Northeast Yucai Oxford International Senior High School
Northeast Yucai Oxford International High School (NYO) is the first American public school of its kind in China.
In April 2011, the Northeast Yucai Education Group, Oxford Community Schools, and Beijing Channel Consulting signed a cooperative agreement demonstrating their commitment to move forward with plans to open a school that provides quality education and educational resources for students in the United States and China. The parties agreed to share methods of managing advanced education, provide outstanding teachers and quality teaching resources, and to promote educational exchanges between the schools.
The new school will start off with 40-45 tuition-paying students in the wing of an existing school, with expectations of growing to 500 students.
This agreement is the firstever between an American public high school and China.
Oxford schools has arguably the largest Mandarin Chinese program in the United States, with 2,000 students immersed in the language with expectations that 3,000 will be involved in three years.
Students who attend the Northeast Yucai Oxford International Senior High School (NYO) will study for three years. They will have the flexibility to attend school:
- three years in China,
- or two years in China and one year in the United States,
- or one year in China and two years in the United States.
Attendance in the US can be virtual, at Oxford Virtual Academy.
Graduates will receive both a Chinese and American diploma.
The tuition-based NYO school will follow Oxford Community Schools’ high school curriculum, utilizingthe same textbooks, frameworks and best practices.
The Oxford Virtual Academy course catalogue is at http://oxfordschools.org/images/87/OVA%20Course%20Catalog%202012-2013%20040212.pdf