Chinese teachers visit CHHS

Published 3:00 am Thursday, December 7, 2017

A group of educators from China toured Charles Henderson High School Wednesday while staying in Alabama through Troy University until February.

After touring Hoover High School on Tuesday, Dr. Kelly Jewell-Glasscock with Troy University said the educators were ready to see a high school in another environment.

CHHS principal Brock Kelley took the teachers on a tour around the school with stops at the culinary arts department, the show choir and others.

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One topic that the teachers said interested them was the different levels of academics offered at the school.

“We have four routes a student can take,” Kelley told the group. “We have regular classes, advanced classed, advanced placement classes and dual enrollment courses through Troy University.”

Kelley said the teachers were also intrigued at the use of Chromebooks in the classroom as opposed to traditional textbooks.

Jewell Glasscock said middle school exams determine paths in China, so the idea of having these options available to students was a new concept.

The teachers also listened intently to how the school works with students that have intellectual or learning disabilities.