On December 9th, Liu Siyang - vice president of Xinhua News Agency – Xu Yanhao - Deputy Secretary of the Chinese Association - Zhang Ping - Vice Chairman of the NLD - and more than 20 leading members of education and cultural circles attended the Sixth Education Forum in Beijing. This forum is the opportunity for experts and leader of the education sector, as well as scholars, media and various educational institutions to gather together and discuss Chinese education. Suzhou North America High School was of course invited to attend the event.

SNA received an award for “International School of 2016”.

At 13:30, Suzhou North America High School was awarded for being a prominent international school. This award is a major landmark in the educational landscape of Suzhou and Jiangsu province.

Suzhou North America High School’s representative declared to xinhuanet.com that SNA has become a major platform for new talents. And receiving such an award is an honour that strengthen SNA’s firm belief in the necessity to combine the best of Chinese and American educational practices in order for students to become global leaders and lifelong learners.

Suzhou North America High School was established in 2013. It is the first and only international high school developed in partnership with America that has been recognized and approved by the provincial Ministry of Education.  SNA’s current partnerships include North Carolina State University, the William & Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, and Wake STEM Early College High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. These partner institutions collaborate with SNA on curriculum design, student clubs and activities, student and teacher exchange opportunities and teacher training and professional development.

The school’s curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of the students and teachers at SNA. The course framework provides the instructional foundations on which teachers and students co-create learning experiences in order for our students to be prepared for matriculation at the world’s top universities.