Students attending a school in India will have the opportunity to obtain a New Brunswick high school diploma, Education Minister Madeleine DubÃ© announced today.
A five-year agreement to offer New Brunswick’s high school programs online at Modern School in Nagpur, India was signed today between Atlantic Education International Inc. – an affiliate of the New Brunswick Department of Education – Kingston Education Group and Grand Canadian Academy (Asia) Ltd.
“We have a strong desire to internationalize New Brunswick’s education curriculum,” DubÃ© said. “Partnerships such as this are an excellent opportunity to share our high school courses with other countries and to make strong cultural connections with them. The interest of Modern School to deliver New Brunswick’s high school programs online to its students moves us forward in attaining our objective.”
The New Brunswick high school curriculum will be taught to Grade 11 and 12 students by certified Indian teachers using the online coursework model. Students will complete the program of 20 high school credits over four semesters, with each student completing five courses per semester. Students in the fourth and final semester will attend Lansbridge University in Fredericton to complete the requirements for the New Brunswick high school diploma.
Enrolment is expected to start at 120 students in semester one, and increase each semester until the total enrolment reaches 1,200. Classes are expected to begin this spring.
“Offering the New Brunswick high school program in India gives many parents the best chance to secure their children’s future with a top-notch education,” said Michael Lo, CEO of Kingston
Education Group. “Our corporate mission is to create a global education village whereby students, no matter where they are from, can work hard and receive the best education possible. Those earning their New Brunswick diploma will be able to attend universities anywhere in the world.”
Kingston Education Group of Vancouver, B.C. is a provider of innovative educational solutions, from high school to master’s degrees. Programs are offered through five campuses across Canada, including Lansbridge University in Fredericton.