Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in Hadley, Massachusetts, has gained the recommendation of the state education commissioner to be allowed to open a full high school.
Elementary and secondary education commissioner Mitchell Chester recommended the school to expand its curriculum to include grades all the way up to the 12th grade, according to The Daily Hampshire Gazette.
The school currently offers kindergarten through ninth grade.
The proposed expansion would allow the education of 584 students by the school, versus the current level of 300 students.
We think this is a great step for the state of Massachusetts and a strong indicator of the growing importance that Mandarin Chinese language instruction will hold in education at every level across the country.
We hope our game app Chinese Fridge can help schools like Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School engage students with fun, interactive technology to help reinforce their newly expanded curriculum.