K-12 Mandarin Chinese Language Program
Phone: (614) 471-7065 | Fax: (614) 478-5568
June 11– 22, 2012 ~ 9 a.m. - 4 p.m
Going to the Beijing Silk Street Market
to learn more!
GJPS is home to one of the most innovative and comprehensive K-12 Mandarin Chinese programs in central-Ohio as well as the state. District-wide, there are more than 450 students – from the elementary level to the high school senior about to boldly take their next steps toward higher education or into the global marketplace – are actively participating within the program.
In 2008, with assistance from the Ohio Department of Education
and with The Ohio State University Chinese Flagship program
, GJPS launched the Chinese language program at the elementary level. In February, 2009, GJPS was selected by The Asia Society and Hanban (Chinese Department of Education) as one of twenty founding members of the Confucius Classroom Network. In July, 2010, Gahanna-Jefferson received a Foreign Language Assistance Program Grant award from the United States Department of Education to support and expand the Chinese language initiative.
The Chinese Confucius Classroom Network
|Elementary: Kindergarten – Grade 5
Browse our Winter 2012 Elementary Chinese Program Newsletter!
Middle School: Grades 6 - 8
Each of Gahanna-Jefferson’s three middle schools provide full-credit classes at the eighth grade level and Chinese enrichment opportunities for 6th and 7th grade students.
High School: Grades 9 -12
With more than 200 students participating, Lincoln High School provides level 1-4 Mandarin Chinese language instruction. Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, Advanced Placement Mandarin Chinese language instruction will be available.
The United States Department of Education awards Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools a $1 million-plus over five years in Foreign Language Assistance Program grant.
02.23.2012: High Point ES Spring Festival
High Point ES Music Teacher Brian Behary and the second-grade class will celebrate the Chinese New Year by performing five songs - two in Chinese - as part of the school's annual Spring Festival event.
10.17.2011: Mandarin Chinese Taught Up Close and Personal at GJPS
LHS, GMSE & High Point schools hosts Guest Teacher from China (Dongni Wang
) in Collaboration with the College Board and Hanban/Confucius Institute of China.