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 Vermont schools in four ways:
- develop high-quality educational experience for cultural competency through curricula activities coherent with existing school academics
- create organized international exchange that inspire Vermont students to foster their abilities, aptitude, and disposition to become an empowered workforce in the world affairs
- provide opportunities for Vermont school teachers to teach in a classroom of a foreign country and gain a first-hand understanding of different social and cultural environments, which in return will enhance international education in our schools
- utilize Vermont school educational resources to promote American advanced education theory and practice beyond borders.
American education has 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 proposed dual high school diploma program represents a way for Chinese students to receive an American education with limited time studying abroad while simultaneously offering American students the opportunity to learn about a new culture without traveling afar.