The first Sino-Canadian Dual High-School Diploma Program (Sino-Canadian Program for short) in China was established in Beijing on March, 1997; and the first Sino-Canadian Program in Jiangxi Province was founded in 2007 at Nanchang No. 2 High School.
Nanchang No. 2 High School Sino-Canadian Program has been approved by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China after a strict examination from both the Nova Scotia Department of Education an the Ministry of Education of Jiangxi Province. Therefore, it is the only Sino-Canadian international program in Jiangxi that is officially recognized by the Nova Scotia Department of Education. Students graduating from this program will receive both the Nova Scotia and Chinese High School Diplomas. Over the past 8 years since the program was first established, 24 of the best students in the program were awarded the Governor General Medal, the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal and the Queen Elizabeth Medal, three most prestigious academic awards for Canadian high school students issued by the Ministry of Education of Nova Scotia; 26 of them won first prizes in a wide range of international competitions and more than 200 of them received medals in the CCTV “Star & Torch” English Talent Show. The students’ outstanding achievements in both academic and extra-curricular performances have earned a great reputation for the program as well.
II. Course Offerings
III. Program Enrollments
The enrollment of Sino-Canadian Program has been expanded from 38 in 2007, when the program was first established, to 328 at the moment, with the number of 85, 118 and 155 in three grades respectively. The number of Canadian teachers also increases from 3 to 15. Chinese teachers, who used to teach both the main school students and the ones in our program, have now all become exclusively teachers for the program. What’s more, teaching facilities have improved considerably. While there used to be only 2 classrooms, now the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors of the Tech Building are being used for teaching, with well-equipped multi-media rooms, English Learning Resource Center as well as science labs.
IV. Quality of Students
The admission requirements for the program have been increasing year by year, as the last few years witnessed the great progress the program has made along the way. The cutoff score in 2014 was 480. It is worth mentioning that the quality of the current students is increasingly better and the program continues invariably attracting students with even higher scores. The level of difficulty in Senior High School Entrance Examination varies, and the highest scores among the students enrolled during the past years are as follows:
Wang Junchao entered our program in 2010 with the highest high school entrance exam score of 570, in 2011 Liao Yuzhang entered with 580, Liao Yanchen 598 in 2012, both Chen Lu and Liu Weiqi 570 in 2013, and Chen Jiayu has the highest of 565 this year. Among all the students enrolled this school year, those with a high school entrance exam score higher than 500 take up about 65%.
V. Graduate Destinations
In the recent three years, the students admitted to overseas university are as follows:
Among the 20 students graduating from our program in 2012, 3 chose the University of Alberta, while 2 McMaster University. 70% of the graduates picked the doctoral universities and 100% of the graduates were admitted to Canada’s most prestigious universities.
Among 71 students graduating from our program in 2013, 11 were accepted by the University of Toronto; 4 were offered the admission to McGill University; 1 was accepted by Queen’s University and 11 were admitted to University of British Columbia. 86% of graduates got the acceptance letters from Canadian doctoral universities and 100% of the graduates were admitted to the top universities in Canada.
78 students graduated from our program in 2014, receiving 267 admission letters in total. 100% of the graduates were admitted to Canadian Universities.
In addition, 30 students were admitted into University of Toronto; 10 students were accepted by McGill University; 8 students went to Queen’s University; 23 students the University of British Columbia and 37 students the University of Alberta.