International Schools Consortium

International Schools Consortium (iSC) is a nonprofit organization that, since 1986, has offered excellent academic programs to meet the intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of students. iSC has six schools in China — in Chengdu, Qingdao, Wuhan, Wuxi, Tianjin, and Yantai — one school in the UAE, and helps to support various other educational initiatives globally. iSC is a multi-school program, enabling students and teachers to participate in system-wide programs where they can interact with others outside of their immediate school. Students compete in basketball, volleyball and soccer tournaments, as well as music and choral festivals, and Model United Nations (MUN) conventions.

Technology

The Connected Classroom

At YHIS, we desire for our students to be prepared not only for university but for life. As such, our learning environment is centered around authentic real-world tasks and requires a high degree of critical thinking and collaboration, together with high technological competence.

Lower elementary students are learning the foundational skills of using word processing programs and how to use technology to share information for presentation purposes. In upper elementary, students are developing their technology skills further by utilizing technology on a daily basis to conduct mini-research projects and to creatively share their learning with diverse audiences. Additionally, as part of our safety initiative, students are learning how to be model digital citizens and how to be safe online. Finally, students can use the I-Pads to access various programs that will enable them to strengthen their literacy and mathematical skills.

In Secondary program, this is supported by our 1:1 computing device program, where all students are provided with a tablet and connected to Schoology, a Learning Management System. Through the use of Schoology, students are assigned work and in which they use to submit their work electronically and download class information.