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APU Graduation Ceremony 2020
International curriculum – Committed to graduation outcomes
After more than 20 years of development and more than 30 years of connecting prestigious American programs, APU Educational Development Group has established itself as a prestigious education corporation in Vietnam and worldwide.
APU American International School is a member of APU Educational Development Group. APU has been providing high-quality training programs to local and foreign students in Vietnam.
Alumni from APU school have achieved excellent results and are placed on the Dean’s List at prestigious universities globally such as Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, with a focus on the United States.
Become global citizens
From the early stage, APU strives to develop positive, contributing members of the local and global community. Particularly, It is an essential guideline for all activities and educational orientation of the school.
Students at APU will be fully developed in terms of knowledge, skills, global awareness, culture, and qualities of global citizens in the new era.
“At APU, you are encouraged to challenge yourself and explore subjects beyond the core requirements. Thanks to Dr. Binh Tran’s broad view on multifaceted education, I was fortunate to participate in a pioneer program introducing students to various courses and after-school programs ranging from advanced math and science, creative writing to intercultural-focus activities. All of which, unbeknownst to me at the time, contributed to shaping a solid foundation, pivotal to my future career.” Dinh Khang Hy – APU alumnus of the 2009-2010 class shared his time at APU. He is completing his Doctor of Science degree at Tufts University.
Dinh Khang Hy – APU alumnus of the 2009-2010 class. He is completing his Doctor of Science degree at Tufts University.
Nguyen Bang Thanh is a talented APU alumna who graduated in 2010. When sharing about APU, she stated that the school played an essential role in her success story. It was where she got exposed to the American communication, culture & environment; where she learned to be confident in herself. Also, she would love to send her gratitude especially to APU female professors and Dr. Binh Tran for showing her that “women have the power to make differences in an organization and take on leadership role in whatever they put their hearts to.”
Thanh works as a Team Leader in Standard Work Project and Value Stream Team Core Industrial Engineer, all for 787 Boeing Commercial Airplane.
Nguyen Bang Thanh is an APU alumna who graduated in 2010. Thanh works as a Team Leader in 787 Boeing Commercial Airplane.
APU is the first and only international school in Vietnam to be licensed by both the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training and the U.S. Department of Education to teach American education programs to Vietnamese and international students. APU American International School encourages students to enroll in the College Bridge Program (CBP). This particular program is established by APU Educational Development Group with prestigious partner universities in the United States. The College Bridge Program allows students to earn university credits while still in high school. Students can get as much as a two-year head start on earning college credit through taking CBP courses. It is a smart investment and a time-saving option every student and parent should consider. Because CBP requires a high level of academic ability, students from other schools who wish to enroll in college bridge courses must take an entrance exam and score in the top 10% on the SAT. However, because of APU’s high educational standards, this requirement is waived for our students. This means less paperwork, less time, and fewer expenses for families.
Ngo Thien Bao, an APU talented salutatorian of the class of 2018, expressed his interest in the CBP program: “With the College Bridge Program (CBP), an exclusive program at APU, I earned American university credits while studying at APU. Thanks to this, I became familiar with the American studying method and shortened study time at high school and university. Furthermore, through APU’s CBP, I was awarded scholarships and transferred directly to the University of Missouri-Kansas City, one of the top 200 universities in America, to continue pursuing my passion for Computer Science.”
APU also emphasizes the importance of STEM education from elementary to high school
APU also emphasizes the importance of STEM education from elementary to high school. STEM is a curriculum based on educating students in four specific disciplines – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – in an interdisciplinary and applicable approach. This curriculum is widely used in schools in many developed countries around the world, particularly the United States.
Annually, 90% of APU seniors are awarded a total of $5 million USD worth of scholarship funds from highly ranked universities in the U.S. and worldwide without taking the TOEFL, IELTS, or SAT exam. Many APU graduates have gone on to prestigious universities around the world and have held important positions in some of the world’s most prestigious companies and corporations.
Dinh Khang Hy – APU alumnus of the 2009-2010 class took first place in the 2015 ACRP Design Competition sponsored by the FAA with his Piezoelectric Carpet System project and also was awarded the RWU President’s Core Value Medallion for his applied math research with his professor. Hy finished his Bachelor of Science with distinction, completed his Doctor of Science degree, and is teaching at Tufts University. Ho Hoang Duy – the 2014 valedictorian is finishing his doctorate and working as a lecturer at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Truong Buu Van, an APU alumna from 2010, has earned the Bachelor of Science with the highest GPA amongst 3500 students at University of Texas at Austin. She continued to receive the Master of Science at Northwestern University and is currently working as a Senior Operation Supervisor at AbbVie (formerly belong to Abbott Laboratories), one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Nguyen Bang Thanh works for Boeing as a Team Leader in Standard Work Project and as a Value Stream Team Core Industrial Engineer. Pham Ngoc Bach, a 2009 APU alumnus, is also currently working at Boeing as a Senior Supply Chain Analyst.
Nguyen Hai Tung, an APU class of 2007 alumnus, is currently successful with JobHop Company, the only company that uses AI technology to help people find jobs. Ho Hoang Phuc, the 2013 valedictorian, is working on a startup called Lean Start Lab in the US. Dang Kim Thi, a 2012 APU graduate, is now a Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Le Thi Hai Anh, an APU 2013 class alumna, has earned an MBA and is a globally qualified professional financial adviser and Certified Public Accountant. Huynh Thanh Huy, a class of 2011 alumnus, has earned an MBA in finance. Both Le Thi Hai Anh and Huynh Thanh Huy are currently employed at one of the world’s Big Four accounting firms. Tran Thien Hong Anh graduated from APU in 2013 and is to become a practicing dentist at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. Nguyen Ngoc Huyen Tran, an alumna of the 2008 class, graduated with an MS from Stanford University and currently holds the position of Senior Data Analyst at Microsoft, the world’s largest technology corporation. Le Ngoc Truyen, a 2012 graduate, earned an MS from the University of California, Berkeley and is working for the Lygos Corporation. These are just some of APU’s success stories.
For 20 years, APU has been focusing on talent training, constantly developing, and committed to providing a qualified American education experience in Vietnam.
Experiment in the APU’s Labotary
On May 21, 2022, APU American International Schools of Saigon and Da Nang conducted their 18th annual graduation ceremonies. The celebration for the 2021-2022 school year took place at the Saigon Opera House from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM.
Starting the journey to light up the dream of bringing Vietnamese knowledge to the world since the late 20th century, Dr. Thy Binh has gradually overcome many difficulties, laying the first foundation to create runways for many generations of Vietnamese students on the journey of integration with modern global education.
Over 20 years, APU Educational Development Group and its member units including APU American International School and The American University in Vietnam – AUV has reaffirmed their reputation and international standard training quality.
With more than 20 years of experience in providing high-quality American education programs, APU American International School provides our students plenty of opportunities to transfer to American Universities without SAT, IELTS.