P-H-M Middle School Cultural Exchange Program
March 27 – April 4, 2019
One of the many educational value adds that Penn-Harris-Madison students have a chance to encounter are travel abroad experiential learning opportunities. Every other spring break, students from all three middle schools (Discovery, Grissom and Schmucker) are given the amazing chance to travel to China. P-H-M Discovery Middle School Principal Sheryll Harper established the exchange program with Lishan school district in Anshan, China in 2008, trips began in 2009. The next trip is planned for March 27 – April 4, 2019.
The curriculum based immersion trip engrosses the students in Chinese culture during the one week plus trip. The curriculum was developed by P-H-M educators and meets Indiana state Social Studies educational standards. It is well timed and coordinates to when the middle school students are studying ancient and modern day China in their Social Studies classes. Students must be in good discipline standing to participate.
The P-H-M Education Foundation is making available for the first time two (2), $2,000 travel grants which will be awarded to two (2) qualified P-H-M middle school students for participation in the Spring 2019 Middle School China Immersion Trip. Please click here to download a pdf copy of the grant description, criteria, application process and acceptance of terms.
The timeline of the application process is detailed below ...
Before school essay writing session will take place at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Discovery
- Five student finalists will be notified between Jan. 8-12
- Interviews with five student finalists to take place between Jan. 16-19
- Two final student grant winners to notified & announced by Jan. 22
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