Post Oak Academy
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program, Chinese Immersion Language Option
The vision of Post Oak Academy is to provide an inclusive and rigorous International Baccalaureate education that prepares globally minded students through the lens of Chinese immersion.
The Post Oak staff, in partnership with our families and community, will utilize the International Baccalaureate framework through inquiry, technology, and Chinese immersion to prepare students to be life-long learners and agents of change within the global community.
What makes Post Oak special?
As one of mid-Michigan’s first elementary schools to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, Post Oak Academy exposes students to an international environment, including second-language instruction in Chinese using a 50/50 immersion design.
Students learn to read, write and speak in both English and Chinese throughout their school career, becoming educated as global citizens, more prepared for the world that awaits them. iBelieve - Together - we can make a world of difference.
What is International Baccalaureate?
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - for students ages 3 to 12 - and Middle Years Programme - for students age 12-16 - (IB-MYP) is an international program that focuses on the development of the whole child from an academic, social, physical, spiritual, emotional and cultural standpoint.
Core subjects are taught within a framework of ‘global significance’ to guide the learning process in a thematically organized curriculum that challenge students to think globally and ponder how they and others interact with and affect the world around them.
Students are encouraged to constantly inquire, investigate, and identify connections between subjects. The skills gained are designed to produce students who make informed choices, reflect on situations, and take responsible actions that will be helpful to themselves and others around them. Students continue the IB programme by entering Eastern High School.
The IB Learner Profile
Primary Years Programme PreK-5th Grade
Middle Years Programme 6th-8th Grades
Chinese Immersion at Post Oak
Chinese New Year's Parade - Video linked from Sesame Street - Check it out!
Chinese Technical School - Video linked from Sesame Street - Look at these Great Chinese Children who are VERY Body Smart!
Chinese Website - Childrens - All in Chinese help to learn your numbers, etc.
Making Chinese Noodles - Video linked from Sesame Street - Boy explains how his father makes and loves Chinese noodles.
Tangrams Interactive - Website is in Chinese - Have fun using
Title IX - Sex Discrimination/Gender Equity/Sexual Harassment
What is Title IX?
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any District program, service or activity including, but not limited to: educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.
Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX
Sexual Harassment (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)
Sexual Misconduct/Violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)
Stalking (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)
Retaliation (adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)
Reporting Prohibited Behavior
Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the District’s Title IX coordinator:
Michael E. Jones
Title IX Coordinator
You may also report any form of sexual misconduct to:
Dr. Camela Diaz
Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Mr. Bruce Lankheet
Department of Public Safety Coordinator