"A successful curriculum utilizes strategies that build a bridge between academic rigor and student engagement."
- from Asia Society, Academic Rigor and Student Engagement: A Perfect Match
The curricula used in our Chinese-language classes are appropriately challenging, well researched, and content-rich, offering lots of opportunity for hands-on learning. Some parts of it, such as our science curriculum, are the same as what you'll find in other elementary schools in the district. Other parts, such as our math curriculum (taught in Chinese in grades K-2), are unique to the VAIS. Let's break them up and take a closer look: