February 18, 2013
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.
January 30, 2013
A public high school in New York will offer Chinese classes for its students for the first time ever, starting this year.
Kids at Fairport High School will be able to take beginning Chinese class in September, according to the Fairport-East Rochester Post.
Students will learn grammar, pronunciation and writing for Mandarin Chinese in the elective class offered through the Chinese School of Rochester. Nearby Brighton High School will host the 16 consecutive weekly lessons on Saturdays.
January 16, 2013
Two Nebraska schools plan to continue their Chinese lessons for kids for at least three more years, according to the Associated Press.
Scottsbluff High School and Bluffs Middle School decided to renew their two-year-old program with the Confucius Institute and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Both schools offer a nine-week exploratory class, and the high school offers several classes to teach kids Chinese.