VIA Curriculum

VIA applies Common Core Standard which is commonly used in America. Common Core Standard is based on the most advanced teaching philosophy, it aims at getting senior high school students prepared for future study in college and university, and helping them to become more competitive in future global economic competition.

VIA Standard Degree Program

Grade

10th grade

11th grade

12th grade

Literature

ELA 10

ELA 11

ELA 12

Social Studies

World History

US History

Business Studies or
AP Economics / AP Psychology

Science

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Mathematics

Math 10

Pre-Calculus or
AP Calculus

AP Calculus, AP Statistics
or College Math

PE / Health

PE & Health

PE

PE

Chinese Studies**

Chinese Literature
Chinese Geography
Chinese History

Chinese Literature
Chinese History

Chinese Literature
Chinese Politics

ESL

ESL 10

ESL 11

College Writing

Electives & Enrichment

Art, Computer Sci.

Math Strategies
Critical Reading & Writing

AP Science
Modern America

Notice:

  • 1. AP course offerings may vary by campus depending on areas of staff expertise and student ability / interest level.
  • 2. Study Skills is highly recommended as a Grade 9 elective course to help prepare students for success in an American-style learning environment.
  • 3. Note that not all elective courses will be offered every year or on every campus.
  • 4. ** Chinese Studies courses may differ from campus to campus based on local Chinese government requirements.
  • 5. Individual student schedules will be adjusted based on factors such as academic ability and personal interest in order to maximize individual growth & achievement.

Grading System

Grading Scale

percentage score

grade description

percentage score

grade description

98-100

A+

77-79

C+

93-97

A

73-76

C

90-92

A-

70-72

C-

87-89

B+

67-69

D+

83-86

B

63-66

D

80-82

B-

60-62

D-

 

 

<60

F

VERMONT INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY
  • Shanghai headquarters in China
  • 5A Catic Building, 212 Jiangning Road, Shanghai
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  • info@vermontia.org