Wasatch Academy is proud to have educational partnerships with schools in China, Japan, India, Peru, and Ecuador that provide dual diploma programs for students, as well as teacher and student exchange programs. Below, you’ll find a list of schools with which we have formed educational partnerships, as well as locations where you child has the opportunity to go abroad to study as part of a collaborative exchange program.
Beginning in the fall of 2010, Beijing National Day School started a dual diploma program with Wasatch Academy. Students can receive a Wasatch Academy diploma after three years of successful completion of courses taught by faculty using Advanced Placement guidelines and teaching practices supported by Wasatch Academy. Beijing National Day School has a long history of success and is at the forefront of schools in China for promoting international exchange and advancing educational models.
We are excited to be partnered with Kunshan Senior High School of Jiangsu Province, China. This is a unique dual-diploma collaboration between Wasatch Academy and Kunshan Senior High School, offering eligible Chinese students an opportunity to study and receive articulated credits toward an American high school graduation diploma.
Wasatch Academy’s award-winning academic curriculum provides meaningful learning experiences through student partnership, problem solving, English oral and written communication engagement, and the development of higher-order thinking skills necessary to navigate today’s world.
Our academic program alliance strives to work with the outstanding students of Kunshan Senior High School to provide an educational experience that meets the level of excellence for learning established by Wasatch Academy. With ongoing professional development, student and teacher exchanges, and intuitive program collaboration and implementation, this partnership is poised for longevity and success.
On June 17, 2009, the Chinese Ministry of Education granted the very first license in the history of China for the joint cooperation of Wasatch Academy and Ruian High School. Through this cooperative effort, Wasatch Academy provides a dual diploma program to students at Ruian High School.
Students are finding great success with a curriculum that prepares them for Advanced Placement level courses, which are taught by outstanding educators supported by Wasatch Academy. This program’s completion leads to a dual diploma for those who complete the three-year curriculum. Students from Ruian High School have also had the opportunity to visit Wasatch Academy for summer programs.
In the fall of 2012, Wasatch Academy started its third dual-diploma program in China with the Shishi School in Chengdu.Shishi, meaning “stone house,” refers to the original school building in which this institution was founded, sometime between 143 and 141 BC during the Han Dynasty. Wasatch Academy is proud to be partnered with such a storied institution in China.
As learners, Shishi students have embraced the Wasatch Academy approach, which encourages more collaborative problem-solving and student-teacher interaction. They love the small classes, even when they push the students to engage in a way that they have not experienced in much larger Chinese classrooms. Shishi President Jian Tian and other school officials visited the Wasatch Academy campus in 2013.
As of September 2015, Wasatch Academy is excited to partner with Shanghai Guanghua College-Pudong Campus.
Shanghai Guanghua College was founded on August 8th, 2008, as a private higher education institution approved by the Shanghai Municipal Education Bureau. Shanghai Guanghua College aims at offering excellent international education services to Chinese students, helping to achieve their goal of entering prestigious universities abroad. In response to calls for global citizenship, a collaboration with Wasatch Academy has been established to fit the characteristics of international education. The school advocates a student-centered philosophy and implements holistic education aimed at cultivating and developing exceptional students, just like the Wasatch Academy vision.
Wasatch Academy is pleased to be providing pedagogical direction and instruction to produce future global leaders through this partnership.
Our most recent collaboration is with Guangdong Guangya High School in bustling Guangzhou city. This collaboration is based on a “2+1” model where, during the first two years of study, Guangya students will remain at Guangya High School and receive a traditional Chinese education taught by some of the very best educators in China. These students also take courses taught by native English speaking teachers trained by Wasatch Academy. The Wasatch Academy courses are oriented toward preparing students with the English language skills and critical thinking necessary to excel in academic pursuits in the United States. In students’ third and final year, they will attend the Wasatch Academy campus in Utah, where they will integrate into the local campus and spend their senior year living as an American student before heading off for college in the United States.
Guangdong Guangya High School was founded in 1888. Its earliest predecessor was one of the Four Academies of the late Qing dynasty. “Guangya” in Mandarin means “knowledgeability and integrity.” Guangya High School continues to uphold these fundamental principles that have earned the school its reputation across China as one of the finest schools in the country. Wasatch Academy is proud to collaborate with such an outstanding institution, and we are looking forward to many years of helping students glean the very best out of their Chinese and American education as they prepare for an increasingly globalized world.
The partnership to pursue cross-cultural educational opportunities between Wasatch Academy and The National Society of Agriculture (Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura) was established in December of 2014.
With the goal of student exchanges, cross-cultural service learning trips, and the sharing of ideas to promote and foster global citizenship and environmental stewardship, we look forward to continuing to build and nurture this partnership. The National Society of Agriculture is involved with a network of over 20 schools that share an emphasis on agriculture and developing an appreciation and respect for land and animal management and conservation.