History of the Sino-Canadian Program in Jilin City No. 1 High School
The program began in 2009 when representatives of the Nova Scotia Education Department, Pattison Education Group and Jilin City No.1 High School personnel signed an agreement. The goal was to provide an English immersion program that would give students the opportunity to graduate with a Nova Scotia High School diploma and prepare those students to enter post secondary studies in North American, or throughout the world.
The first year a small group of Grade 10’s along with 2 foreign teachers, 2 Chinese teachers along with the International department of Jilin No. 1 presented a limited course selection. The following year the program grew and a Canadian Principal joined along with additional international and Chinese support teachers . The program has expanded from that small group of 10’s to 3 full classes of 10, 2 full classes of 11 and 12 and we anticipate continued steady growth.
School year 2014/15 will see two groups graduating and joining their peers in a long, and growing list of post secondary settings. Offers have been received from : U. of T., U. of A., UBC.,U. of Ottawa, Sydney (Australia), Queen’s, Carleton, Dalhousie, Acadia, Cape Breton, UVic., SAIT, Windsor, York, Western, Regina, University of San Francisco, Northeastern, as well as numerous colleges and technical institutions in Canada.
The Nova Scotia Education Department provides the following framework that all schools, whether located in Nova Scotia or internationally must adhere to and yearly inspections monitor the programs that are delivered offshore. The Sino Canadian Program in Jilin is highly regarded and staff and students work hard to provide a quality educational program.