The “Grand Rapids Business Journal” recently sat down with Margaret Fellinger, the Forest Hills Public Schools assistant superintendent for instruction, to chat more about a new program through Forest Hills which advances the Mandarin Chinese immersion program for high school students. Beginning next school year, students enrolled in the FHPS Mandarin Chinese immersion program, can begin working on their Chinese language college minor thanks to an agreement signed between FHPS and Western Michigan University Extended University Programs. Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, the dual enrollment program will be at Forest Hills Northern High School. According to university officials, this “Collegiate Pathways” program is the first of its kind. Next school year is a milestone for the program, with the nearly 40 students who began studying the language in kindergarten, starting high school. FHPS began its Mandarin Chinese immersion program in 2008. To read more about Fellinger’s interview with the “Grand Rapids Business Journal” and what it means for FHPS students, click here for the full article.
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