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Curriculum Partnership Program: Capital Normal University High School, Beijing

Mission

The Curriculum Partnership Program aims to prepare students for life and college in North America through bilingual education, American immersion opportunities, and a dual curriculum designed and supervised by Germantown Academy faculty and administration.

CNUHS

No. 33 Beiwa Road
Haidian District
Beijing, China 100048
Telephone: (+86) 010-6890-2903

Personnel

Principal
Jie Shen

Assistant Head of School & Program Director
Madeleine Ma

Director of College Counseling
Harvie Ruggles

Assistant Director of College Counseling
Jennifer Hinson

College Counselor
Christina Baumann

The Curriculum Partnership Program is a joint Chinese-American program between the Capital Normal University High School in Beijing, China, and Germantown Academy. There are currently 185 students in the program, 63 of them seniors.

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The Curriculum Partnership Program prepares Chinese students for admission to Bachelor’s degree programs in English-speaking countries, with the majority of graduates thus far attending competitive colleges and universities in the United States. Each student receives a diploma from the Capital Normal University High School, centered on the study of their cultural heritage and those courses required to satisfy Chinese national educational requirements.

Each student also receives a certificate from Germantown Academy based on concurrent study of an Advanced Placement curriculum, with a strong emphasis on English language and literature. Students are required to take four courses taught in English per year, and must pass a minimum of four Advanced Placement courses during their three years in the program.

Established in 1914, Capital Normal University High School was affirmed in 2002 as one of the first model high schools in Beijing. In 2007, it was included as a member school of the Advanced Collective of National Education Systems. In 2008, the AP program at Capital Normal University High School was the first program established in Beijing government-sponsored high schools. Thus far, it has produced five graduating classes. The CPP is one of only 16 Chinese-Foreign cooperative education programs approved by the Beijing Government.

The GA college guidance and curriculum team travels to Beijing three times per year to counsel students and parents on every aspect of the college search and application process. Counselors keep in touch throughout the year by regularly scheduled Skype appointments and email. All students take the TOEFL and the majority of students take the SAT, SAT subject tests, and AP exams.

Curriculum Partnership Program Team

The Curriculum Partnership Program Team (from left): Christina Baumann, Harvie Ruggles, and Jennifer Hinson.