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China Trip

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. 


To get a student perspective on the trip, click below to watch the video.



The P-H-M Education Foundation made available for the first time in January 2018 two (2), $2,500 travel grants which will be awarded to two (2) qualified current P-H-M 6th and 7th grade students for participation in the Spring 2019 Middle School China Immersion Trip.



For more information on the the trip, please email Mr. James Howard or Mrs. Sheryl Harper for details. 


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