the Narrative, Argumentative, Narrative and Personal profile, research, essays and written production, textual analysis.
This course focuses on accessing and comprehending informational texts from reliable and credible news sources, followed by applying relevant personal and literary connections to what’s been read with analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
Focused on the development of functional writing skills, with emphasis on using the purpose of a piece of writing to inform decisions about register, tone, form, and content
Mandarin Language Acquisition:
The course emphasizes more on enlarging students’ vocabulary to a larger degree and further developing students’ ability of speaking, reading and writing, comprehension of longer texts improving the linguistic skills and deepening the knowledge of Chinese culture.
Mandarin Language Literature:
In-depth study of Chinese literature, reading and analysis of classical and contemporary works, texts and articles. At the same time, the course will strengthen the student’s communicative, critical and analytical skills.
World History 1 and World History 2:
The World History 1 course will focus on the political, cultural, and religious aspects of the major civilizations found in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from prehistory through the Late Middle Ages. World History 2 studies the historical development of people, places, and patterns of life from the Renaissance up to the present with a worldly focus.
Advanced Placement (AP) US History:
This course examines the political, social, cultural, and diplomatic history of the United States from European settlement to the present. Students refine their skills in reading and interpreting historical writings, both primary and secondary sources. They also further develop their ability to express their ideas, both in class discussion and in writing. Designed to provide the same level of content and instruction that students would face in a freshman-level college survey class.
This course studies how nations relate to one another in the international arena, with a focus on the foreign policies of the U.S. The course will be taught seminar style with a strong focus on current world events and challenges.
Music – Orchestra:
Music course with instrument, students will practice individually and with orchestra, they will learn the rudiments of ensemble music, notation and music theory in general with a Winter Performance in December and an End-of-Year Performance in June.
Students will learn the principles of design and aesthetics, will be actively involved in art criticism, learn increasingly complex technical skills to be able to manipulate the elements of art.
Focused on the important role of physical education, fitness, and healthy play, the course will develop the students’ skills necessary to perform team and individual sports as well as maintain fitness and body control through various physical, mental, and social activities