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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS OF NORTH AMERICA (SNA) OFFICIALLY BECOMES AN IB CONTINUUM SCHOOL

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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS OF NORTH AMERICA (SNA) OFFICIALLY BECOMES AN IB CONTINUUM SCHOOL

02/06/2022

On May 31, the International Schools Of North America (SNA) officially became the IB Continuum School - the 6th out of 17 schools teaching the IB programmes in Vietnam.

SNA is committed to the quality of comprehensive education through the IB curriculum

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1968 that is one of the world's most prestigious and challenging academic programs. The announcement ceremony of SNA officially becoming an IB Continuum School took place on the morning of May 31, 2022. Mr. Mike Miller - Acting Head of School excitedly shared: “SNA has worked hard over the years to achieve its status as an IB Continuum School. This involves a great deal of support from a wide variety of stakeholders – not just teachers and the leadership team, but including teaching assistants, administration, marketing, learning and support staff as well as all students and parents…. Today - May 31, 2022 - is a historic day of SNA's journey  becoming a leading international school not only in HCMC, but also in Vietnam and beyond.”

Established in 2005, SNA - a member of Nguyen Hoang Group - teaches high-quality international programs from Grade 1 to Grade 12 and always puts students as the main focus in all teaching activities. Until 2017, SNA was among the pioneer international schools in Vietnam to fully teach both Vietnam - US programs. Accordingly, graduates would receive both Vietnamese and American program degrees.

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Đại diệnTập đoàn giáo dục Nguyễn Hoàng, BGH Trường SNA cùng một số phụ huynh của Trường cùng chụp ảnh tại buổi lễ.

Leaders of Nguyen Hoang Educational Group, the Board of Directors of SNA, and parents of SNA students at the ceremony. 

Established in 2005, SNA - a member of Nguyen Hoang Group - teaches high-quality international programs from Grade 1 to Grade 12 and always puts students as the main focus in all teaching activities. Until 2017, SNA was among the pioneer international schools in Vietnam to fully teach both Vietnam - US programs. Accordingly, graduates would receive both Vietnamese and American program degrees.

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TS. Đỗ Mạnh Cường - Phó TGĐ Tập đoàn Nguyễn Hoàng phát biểu trong Lễ công bố SNA trở thành trường IB Continuum.

Dr. Do Manh Cuong - Deputy CEO of NHG delivers a speech at the ceremony.

In 2018, SNA transitioned from the Common Core program of the State of California, USA to be a member of the International Baccalaureate (IB) organization. This is a reputable, non-profit educational organization that equips students with a strong academic foundation and the ability to adapt to the learning environment in major universities around the world.

Over the past 4 years, SNA has been authorized to teach the IB programmes at all levels. Specifically, in May 2020, the school was officially authorized to teach the IB DP; In August 2021, SNA officially obtained the authorization to teach the IB MYP; and in May 2022, SNA officially received the authorization to teach the IB PYP. This is a milestone marking the fact that SNA has become the 6th IB Continuum School to get authorization of 3 grade levels (PYP, MYP and DP) out of a total of 17 IB schools in Vietnam. As SNA becomes an IB Continuum School, we offer students a full IB learning path from Grade 1 to the end of Grade 12. This is a major turning point demonstrating the school's commitment to providing a comprehensive education for students studying at SNA.

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Mr. Mike Miller - Hiệu Trưởng SNA phát biểu tại buổi lễ.

Mr. Mike Miller - SNA Principal delivers a speech at the ceremony.

In addition, SNA is also honored to receive accreditation from Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is certified by the Council of International Schools (CIS).

Why is the IB Programmes so popular around the world?

The IB focuses on developing four aspects: intellectual, personal, emotional and soft skills to develop the ability to study and work in a globalized environment.

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Ca sĩ Thuỷ Tiên - Phụ huynh SNA hát tặng thầy cô, phụ huynh và học sinh của Trường

Singer Thuy Tien - an SNA parent sings a song as a gift for SNA students, teachers, and parents. 

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Thầy Mike Miller - Hiệu Trưởng SNA tặng hoa cho Diễn viên, MC Ốc Thanh Vân - phụ huynh SNA.

Mr. Mike Miller, SNA Principal, presents flowers to Actress, Emcee Oc Thanh Van - an SNA parent

The IB offers a continuing education system, consisting of four programs united by the IB philosophy and methods of learning and teaching. The IB combines quality practice from local research and the global IB community, and encourages students to develop an international mindset in a complex and hyper-connected world. The IB also aims at holistic development of a student in many respects compared to other academic programs. IB's four programs focus on nurturing young people who are curious, knowledgeable, and caring and motivated to succeed. The IB gives students a distinct advantage by building critical thinking skills, cultivating curiosity, and the ability to solve complex problems in everyday life.

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Đại diện lãnh đạo Sở Giáo dục và Đào tạo TP.HCM phát biểu chúc mừng SNA đạt IB Toàn Phần. 

A representative from the HCMC Education and Training Department has some words at the ceremony.

Starting in June 2022, SNA students will graduate with a prestigious IBDP diploma. Students with the IBDP diploma have the advantage of receiving scholarships, college credit exempted and other admission requirements of most global universities.

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Tiết mục văn nghệ của học sinh SNA trong buổi lễ

A performance by SNA students at the ceremony

SNA is proud to be the 6th IB Continuum School out of 17 IB schools in Vietnam, demonstrating its commitment to a comprehensive education for students studying at SNA. On this occasion, the school has a special admission scholarship for new students in the 2022-2023 academic year up to 60,000,000 VND.

 

For more information please contact:

Street No. 20, Him Lam Residential Area, Binh Hung Commune, Binh Chanh District, HCMC

Tel: (+84) 28 730 197 99 – Hotline: 0964 466 014

Email: info@sna.edu.vn ; https://sna.edu.vn/en/