American High School Dual-Diploma Program (2+1 program). The Dual Diploma Program offers a specially designed curriculum to Chinese schools modeling that of American partner schools, provides teaching materials and resources, conducts professional trainings for administrators and teachers, and helps hire foreign principals and teachers for the participating Chinese schools. It allows Chinese students to come to the American partner school as tuition–paying students, to study for one school year, as well as attend program–organized exchange activities. Upon successful completion of the program, the Chinese students receive a high school diploma from the partnering American high school.
We believe that this US-China Dual Diploma Program benefits American schools in four ways:
- Develops a high-quality educational experience that increases cross-cultural understanding of students and teachers through curricula and activities that integrate with existing school academics.
- Creates organized international exchanges that foster student’s personal growth, promote the building of cross-cultural friendships and broaden student understanding of other cultures. This empowers students to succeed in educational and employment setting that increasingly demands a more-international understanding of the world.
- Provides opportunities for American educations to teach in a classroom of a foreign country and gain a first-hand understanding of different social and cultural environments. This in return will enhance international education in our schools.
- Utilizes school educational resources to promote American advanced education theory and practice beyond borders.
American education has long been viewed as the foundation of the country’s democracy and citizenship, and as the educational exemplar for western civilization by many countries, especially China. This dual high school diploma program represents a way for Chinese students to receive an American education with limited time for studying abroad, while offering American students the opportunity to learn about a new culture without traveling afar.