MSQ Academic Goals For Every Student
All English - speaking environment
Students should only speak English in classes taught in English unless otherwise instructed by their teachers for the purpose of briefly translating. They should only speak Mandarin in courses taught in Mandarin. We encourage students to speak English during the instructional day from 8 A.M. - 5 P.M., no matter during breaks, at the canteen, on the sports ﬁeld, during club or elective time, or back in their dorms. We want our students to totally immerse themselves in an all English - speaking environment so as to meaningfully enhance their language skills. To this end, we have a number of positive reinforcements to encourage students to constantly use English as well as a punishment policy for students who choose not to speak the common language of instruction.
Awards & Honors
At the end of each school year, MSQ holds an awards ceremony to recognize outstanding student achievement. Parents are highly encouraged to attend this event to share this special moment with their children.
Academic Honesty is of the utmost importance at Menaul School Qingdao, Plagiarism, cheating, and other unacceptable behaviors severely undermines the efforts of achieving our educational objectives for learners. Students who commit plagiarism once, no matter intentional or unintentional, will receive academic warnings; a second offense will result in detention, loss of marks, or possibly an ‘F’ for the course. Please refer to the Menual Student Code of Conduct and other policies for more details.
1. Course selection process
•Near the end of each school year, the Academic Department will provide students with course list s for the upcoming academic year.
•MSQ subject teachers and college counselors will offer advice to students and guide them through the course selection process.
•Students will then take home draft course lists to discuss with their parents, confirming final course selections by signing and returning the form to the Academic Department for finalization.
•Honors and AP course selections must be approved by subject teachers based on prior academic achievements or sitting a placement test.
2. Policy for changing (adding or dropping) a course using the MSQ course transfer form
•Students are allowed to change courses within the first 10 days of the start of the school year.
•In special circumstances, changes may be made after the first 10 days of the start of the school year based on student / subject teacher input. However, these changes will only be granted with the final consent of the Academic Principal.
3. Credit transfer from other schools
•Transfer students are required to provide all ofﬁcial transcript s from their prior schools to the MSQ registrar.
•MSQ’s Admissions Department, college counselor and the registrar will work together to evaluate the transcript(s) and determine which credit s can be approved and devise a suitable timetable so the student can meet MSQ’s graduation requirements.
In order to graduate with a Menaul School Albuquerque High School Diploma, students at Menaul School Qingdao must obtain a minimum of 24.5 credits. A unit of academic credit towards meeting Menaul School Qingdao graduation requirements is based on the following criteria:
• Students must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 at the time of graduation
• Students must maintain a minimum of 90% attendance per semester
Upon the successful completion of the above minimum graduation requirements, students will be awarded a High School Diploma from Menaul School New Mexico.
NOTE: Students will receive an Academic Reminder when their GPA (or grades in speciﬁc subjects) falls under 3.0. MSQ will provide additional support to assist all students who are at risk of not graduating, including reaching out to the parents of these students to devise realistic action plans.