School Profile


CHENGDU MEISHI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL    CEEB Code: 694364

 Address: 1340 Middle Section of Tianfu Ave.,  Chengdu, P.R. China 610042
 Main office: (86)-028-8533-0653
 Fax: (86)-028-8533-0880
 E-mail address: office@miscd.com

 

 Head of School: Thomas Liu
 College Counselor: Jeff Zhai
 IB World School Code: 003888
 Website: www.MISCD.com
 College Counseling office: (86)-028-8533-3638  
 Email:jeff.zhai@miscd.com

 


COMMUNITY

Chengdu Meishi International School (CMIS) is located in the Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone (a.k.a. Chengdu Hi-tech Zone or CDHT) of Chengdu city in Southwest China. With a planned area of 87 km², CDHT comprises of the south park and the west park. There are over 16,000 companies registered in the CDHT and over 750 foreign invested enterprises with a total investment of over 5.7 billion, 40 of which are Fortune 500 companies, including Intel, Microsoft, Motorola, Siemens, Nokia, Ericsson, Corning, Sony, Sumitomo, Toyota, NEC, Carrefour, UPS, Alcatel, Ubisoft. Located in one of the city’s fastest growing areas, the District (Hi-tech Zone) enjoys a diversified economic base. Currently, the District consists of four International schools. CMIS serves the educational needs of Chengdu and students from all over the world. The student body is culturally diverse with a population from Asia, Europe, and North America with Chinese students comprising about 70% and the remaining nationalities evenly split.

SCHOOL

Chengdu Meishi International School has a total student population of 2,400, with 1,110 in the Chinese Elementary Division, 1,100 in the Chinese Secondary Division and 200 in the International Programs.

Chengdu Meishi International School is one of the very few schools in ALL of China to officially enroll both Chinese AND Foreign students to attend classes at the SAME school and also in the SAME class.

CMIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) ‘World School’, offering the Diploma Program. It is now the ONLY American Accredited and IB Authorized School in Western China. The school offers students choices of either an American curriculum, Chinese curriculum, with the IB Diploma Option for both Chinese and Foreign students. It is also now an authorized education provider for the U.S. State Department, as well as French and Pakistani Government employees.

CURRICULUM

The International Programs of CMIS has adopted the California State Education Standards and Framework for its Grades 1-12 curriculum. It also offers the well-established International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program curriculum option for all students from Grades 11 and 12.

GRADING AND RANKING PROCEDURES

CMIS has adopted ‘Letter Grades’ in grading system as below. Rank: CMIS does not rank.

Grade

Percentage Range

Standard GPA

Honors GPA

IB GPA

A+

>97.0

4.00

4.50

5.00

A

93.0-96.9

A-

90.0-92.9

3.67

4.17

4.67

 

 

 

 

 

B+

87.0-89.9

3.33

3.83

4.33

B

83.0-86.9

3.00

3.50

4.00

B-

80.0-82.9

2.67

3.17

3.67

 

 

 

 

 

C+

77.0-79.9

2.33

2.83

3.33

C

73.0-76.9

2.00

2.50

3.00

C-

70.0-72.9

1.67

2.17

2.67

 

 

 

 

 

D+

67.0-69.9

1.33

1.83

2.33

D

63.0-66.9

1.00

1.50

2.00

D-

60.0-62.9

0.67

1.17

1.67

 

 

 

 

 

F

<59.9

0.00

0.00

0.00

No credit is issued for a percentage grade 59.9 or below.
In the case of a failure in a class a ZERO grade will be added to G.P.A. for purpose of averaging.

Courses Eligible for Weight 0.5 Point
Honors Courses / Grades 9-12
1.0 Point
All International Baccalaureate Courses

 

Graduation Requirements

The minimum* course requirements for graduation are shown below:
(The administration reserves the right to make exceptions to this policy if exceptional circumstances are apparent):

High School Subject Area Minimum requirements for graduation Minimum Year Credits Required

English

English, Text & Performance, World Literature, etc.

4

Mathematics

Math, Advance Algebra, etc.

3

Social Science

History, Geography, Business, etc.

3

Science

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental System & Societies, with a Lab

3

World Languages

Two years must be in the same language.

3

Arts & Electives

Visual or Performing Arts, Film, Drama, etc.
Plus four credits from any Subject Area, incl. ESL.

6

Physical Education

P.E., Marching Band, Drum & bugle, Team Sports

2

 

Minimum Year Credits required:

24

*For IB – Diploma Students

Completion of Extended Essay (EE), Theory of Knowledge (TOK), and Creativity Action & Service (CAS)

 


Transcripts

High school students will be issued transcripts that document the sum of their work at CMIS. For purposes of college applications the percentage scores reported on progress report will be converted to conventional GPAs.

Credits and course work from other schools will be represented on the CMIS transcript, if possible. The addition of transfer credits for GPA will be determined on a case by case basis.