Zhejiang Hangzhou High School International Division
School Profile 2017 - 2018
Address: No. 1958 East Zhijiang Road, Jianggan District, Hangzhou
CEEB Code: 694579
Dean: Lin Dan
Foreign Principal: Shawn Campbell
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.
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.
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.
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).
The student council is referred to as 学生会（XueShengHui）at 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