One of the Most Prominent High Schools in Central China
Yiling High School is a three-year co-ed public school in Yichang, Hubei province hosting 3,240 students from Grade 10 to Grade 12. Its curricula prepare students who wish to pursue higher education both in China and abroad for college readiness and success. Established in 2016 and accredited by the College Board for AP, Yiling High School International Program offers a range of AP and ESL classes to its students.
Apart from AP and ESL curricula, students are also required to take regular Chinese high school classes. Unlike traditional Chinese high schools driving students to concentrate on preparing for the written-exam Gaokao (college entrance examinations), Yiling High School International Division provides lots of extra-curricular activities to its students, including Model UN, Theater & Performing Arts, Students Band, Robot Programming, etc. and encourages students to learn more from practice.
One of the most vibrant cities in central China
Yichang is the second largest city of China’s Hubei province after its capital Wuhan. The total population
in Yichang as the end of 2016 was 4.13 million. The size of the city and its rural area is about twice larger thanthe whole New York City or three times larger than Chicago.
Two hours direct flight from Beijing or Shanghai, Yichang is an ideal place to live in, if one hopes to explore the real China and stay away from the crowds as well as pollution in Chinese metropolitan nowadays. Yichang has a milder climate than cities like Beijing and Shanghai, with summer temperatures peaking in the low 80's Fahrenheit, and winter weather bottoming out in the mid-40's.
With a number of bars, theaters, and restaurants open till late, Yichang has a lively nightlife. For an easy long weekend, entertainment options include cruise tour of the Yangtze River, hiking on surrounding mountains, trip to China’s Zhangjiajie National Park, part of the “Wulingyuan Scenic Area,” which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Both the Yangtze River and the Three Gorges Dam in Yichang attract tens of thousands of tourists each year; the former is the longest river in Asia and third longest in the world, and the latter is the world’s largest power generator and a well-known achievement of China.
Public transportation in Yichang includes bus service and complemented by exceptionally inexpensive taxi fares. As an important economic and cultural hub with a rich history and numerous scenic, historical, and natural attractions, Yichang has much to offer for foreign teachers in terms of leisure,entertainment and professional development.