Kennedy Middle and Lake Shore High School students can enjoy an adventure of a lifetime to the other side of the world. The two week exchange with China has been occurring since 2008. Lake Shore students visit our sister school in Beijing, tour the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and visit Shanghai along with other great things. It is a trip of a lifetime for our students and staff. They get to experience the Chinese culture, learn about the country’s history, and try different foods. They also get a chance to see Lake Shore’s sister school and how their peers learn and live.
Lake Shore has a strong relationship with our sister school in Beijing. They send students to the high school for their junior year. The Chinese students have an opportunity to learn the Lake Shore curriculum and if they pass all of the required courses, they graduate with both their Chinese diploma and Lake Shore diploma. The positive feedback the district has received from the Chinese program has lead to sister schools in Germany, Spain, and most recently, Italy.
One of the students’ greatest tradition on this two week stay is playing in the ongoing basketball game between Lake Shore and Haidian School. Below are links to the past trips that Lake Shore Students have taken to Beijing.