PVCICS Middle School Students Achieve MATHCOUNTS Gold Level
April 4, 2016 - The Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School (PVCICS) was informed by MATHCOUNTS that their MATHCOUNTS after-school club was awarded the Gold Level of achievement. This was the fourth year that PVCICS achieved the Gold Level of achievement. The MATHCOUNTS students met after school once a week with a faculty advisor throughout the school year to play math games, solve puzzles, and work through math problems together.
PVCICS is a tuition-free regional public charter school located in Hadley, Massachusetts, which enrolls almost 440 K-11th grade students from nearly 30 communities in the Pioneer Valley. PVCICS prepares students for academic and cross-cultural success through rigorous study and instruction aligned with state and federal standards, augmented with Chinese language and culture. PVCICS’s high school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to all 11th and 12th graders. PVCICS will be adding the 12th grade in fall 2016 so will be a full K-12 grade school. PVCICS focuses on graduating students with excellent scholarship, high proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and English, and sensitivity to multiple cultures.
MATHCOUNTS is a nationwide organization that aims to cultivate interest and ambition in math among students of all ages. The MATHCOUNTS curricula are designed to foster a group ethic and encourage collaboration among students. The national program has two facets: the Club Program, which provides resources for schools to start their own math enrichment clubs, and the Competition Program, a “bee style” mathematics competition for middle school students.