1. Primary School American GIA Program
Griggs International Academy (GIA) providesinternationally accepted educational programs for students around the worldfrom preschool through university. The program provided are adaptable toindividual learner’s needsand and intercultural curriculum. Griggs’ nurturing faculty and staff arecommitted to inspiring students to achieve a high standard of academic excellencewhich will build a foundation that will last a lifetime.
GIA and Huamei International School are proud to havecooperated for the past several years. By joining the GIA family, Huamei studentshave become part of a welcoming family of 8,000 schools around the globe.This partnership has enabled Chinese students to receive an accrediteddual-immersion program and gain the best of two worlds in Education.
l Program Aims
Enable students to experience American education bytaking its courses and enable students to be fully bilingual (Chinese andEnglish).
l Components of the Curriculum
a. Meet Chinesenational & local government educational requirements
b.Students attendChinese and Math tests administered by local education government
(2) American courses
a. Follow Americancurriculum guide
b. Students have threecore subjects introduced from American primary schools: Language Arts (incl. pronunciation,grammar, reading, speaking and spelling), science and social studies, etc.
American subject components
c. Use authenticAmerican teaching materials.
d. Connected to the “Gifted GIA Program” inHuamei Middle School.
l Teaching and Management
a. Small class instruction (max.25 students)
b. To blend the best of Chinese education and American education, emphasize problem solving, inquiry, cooperation, as well as creative and critical thinking.
c. To immerse the students in authentic American English environment.
d. To have ongoing English assessments implemented by the American teacher.
e. To attend American MAP tests developedby NWEA (Northwest Education Association)
f. Annual program assessment conducted bythe inspector from GIA headquarters in the USA.
l Faculty and Staff
Experienced native English teachers approved by GIA.
Professional Chinese teachers
l Teaching facilities and resources
a. Computers (for students to read online and seekinformation when doing projects)
b. Projector and air conditioners
c. Reading area with abundant reading books
d. Rich teaching resources booked directly from America