EAL (English As an Additional Language) only for Grades 9 & 10
SCIS was the first English school in Shanghai that opened its doors to non-English speakers. 20 years later, that rich tradition continues. Now, both specific EAL classes and EAL support for regular classes are available depending on students’ individual English language acquisition needs.
Multiple times per week, students get together with their faculty advisor to ensure they are staying organized and on the right track.
High School Counselors
Expert staff are on site and available to help with academic, social, and emotional issues that teenagers routinely face.
A full time Licensed School Psychologist is on staff at the Pudong School and is available for students who have any kind of learning issues or problems.
Individualized Learning Support
On an as needed basis, students can receive individualized learning support from people like long-term substitutes and librarians to help them with their academic career. Moreover, differentiated education is a hallmark of good teaching practice and one we unequivocally support.
SCIS knows that whole families play a vital role in the education of their child. Counselors continually reach out directly to parents through after school workshops, newsletter articles, and outside resources (brought onto campus).
Meet Your Mac Sessions
As SCIS is a Macintosh campus and has a 1-to-1 ratio of computers to students, every student starting in middle school is issued their own MacBook Pro. Due to this, multiple times throughout the year educational sessions are held for students and parents alike to help everyone gain familiarity with their computers. For students, basics of the mac are explained as well as advanced uses. For parents, computers and the internet increasingly provide powerful tools to monitor, support, and participate in their child’s academic life.
Past topics covered in Meet Your Mac Sessions:
Understanding Powerschool (electronic grading system)
How to Monitor Your Son/Daughter’s Progress Online
How to Use Your E-portfolio
Finding Teacher’s websites
Also resources available for parental controls to help students manage the lure of the internet and computer gaming