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High School

Student Council

Student government offers opportunities for student engagement while building character, augmenting leadership skills and creating positive change.

As part of the educational travel program, high school students have a wide variety of opportunities to choose from that expose them to culture, service and adventure.

High School Program

Forward planning is necessary to complete a successful high school program at Concordia. Students should keep this in mind when choosing courses and planning their schedules to ensure they are meeting all the requirements for graduation.

The handbook for students and parents provides a comprehensive look at the high school program, from homework to communication methods and child protection policies. The 2017-2018 daily schedule can be found in the student planner.

Take a look at the 2017 Tribe selection guide for our amazing student travel options


Applied Learning

The high school program has several applied learning courses that allow students to find a topic they love, go deep and make learning personal. In these courses students further develop their academic personality. Applied learning is inherent in virtually all areas of the curriculum, from science to visual arts. Additionally, students find opportunities to apply learning outside the classroom through educational travel and co-curricular activities.


During the last two weeks of school, G9 and G10 students experience a unique educational program known as Explorations. Choosing from extensive offerings, students partner with teachers to pursue their passion or explore new interests. Explorations is a sort of curriculum incubator from which current course such as Big Data Analytics, Aerospace Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship.


We are proud to offer an internship program each year as a part of Grade 11 curriculum. Working side-by-side with practicing professionals provides each student a unique opportunity to integrate theory with practical learning. During their internship, students will confront challenges and issues similar to those that they will eventually encounter and have the chance to put their classroom learning to the test.

world university fair

Each spring, we are proud to host the World University Fair, which invites around 150 higher education institutions to our campus. This is an excellent opportunity to gather information about various universities from around the world and ask questions that will determine how well they match your educational goals. The fair is open to non-Concordia students, and no registration is required.

Finding the Right Balance

Balance is important and a student’s class schedule should not be over-weighted with too many AP (or Honors) courses. Students should keep in mind the demanding nature of their course load, as they participate in co-curricular activities.

Mock Hiring Fair

This event has students vying for internships through face-to-face interviews with reps from multinational companies and organizations. Students receive feedback from their interviewers, which provides valuable insight for future job interviews.

College guidance at Concordia provides a personalized, student-centered program that informs and supports both students and parents.

High School Calendar

High School News

Tribes 2017 are off!

From September 22-28, 2017, 310 students and 34 teachers will be off on this year's week of TrIBES education travel experiences. These students, sent in seventeen groups, will be participating in Chinese culture, language, history, and art explorations while traveling through the most beautiful places in the world. TrIBES groups will also be acting out their roles as active global citizens as they serve the communities around them through educational exchanges, construction projects, health advocacy, responsible tourism practices, and social entrepreneurship ventures. Join us in encouraging our students to be Transformed by education and service this year.
If any travel or other concerns arise, Tony Tovar is the administrator on duty and will contact you with the relevant information. If you need to reach him, you can email tony.tovar@concordiashanghai.org or call 131-6714-3343.

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Do you like working with middle and high school students? Do you read Young adult fiction for fun? Can you multitask with a smile on your face? The Phoenix Library is looking for parent volunteers to help at the circulation desk. Email Jennifer.chapman@concordiashanghai.org if you have an interest.

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The Concordia HS Global Development Studies class is spearheading a community response for all of the major storms that have occurred recently, resulting in devastating and widespread damage in southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the US. They will be raising money for the LCMS Disaster Relief Fund; this fund has specific campaigns to support victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. With thousands of people affected by the storms, and many in need of urgent assistance, this campaign will allow all of us to respond and help.

You can:

  • Make a donation at any divisional office, the Head of School office or the 3rd floor finance office (just look for boxes clearly marked "Unite: Storm Relief")
  • Make a WeChat donation at the 3rd floor finance office
  • Attend a fundraising night after October break at a local restaurant (details coming soon!)
  • Donate baked goods to our big bake sale on October 17th (and buy baked goods that day, too)
  • If you're a HS student, participate in Free Dress Day before Tribes (and Dr. Scott has offered to match any funds raised through this event, which is awesome!)

Unite: Storm Relief is a campaign designed by students and driven by students. Please consider supporting their efforts to respond in a timely way to help others in our world who are affected by recent catastrophic storms. If you have any questions please contact LeeAnne Lavender (GDS teacher) or any GDS student (Joey Lee, Chloe Lim, Isabella Shen, Megan Li, Harper Lagares, Caden Adams, Emily Eperjesy, Everett Law, Darren Le, Karen Ma, Caiti Warne).

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Everyone is welcome: Student-Faculty-Parents!

HS Men's Choir (non-auditioned choir – open to any Parent, Teacher or High School male)
Tuesday morning rehearsals from 7-7:45am in Phoenix Commons 135
Mrs. Ideker, Director
Starting on Tuesday, September 12
We'll sing on 2 concerts – Christmas and February.

HS Women's Choir (non-auditioned choir – open to any Parent, Teacher or High School female)
Wednesday morning rehearsals from 7-7:45am in Phoenix Commons 135
Mrs. Ideker, Director
Starting on Wednesday, September 13
We'll sing on 2 concerts – Christmas and February.

Please email Meg Ideker with questions.
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Check out the August parent coffee here to learn about new staff, communication channels and the 2017 High School vision. Click here to view a pdf of the presentation slides.

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World History Class Explores Shanghai

Students in the World History: Empires and Identity sections traveled with Mr. Kennedy and Dr. Johnston on Tuesday, August 29 to historic Shanghai sites including the Shanghai Municipal Museum in the Pearl Tower, along the Bund, the Urban Planning Museum, and the 1st Chinese Communist Party meeting site. Students took selfies throughout the day of required images, reflected on how Shanghai has changed and stayed the same over time, and ate Wang's dumplings. This day will help students as they all pursue Shanghai based National History Day based projects. The day was full but rewarding!

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