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Mingde Experimental High School to open ‘Future Class’

Supported by Tencent Foundation, Shenzhen Mingde Experimental High School will open a “Tencent Future Class” which aims to develop well-rounded students who are familiar with China’s actual conditions, have a global vision and are able to compete against and cooperate with their international peers.

According to Cheng Hongbing, head of the school, the class plans to enroll 35 students from the whole city and will be characterized by advanced schooling philosophy and curricula, scientific arrangement of faculty and sufficient financial support.

To make the schooling more pragmatic, scientific and personalized, the class will stick to smaller sized classes and will adopt a mobile learning system, offering both local and international curricula to suit the national college entrance examinations.

In the “Future Class,” students can rearrange their classroom to shuffle from different learning modes such as “self-learning” and “group-learning.”

Excellent students cannot be nurtured without great teachers. A team of experts and scholars from such universities and enterprises as Sun Yat-sen University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Syracuse University and Tencent Company will teach or co-work on scientific research with students.

As well, every student will be offered by Tencent Foundation an annual scholarship of 1,000 yuan (US$145). Students who are excellent both academically and in character and students from impoverished families will receive an annual grant of 5,000 yuan.

A subsidy of 10,000 yuan will be given to each visiting student to the learning bases in the United States. A subsidy of 20,000 yuan will be given to super A students to support them studying overseas.

Professional teams will be attached to individual students or teams who have promising innovative and research projects, to help guide, implement and promote their projects.

Source: Shenzhen Daily