Emphasis on using information in unpredictable situations
Emphasis on discerning problems that should be solved
Emphasis on balanced relationship between math, science and arts
Emphasis on using math and science as tools for innovation and creativity
Emphasis on knowledge, know how problem solving and intellectual growth
Emphasis on innovation
Emphasis on effective and perfect solutions
Emphasis on abilities of understanding and insight
Pursuit of rigorous American education in a Chinese cultural context
Emphasis on world history and literature
Emphasis on college preparatory work in courses across the curriculum
Relying on reason, thesis and evidence
VIA (Vermont International Academy) was founded in June 2011 as a private American high school. It was the first US school that was approved by the state government of Vermont in the US for overseas education with issuing US high school diploma. VIA has been working closely with top Chinese high schools offering VIA international curriculum which combines advantages of Chinese and US high school education. The VIA international curriculum inspires comprehensive development, the awareness of social responsibility, innovation and communication skills...
VIA assigns grades of A, B, C, D and F, which is a common used grading system in America. This system makes American university application and exchange programs easier and convenient. For grading, class assignments count 20%, Mid-term and Final examinations 20%, unit tests 20%, quiz and presentations 20% and other performance, including attendance, speak and group work together count 20%...