In collaboration with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), WISS students can embark on a dual enrollment pathway designed for students who wish to pursue further study in Aeronautics, Engineering, and Aviation Business. WISS is proud to be the only IBCP school in China to offer this groundbreaking pathway that interests students and offers lifelong and applicable skills and knowledge. We are only the 4th IBCP school worldwide to offer this exciting and competitive partnership with ERAU in Aeronautics.
Students who complete the Career-related Programme will earn the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme Certificate. The WISS IBCP-Aeronautics pathway will allow students to progress to higher education with 24 university credits already achieved by the end of Grade 12.
This rigorous and exciting academic path is designed for students interested in aviation, air traffic control, aeronautical science, engineering, physics, and military and civilian aviation. Students study first-year courses in aeronautics, aeronautical engineering, and aviation business administration with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) while completing their high school diploma (with IB Certification) at WISS. Successful students earning sufficient credits can join Embry-Riddle as a sophomore.
IBCP-Aeronautics students can engage in all ERAU courses through eLearning while studying here at WISS. IBCP-Aeronautics students will partake in eight ERAU courses, each lasting nine weeks. This means that CP-Aeronautics students will have to work through WISS holidays to keep up with their ERAU classes. Each track comes with the opportunity to customize some class choices after all pre-requisite classes have been completed (excluding Engineering).
To best support our CP-Aeronautics students, WISS has set up a mentorship system.
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The Aeronautics track prepares students for high-flying aviation and aerospace careers. Students interested in the Aeronautical sciences will be given the opportunity to develop their skills across several relevant disciplines, including Aviation Maintenance, Engineering, Transportation, and Communication. Upon completing this track, students will be one step closer to their dream careers as Aerospace Engineers, Aircraft Pilots, Air Traffic Controllers, and Avionics Technicians, to name a few.
This course focuses on students who wish to move into careers as managers and leaders in the Aviation industry. By exploring business techniques and developing skills in Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Marketing, and Management within the Aviation industry, students transform themselves into candidates capable of achieving incredible feats in the world of Aviation.
The Engineering track is designed for students who want to step into roles involving design, research, and development and are keen to work with a disciplined team of like-minded Engineers. Through the Engineering path, students will be expected to develop teamwork, mathematics, and scientific skills while evaluating the global environmental and economic impact of certain Engineering choices. This results in well-rounded, ethically informed contenders perfect for Electrical, Mechanical, and Aerospace Engineering roles, among others.
A WISS CP-Aeronautics student will:
IBCP-Aeronautics students must meet the following requirements:
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Applications are completed through Open Apply and all requested documents are uploaded to the system.
• Completed application
• Copy of student birth certificate
• Copy of student and parent passports
• Copy of student and parent Shanghai residence permit, diplomatic visa, or letter from your employer affirming that a visa will be procured
• ID Photos (Head & Shoulder Passport Style photos) for each member of the family.
• Completed Medical Form and Immunization Records
School reports for the current and previous academic years (Certified translations into English are required for reports in other languages.)
• For PK- Kindergarten: school reports from the current year
• For Grades 1 – 8: school reports from the current and previous year
• For Grades 9 – 10: school reports from the current and previous 2 years
• For Grades 11 – 12: all school reports beginning from G9 including the current year
• Early Years Parent Questionnaire
• Confidential Principal/Teacher Recommendation Form
• Standardized test scores (if available)
• Relevant educational or medical evaluations, IEPs, or other reports about learning needs (if applicable)
• Completed Transportation Request Form (if applicable)
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Admission is open to all foreign passport holders with no preference given to any one nationality. Preference will be given to families with siblings already attending WISS.
In compliance with Chinese government regulations, WISS can accept applications from foreign passport holders or residents from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. Applications can also be received by any Chinese passport holder who has one or both parents holding a foreign passport, or those who qualify to apply under the regulations of the Shanghai Education Committee.
Local government requirements in regard to proper guardianship of students mean that WISS may accept students who are a: a) resident with at least one parent, or b) resident with an approved guardian (with power of attorney). Students are not permitted, under local regulations, to be under the supervision of non-resident guardians. Students who are not living with at least one parent or authorized guardian cannot be enrolled at WISS.
Students applying to WISS will be evaluated for English speaking, reading, and writing ability. As the school wishes to maintain an environment where English is the primary language of academic instruction, preference is given to those students who are most functional or have the greatest potential to be functional at their grade level in English. All entering Secondary students not having English as their native language must, as a minimum, be at a level from which they can work to complete the IB Subsidiary English B program by graduation, along with self-taught study of their mother tongue language.
A child must be:
• toilet trained and 2.5 years old by February 1st of the year entering Pre-Nursery
• toilet trained and three years old by September 1st of the year entering Nursery
• four years old by September 1st of the year entering Pre-Kindergarten
• five years old by September 1st of the year entering Kindergarten
• six years old by September 1st of the year entering Grade 1
During the admissions process, the Admissions Team and Application Review Committee will take into account a student’s country of origin, the educational system from which the student comes, and the student’s past performance to determine suitable grade placement. Students who have not completed a full year in the previous grade may be required to repeat the grade.
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Complete, upload, and submit all WISS-required application documents. The list of grade-specific required documents and their downloads can be found below and on the pages within our "Apply Now" button.
Request Confidential School Recommendation Forms from your child’s educators. Admissions will share a secure link to an online form for convenience.
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*Step 5 must be completed before the Language Proficiency Test takes place.
Submit payment of the application fee. Once the Step 2 online application is received, you will receive an invoice for payment. This non-refundable fee is 2,500 RMB and applies only for the academic year of application.
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