IT'S GOOD TO HAVE FRIENDS
As a school, we strive to be appreciated as an active contributor to our local and global community to deliver the best possible teaching and learning opportunities for our students. To assist with these goals, we work with a range of partner organizations who provide a variety of services that support our position as an independent school, enhance our curriculum offering, or complement our community engagement programs.
International schools consortium
Yantai Huansheng International School is a part of the International Schools Consortium (iSC) — 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. In addition to student involvement, all teachers attend iSC’s annual professional development conference to share best practices. The opportunity to be a part of this larger, interconnected community is just one of the many ways in which the
YHIS is actively pursuing accreditation. In November 2017, YHIS received WASC initial visit, and YHIS has been granted WASC candidacy with effect from February 2018.
Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 533 Airport Blvd, Suite 200, Burlingame, CA 94010, www.acswasc.org.
College Board is a not-for-profit organization that helps students with college entrance and provides educational opportunities. It also administers the SAT and other standardized tests used for college admissions. The membership association is comprised of over 6,000 member educational institutions and organizations.
WIDA is an organization that provides language development resources to those who support the academic success of multilingual learners. They offer a comprehensive, research-based system of language standards, assessments, professional learning and educator assistance. WIDA’s trusted resources are used by more than 400 international schools throughout the world.