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The Affiliated High School of South China Normal University, abbreviated as Huafu in Chinese, is located in Guangzhou, China. It was established in 1952 and is co-managed by the Ministry of Education of Guangdong Province and South China Normal University. It is widely regarded as the most prestigious and high-achieving high school in Guangdong province. 
Huafu International Department (HFI) was founded in 2004, originally offering the International Foundation Year (IFY) program, accredited by the Northern Consortium (NCUK), allowing matriculation to British and Australian universities. In 2009, the International Department launched an Advanced Placement® program, allowing students to matriculate to tertiary education in any country worldwide, though the majority of graduating students choose to study in universities in the United States. This program operates as a comprehensive three-year high school. The International Department is staffed with over 50 professionals, with teachers from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, India, Indonesia  and China, 90% of whom hold advanced degrees. It is one of the most selective high school programs in South China, admitting only 10% of applicants annually. The aim of the school can be encapsulated by the motto "Orient Education Toward the World", which reflects how the school's programs recognize and build on students' strengths, enabling them to develop an international outlook while retaining their Chinese identity.

Curriculum
Students in the AP program take part in an extensive curriculum that is strictly college preparatory in nature. Based on an American curriculum and supplemented by traditional Chinese courses, HFI’s AP program follows all the teaching requirements, testing standards and procedures instituted by the College Board to ensure academic quality. All the pre-AP and AP courses in HFI are delivered in English by professionally-credentialed and certified native-English-speaking teachers. In grade 10 the AP program students take both pre-AP courses and approved Chinese high school courses. Courses in Chinese are highly rigorous, with some like mathematics being more advanced than the AP Calculus course that students take later. In grades 11 and 12 students follow an intensive AP curriculum. English course, either Standard or AP Level, is required for all the students each year. Students choose to study for two to four AP course credits (one credit being equal to two semesters of study) from among the 20 AP courses currently offered.  The largest group of AP courses currently offered is Social Science, with 7 courses, reflecting the school’s philosophy of developing students’ international outlook.

Transcript
Huafu International Department provides an English high school transcript for all enrolled students. According to the Chinese Education System, students finish their 9th grade in middle school, not high school, and our high school program is therefore grades 10 through 12. Students must submit their 9th grade transcripts when they are admitted to our program. All university application documents are sent securely through Naviance.

School Calendar
Huafu International Department is organized on a two-semester system. The school year offers 40 weeks of instruction, from mid-August to mid-June.

Graduation Requirements
In order to graduate, students are required to pass three years of English, plus at least one AP course from each of Social Science, Science, and Math groups. In practice, students often enroll in twice this number of AP courses.

2015-2016 Academic Year
In the 2015-16 academic year, the total enrollment of the International Department is 405, comprising 378 students in the AP program and 27 in the IFY program.
On-Campus Extra-Curricular Activities
Students participate in a diverse array of clubs, campus activities, and art festivals. Activities for this year include Blue-sky International-UN Simulation Program; Campus Sports Meeting; Volunteer/Social Service; Student Council; Art Festival/contest; National English Speech Contest; Stanford Math Tournament; WordMasters Challenge; Mad Scientists Club; Model hifters Drama Club, and The Voice school magazine, Java Programming Club, Floral Arts Club, Page Beyond Reading Club, Swimming Club, Cooking Club, etc. Such activities are generally student-initiated and student-directed.

Summary of grades for AP courses (2014)

Grading, Ranking and GPA Calculation

The students attending the school are of extremely high academic merit, any of whom would place in the highest tier of typical high schools. It would be misleading to rank such high achieving students. AP courses and intensive course in the 10th grade (namely Math, Biology, Chemistry and Physics in Chinese, and English for Academic Purposes and Pre-AP English) at passing grade are given an additional 1 point in the GPA. 

Course Offerings
Standardized Test Results
Overseas College Application Results
Class of 2014-2016
Australia
  • Adelaide University - 4
  • Australian National University - 4
  • The University of New South Wales
  • The University of Sydney - 17
Canada
  • he University of British Columbia - 18
  • McGill University - 3
  • McMaster University University of Ottawa University of Toronto - 17
  • University of Victoria - 3
  • University of Waterloo - 3
  • University of Western Ontario
UK
  • Aston University - 2
  • Durham University - 5
  • Imperial College London - 18
  • King's College London - 9
  • Kingston University
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Leeds Beckett University - 4
  • Manchester Metropolitan University - 4
  • Sheffeld Hallam University - 11
  • The University of Birmingham - 9
  • The University of Bradford - 11
  • The University of Bristol - 14
  • The University of Edinburgh - 10
  • The University of Leeds - 13
  • The University of Liverpool - 4
  • The University of Manchester - 27
  • The University of Nottingham
  • The University of Sheffeld - 14
  • The University of Warwick - 15
  • University of Bath - 3
  • University of Cambridge
  • University College London - 23
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Southampton - 2
  • University of St Andrews - 12
  • University of Surrey - 2
  • University of Sussex - 2
  • University of the Arts London - 2
Other European Countries
  • Esmod Paris - 2
  • Istituto Marangoni (Italy)
  • Les Roches International School of Hotel Management
  • Mod' Art
  • SEG
Asian Countries
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong - 11
  • The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology - 4
  • The University of Hong Kong - 3
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Macau Polytechnic Institute
  • Macau University of Science and Technology
United States
  • Art Center College of Design
  • Babson College - 8
  • Bard College - 4
  • Baylor University - 5
  • Bentley University - 2
  • Boston College - 24
  • Boston University - 5
  • Brandeis University - 12
  • Brown University - 3
  • Bryn Mawr College - 3
  • Bucknell University - 5
  • Carleton College - 2
  • Carnegie Mellon University - 9
  • Case Western Reserve University - 16
  • Clemson University
  • Colby College - 3
  • College of William and Mary - 6
  • Colorado College - 2
  • Columbia University - 2
  • Cornell University - 4
  • Dartmouth College Davidson College DePauw University Dickinson College - 6
  • Duke University - 3
  • Durham University - 30
  • Earlham College
  • Emory University - 16
  • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles
  • Fordham University - 43
  • Franklin and Marshall College - 7
  • Furman University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology - 5
  • Hamilton College - 2
  • Harvard College
  • Haverford College
  • Johns Hopkins University - 2
  • Kenyon College
  • Lafayette College - 3
  • Lehigh University - 7
  • Macalester College - 5
  • Maryland Institute College of Art - 2
  • Mount Holyoke College - 7
  • New York University - 32
  • New York University (Abu Dhabi) Northeastern University -14
  • Northwestern University - 3
  • Oberlin College - 2
  • Parsons the New School for Design - 7
  • Pennsylvania State University-University Park - 45
  • Pepperdine University - 1
  • Princeton University - 2
  • Purdue University - 45
  • Reed College - 3
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - 20
  • Rhodes College - 2
  • Rice University - 3
  • Rochester Institue of Technology - 3
  • Rutgers University - New Brunswick - 5
  • School of Visual Arts - 2
  • Smith College
  • Southern Methodist University - 13
  • Stanford University - 2
  • Syracuse University - 11
  • The College of Wooster - 3
  • The George Washington University - 14
  • The Minerva Institute for Research and Scholarship - 2
  • The Ohio State University - 20
  • The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill - 10
  • The University of Texas - Austin - 4
  • Trinity College
  • Tufts University - 6
  • Tulane University - 11
  • Union College - 8
  • University of California-Berkeley - 9
  • University of California-Davis - 51
  • University of California-Irvine - 18
  • University of California-Los Angeles - 18
  • University of California-Santa Barbara - 38
  • University of California-San Diego - 52
  • University of Chicago - 7
  • University of Connecticut - 17
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - 43
  • University of Miami - 17
  • University of Michigan - 5
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - 6
  • University of Notre Dame - 2
  • University of Pennsylvania - 2
  • University of Pittsburgh - 23
  • University of Richmond - 3
  • University of Rochester - 13
  • University of Southern California - 15
  • University of Virginia - 17
  • University of Washington - 9
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - 23
  • Vanderbilt University - 15
  • Vassar College - 2
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - 2
  • Wake Forest University - 10
  • Washington University in St. Louis - 10
  • Wesleyan University - 2
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute - 2
  • Yale University - 2

Contact Information

International Department, Aoxiao Building, Huafu, No.1

Zhongshan Ave. West, Tianhe District, Guangzhou,

Guangdong, PRC. 510630

Tel: 86-20-38630695

Fax: 86-20-38630696

Website: www.gdhfi.com

Principal

Sheldon SMITH

Tel: 86-20-3863 0780

E-mail: sheldons@gdify.com

Director

Daniel ZHU

Tel: 86-20-2338 6799

E-mail: danielzhu@gdify.com

E-mail Contacts

Jing JIN (Yuki), College Counseling

Center Manager& AP Coordinator

E-mail: yukijin@gdify.com

Chen CHEN (Meg), Counseling

E-mail: megchenchen@gdify.com

Tingting WEI, Counseling
E-mail: weitingting@gdify.com


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