SUPA is proud to announce two new international school partners for the 2018-19 school year! Singapore American School and St. Michael’s (DR) both sent multiple teachers to the 2018 Summer Institute for training so they can offer Syracuse University courses in their schools.
Singapore American School (https://www.sas.edu.sg/) was founded in 1956 and has over 3,500 students representing 56 nationalities. Long considered one of the top international American schools, SAS graduates attend prestigious universities in the U.S. and around the world. Selecting Syracuse University as a concurrent enrollment partner was the product of years of diligent research by their administration to offer an alternative to Advanced Placement courses and to provide a rigorous, authentic and more well-rounded curriculum that would benefit their students academically and allow them to earn college credit. Three SAS teachers traveled to Syracuse to train for Physics and Psychology at the SUPA 2018 Summer Institute and have been certified to teach these courses as adjunct instructors for Syracuse University. A fourth SAS teacher will be teaching Economics starting the 2018-19 academic year.
St. Michael’s School (https://sms.edu.do/site/) , founded in 1991, is a private, college preparatory school located in the center of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. St. Michael’s, whose motto is “education without frontiers,” sent two teachers to train at Summer Institute to teach Syracuse University Calculus and Presentational Speaking courses.
SAS and St. Michael’s join the growing list of international school partners for Project Advance, including schools from Hong Kong, China and Vietnam. “We are honored and excited to welcome Singapore American School and St. Michael’s School into the SUPA family,” says Christina Parish, Ph.D., Director of Project Advance. “As educators, we all share similar goals, to offer students an academic experience that has the potential to be transformative and that gets students excited about learning and prepares them for higher education in the U.S. and elsewhere.”
Domestically, Project Advance continues to grow and thrive as well. Over 100 teachers were certified as Syracuse University adjunct instructors this year including teachers from 15 new partner schools.. “Usually a new school will start by offering one or two courses to see how well the program fits in their curriculum and how it is received by their school community,” says Rob Pusch, Ph.D., Senior Associate Director at Project Advance. “More often than not we will see new instructors for new courses from those schools in the following years. It’s a real testament to the quality of the courses and the program.”