We are excited to announce our Kunming Pollard International School partnership with Frankfort Independent Schools, in Frankfort, Kentucky! This partnership will provide opportunities for student exchange programs at all academic levels, as the Frankfort Independent School system is a public school system with Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. Our partnership will have many levels, with opportunities for all of our students to be involved projects ranging from virtual exchange programs while they are still here in Kunming, to multi-school collaborative research and community projects, as well as international student exchange programs that will range from two weeks in duration, up to a full semester or more.
It is with this in mind that we are offering our first international student exchange trip to Frankfort Kentucky, in January, 2020. We will take students to visit Frankfort Independent Schools (with possible visits to local universities, for older students, due to our partnership with Kentucky State University). Students will have opportunities to visit American classrooms at their grade level, interact with American students and teachers, and collaborate in person on projects they may develop through distance learning throughout the fall semester. Students who are showing leadership skills with our partnering students throughout the fall will have an opportunity to serve as Pollard Student Ambassadors, leading groups of their peers throughout this student exchange program, strengthening leadership skills, and developing a better sense of international student life.
Because we teach with an American standards-based curriculum, with Inquiry-Based methodologies, our students should be able to use their time on this exchange trip toward credit for the classes they are enrolled in here at Pollard. This is true collaborative learning and leadership, and we can’t wait to experience this next step of developing our international partnerships and exchange programs with your students!
我们很高兴地宣布我们昆明伯格理国际学校与在美国肯塔基州，法兰克福市的法兰克福独立学校系统达成合作关系！这种伙伴关系将为各级学术机构的学生交流项目提供机会, 因为法兰克福独立学校系统是一个有小学、中学和高中的公立学校系统。我们的合作伙伴关系将有多个层面, 让我们所有的学生都有机会参与一些项目, 从他们还在昆明的虚拟交流项目, 到跨学校的合作研究和社区项目, 还有国际学生交流项目，时长从两周到整个学期或更长时间等等。
正是考虑到这一点, 我们将于2020年1月首次前往肯塔基州的法兰克福市进行国际学生交流。我们将带学生参访法兰克福独立学校(由于我们与肯塔基州立大学的合作关系, 可能会安排年龄较大的学生参访当地的大学)。学生将有机会进入符合他们当下年级的美国班级里, 与美国学生和教师互动, 并在整个秋季学期通过远程学习可能开发的项目中进行面对面的合作。在整个秋季学期中与我们的合作学生一起展示领导技能的学生将有机会在整个学生交流项目中担任伯格理学生大使、领导同伴团体, 加强领导能力技能, 并培养更好的国际学生生活意识。
因为我们教授的是基于美国标准的课程, 采用的是探究式学习法, 所以我们的学生应该能够利用他们在这次交流旅行中的时间, 为他们在伯格理学校这里注册的课程提供学分。 这是真正的协作学习和领导, 我们迫不及待地与您的学生来共同体验我们国际伙伴关系和交流计划的下一步发展！
Pollard administrators traveled to Nantong in May to sign a partnership development agreement with Nantong University Affiliated High School.
Pollard International School is developing partnership with Frankfort Independent Schools in the United States to bring exchange program opportunities and global experiences to our students.
Our students are doing incredible work! Our secondary students are currently designing and developing new Outdoor Classroom space and beautifying our campus!