The Student Support Services Department offers a comprehensive network of resources to support and care for YCIS Beijing students, parents, and staff. Comprised of the Learning Support Services, Student Counselling, and University Guidance Counselling divisions, Student Support Services features a full team of specialised staff members to create a safe and familial learning environment and to ensure students feel empowered to experience success at YCIS Beijing.
Learning Support works with students who need support in academic, vocational, and general well-being. These students may also need support in the areas of cognitive learning, communication, and interaction with others. We are able to do this as a whole school initiative or in small groups, supporting the teacher in the classroom and in 1:1 support sessions.
Additional support is also considered for high ability students to stretch their talents and develop critical thinking skills in key areas such as Maths, Literacy, and Science.
Core skills are also developed through a variety of student leadership programmes. These projects are student-led with support from adults and are in line with our move to a learning community style of learning. A successful Forest School Social Skills Programme has also been developed and is something that is unique to Beijing.
The Student Counselling Division specialises in providing emotional, social, and behavioural counsel to the students and families of YCIS Beijing. Counsellors are readily available to meet with students or parents individually or in small groups; an extensive list of medical professionals and resources are also regularly updated by counsellors should students require further external support. Additionally, counsellors regularly host a variety of parenting workshops and courses during the school year that feature practical advice for expat parents on how to help their children adapt to living abroad. Through Student Counselling, Secondary School students also receive regular career counselling to help better prepare them for their post-academic lives.
University Guidance Counselling
The University Guidance Division advises and directs students towards researching and selecting best fit universities to match their academic strengths and social interests as well as ensuring that they have ample opportunities to develop their intercultural sensitivities and curiosity as they embark upon their paths in higher education. Students receive personalised guidance in conveying their academic rigour in their college applications and imparting a sense of their character and interests. This includes researching, retrieving, and delivering up-to-date information about universities so that students, with the support of their parents, can make fully informed choices about their post-school learning journey.
Visits by representatives from a wide range of universities and colleges from the US, the UK, Australia, Continental Europe, Canada, and elsewhere are arranged throughout the academic year, giving students and their parents an opportunity to meet and speak with overseas university representatives about admission to their respective universities as well as learn about university life and academic programmes.
Information sessions and career days are frequently organised on campus to better prepare our students for the planning of their future. Overseas university acceptance is impressive year-to-year, as our culturally diverse and diligent students continue to achieve their academic goals, attaining some of the top scores in China and the world.
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YCIS University Acceptance Profile
Working collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers, Student Support Services Department creates personalised, student-centred, and goal-oriented support plans to direct students towards achieving success.
Students, parents, and staff can reach the department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you represent a college or university and are interested in further co-operation with YCIS Beijing, please don’t hesitate to contact our University Guidance Counsellor Susan Wiltshire at email@example.com.