Building on the Primary Division, the Junior Secondary Program introduces students to a wide range of new experiences. The program is rooted in Chinese compulsory education, enhanced by the Avenues World Elements and taught through our research-based transformative learning experiences. The program is structured around three pillars:
Belonging and wellbeing: social-emotional, physical and mental health
Learning for the future: Avenues’ innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum
Preparing for a global world: international experiences and an emphasis on English
AN EMPHASIS ON ENGLISH
Preparing students to thrive around the world
As students move through the grades, the percentage of their day spent in English increases from 50% in grade 5 to 60% in grades 6 and 7 to 70% in grades 8 and 9. This ensures that those students who wish to pursue higher education overseas have the academic vocabulary to thrive wherever their studies take them, while maintaining the solid foundation in Mandarin that will allow them to flourish in China.
The Junior Secondary program integrates Chinese compulsory education with Avenues’ innovative global curriculum, ensuring that students build deep foundational knowledge while developing empathy, creativity and robust problem-solving skills. The program’s components include:
- An increasing focus on English as the language of instruction
- Support and mentorship through the Deans Program
- Literacy in English and Chinese
- High Intensity Practice
- Character Education
- Wellness and Movement
The Avenues World Elements
How does Avenues equip its students to become future world-wise leaders? The Avenues World Elements table is our answer to that question. Designed by our research and development team, the Avenues World Elements is a global curricular system that defines the learning outcomes of Avenues students at all grade levels. In Shenzhen, the Avenues World Elements are integrated with Chinese compulsory education to yield a program that is global in scope and local in focus.
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