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                   Zhejiang Hangzhou High School International Division

                                                                                          School Profile 2017 - 2018

 


Address:  No. 1958 East Zhijiang Road, Jianggan District, Hangzhou

Phone:   +86-0571-86988711

Email:    hggjb@hanggao.net

Website:  www.hanggao.net

CEEB Code: 694579

Dean: Lin Dan

Foreign Principal: Shawn Campbell

College Counselors:

Ling Hua /Joselyn Chen/Echo Jin



Description of School

Founded in 1899, Zhejiang Hangzhou High School (Hanggao) started as the Yangzheng Academy and Zhejiang Two-Level Normal School. It evolved from the earliest public high school in Zhejiang to become the center of the New Culture Movement. The school has gone through several reconstructions and developments in the past century. It is one of the largest comprehensive high schools and known as one of the top four well-known high schools in Zhejiang and Jiangsu.

In 2014, Zhejiang Hangzhou High School was officially accredited by the College Board in the U.S., establishing the international division. As a Sino-US cooperative program, domestic high school’s regular courses and AP courses are combined together to promote a cutting-edge education to train individuals for the 21st Century. In addition, great importance to students’ social practices such as internships and international volunteer programs is highly promoted. Students are encouraged to attend various international competitions and activities to show themselves on the international arena.

 

High School Students and Faculty

Students come from business, professional, diplomatic and government families. Currently there are a total of 163 students from Grade 10 to 12. The average class size is 20 students. The international division employs 14 full-time faculty and administration staff. 6 are Chinese, 8 are foreigners. 55% of the faculty hold advanced degrees, and 100% of the faculty meet certification requirements either from China or from their home countries.

 

Academic Program

The curriculum of Hanggao International Division includes subjects from the Chinese national curriculum in addition to subjects from Advanced Placement (AP). Students pursue a college-preparatory curriculum that integrates Chinese high school courses with AP courses. The AAP program plays an integral role in the curriculum. Currently, the school offers 10 AP courses (Human Geography, Calculus AB & BC, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics 1 & 2, U.S. History, AP Statistics, & AP Studio Art). Besides that, the center also provides high school honor courses like Chemistry, Academic English and Psychology for both G11 and G12 students this year. There is no limit on the number of AP courses that a student can take. Usually the students choose maximum 6 courses per semester.

 

Grading System

GPA is the numerical average of all courses taken in the AP Program. AP courses carry an increased weight of 20%. Honors courses carry an increased weight of by 10%. A student’s academic performance is evaluated by using numbers or letter grades based on the standards listed below. The total GPA for G12 students this year varies from 4.20-4.35. Students are not ranked.

Letter Grade

Score

GPA CN/AP

Letter Grade

Score

GPA

A+

97-100

4.0/4.8

C+

77-79

2.3/2.76

A

93-96

4.0/4.8

C

73-76

2.0/2.4

A-

90-92

3.7/4.44

C-

70-72

1.7/2.04

B+

87-89

3.3/3.96

D+

67-69

1.3/1.56

B

83-86

3.0/3.6

D

65-66

1.0/1.2

B-

80-82

2.7/3.24

F

Below 60

0

AP: Advanced Placement course

CN: Chinese school courses

 

 

Extra Curricula Possibilities

Students are provided the opportunity to enjoy a variety of school clubs throughout the academic year. The “FALL 2017" club offerings include Basketball (Athletic), Yoga (Athletic), Track (Athletic), Geek Club (Engineering), Movies & Documentaries (Audio Video, Entrepreneurs & Millionaires (Business), Book club (Academic Reading), Public Speaking Club, Debate Club, as well as Greek Mythology & Critical Reading (Culture).

 

Student council:

The student council is referred to as 学生会(XueShengHuiat Hangzhou High School. The student council for international division was established  in September of 2017. Its aim is to help foster students' leadership and self-discipline and to liaise with various clubs and societies.

 

College and University Acceptances (2017 Graduates)

 Cornell University

 University of California, Los Angeles

 University of California, San Diego

 University of California, Davis

 Pennsylvania State University

 Northeastern University

 Purdue University

 Wake Forest University

 Boston University

 Ringling School of Art & Design

 William Mary college