To support the district’s language program goals of high academic achievement, bilingual/biliteracy skills and global competence, VPS offers opportunities for continued Mandarin study for students who have completed the Mandarin Language Learning Program in elementary school and Mandarin Language Learning Pathway in middle school.
The Mandarin Language Learning Pathway is offered at Columbia River High School, home of the International Baccalaureate program. This school offers college-level coursework and a learning focus of international mindedness and global competence.
Students who do not reside within Columbia River’s boundaries must apply for a boundary exception. Boundary exceptions will be approved for Mandarin Language Learning Pathway students.