K-12 Core Program

With a view to develop Olympia students to be owners of knowledge and skills of global citizens in 21st century, we have been implementing the Mission Statement

“The Olympia Schools embrace Vietnamese values while providing an integrated experience in the study of English and global issues by developing fundamental skills, fostering creativity and problem solving, and promoting ethics that allow students to adapt, to improvise, and to overcome challenges--we prepare students for life.” 

Olympia Academic Framework covers 4 key programs:

  • Core Subjects Program
  • HELP (Health, Economics, Life skills and Personality) Program
  • Creativity and Sports Program
  • ICT – Information, Communication & Technology Program

 

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Why should schools provide Core Subjects program? 

The Olympia Schools are Vietnamese schools with American common core standards. Therefore, each student should be a good Vietnamese ambassador to the world; he/she should have basic and essential knowledge about Vietnam nation’s tradition, culture and history. As the result, the Schools’ Core Subjects Program follows all requests on knowledge, skills and attitudes by the Ministry of Education and Training.

What are Core Subjects?

  • Math
  • Reading and Language Arts
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
  • History
  • Geography
  • World languages

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What are differences in Olympia Core Subjects Program? 

Beside the assurance of knowledge and skills requested by the MoET, the Olympia Schools also apply advanced methodologies in teaching and class management to foster students’ creativity and activeness in searching and exploring new knowledge areas.

  • Implement High English Practice
  • Integration among subjects
  • Focus on develop Multiple Intelligences
  • Implement Examination Practice
  • Implement Intensive Credit Teaching
  • Apply Blended Learning Method
  • Use most updated soft wares and materials
  • Implement functional classrooms, proactive students

 

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What should students know and be able to do as result of a quality Core Subjects program?

All schools across Vietnam use the National Standards; meanwhile the Olympia Schools combine Vietnamese National Standards along with Common Core Standards.  Building on the best of existing state standards, the Common Core State Standards provide clear and consistent learning goals to help prepare students for college, career, and life. The standards clearly demonstrate what students are expected to learn at each grade level, so that every parent and teacher can understand and support their learning. Standards on knowledge and competences by the VN Ministry of Education and Training: Special knowledge in each subject’s content Competences

  • Studious competences of each subjects
  • Common competences:
  • Competence of self-control and self-development
  • Competence of social relationships
  • Competence of instrument & technology usage