Beijing City International School (BCIS), a nursery through twelfth grade international school, recently received plenty of attention and recognition. One of its students was given the High Honors Award for his high marks in the Scholastic and College Ability Test (SCAT) and in the same month, the school itself was announced as the first international school in China to be an Apple Distinguished School (ADS).
Grade Three Student Receives Johns Hopkins Award
Brenton Zhang, a grade three student at BCIS was awarded with High Honors for being among the highest scoring participants of the Scholastic and College Ability Test (SCAT) in the 2012 academic year. The SCAT is an above-grade-level test that students take to become eligible for the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) summer camp.
BCIS, First Apple Distinguished School in China
On Friday, May 18, BCIS became the first international school in China to be recognized as an Apple Distinguished School by Apple Inc.. Currently, BCIS has an Apple Service Center on Campus and uses the 1-to-1 Laptop Apple Education program.
According to Apple, this award is given to schools “that have been invited by Apple Inc. to participate in a program that recognizes and disseminates models of educational excellence and leadership, and are willing to share their program with other educators and institutions”.
The award ceremony was followed by a presentation from Will Percy, the learning technologies coordinator at BCIS, and an open house where parents and other members of the community participated in technology-themed workshops.
Photographs from BCIS