German Connection

Lake Shore Connects with Sibylla-Merian-Gymnasium in Meinersen, Germany

Why Germany? German is one of the world's major languages and is the most widely-spoken first language in the European Union.

Lake Shore hosted 14 German students in the Fall of 2012. This two-week exchange is the start of a cultural exchange between Lake Shore and our sister school in Germany.

Our German Sister School

The school system in Germany is a little different than here in Michigan. All children enter in the same program, but at the age of 10, they go to one of four types of schools. The track that they enter determines which type of school they can next enter, and finally, weather they will go to a university or enter a technical field or trade.

Our sister school is a gymnasium, an academically-oriented high school, offering a curriculum of general education which is not career-specific. Students graduate with the certificate of Allgemeine Hochschulreife or Abitur, a prerequisite for admission to a German university where students have an unrestricted choice of majors. University is also free to students.

Sibylla-Merian-Gymnasium is located just outside of Wolfsburg, the home of Volkswagen.

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German Hosting Family Information

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Lake Shore and German students toured Downtown Detroit as a part of a two-week cultural exchange. Lake Shore students will go to Germany for two weeks in 2014.

Click here for photos from the 2016 Germany trip.

Click here for photos from the 2014 Germany trip.‚Äč

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