Accepting Applications for Fall 2018 We are accepting K, sex education taught in middle school, and 9th grade enrollment applications for Fall 2018 entry. We accept 1st-5th grade applications for limited backfill slots. Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs. PVCICS is a tuition-free public charter school authorized by the state of Massachusetts.
School Calendar and Hours PVCICS complies with state requirements for the minimum number of days and hours open. PVCICS operates 180 days a year. PVCICS’s Kindergarten and 1st grade schedule is from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. For students in 2nd grade and higher, the schedule is from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM.
Students may start arriving at 8:15 AM. PVCICS uses a “one-way” immersion model, meaning most students will enter the program with no knowledge of Chinese. Chinese language acquisition occurs naturally by using Chinese as the language of instruction during a portion of the day. Students also study Chinese Language Arts and culture. PVCICS administers the MCAS tests starting in grade 3. Children with special needs and who are English Language Learners are welcome at PVCICS.
Subjects taught in English are taught by teachers with native English proficiency. English teacher with native or near-native proficiency in Chinese. Art, music, health and physical education are taught in English or Chinese. Elementary school subjects are taught by a grade level team of Chinese and English teachers, where each teacher focuses on a particular subject. Middle school subjects are taught by specialist teachers focused on their subject area.
The high school program is designed to be an academically challenging college preparatory program with an international focus. Diploma Programme in 11th and 12th grades. PVCICS shares a common commitment with IB schools around the world to deliver a high quality international education to students. Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer the Diploma Programme. The cognitive dissonance that resides in many perpetrators’ minds is hardly news to those who have advocated, educated and fought to end rape and sexual assault for decades.