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Graduation Ceremony 2022

23/05/2022 83

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.

As it is every year, this year’s ceremony was conducted in the style of American high school graduations, featuring distinguished participants including government representatives, media agencies, national and international guests, teachers, parents, and exceptional students. In addition to speeches from the principals of both schools, this year’s proceedings included testimonials of parents and APU alumni who have earned advanced university degrees. Unable to hide her emotions, Founder and Chairwoman of APU Educational Development Group, Dr. Binh Tran congratulated all her students and gave them her best wishes in the desire that they will continue to strive toward and achieve their dreams in the future.

This year, APU American International School’s system graduated 155 students, of which 83% of students achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher. An incredible 15% of students achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA. APU selected two Valedictorians, one from Saigon and one from Da Nang and a total of seven Salutatorians from both schools. APU honored these students for their excellent academic performances, their commendable behavior, and their outstanding extracurricular contributions.

Their impressive academic achievements have led to APU students from the class of 2022 being awarded scholarships from prestigious universities all over the United States with a total value of over $25 million USD. Many students received scholarship offers with values in excess of $100,000 USD. This amount continues to be updated with scholarships from other reputable Universities.

In addition, 62 APU G11 students earned a sufficient number of credits and high enough GPAs to complete their studies one year early, as Juniors, once again affirming APU provides a standard American education that helps students shorten their study time while still receiving the highest quality education to prepare them for university studies. Many APU high school graduates have earned spots on their university’s Dean’s Lists honoring outstanding academic achievements or been chosen to be teacher’s assistants for professors at their universities despite being freshmen or sophomores.

Through its scholarship program, every 2022 APU graduate has received scholarship offers from prestigious universities in the United States and in Canada such as Arizona State University, UMKC, UC Riverside, University of San Francisco, Cal State Long Beach, Virginia Commonwealth University, UC Berkeley, Florida Institute of Technology, Wentworth Institute of Technology, The American University in Vietnam, Central Michigan University, University of Connecticut, Texas Christian University, Texas A&M University, Adelphi University, Pace University, St John’s University, Denison University, DePauw University, University of Pittsburgh, Whitman University, Indiana University Bloomington, The University of British Columbia and many other prestigious Universities in the world. These scholarships are great opportunities to help students fulfill their dreams through continuing their studies at world-class institutions of higher learning.

With the goal of supporting its graduates in admission at top American universities and graduate schools, the American University in Vietnam (AUV) announced scholarships covering up to 100% of tuition and fees for exceptional APU graduates. These scholarships help students receive important financial support as they complete bachelor’s degree programs at AUV. AUV graduates have the ability to proceed directly into graduate programs at top tier universities in the United States to obtain a Masters degrees or PhDs. AUV students can also have an option to study for one or two years at AUV and transfer directly to universities in the United States.

On behalf of the Ministry of Education and Training, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Truong – Director of the Southern Education Development Center – also came to celebrate and congratulate the American International School APU on a successful school year.

Every year, 90% of APU alumni who choose to study abroad, primarily in the US, achieve excellent results in their first semesters, routinely earning Dean’s List honors and being selected to serve as teaching and research assistants. This is a direct result of the advanced academic foundation built and maturity developed by students while they attend high school at APU. These academic achievements continue providing great pride to the parents who have believed in APU enough to entrust the school with their children for the past 18 years.

In addition, APU’s Credit Accumulation program helps students shorten the time and reduce the cost to complete university programs in the United States. APU American International School also encourages students to enroll in the College Bridge Program. This includes two options: the Dual Enrollment Program and Global Freshman Academy, both of which are only available at APU. These special programs were established by the APU Educational Development Group in cooperation with partner universities in the United States. Through taking advantage of these programs, APU students can get a two-year head start on their bachelor’s degrees in the United States. This is a special advantage available only to APU students. Others wanting to participate in this program must have SAT scores above the 90th percentile to be accepted.

In addition to helping students access the best education, APU accompanies parents in guiding their children in their personal and ethical growth. All students actively participate in community service, helping the less fortunate, and learning how to truly respect friends, teachers, and strangers alike.

APU American International School is licensed by the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training to teach American programs to Vietnamese and foreign students. The program at APU is a system with a close link between the knowledge and skills needed for students from kindergarten to 12th grade so that after high school, students are able to successfully study at the world’s best universities, primarily those in the United States. After high school, APU graduates are admitted directly to universities in the United States with scholarships, and without the burden of having to submit proof of high SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS scores.APU American International School has achieved certification from Cognia™, the world’s largest educational accreditation organization. APU has successfully met the requirements of Cognia’s rigorous and comprehensive evaluation process. These requirements include a detailed evaluation of APU’s curriculum, teaching quality, campus facilities, and policies that support learning and skill development, extra-curricular activities, and education affiliate programs with prestigious international universities.

For further information, please contact:

APU – American International Schools

DANANG CITY

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM

www.apu.edu.vn

299 Tran Dai Nghia Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son Dist Elementary School (K-5)

Tel: 0236. 3928 665 – 3928 667

Middle & High School (6-12)

Tel: 0236. 3928 664 – 3928 666

BILINGUAL PROGRAM

www.apubilingual.edu.vn

299 Tran Dai Nghia Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son Dist Elementary – Middle & High School (K-12)

Tel: 0236.3928 660 – 3928 661 – 3928 663

HO CHI MINH CITY

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM

Elementary School (K-5)

501 Lac Long Quan Street, Ward 5, Dist 11

Tel: 028. 3975 0337 – 3975 0338 Middle & High School (6 – 12)

286 Lanh Binh Thang Street, Ward 11 Dist 11

Tel: 028. 3962 4897 – 3962 4898