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GENERAL QUESTIONS

PennSchool currently offers the International American Program and the Vietnamese American Bilingual Program, American Diploma Pathway for students from Preschool to Grade 12.

School year at PennSchool generally begins the first week of August and finishes about the end of June. For more information, please visit the school calendar here.

School begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 17:00 PM. After-school sports and school clubs run from 16:00 to 17:00, from Monday to Friday.

Please contact the Admissions Department directly.

Greenville High School is a Public School, unlike the Greenville School District which is a Department of Education.
Greenville School District is a local Department of Education, affiliated to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, USA, exclusively licensed Pennschool to implement the K-12 ADP program in Vietnam.
Greenville School District has designated Greenville High School to issue diplomas to students who meet the academic qualification required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Greenville School District, and Greenville High School regulations.

At PennSchool, the curriculum is built, supervised, and implemented by leadership team including:
Advisor Board are members of the system’s representative office in the US. Advisory Board includes prestigious educational experts in Pennsylvania, with experience in management and administration of schools and educational systems in the US. The Advisory Board has been working full-time since the end of 2019 and participating in professional activities at PennSchool.
The Administration Board is composed of the Principal, Vice Principal and teachers who coordinate the activities and programs at the school.
Leadership team has weekly meetings to exchange information, plan and monitor academic performance to ensure that operations are in compliance with established standards.

Yes, you can. At the beginning of every school year, parents will fill in the application form and students are required to take an Entrance Test for class classification.

Students studying the American International program cannot switch to the Vietnamese American Bilingual program.

International programs result in many advantages when studying abroad such as English proficiency, important learning skills such as presentation, critical and creative thinking or international mindset, as well as diverse pathways for higher education and career development after graduations.

Depending on the requirements of each country, students will need to take some supplement courses. However, the program follows the American program standards and the experiences of students who have studied and moved to study abroad, they can still transfer points and continue to study.

Especially graduates from Diploma programs like ADP with a diploma issued by Greenville High School, students can enhance their opportunities and scholarship competitiveness as American students when enrolling prestigious universities world wide. They might also not be required to take a Foundation term for basic learning skills.

At PennSchool, with its Active teaching and Learning methods, too little or too many students will affect classroom efficiency. The school chooses the number of 24-28 students per class to easily deploy Group – Pair – Share activities in the classroom. A class can easily be divided into groups of 2, groups of 4, 6 or 7 students to discuss, or groups of students with similar levels to have different support strategies …
In addition, teachers can easily help students approach the lesson through technology application, inquiry-based learning, project-based learning, problem-based learning …

PennSchool is expected to continue to be repaired from the end of April to be put into use at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year (August).

PennSchool will be divided into 3 subdivisions: A, B, C. Each zone will have a full range of functional rooms (Lab, Robotic, Studio, Music Room, Art Room, Computer Room, Dance Room, Hall theater, cafeteria, outdoor sports area …). In particular, between zone B and zone C will be connected by an overhead bridge system. Swimming pool and tennis court will be shared as common spaces.

PennSchool uses the Northwest Education Association’s (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Growth assessment to track individual student growth during their time at the school.
Every year, the students from preschool to grade 8 will take this test to determine students’ instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of mathematics, reading, language usage, and MAP for Primary Grades (MPG).

The MAP Growth test is widely used in many schools in the US, and many other international schools around the world, this is part of the school’s assessments. Students who transfer or study abroad can still bring their study records to submit to other schools in Vietnam or abroad.

The library program at PennSchool is supported by PM Follet. However, the library program will be based on the Pennsylvania Library Curriculum Framework, which actively supports the reading program – which is required in the regular academic courses based on the Pennsylvania Literacy Framework standards.

The school always dedicates scholarships for students with excellent academic results.
Condition:

  • Achieve academic excellence in previous years;
  • Achieving awards in international and national competitions;
  • Especially, have good English skills.

The transition from EAL to an integrated bilingual program will depend on the student’s English language ability.
At the end of each quarter, teachers will evaluate students who are able to transition to a bilingual class based on academic performance and student progress. Normally, students will return to the bilingual program in about 3-6 quarters.

According to the decision to allow the teaching of the Pennsylvania High School program of the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam, French is the second foreign language subject. In the future, we plan to apply for permission to teach Spanish as an additional language for students to choose.

PennSchool guarantees attention to each student at every stage of their educational journey and enhances interaction with Parents through the following channels: Parent Portal, Weekly Communication, Parent Teacher Meeting, POPs, Coffee Chat, Circular, SMS Updates.
For more information, please refer to PennSchool Brochure.

The tuition fees include fees and charges for programs, registration, meals, uniforms, school bus, and other fees such as medical, extra activities, boarding, overtime care (for Kindergarten only). The tuition fees usually vary by year and vary depending on the program that you are taking, and may vary according to the exchange rate. Payment of all fees can be transferred to the school’s account.

Parents can choose to pay fees by Full-year, by Semester, or by Term. There will be two semesters in every school year. And there are four terms in a school year.

ABOUT ENTRANCE EXAMS

PennSchool does not charge any fee for the Entrance Exam.

Usually, the Entrance Exam will take place on Saturday or Sunday and is expected to last from 2.5 – 3 hours (depending on the choosing program). For the detailed information, please contact the Admission Office through the phone number or send us Inquiry.
Read more about the Entrance Exam in Admission Process.

Depending on the program and school grade of students, the entrance exam will have different content and timing.
Read more about the Entrance Exam in Admission Process.

The entrance test will be an interview with Vietnamese and foreign teachers, combined with a paper-based test and multiple-choice depending on the Grade of study registered.

The result will be informed to parents and students within 3-5 working days.

Prospective students are encouraged to take the entrance exam at the school to assess their language skills and relevant skills in subjects. We will base on the assessment for admission and placement.
Still have questions? Leave us your contact information and questions at Admission Inquiry.

Still have questions? Leave us your contact information and questions at Admission Inquiry. Admission Inquiry