Asia-Pacific Innovation Center
The Center, known as Asia Pacific Innovation Center (APIC), is independent of, but works closely in partnership with, the School to deliver a mission to support outreach and programming initiatives in Asia intended to better serve the School’s international community, to improve the accessibility of education, and improve information flow between students, parents, and the educational system.
The Center's four main objectives include:
- Expand and deepen the academic impact for current students.
- Provide platforms and channels for alternative learning experiences.
- Strengthen the School’s international alumni and parents network.
- Enhance the School’s footprint as a global institution that prepares global citizens to succeed in our interdependent world and expand student and community perspectives, visions, and reaches across the globe.
The Center will meet these objectives by coordinating orientations and gatherings for families, facilitating student and teacher exchange, identifying and liaising with prospective students and families, coordinating alumni and parent engagement events, educational experiences, and trainings complementary to the American educational approach, and/or conducting fundraising and other appropriate revenue generating programs.
For students, parents, faculty members, and alumni, the flagship center in Shanghai, China creates a space for the forthright exchange of ideas and knowledge, enhancing the School’s philosophy of the lifelong habit of learning. Through this office in Shanghai, the Center can become a convening place for the School community to foster study abroad programs, curriculum design, entrepreneur projects, independent studies, educator professional development, and much more.