Griggs International Academy (GIA) provides internationally accepted educational programs for students around the world from preschool through university. The program provided are adaptable to individual learner??s needs and intercultural curriculum. Griggs?? nurturing faculty and staff are committed to inspiring students to achieve a high standard of academic excellence which will build a foundation that will last a lifetime.
l Program Aims
Enable students to experience American education by taking its courses and enable students to be fully bilingual (Chinese and English).
l Components of the Curriculum
(1) Chinese courses
a. Meet Chinese national & local government educational requirements
b.Students attend Chinese and Math tests administered by local education government
(2) American courses
a. Follow American curriculum guide
b. Students have three core 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 authentic American teaching materials.
d. Connected to the ?°Gifted GIA Program?± in
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 developed by NWEA (Northwest Education Association)
f. Annual program assessment conducted by the inspector from GIA headquarters in the
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 seek information when doing projects)
b. Projector and air conditioners
c. Reading area with abundant reading books
d. Rich teaching resources booked directly from