01 写在前面

01 Mission and educational goals

Moonshot Academy is devoted to building an integrated learning and living community to cultivate “fulfilled individuals and compassionate and active citizens” and support them to be prepared for the next stage of life.

02 Fulfilled individuals

  • Have a clear awareness of one’s own behavior, cognition, attitude, etc., and be able to face them candidly without judgment;
  • Be able to treat all setbacks and other experiences as opportunities for growth, and have self-efficacy in the face of all unknowns;
  • Be able to build a stable sense of self continuously and deeply, and stay open in every moment.

03 Active and Compassionate Citizens

  • Possess a systematic view of all things and strong empathy for other individuals and life;
  • Deeply understand the evolution of human civilization and the challenges facing us today, and be able to find effective entry points to embrace challenges;
  • Be able to promote groups of different backgrounds to address problems together, based on strong collaboration and organization capabilities.

04 A letter from the Principal

Hi Moonshooters,

Before coming to Moonshot Academy, I believe most of you have been exposed to various forms of education. Some of which infused you with passion and some of them might have been less inspiring. If you have not considered this, I wanted to invite you to join me in asking yourself, “Why do we need to learn? What is the purpose of education?” This is a crucial but often neglected question. 

I have often contemplated this question. And the answer I found is that we learn to discover the meaning of life, which such we hold the key to liberate our souls; We learn to reveal the connection with the universe and trillions of lives it creates and nurtures,  to gain that ability so we can shoulder our share of responsibility. I guess this is also another way of explaining “Fulfilled individual and active and compassionate citizens.”

“Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe.”

You might have seen this quote in a lot of Moonshot’s distributed materials. Behind the seemingly advanced civilization, we, humanity, are facing the most uncertain and yet toughest challenges since the time of our existence. Population explosion and the unconstrained pursuit of materialism are rapidly draining our natural resources and imposing irreversible damages to our climate. There is no place on earth where plastics were not found, not even the Arctic as an exception. The accelerating advancement of technology on one side skyrocketing productivity, yet, on the other, tearing wide apart the gap between rich and poor, further intensifying conflicts and tensions. 

There are countless issues in this world. Yet, the reality we face is that there is no one individual, organization or country has a holistic and effective solution to them all. However, there is one thing that we are crystal clear about - the destiny of humanity is in the hands of each one of us. It relies on our belief system and actions. We have the responsibility, with zero buffer in mind, to face and solve these challenges. For every one that learns, works, and lives in Moonshot Academy, this principle needs to be understood with clarity and executed with practicality.

Cultivate the self, regulate the family, govern the state, then lead the world to peace. With each ambitious goal, comes with practical action. With each extraordinary achievement, comes with an ordinary mind. You might have been enrolled in a school like no others, but this is not really what is important here. As long as you can hold a humble mind and a pair of curious eyes, no matter where you go, with pain or joy, with fun or boredom, you can grow and learn without disturbance. In the next three to four years of your learning experience at Moonshot Academy, I wish you can put your attention and actions towards each and every moment. I wish you can gain the necessary knowledge for college, also the lifelong learning attitude and skills. Yet, most importantly, I wish you discover the unique connectedness of you and yourself, and you with the world. 

We welcome you for the journey forward.

Jason Wang

05 Moonshot Academy Culture

Every learner, teacher, and family of Moonshot Academy lives in a common community. Community culture is the inner principle and behavioral direction of all community members. It permeates our words and actions, influences and shapes the atmosphere and environment of the community, it cultivates “Fulfilled individuals, and active and compassionate citizens” to sprout and grow, and to bring tangible impact to every community member.

We Care to Envision
We acknowledge and cherish individuals, society, and nature with systematic perspectives. 

We Probe with Inclusiveness
We explore the world and ourselves with open mind and curiosity.

We Seek for Fundamentals
We identify and contemplate the essential questions, always starting from first principles.

We Act with Grit
We realize our vows with passion and persistence.

06 Academy's Expectation - Academy's expectations for learners
  • Own freedom built upon discipline: 

Every learner that comes to Moonshot Academy, has made their own [Choice] to receive a unique education experience. Moonshot Academy respects freedom for every single individual, yet the freedom is built upon a sense of self discipline.
At Moonshot, we wish every single learner can hold an attitude of [Craftsmanship] to treat their academic learning through completing each course and project with dedication and quality.
Apart from academic learning, we wish each learner can explore various kinds of challenges and uncertainties with an open mind, can develop their interest and passion with an open heart.With the continuous advancement of technology, indulging our instant satisfactions of digital entertainment has become a decision within a click of a finger. Yet, instead of wasting away your three to four years of life there, we wish you can endeavor on journeys that are hard fought but empower you life with a sense of meaning. 

  • Continuously search for your unique value:

All mechanism, experiences and teachers are set up to support and guide the Moonshot learners. In Moonshot, we wish every single learner can continuously confront their true self and explore their unique value. We wish the learners know who they are and why they need to learn. We wish the learners can make internal and external cohesive choices and become the owner of their own lives.

  • Practice [Culture] and maintain the [Rules]:

Every Moonshot learner should remember and practice the following Moonshot Culture [We care to envision], [We probe with inclusiveness], [We seek for fundamentals] and [We act with grit] in our words and actions. [Rules] are set to maintain the basic operation of the Moonshot Community. It is convention co-created and followed by every Moonshooter. Every Moonshot learner have the right to modify the convention and also have the responsibility to follow the convention.

  • Establish cultural identity and confidence:

Every Moonshot learner should understand the history, present and future of China and its relationship with the world from a positive, exploratory, objective and constructive perspective. Through such views, we aim to establish a deep, holistic and empathetic cultural identity and confidence.

  • Become a positive and compassionate citizen:

While enjoying the convenience and good life brought by the community, the country, the society and the mother nature, we should also assume the responsibility of as a Moonshot learner, a community member and  a citizen of the country. We hope that every Moonshot learner can have a global vision, deeply understand and actively face the real challenges of human civilization, and know that every thought and behavior of oneself creates an impact to the world.  We wish Moonshot learners can create a better world with their own actions while achieving self-actualization.

07 Academy's Expectation - Academy’s expectations for parents
  • Being a good role model:
Parents' works and deeds in the family and community will have an impact on learners. On our way towards becoming "Fulfilled individuals, and active and compassionate citizens," parents should also think independently, continue to learn, adhere to the community rules, be concerned with social issues, lead by example and grow together with learners.
  • Developing the self:
If time allows, the Academy welcomes and encourages parents to participate in the personal growth class “Hero’s Journey” offered by the Academy for parents, focusing on self-improvement and gaining a true developmental experience.
  • Learning the Learner Handbook:
Parents need to learn and understand the contents of the Learner Handbook with the learners to understand the various teaching settings, rules and regulations of the Academy, and guide the learners to actively follow the specifications in the Learner Handbook.
  • Acting with integrity:
In terms of the learner's admission information and application materials, parents provide the right information with integrity.
  • Trusting the Academy:
Parents should trust the Academy teachers to focus on the growth of the learners, and cooperate with the Academy teachers to carry out various teaching experiences. When there are doubts, they can communicate with the relevant staff of the Academy in time according to the “Home School Communication Guide".
08 Academy's Expectation - Academy’s expectations for teachers
  • Academic spirit:
Adhere to a highly professional academic spirit, carefully design, prepare and lead each course, and continuously improve their professional ability to assist learners in their development.
  • Respect and justice:
Respect each learner's background, growth environment and personal ideals, and treat each student fairly.
  • Enhance Morality, Foster Talents:
The teachers of the Moonshot Academy must lead by example and adhere to the rules of the community, guard the peaceful operation of the community, promptly stop and guide the act of correcting the peaceful operation of the community, starting from the words and deeds in daily life.
  • Communication:
We believe that parents will give great importance to the teaching work of the Moonshot Academy. The Moonshot Academy teachers will try their best to help parents understand the teaching at the school, understand the development status of the learners, and jointly promote the cooperation between the home and the school to support the development of the learners.

Academy Structure

02 学院结构

01 Three Experience Department
The three experience departments are the designer, provider, and the management entity of the diverse Courses and Experiences at Moonshot Academy. The three experience departments are Academic Department, Community Department, and Project Coach Department.
02 Academic Department

The academic department is the management entity for all kinds of academic courses at the Moonshot Academy. It is responsible for the design and development of various courses (preparing lessons, scheduling, electing courses, teaching, etc.), and is responsible for the general organization and management of academic evaluation of learners ( Such as exams, defenses, transcript data entry, and distribution, etc.).

There are three centers under this department: Curriculum Center, Academic Affairs Center, and College Counseling Center.

Curriculum Center
The subject course is based on a single-disciplinary course. It assists learners in constructing a subject knowledge system through systematic teaching centered on “subject objectives”. The subject curriculum combines online learning and offline learning scenarios and conducts teaching in various forms such as projects and seminars. On the basis of satisfying the "New Curriculum Standards and High School Curriculum Standards", the subject curriculum draws on the experience of foreign excellent curriculum standards and promotes learners' thinking about subject knowledge and personal life and real-world connections in addition to the academic ability of the university. And it continues to cultivate the ability of learners to learn independently.

Academic Affairs Center
The Academic Affairs Center is mainly responsible for the supportive work of daily teaching, including but not limited to school calendar formulation and release, curriculum scheduling and classroom assignment, management of student status and transcripts, and organization of general examinations and defenses.

College Counseling Center
The College Counseling Center provides courses and consultations on career exploration and college counseling. Through progression planning, the office helps learners fully understand and recognize their areas of interest and their own development direction. This will support learners' to make choices for their own university and major with reasonable planning.

03 Community Department

Community Department is the experience provider and responsible department for learners' aspiration development. It supports learners to develop their personal interests into specialties, and focuses on 1-2 professional fields or social development issues, to promote the development of the topic in the community and society.

Community Department is also the experience provider and responsible department for the physical and mental development of the whole community. It supports learners, guardians, and families to develop life-long physical and mental health habits.

Aspiration Center
The aspiration center provides learners with diverse, cooperative, and competency-based experiences, including but not limited to career exploration, social service experience, global competition guidance, clubs, leadership courses, LEAP project, etc. 

Well Being Center
Well Being Center is a health performance education and analysis center. The well-being center records Heart Rate Variability (HRV) of all the individuals related to Moonshot Academy and hosts experiences so that people can become healthier and perform better. We offer specific sports like Basketball, Hockey, and Frisbee, fundamental Well Being experiences and advanced Well Being Course, Psych sessions, and individual-focused support.

04 Project Coach Department

Project Coach Department is the student belonging to the unit in MSA, in providing learners with real project platform, to guide and supervise the learner's comprehensive development, support for learners to become a self-directed learner with a growth mindset and internal-external cohesiveness, stimulate learners to "human destiny community" and "sustainable development" concept of deep attachment.

There are three centers under this department: Moral Education and Co-Building Center, Project and Incubator Center, The Office of Human Common Destiny Forum Organizing Committee( SDG Forum in short).

Moral Education and Co-Building Center
Moral Education and Co-Building Center takes the Academy (including campus and dormitory ) as the social reality. It is responsible for the development, supervision, and implementation of the Moonshot Convention (institutional rules and procedures); the design and implementation of moral education (such as school, citizenship courses) and guide the work of the co-building special group.

It is also responsible for supervising and guiding learners' school behavior and status, co-building community rules system and culture, providing learners with a learning experience of moral cultivation, citizenship, and citizen practice, and supporting learners to become active citizens.

Project and Incubator Center
MSA defines interdisciplinary themes and projects as the basic structure of the students' affiliation unit that is responsible for the overall development of the students. Project and Incubator Center is also responsible for the implementation of interdisciplinary projects, tracking and incubating students' individual projects, supporting the long-term and in-depth development of various projects, and realizing the goal achievement of students' competencies development and interdisciplinary project.

SDG Forum
To initiate, organize, and implement the activities of the Sustainable development Forum based on the concept of the common destiny of mankind and the sustainable development goal of the UN, with the mission to enhance the vitality and quality of IP project teaching and to provide the stage of expanding the impact of students' projects and the brand of MSA.

05 Two Function Departments
The Operation Department and Partnership Department are two function departments of MSA, which defend the solid guarantee of the Academy’s daily operation. It ensures the smooth construction and healthy development of the learning and living community of Beijing Academy from the perspectives of infrastructure, admissions, home-school relations, and external relations. Under these two departments, there are "Operation Center", "HR Center", "Financial and Legal Affairs Center", "Logistics Center", "IT Center",  "Admissions Office", "External Cooperation and Exchange Center", "Home-school Communication Center" and “Foundation Office".

Moonshot Convention

03 探月学院公约

01 Moonshot Convention
Every member who joins the Moonshot Community should fully understand and recognize the mission, educational goals, and culture of the Moonshot Academy. In order to guarantee and support the mission of the Moonshot Academy and the realization of its educational goals, and to maintain the cultural environment of the Moonshot Academy, we have formulated the Moon Convention (hereinafter referred to as the Convention).
02 Principles

1. Moonshot Academy is a community where we live and study. As Moonshooters, we recognize the Moonshot culture, maintain the order, and give each other respect and support. Moonshot Academy was built by Moonshot learners. Moonshooters should have responsibility for the community and actively act to change and develop the Academy. Being a Moonshooter requires standards, it is not a mere right to be taken for granted. Anyone who is unwilling or unable to comply with the Convention is not suitable to be a member of ours.

2. The main content of the Convention is centered around [Rules], and the [Rules] are the basis for maintaining the optimal functioning of the "Moonshot community". Every Moonshooter can participate in the formulation of the Convention, should comply with the Convention, and assume responsibilities. As an active and compassionate citizen, the Moonshooter has the right to change and continuously improve the Convention in a reasonable manner.

3. In order to ensure that learners can receive complete school education in a safe school environment, if necessary, the Academy reserves the right to formulate, modify, implement and finalize the basic rules and regulations concerning the mission, educational objectives, and safe operation of the Academy.

4. In the Moonshot community, we will adhere to the principle of fairness and transparency in any decision-making process. There must be evidence for the rights and enforcement of any organization or individual. When misunderstanding occurs, we do not doubt the initial intention of the Moonshooter. Moonshooter always actively solves problems and contradictions.

03 Learner Code of Conduct - Community expectations

By clarifying our expectations and regulations, we hope to motivate learners to be self-disciplined, motivated, and dedicated, creating a community environment that is respectful and vibrant.

On top of following Chinese laws and regulations, we expect every Moonshooter to

  • Love our country and the people, and always be ready to defend the national glory;
  • Have ardent love for nature and life; Respect and care for parents and elders
  • Respect each teacher, learner, staff, and visitor of the Academy in a sincere and enthusiastic manner;
  • Actively participate in the Academy’s curriculum and activities, complete assignments or tasks as required, take the initiative to improve your studies and continue to grow;
  • Protect the public environment and belongings of the Academy and keep the public areas clean and tidy;
  • Show good manners and virtues, dress decently and appropriately, reject uncivilized language and behavior, and comply with public morality
  • Become a positive role model among peers and appreciate your peers;
  • Take challenges as opportunities for growth, respond rationally when faced with difficulties, and make responsible choices;
  • Start with yourself at the present, focus on sustainable development issues, and take initiatives to promote community development.
04 Red line

What is defined in the red line is the behavior that the learner is strictly prohibited in the Moonshot community, including creating harm to the health and safety of themselves or others, the destruction of the normal operation of the Academy, and damage to the reputation of the Academy. It means that the learner's own learning, living environment, personal reputation, and further studies are affected. Once the learner touches the red line, he or she will bear the corresponding consequences. The Academy will treat such actions with "warning", "study suspension" and “Further observation at school" as far as "Dropout" and stored in the learner “Personal File".
The specific behavior crosses the red line includes:

  • Behavior that endangers public safety. Such as the use of candles and other open flames, fireworks, fire-fighting facilities, altering the electric circuit, and control equipment, etc., without permission.
  • Violation of the personal safety and freedom of others. Such as fighting, language attacks (insults), sexual harassment, violent intimidation, bullying, and other misconduct.
  • Hold, distribute, or use cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, excessive use or abuse of chemicals (both prescription and over-the-counter).
  • Academic misconduct, forgery, and deception bring serious adverse effects. Academic misconduct is based on the 5.8 academic integrity policy.
  • Deliberate damage to public facilities, waste of public resources, and infringement of the property of others. Such as theft, private demolition of public goods, and so on.
  • Making inappropriate remarks or misconduct in public or on the Internet can seriously damage the reputation of our country, the Academy, and others, or cause adverse social impacts.
  • Seriously influencing the normal operation of the school in any form.
  • Other behaviors that do not meet the mission, culture, or cause serious harm or negative impact on others or colleges.
05 Warning line

The behaviors specified in the warning line refer to behaviors that are inconsistent with the mission, educational objectives, and culture of Moonshot Academy. This could be indicating that learners need more attention and support in terms of self-discipline, rule awareness, and academic attitude. The Academy expects learner who violates the “warning line” can correct it by themselves, or correct it under the reminder of others, or correct it under the teacher's reminder or guidance. If the learner can't correct it immediately and commit another warning, he will bear the consequence of “contemplation”, “community labor” or "activity restrictions". If the learner still has no intention of correcting it and repeatedly crosses the warning line, the Academy will give disciplinary action such as "warning", "study suspension" and "Further observation at school" and count it into the "personal file" of the learner.

The specific behavior that crosses the warning line includes:

  • Does not cooperate with the Academy’s teaching management, repeated (three times and above) violations of the attendance. Such as being late and absent from classes.
  • The learner repeatedly violated the basic rules and regulations of the Academy during one semester. For example, in the classroom, without the teacher's permission to use the mobile phone, failing to take leaves according to regulations, and violating the school entrance and exit system.
  • Academic attitudes continue to be misconduct, not able to finish homework, scribble on the test paper, etc.
  • Misconducts in public places. Such as excessively intimate behavior, loud noise affecting others, personal belongings occupying public places for a long time, lying, and resting in non-designated areas.
  • Although one did not participate in the violation of the basic line, one did not stop or report to the teacher about serious violations in the community, causing serious consequences.
  • Other behaviors that are inconsistent with the Mission of the Moonshot, educational goals, and culture.
06 Punishment and Disciplinary Procedures for Misconducts and Violations
The punishment and disciplinary procedures of Moonshot Academy are centered around learners, allowing learners to grow through self-reflection, taking responsibility for their actions, and the corresponding consequences. In the course of violations, the Academy will strive to conduct fair and impartial procedures, respect the rights of other relevant personnel when collecting factual evidence, and pay attention to protecting its private information, and make fair and just according to the nature of the violation and the seriousness of the circumstances.
07 Consequences of Misconducts and Violations

Learners with violations will have to bear the consequences corresponding to their actions. The purpose is not to punish or resolve every minor violation of the learner, but to guide the learners to be responsible for their choices, especially those that are repeatedly committed. We expect learners to actively participate in community activities, strive to succeed, and contribute to the rest of the community.

  • [Contemplation punishment] refers to the meditation under the supervision of the theme leader or the moral education and co-building director at the prescribed time. Meditation mainly gives learners sufficient time and space in a mindful manner, realizing what they have done, the impacts and consequences they bring, and to encourage making self-directed changes.
  • [Academy Activity Restrictions Penalties] Refers to learners who are considered to be temporarily unfit for activities in the Academy due to violations of certain regulations, such as club activities. The learners need to complete designated content designed by the theme leader or the moral education and co-building director, such as completing the homework, self-reflection, etc., or conduct [community labor].
  • [Community Labor Punishment] refers to a work item in which a learner is required to serve for community. If the learner is unwilling to participate or does not serve seriously, it will bear more severe consequences.
  • [Warning] Give the learner a serious warning, notify the learner's parents and publicize it, and record it in the learner [Personal Profile]. At the same time, learners need to accept other punishments.
  • [Suspension form class] Suspension is a serious violation of the rules that the learner needs to bear and will be credited to the learner [personal file]. The suspension means that the learner will not be able to attend classes for a certain period of time, nor will he be able to participate in any activities carried out in the Academy and any activities that go out. If it is a boarding learner, it is decided by the theme leader, the moral education and co-building director, and the dean of the Academy whether the learner can continue to stay at the school during the suspension period. The learner is still required to keep up with the progress of the school and the teacher is not obliged to make up the class. At the same time, learners will lose the leadership role of any team currently in the Academy.
  • [Further observation at school] If the learner repeatedly violates the rules, it may be subject to disciplinary inspection. The inspection period is usually one semester or one academic year. If the behavior specified in the basic line appears again, the learner may be [suspended]. During this period, the learner needs to prove themselves with a correct attitude and practical actions that he or she is qualified to become a Moonshooter. The learner’s action will be recorded in the learner [personal file].
  • [Suspension] The learner’s behavior has seriously deviated from the criteria of being a Moonshooter and must leave Moonshot Academy. Without the approval of the dean, the suspended learner may not re-apply for admission and may not return to the Academy for visits.
08 The procedures of misconducts and violations
When the learner breaks the red line, the informed learner is obliged to stop it in time and contact the theme leader and moral education center immediately.
  • The first violation of the red line directly faces the [warning] or [suspension form class] punishment and may face the punishment of [Contemplation], [Activity restrictions], or [Community labor].
  • If the learner violates the red line again during or after the end of the consequences, he or she will face the [Suspension from class] or [Further observation at school] punishment, and even face the punishment of [Suspension].
  • The disciplinary process and results will be communicated to the parents truthfully, announced in the Academy, and recorded in [personal files].
The consequences of academic misconduct are based on 5.8 academic integrity policies. If the behavior is not specified in the academic integrity policy, it is subject to basic line penalties.
09 The procedures for breaking the warning line
When the learner breaks the basic line, the informed learner is obliged to stop it in time and contact the theme leader and moral education immediately.
  • When the learner presents a certain type of misconduct as specified in the warning line for the first time or the second time, the theme leader needs to conduct an interview.
  • The third occurrence of such misconduct will face the punishment of [Contemplation], [Academy activity restrictions], [Community labor], and even [warning]. Such violations will be notified with parents and the community.
  • If the learner breaks the warning line for the fourth time, he will face the [Warning] or [Suspension from Classes] disciplinary action. Such violations will be notified with parents and the community.
  • More than four violations will face the punishment of [Further Observation at School].
10 Discharge procedure for misconduct and violations
There are two conditions for the revocation of the punishment:
  • First, the learner did not have any new disciplinary behavior during the inspection period, and they have performed well. The investigation period for “Warning” is “half a semester”/ The investigation period for “Suspension from Class” and “Further Observation at School” is for  “one semester” (the beginning of the inspection period starts from the date of issue of the written notification);
  • Second, the learners accepted the corresponding punishments, and earnestly fulfilled the content of community labor punishment.
If both conditions are met, through the individual's application, the leader of year academy sign the approval of the community development and moral education center (“Further observation at school” punishment must be approved by the Academy dean), the punishment can be revoked and removed from the [personal file].
11 Moonshot Academy is obliged to report the major violations of the learners to the institutions of higher learning

In the process of enrolling the learner, Moonshot Academy will ask the candidate to disclose whether he or she has received any disciplinary action in the school he or she is currently attending. Higher education institutions in most English-speaking countries also have similar processes. If the learner has violated major school rules, received school disposition, and has not been revoked, the Moonshot Academy has the obligation to report the learner’s disposition to the higher education institutions.

Institutions of higher learning usually ask the school staff whether the applicant has been recorded for violating major school rules. If asked about this issue, the Academy will adhere to the community values ​​of Moonshot Academy and be obliged to report the facts to these institutions of higher learning and will record the non-revoked records in the learner's [personal file]. 

Moonshot Academy has always been honest in its interactions with other institutions. Moonshot Academy also expects our learners and parents to maintain honest and straightforward communication with the university

12 Academy Basic Rules - Attendance and Leave Specifications

School time and space specifications

  • For non-residential learners, the school time is from 8:00 am to 18:30 pm
  • For residential learners, the school time is from 8:00 am to 21:10 pm
  • In addition to mealtime, the activities should be arranged in the designated areas of the Moonshot Academy and the Peking University Affiliated High School campus in accordance with the day's courses and activities.
  • For residential learners, from 9:00 pm to 8:00 am on the second day is set as the residential time (including school bus time). The learners should take the school bus or participate in activities at the PKU Future School.

Attendance and leave

1. Learner's attendance and leave responsibilities

  • Ensuring the safety of learners is one of the most important responsibilities of the Moonshot Academy. And one of the most important responsibilities of the learners is to attend the school according to the rules of the Academy. If you cannot attend the school on time or need to leave the campus for any reason, you need to ask for leave and let the Academy know your own situation. Failure to attend on time and leave will be counted in the individual attendance record of the learner. Repeated violations of the attendance regulations will violate the warning line and bear the corresponding punishment.
  • The attendance of the learner will affect the learner's academic activities, participation in activities, etc. If the learner is absent from school for a long time due to leaving, he or she will not be able to participate in the Academy activities or unable the proceed grades.

2. Attendance type
      In order to ensure the safety and the general experience of learners in school and life, you need to ensure the following attendance:

  • Arrival and departure attendance: All Moonshot learners need to check-in at 8:00 in the morning, and the non-residential learners will complete the check-out between 18:30 and 20:50 in the evening according to the schedule. Residential learners will complete check-out from the school between 20:50 ~ 20:55. Moonshot Academy will use the Wifi login method to record the attendance and departure records.
  • Classroom or activity attendance: Learners are required to attend classes and activities on time and sign in according to class requirements. After classroom or activity begins, if attendance is not recorded, without justifiable reason, it is considered late, and the attendance record is recorded by the teacher; if the learner attends the class or activity after half time it started, without asking for leave, it is considered as absent. Classroom or activity attendance does not accept after-the-event compensation, and learners who do not attend the course on time are considered late or absent. If there are extremely special circumstances, you need to contact the theme leader to communicate afterward.
  • School bus and accommodation attendance: Residential learners need to take the school bus on time, and go to bed with the teacher in the dormitory between 22:00 pm and 22:30 pm in the evening. On Sundays, you need to arrive at the dormitory before 7 pm, and check-in with the dorm teacher face to face between 19:00 to 19:30 pm, and attend the weekly dormitory meeting from 19:30 to 20:30 pm. If the residential learner fails to go to bed in time and does not ask for leaves, he/she shall bear the corresponding punishment according to the 

3. Requirement for asking for the leave process

  • Asking leave for school class or activity:
    • Learners who may be late or unable to attend a course or activity at school time are required to ask for leave from the course or activity teacher. After being approved by the course or activity teacher, and the learner can only be late or not participating in the course.
    • Classroom or activity attendance does not accept after-the-event compensation, and learners who do not attend the course on time are considered late or absent. If there are extremely special circumstances, you need to contact the theme leader to communicate afterward.
  • Sick leave and special leave:
    • If the time for the leave is less than 3 days, you must submit the application to the theme leader one day in advance as required. The application must state the reason for the leave and be confirmed by the parents. At the same time, it is necessary to explain the situation to the teacher of the course and formulate the corresponding study plan. The residential learner also needs the resident management teacher to explain the situation in advance. Less than three days of sick leave or leave is directly approved by the theme leader. After the approval, the learner can take the leave and contact the theme leader to revoke the leave when returning to school.
    • If the time for the leave is more than 3 days (including 3 days), the theme leader must report to the community development and moral education center while approving the leave.
  • Emergency leave:
    • Absence due to sudden causes (such as illness or injury). The learner's parents must call the learner's theme leader on the morning of the absence.
    • After the emergency situation is lifted, the learner should return to the theme leader for check-in to school, and submit the corresponding leave application to complete the supplementary leave, otherwise, it will be regarded as absent.
  • Public leave required in class:
    • At school time, such as outings and leave required for class or project, the course or project teacher is required to submit a written public leave application to the theme leader of the learner. The learner has no right to apply for public leave.

Please refer to 3.4.4 Specifications for residential learners asking for dorm leaves.

13 Specification for the use of electronic devices
We hope that learners can "live in the moment." Always engage in deep thinking, face-to-face conversations, debates, and interactions. Continued reliance on electronic devices such as mobile phones and computers will hinder learners' participation and participation in these community activities.
  • When talking with others while walking on campus, please pay attention to the use of mobile phones and electronic devices to ensure safety and respect for others.
  • In the classroom and activities, please respect the teacher and consider the influence on other learners. Use mobile phones and other electronic devices according to the teacher's guidelines. In different classrooms, teachers should establish the rules for the use of mobile phones and other electronic devices, and learners should abide by them.
  • Mobile phones and other electronic devices should be used as learning devices. Except for lunchtime and evening breaks, it is strictly forbidden to use mobile phones and other electronic devices for games and entertainment videos in schools.
  • It is forbidden to use mobile phones and other electronic devices during the lights are shut and quiet time of the accommodation
14 Specifications for the use of public spaces
Moonshot Academy is a public space. The behavior in the public space needs to take into account personal and Academy public image, and whether it can bring good experiences to others.
  • The overall appearance of the appearances needs to reflect a sense of respect, neatness, cleanness, generosity, decent. There are the most basic dressing requirements of everyone at Moonshot Academy.
  • Do not rest in a laying down position in any area of the Academy;
  • You need to eat in the designated dining area (the area where the dining is allowed is the tea house, the public ladder, the pantry), and you should not eat or drink colored drinks in the classroom, study room, etc.
  • Talk softly, try not to affect others;
  • Please cherish the public goods, please return them to the original place after using public goods. When you leave the public area for use, please clean up the garbage, restore the facilities and take away the personal belongings;
  • See the Academy map for specific spatial specifications.
15 Residential Learner Specification
16 The learner interactions with the school
The “Community Behavior Guidelines” of the Moonshot Academy is a convention that Guardians and learners develop and abide by. The current version was developed and promulgated by the Moonshot Academy. Therefore, this version of the Community Conduct Guide is named "1.5 Trial Version". The community members of the Moonshot Academy reserve the right to discuss, iterate and revise the "Code for Conduct". (Before the new version of the Community Code of Conduct is produced and approved by the referendum, the actions that take place at the Moonshot Academy will be handled in accordance with the provisions of the 1.5 Trial Version)
17 Modification of the Convention

Every Moonshooter has an obligation to abide by the rules and assume responsibility. There is also the right to participate in the formulation of rules, and the Moonshooter has the right to actively promote the occurrence of rule changes in a reasonable way. With the development of the Moonshot community, community members should follow the following procedures when they are dissatisfied with the provisions of the Moonshot convention

Setting up a special task force: When community members are dissatisfied with the provisions of the Moonshot Convention, if they want to promote the change of rules, they should take the initiative to contact the responsible teachers of the [Community Development and Moral Education] Center and set up a special proposal for the revision of the Convention with the support of the [Community Development and Moral Education] Center. The amendments to the Convention are carried out in units of special task force.

Early research: The special task force needs to conduct early research according to the proposal that it wishes to modify, familiar with the formulation logic of the convention, the operation situation, and collect opinions and suggestions from community members about the unreasonable places in the provisions of the Moonshot Convention and the problems that arise.

Drafting proposals: The special task force drafted proposals for amendments to the contents of the Convention based on the results of the survey, and provided reasonable suggestions and trial methods.

Opinion collection: After completing the revision proposal, the special task force needs to collect relevant opinions of community members in Moonshot Academy (it will be more beneficial to the proposal to pass the recognition and support of more community members).

Deliberation: The dean of the Academy and the head of the [Community Development and Moral Education] Center will discuss and review the proposal for the revision of the special task force, and organize an open deliberation meeting (community members can participate in the audit). The approval opinion approved or approved by the Dean of the Academy.

Publicizing results: The results of the approval of the proposal will be announced to the community by mail and will be notified at the school meeting. If the approval is passed, the revised Moonshot Convention will also be publicized to the community by mail within a week, and will be publicized at the school meeting in the same week.

Trial: In accordance with the content of the convention, a one-month trial of the convention will be conducted. Any disciplinary violations within the community will be punished this month and interviewed by the [community development and moral education] will be conducted during the trial period. The relevant disciplinary actions are not counted in the personal file.

Implementation: After the end of the one-month trial period, the new Moonshot Convention will be formally implemented, and any disciplinary violations within the community will be penalized and counted in the personal files.

18 Year academy group meeting
The year academy group meeting is a year-round gathering organized by the grade counselor to discuss and solve the common problems faced by the public issues and learners in the year academy group, and to inform and advance the priorities of the year academy group. The year academy group will be held every Monday at noon, and members of the year ademy group need to be fully involved.
19 School meeting
The school meeting is a school-wide gathering organized by the [Community Development and Moral Education Center]. It is also one of the compulsory experiences for learners' moral education. Through the school, learners and teachers participate in community public issues discussion and co-construction. This is an important highlighting of the culture and behavior encouraged by the Moonshot community. The school will be held every Friday at noon, and all members of the Moonshot Academy will be involved.

Moonshot Academy Graduation Requirements and Required Experiences

04 探月学院毕业要求

01 Graduation Requirement and Required Experience

Based on the university's basic entrance requirements and the educational goals of Moonshot Academy, the [Curriculum Center],  and [Community Center] have established their respective graduation criteria and required experiences. The graduation criteria and the required experience of the above centers are designed for the development of the learner's physical health, psychological health, knowledge, skills, attitudes, etc. Therefore, the Moonshot learners need to meet the following three criteria to obtain the diploma issued by the Moonshot Academy :

1. Meet the graduation criteria and required experience of the "Curriculum Center", "Community Center";
2. Meet the minimum requirements for graduates as defined in the "Efficacy Competency Model";
3. There are no major disciplinary misdeeds above the level “Detention” of in the Academy that have not been revoked.

02 Graduation requirement and required experience at the “Curriculum/Community ” Centers
These requirements are set to ensure that learners meet the standards of graduates at the academic level, social participation, interest development, self-awareness, and career planning.
03 Curriculum Center Graduation Requirements

Graduates taking the college path at Moonshot Academy will mainly go to overseas universities where English is the main language of study. Therefore, the graduation standards of the Curriculum Center need to meet the university's basic entrance standards. According to the different development directions of learners, they can be divided into [STEM], [Humanities and Social Sciences], [Art]. The Curriculum Center uses a credit system to set the learner's graduation requirements.

All MSA learners are required to earn 208 credits in order to receive the MSA Diploma. 208 credits are divided into 180 common credits and 28 elective credits based on students' track.

Credit is basically reported in terms of semester hours, whether earned during a 16-week semester or a summer session. For 1 unit of credit, approximately 2 hours per week is allotted to lecture, tutorial, and subsequent reading and study. 

Credits Acquisition Methods
The methods for obtaining credits from the Moonshot Academy are divided into three categories: “Participation and Completion of Courses”, “Independent-Study” and “Exemption”. The detailed course participation policies, self-study, and exemption policies can be found in the Academic Handbook of the Course exemption and Independent-study policy.

Course Selection Suggestions:
Please see the details in the Academic Handbook. 

04 Community Center Graduation Requirements and Required Experience

Graduation requirement: 

  • Every learner should participate in the following:
  • Students need to complete a 300-hour social service requirement
  • Learners should complete an average of 48 hours of PE activities every semester for graduation. 
  • Learners should complete 16 hours of Psychosocial Development Sessions in their first two years as learners in Moonshot Academy for graduation. 
  • The learner has reached the Developing Stage of Body Competency. It includes 
    • The learner has recorded his/her HRV on 50 percent days of each semester
    • The learner has implemented at least three nutrition recommendations and one training recommendation. The learner can provide evidence of specific changes in their daily performance.

Required Experience 
Well-Being Experience : 

  • Three PE activities every week(two days a week of Specific Sports)
  • One Psychosocial Development Workshop every month.
  • Recorded HRV data and implemented nutrition and training recommendation

Social Services: To ensure the development of learners' global citizenship and mobility, each learner must complete at least 300 hours of “effective” social service activities and projects* before graduation ( 3/4 years). *Effective social service activities and project refers to activities and projects organized by or certified by the Academy. (For specific social service certification and management systems, please see the Social Services section of the Learner Handbook)

05 Graduation requirement for competency mastery

Efficacy Competency:
To reach the "Proficient Level" in the below Foundational Credits

  • Credit Area: Systematic view & Collaborative Problem Solving          
  • Foundational Credit: Relationship Skills; Social Awareness; Responsible; Decision Making; Citizenship; Systems Thinking; Creativity Thinking
  • Credit Area: Self-identity & Self-directed learning                    
  • Foundational Credit: Self-regulation; Self-awareness        

MSA Lifestyle

05 生活手册

01 Aspiration development Center
The Interest&Aspiration Development Center provides learners with diverse, collaborative, accomplishment-based experiences, specifically including but not limited to the interest exploration experience, the social service experience, the competition opportunity, school club experience, the leadership course, and so on, in order to promote the learner to form and gradually perfect a set of own interest exploration mind method, to deal with the infinite possibilities of future life and future world.
02 What is fun, interest and aspiration?
Fun is something that makes you curious and makes you feel like you can try it. Interest becomes a pleasure when it is joyfully intensified. Interest will make you happy in it, and you can be enjoyed in it. Aspiration will make you find your own value in it, let you feel that you can devote your whole life.
When you are young, you should be curious to try and experience as many of your interests and jobs as possible, slowly find a few that interest you, and then focus on investing in one or two of them. The worst thing is that when you are young you want to devote everything all your life, and when you are old you can only do everything for a while.
03 Why do you want to cultivate interest in Moonshot Academy?
Interest is the fundamental driving force for achievement.
Take part in activities to cultivate hobbies and meet like-like partners.
Cultivate for the lifelong journey. We point to the future ideals and life aspirations, cultivate the quality and spirit needed for future development.
04 What do we offer in MSA?
  • School clubs experience
  • Social service experience
  • International competition opportunities
  • Aspiration exploring experience
05 How do I get started in the club? - Choosing a club for the first time
During the first month, learners need to join a club that they are most interested in, become a member of the club, participate in club activities, and contribute to the development of the club. All registered societies will arrange time in each semester to show their societies and recruit new members.
At the beginning of each semester, the latest list of registered societies is published. Each semester, learners will be able to re-select which clubs they want to join. Each learner will join at least one association activity each semester as a graduation requirement. 
06 First time joining a club
  • When you join a club for the first time, you need to know what the main activities of the club are, what the daily activities are, and the time you need to be there. Different Associations will have the corresponding association management system, please be familiar with the corresponding system for different content arrangements. If the violation of the system is likely to be forced by the leader of the club.

  • At least 2 activities per week to ensure the club progress of the activities of the community. Different clubs may require more time for activities because of different plans, sometimes on weekends. The requirements of the club shall prevail in a specific case.

  • Each club will have relatively large project progress each semester, maybe to participate in competitions, project releases, events organized, product launch, and other related content. You can also learn more about this part of the program on your first visit.
07 Setting up a club for the first time

how to start a club

1)At the beginning of each term, the aspiration development center will update the list of registered societies of the MSA
2)Fill in the application form for the registration of associations, after the Association Management Committee approved by consensus, can become the official MSA clubs

3)The establishment of an association requires the following conditions:
Identify a club Leader

  • Finish a club registration
  • Approved by the Association Management Committee
  • The club ensures a large Milestone at the end of each semester, in the form of a contest, event hosting, event hosting, project launch, product launch, etc. 
  • Needs to be clear whether the need for funding, guidance teachers, and other related support

4)The Association Management Committee will evaluate the Association Leader’s overall performance (academic achievement, moral education, etc.), whether the development of the association category can promote the development of interest and interest of more learners, and the allocation of college resources at this stage.

5)An association that has not been registered as an association May, after consultation with the members of the Association Management Committee, revise its direction of development and register it again

08 Duties of a community Leader
  • Daily Club Management, including club term plan, daily meeting minutes, Milestone planning and execution, participation in Super Club selection, etc. 
  • Participate in community management meetings and other related activities of the center of interest
  • Management of club, including Attendance Record, development of association members, etc. 
  • Others involve the brand maintenance of the Lunar Exploration Institute in the context of external lunar exploration scenarios
  • Implementation of other corporate events and final responsible persons
  • Actively participate in leadership courses and other related courses to enhance the ability to lead the development of the community
09 What improve will I get to become a club leader?
  • Improving the thinking mode and executive mode of cross-disciplinary learning.
  • Prepare for greater responsibility in the future.
  • To better handle the challenges of the future.
  • To make a big contribution to your further studies.
  • Meet the best friends of your life.
10 What support does Interest Development Centre provide to clubs?

Platform Support: registered societies can apply to use the lunar exploration institute’s website and social media accounts as their early promotion platforms, subject to meeting the content standards and requirements of the relevant platforms.

Resource Support: The Association Support Center will regularly collate social resources and related channels that are beneficial to the development of the project. The association Leader will be informed regularly and can apply for related resources to be injected into the association development.

Financial support: we will provide partial financial support for the projects of the Association in light of the development of the Association.

Venue Support: the Center can support clubs to apply for venues for events and conferences.

Operation Support: The Campus Wall, display board, and other display space can be applied to support the daily operational activities of the Association.

11 The best club award
In the last month of each semester, there will be a selection of the best clubs for the semester.
There will be different directions in the selection rules of the super clubs, such as “social influence clubs” and “community cohesion clubs”, and so on. The specific selection criteria shall be based on the final published results.
12 Social Services Experience

We expect the learner to have a high level of systems perspective and empathy in addition to his or her own inner abundance, and to be an actor capable of delivering solutions. Among them, active citizens need learners to have a systematic view of the oneness of all things and to know that every thought and action has a real impact on the world Deeply understand and actively face the real challenges of human civilization, big and small; based on the above understanding, pay effective action, even the unity of knowing and doing.


All kinds of social service experiences provided by the interest development center will support learners to achieve the above goals in various aspects.

The Social Service of the MSA is mainly based on the development direction of the college and is divided into short-term service items and long-term social service items according to the length of service.

13 What are the social service programmes?

1. There are many opportunities inside the moon. For example, every semester before the start of the course, the course teacher will announce the recruitment of teaching assistants. All the problems in the lunar exploration community will be reflected in the form of a co-construction meeting. Learners can take an active part to make the lunar exploration community better. In addition, the college’s external activities often recruit some volunteers, learners can sign up to participate. Of course, we expect that learners can initiate their own service activities that are beneficial to the development of the MSA!

2. Learners who have been in MSA for a long time also have social service programs that they have been on for a while, and they often recruit new members from within the moon. As far as we know, for example, there is Wang Ruoqing’s Doctor Panda Project.

3. Aspiration Development Center teachers will issue recommendations for related opportunities. The moonshot institute also collaborates with community organizations each semester to design community projects for everyone to participate in, and to learn how community organizations bring community learning opportunities to bear.

4. Welcome to join us through other channels in the community. In addition, there are many institutions, professionals in the social issues of concern, some have even formed a certain scale, there is a fixed service model. We strongly recommend that learners participate in projects that help to understand society and serve others if they are discriminating.

14 How to certify a Social Service Project?

The first step is to fill out the application form before starting the project, and then take action after the project is approved. The application form includes The survey of the clients, the expectation of their own growth, and so on.

The second step is to fill in the reflection form after service. The reflection form can be counted into the length of social service after it is submitted and approved. The content of the reflection table mainly includes self-reflection, project review, etc. . Short-term social service projects to fill out a reflection form. Long-term social service projects require a monthly reflection form.

15 International Competitions

We encourage some learners who have discovered their special skills in some fields to step out of the small circle of exploring the moon and take part in national and international competitions, work with and compete with learners from other parts of the world to create more sparks.

What competitions have past learners participated in?
MSA learners teamed up to compete in the China Big Thinks 2019-2020, finishing in the top six nationally!

How do we support it?
1. Provide relevant information: Publish Event Information and Resource Base on a regular basis; invite relevant organizers and past participants to share relevant experience
2. Special support: each semester will be combined with the development phase of the moon exploration and characteristics of the selection of a number of competitions to give professional guidance, invited instructor support
3. Work with the center and the coach to find a contest that matches the learner’s development and make personalized recommendations

16 Interest & Aspiration exploration experiences

We believe that a good “passion” meets all four criteria: what you are good at, what you enjoy, what the world needs, and what others will pay you to do. In addition to finding out what you’re good at and enjoy by working with people and connecting with society, the center offers a range of other related experiences to help you understand career information and world trends.

Opportunities that we might offer?
Interest Exploration Opportunities: Professional Interest Planners to provide counseling services, through a number of small activities and in-depth interviews, and other forms to help learners explore more of their interests!
Career story sharing: We will invite some of the more interested learners to share their work experience and, most importantly, what he has learned about the workplace as a long-term practitioner.
Future Career Research Report: We will be working with a number of organizations to interpret the report’s information on future career needs so that learners can explore their interests in the future.

17 Aspiration Center related requirements

Club: Each learner must participate in (or initiate) at least one club per semester as a mandatory requirement for normal participation in MSA;

Social Service: Each student must complete at least 300 hours of social service before graduation (4 years) ;

International Competition: Learners can choose international events according to their own interests and hobbies, and participation is not mandatory;

Interest Exploration Experience: the Center strongly recommends that learners actively

18 Well-Being Center
Well-Being Center provides experiences to continuously improve the physical and mental health of learners and guardians at Moonshot Academy. The center's primary aim is to support learners to perform better in their daily lives. The center focuses on helping learners build better habits. The center uses physical and psychological health data to provide specific support and experiences to the learners. The center also provides knowledge and information on health, development, and personal growth.
19 The Well-Being Experience - A

A. Well Being Course
Well-Being Course is a 16-week course where we take the learners through different aspects of Well Being and Human Performance. The topics covered in the Well Being course are:

  • Nutrition and Performance 
  • Recovery and Performance 
  • Mental Health and Performance 
  • Cardiovascular Health and Performance 
  • Movement and Performance 

The learners in the course will be required to fulfill the following specific requirements:
One pre-course parents-teacher meeting 
The learner should have a heart rate monitor that can measure HRV (Heart Rate Variability)

20 The Well-Being Experience - B

B. Physical Education Sessions
The Physical education sessions are organized into 16 weeks applied course where we take the learners through different aspects of physical health.

The aspects include:

  • Physical Strength
  • Body movements
  • Cardiorespiratory fitness. 

The sessions are hosted three times a week. Leaners are required to attend at least one Physical Education Session every week.

Learners participating in this course need to meet the following specific requirements: Learners are required to sign a consent letter about being insensitive to any physical or psychological contact activity.

21 The Well-Being Experience - C

C. Psychosocial Development Sessions

The psychosocial development sessions are organized into 16 weeks applied for the course. Each session centers around a theme that is meant to inform and improve student's awareness and performance in some aspect of Social Emotional Learning tied into the Moonshot CompetSency Model.

-Session Topics include:

  • Coming of Age
    • Gender & Orientation
    • Identity
    • Sex, Attraction & Intimacy
    • Brain, Hormone, Risk, and Addictions

  • Getting in Touch with Emotions, Desires & Anxiety
    • Emotion & Expression
    • Emotion Management
    • Appreciating Desires & Anxiety
    • Anxiety Management

  • From "No" to "Yes": Golden Theorems in and Building Everlasting Relationship
    • The Art of Communication
    • The Equation of Trust
    • Negotiation Experts: the Power of Being "Soft"
    • Counseling Principles: Moving Past Relationship Blocks

  • Psychology in Everyday Art
    • Understanding others through art
    • Understanding yourself through art
    • Communicating through art
    • Healing through art 


The sessions are hosted once a week. Learners are required to attend at least one session each month.


The learners in the experience will be required to fulfill the following specific requirements:

A letter from their parents supporting learners to participate in the psychosocial development sessions.

22 The Well-Being Experience - D

D. Specific Sports Sessions
We host specific sports like Basketball, Hockey, Badminton, and Frisbee. In these sessions, we focus on developing particular sports skills of learners. These sessions run in sync with the Physical Education Sessions. The selection of sports is made based on the interest of the learners.

The sessions are hosted twice a week. Learners are required to attend both sessions every week.

23 The Well-Being Experience - E
E. Individual Learner Support
The individual-focused support is the service provided to crucial personnel surrounding learners who either came forward voluntarily or were referred to the center by the academy leadership. The process typically consists of the stage of: 
  • Need Clarification
  • Data Collection
  • Analysis
  • Recommendation 
  • Installation
The stages may extend to cover learners, guardians, coaches, grade counselors, and parents depending on needs and situations. Through the process, we also determine whether exclusive professional help from outside sources is needed.
The learners in the experience will be required to fulfill the following specific requirements:
A letter from their parents supporting learners to participate in the Psychological Work

Interdisciplinary Project and Team Coaching System

06 跨学科项目与团队教练制度

01 What is an Interdisciplinary Project?

"Interdisciplinary Project" is not a project designed to bring together disciplines, but rather to transcend the limitations of specific disciplines and proceed from real-world challenges, a project set up to solve practical problems.


Unlike test-solving, practical problems tend to be ill-defined, full of constraints and restrictions, and full of unpredictable accidents, and ways of coping can be ever-changing. The ability to solve practical problems, which is often referred to as the "ability" in the "high score and low ability", is also the most needed ability of the 21st-century talents, and is the core of the "active, compassionate citizens" in MSA competency model.


In order to help learners to identify and respond to practical problems and to view them in a larger context and perspective, we have identified five annual themes based on human common destiny and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Each theme is assigned a theme leader to help the learners define problems more clearly and provide even more professional and resource support.


The current themes are:

  • ecological civilization and climate action
  • health and well-being
  • artificial intelligence and hi-tech
  • fundamental science and earth story
  • human society and world order

02 What is team coach?

Each team has two guardians, which we call "team coaches" or sometimes "coach" for short. Like a coach in sports, a coach must not only advise the team on winning but also set training goals for each player. The team coach promotes the growth of each learner by setting project goals and each team member's growth goals and regularly reviewing progress.

At the same time, we also use some techniques from corporate coaches, such as listening, asking questions, portrait, and so on, so that coaches can have a deep understanding of learners' real needs and development ranges, it can help learners to set more scientific and reasonable goals and plans.

College Counseling

07 升学与生涯指导

01 Experience provided by the College Counseling Center
The College Counseling Center supports the learners to enter their desired universities and majors. The main work includes conducting reasonable planning according to the goals, supporting learners to explore the future development direction, helping them to tell their unique stories and providing courses and consulting on career exploration and progression planning.
02 College and Career Workshop

A monthly progression workshop for all learners to help learners understand the process of applying for overseas universities and admission requirements, and to solve common problems and challenges in the progression of learners.


  • Application process: to guide learners to fully understand the application process of overseas universities and admission requirements;
  • Application elements: to guide learners to understand the role of standardized examinations, academic courses, extracurricular activities, mental state, cross-cultural literacy in the context of overseas progression, and the university's basic expectations for these aspects;
  • Application plan: to guide learners to master the general knowledge of progression, know how to actively develop their own university progression path and action plan based on their true interests and goals, select and locate schools suitable for self-development and goal achievement, and make the most use of the school. Foreign resources develop their own basic literacy for university admission.


  • Held In the form of a lecture;
  • Use the time of the year academy group meeting to hold a college counseling workshop;
  • Each year academy group of learners needs to participate in the workshop for the corresponding school year.
03 Regular one-on-one sessions

Through one-on-one regular consultations, we guide all learners to develop their own university progression path, create an application timeline, guide learners to make reasonable planning and preparation for their university application, and provide professional advice along the way.


  • Path Planning: to guide learners to develop their own university pathways, create an application timeline, clearly understand the admission criteria of overseas universities, and how to plan properly for preliminary preparation (standardized examination, academic preparation, extracurricular activities)
  • Application Strategy: to guide learners to complete university research, guide how to collect and organize information, and specify their own target university list;
  • Academic Planning: to guide learners with course selection and standardized test preparation plan based on learner interest and progress goals;
  • Activity Planning: to recommend learners to participate in on-campus and off-campus activities that are competitive in their studies, assist Community Life Center to introduce relevant resources and recommend them to learners;
  • Application Guidance: to guide learners with recommending themselves to the university in a suitable way, and guide learners to fill out the paperwork, resume, and university application forms;
  • Psychological Counseling: From the perspective of mental health, to guide learners to enhance their ability to manage stress and multitasking;
  • Integrity: to guide learners to understand and be able to practice integrity and authenticity in the college application process.

After a semester of college counseling sessions, the learner's output is a [Personalized College Plan]. The guidance for further studies will be sent to the learners and explained in the first session. [Personalized College Plan] contains:

  • Clear timeline for university application process based on progression goals, standardized exams, course selection, activities (clubs, summer schools, personal projects, etc.)
  • Based on the college plan,  the clear understanding of different types of standardized examinations, the high school elective courses, quantity and depth of the activities inside and outside the school,  recommended activity;
  • Preliminary colleges' exploration methods and school selection list based on the college plan


  • Grade 9/10: at least 2 times per semester;
  • Grade 11: At least 3 times per semester.
  • At the beginning of the school year group meeting, the college counselor will send out a one-on-one session registration form, and all learners will need to register
  • If the learner's progress falls behind, and the college counselor will communicate directly with the learner and tell the grade counselor if the learner continues to be in a poor state.


  • The learner and the college counselor;

  • Parents are highly recommended to attend at least one one-on-one session every semester
  • In some special situations, the learner’s theme leader could be invited to participate.

04 Experience of school choosing

Through visiting universities, participating in college fairs, and talking with “ senior students’ who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate schools, learners can obtain first-hand information about the university. This is will learners to form a figurative understanding of the university, and deeply understood the target colleges and universities. This also helps to choose a school that makes a more rational judgment that suits your current situation and development goals.


University visits:

  • Visiting school content: At least one visit to each school year includes the official Info session and campus tour with the Admissions Office of the Admissions Office. The Admissions Center will organize a winter or summer vacation visit to the school. Each visit you may arrange at least 6-8 schools. Arrangements for student progression goals and university opening hours.
  • Frequency of visits: 1-2 times per academic year
  • Visiting time: winter vacation
  • Participants: learners with interests (first-grade students, about 15-20 each), college counselor, theme leader, or school staff
  • School visit output: Each learner produces a note about the experience of each school's visits, and after the visit to the school, learners will iterate on the university application list.


University Exhibition:

  • Contents of the University Exhibition: Participate in the university's public activities in Beijing, learn more about the application information of the university from the admissions department; the College Counseling Center will establish communication with the university to introduce Moonshot Academy; the learner can obtain the contact information of the admissions officer of the university.
  • University Exhibition Frequency: 1-2 times per semester is notified and organized by the Admissions Office (for holidays or weekends, the Admissions Office will issue a notice, students and parents will sign up for their own participation)
  • University exhibition time: spring, autumn, summer (the specific date is determined according to the situation of the current year)
  • Participants in the University Exhibition: learners with interests, college counselor, theme leader (optional 1-2 participation)
  • University Exhibition Output: Each learner produces a list of reasons for participating in the University Exhibition and the reasons for the school, and communicates with the college counselor of the school. The next step is to communicate with the university and introduce the self.


"Senior students" university introduction:

  • "Senior students" University Introduction: Through communicating with “Senior students” of the undergraduate or graduate schools, the learners can have an in-depth understanding of the academic characteristics and living environment of each university and optimize the list of schools. The learner can also establish a relationship with the seniors and get guidance.
  • "Senior students" University Introduction Frequency: 3-5 per semester come to Moonshot Academy for sharing.
  • "Senior students" University introduction time: once every 1-2 months
  • "Senior students" University introduces participants: learners interested in the related school or majors
  • "Senior students" University Introduction Output: Each learner produces a note

05 Timeline for learner's college application
06 Principles and responsibilities for different stakeholders in the process of college application

The Academy will provide a complete start-up plan based on the developmental characteristics of each learner and the goals of the learner.

The principles and responsibilities are as follows:


The school:

  • Before the application season, the College Counseling Center will provide each learner with a personalized path to further study, including the selection of courses, standardized timeline for examinations, recommendations for extracurricular activities, etc., and will be based on the changing circumstances of the learners and adjusted accordingly.
  • Application season: The College Counseling Center will provide each learner with school selection, application materials preparation, and paperwork guidance to guide learners to truly present their best in the application; provide a recommendation letter based on the learner's actual situation at school; after the application results are announced, guide the learners to rationally determine the final choice.
  • After the application season: The College Counseling Center will provide learners with university course selection and campus culture workshops.


  • In order to ensure that learners are best prepared for further studies before applying, learners should try their best to participate in each of the one-on-one college counseling sessions, workshops, and school visits with the year academy. And actively participate in university presentations and other activities related to further studies.
  • In accordance with the principle of honesty, learners need to ensure the authenticity of the application materials (do not fill in false information or exaggerate the real situation); the guidance will guide the learners to carry out the brainstorming of the documents and ensure the quality of the documents, but will not write instead of the learners or fill out the application form.
  • In order to ensure the smooth and efficient application, learners need to start the communication and writing of the university selection in the second semester of the 11th grade. The extra guidance will not be given outside the appointed time.
  • In order to ensure that the Admissions Centre provides high-quality and comprehensive support to learners in the application, the applicant must confirm the communication with the college counselor. If the applicant does not inform the college counselor before applying to the school, due to the fact that the recommendation letter needs time in the system, the college counselor will not be able to temporarily write a recommendation letter for the learner at the last minute.
  • To ensure a fair and high-quality consultation for each learner, the College Counseling Center will not communicate with learners and learner families outside of working hours.



  • Parents are required to attend at least one one-on-one college counseling session each semester (remotely available);
  • The school does not encourage learners' families to find out-of-school agencies. If the family needs to be involved in the outside agency, please communicate with the college counselor in advance to obtain the guidance and avoid unnecessary losses; if the learner decides to intervene in the agency, and when the agency’s proposal conflicts with the guidance with the college counselor, the college counselor may not assist the learner to implement the plan initiated by the agency.

Information Technology System

08 信息技术系统

01 Information Technology System

The information technology system for Moonshot Academy includes network and mobile applications, campus information technology equipment, and other information technology resources. The goal of the information technology system ensure efficiency for learners and teachers to conduct daily teaching and research activities while empowering highly complex and creative educational activities. Learners of Moonshot Academy should be familiar with the usage and specifications of information technology systems and have the responsibility and obligation to assist in maintaining the normal operation and safety of information technology systems. At the same time, Moonshot learners also have the opportunity to participate in the design, development and upgrading of information technology systems.

02 Network and mobile applications

Office 365 Education Edition

Introduction: Office365 (sometimes referred to as O365) is a modern and efficient toolset provided by Microsoft. It is one of the most commonly used software series in everyday life.

The most commonly used ones are document-editing three-piece Word, Excel, PowerPoint, mailbox and calendar Outlook, OneNote for note-taking, and OneDrive for providing each person with 1TB online storage space.

Among them, Outlook is a necessary information exchange and collaboration tool. The important notice of the Academy will be issued in the form of mail, and it is necessary to develop the habit of checking the mailbox at least once a day.


How to use:

You can directly access the official website of Office365 to use the web version of the software, or you can obtain the client version of the platform through regular channels (download from the official website or contact IT support teachers).

Office365 needs to log in with the account authorized by the Moonshot Academy to experience all the features.


Official website link:


Special reminder that Office365 and Office are different products released by Microsoft. If you are unable to log in, please confirm whether you are using it on the correct platform.



Introduction: Passport, also known as the Moonshot Academy pass, is the official information portal provided by Moonshot Academy and the only network authentication center. Through the passport, you can quickly jump to most of the information systems that have been opened. Other systems are also being accessed.


How to use: Passport can be logged in with a student ID and password, or you can log in quickly through Office365. At the same time, the support account is associated with QQ and WeChat for quick access.





Introduction: Dashboard, data board. Each learner will have a dedicated page of their own. The data can be monitored during your journey at Moonshot Academy and it will be regularly updated for self-reflection and goal management.


Function: Data on the Dashboard will be updated with the progression of your campus activities. These data collecting activities include skill development, competency model, milestone feedback, etc. 




Online Learning Platform - Canvas LMS

Introduction: Canvas LMS is a Learning Management System (LMS) product of the Instructure Corporation of the United States. The product is used as a learning management system by many well-known universities and educational institutions such as Cornell University, Temple University, and Arizona State University. Moonshot Academy currently uses Canvas LMS as an online and blended learning platform, mainly for the syllabus and content hosting, assignment submission, online evaluation, and so on. In addition, the community and other learning groups can also use Canvas LMS as a technical solution for educational content hosting, knowledge precipitation, and more.




  • Support learners to review the syllabus and curriculum to understand the course content and schedule.
  • Support learners to access or retrieve teaching content and teaching resources such as references, extended reading, etc. Canvas LMS can display teaching content in the form of text, hyperlinks, pictures, videos, etc., and can also upload documents in the form of attachments.
  • Support teachers to publish assignments and set submission deadlines.
  • Support teachers to set groups for learners.
  • Support learners to show each other's work and peer-review and discussion.
  • Support learners to reflect and self-evaluate their work.
  • Support teachers to assess grades and provide feedback to learners.
  • Support class or group discussion.
  • Support the download of the scorebook for teachers to conduct a final review of the learners and reflect on them.



  • It can support the links between project-based learning for content hosting, assignments hosting, and assessment.
  • The first step in supporting the teaching design of the reverse classroom is that the learner independently learns the course content through the online learning platform. In the second step, learners enter the classroom to work with teachers and other learners to focus on hands-on, interactive, and collaborative learning activities.
  • Even if the course does not have clear content, the teacher can plan the project process and milestones through the syllabus. The learner can also submit, display, and receive feedback on the learning platform.




Enterprise (Campus) WeChat

Function: Mainly used for the daily operational process such as tracking attendance and applying for leaves. For specific usage, please refer to other relevant chapters.


How to use: The college will collect the mobile phone number used by everyone to apply for WeChat in advance, open an account for everyone, and then download the app from the App Store.

03 Campus Information Technology Equipment

Campus public wireless network

Within the territory of the Moonshot campus, learners can use the Gigabit fiber-optic wireless network dedicated to Moonshot learners for study and personal communication.

Account password: To be announced


Campus public computer

Moonshot Academy will provide a number of public computers for use by faculty and learners on campus. The location, number, and usage of public computers will be announced separately.



The Moonshot Academy will provide cloud printers for faculty and learners to use on campus. The location and usage of the printer will be notified separately.

04 Other Information Technology Resources

In addition to the above mentioned software and hardware resources, the information technology resources at Moonshot Academy also include:


  • Data, software and hardware resources generated or derived by users (learners, learners' parents, faculty and staff) in use;
  • The software and hardware resources purchased by the class or community instructor in the name of the individual for the teaching activities;
  • The software and hardware resources that the learner or parent purchases in the name of the individual for the learning activities; and so on.


If a teacher, learner, or parent purchases software and hardware resources on an individual basis and uses it at Moonshot Academy, the purchaser owns the ownership of the resource. The use of such resources can be arranged and protected by Moonshot Academy within the campus. The detailed method is as follows:

05 Campus Information Technology Security Management Measures

  • Learners must strictly abide by the relevant laws and regulations of China's use of information technology, including but not limited to:
    • Computer Information System Security Protection Regulations;
    • Computer software protection regulations;
    • Regulations on the protection of information network communication rights;
    • Cybersecurity law.
  • Learners must strictly abide by the information technology-related parts of the Research Institute of Campus Information Technology [Campus Information Technology Security Management] and the [Learner Code of Conduct] to use information technology hardware, software, and data resources in a reasonable, standardized, and secure manner.
  • The Information Technology Center is the main body responsible for the overall information technology security work of the Academy. The various departments of the Academy are the responsible subjects of the department. The main person in charge of each department is the first responsible person in the department. The class or community instructor is the first responsible person of the course or the club, and the learner is the person in charge of the behavior.
  • In accordance with the principle of “who is in charge, who is responsible; who operates and maintains, who is responsible; who uses, who is responsible”, learners have the responsibility and obligation to assist teachers, information technology centers, and other faculty and staff to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and usability of campus information technology.
  • Learners may not use campus information technology resources to conduct activities that are not related to learning activities or put network information security in jeopardy. They may not use resources for business activities, and may not sell, transfer, or disclose resources.
  • Moonshot Academy is the owner of network and mobile applications and campus information technology equipment, and can fully explain the use of resources. The learner must obey the arrangement of Moonshot Academy.

Emergency response plan

09 突发状况应急预案

01 Emergency response plan

This plan is created to effectively respond to emergencies, properly handle campus safety accidents, minimize or reduce the harm and loss that accidents may cause to teachers and learner, ensure the health and safety of teachers and learners, and maintain the normal teaching order of the school and the stability of the school. A number of special emergency plans are formulated in accordance with the "Regulations on the Treatment of Student Injury Accidents", "Interim Provisions on Safety Work in Primary and Secondary Schools" and other relevant laws and regulations, combined with the actual situation of the school. The following is the learner version of the content, please click on the link for more details.

The emergency plan includes emergency team members, emergency procedures, and examples of common safety incident plans.

02 On-site emergency response procedures

  1. When a campus emergencies occur, you should choose self-help and self-protection in the first place.
  2. Contact the school teacher immediately to initiate an emergency response.
  3. The responsible person and the teacher in charge supervise the learner’s evacuation or on-site emergency response.
  4. Report to the school leader, the emergency team will save the injured teachers and learners or send them to the hospital for treatment.

03 Common emergencies

  • Injuries at school
  • Extracurricular personnel nuisance incidents
  • Emergency evacuation stampede events
  • School bullying incidents
  • Sudden fire hazard
  • Sudden traffic accident
  • Sudden natural disaster
  • Sudden food poisoning

04 Procedure for learner in-school injury

  1. After the occurrence of the fighting incident, the grade leader, teachers, learners, and school police should immediately stop and report to the school leader on duty. The school leader on duty should quickly arrive at the scene and notify the parents in time. If the scene becomes unstoppable, the school leader on duty should immediately call 110 to report the case.
  2. Send the injured learner to the hospital for treatment in a timely manner. If the injury cannot be treated at the school medical room, the injured learner should be sent to the People's Hospital of Chinese Medicine Hospital in time or dial 120.
  3. If a major fight has occurred and serious casualties have occurred, it will be reported to the Education Bureau and the public security department immediately.
  4. Schools should hold regular meetings of learners and employees to make demands on safety, invite public security departments to teach legal courses, and enhance the legal awareness of teachers and learners.
  5. Frequent examinations of learners' residences should be carried out. If revealed that the sticks and controlled knives were confiscated, and the cause will be identified and dealt with seriously.
  6. Play the role of the year academy, administrators, and learner leaders to carry out in-depth and meticulous work, and find that the contradictions between learners are handled in a timely manner.

05 Off-campus nuisance incident

The school gates are closed, and teachers and learners enter and leave the school with the school card. Strictly implement the visit registration system to prevent bad guys from entering the campus.

06 Emergency Evacuation Procedures

  1. Evacuation and rescue work should be organized immediately in the event of an emergency.
  2. To maintain order at the scene, the teacher must inform each learner of the evacuation route.
  3. Learners should learn and recognize the safe evacuation technology of the teaching building, and go up and down the stairs from the the right side, avoid crowd, to prevent unsafe accidents such as stepping on and squeezing people.
  4. Teachers should stop the bad phenomena such as learners deliberately making troubles on the stairs, and prevent congestion.
  5. During the class, all the doors of the teaching building should be opened. In the event of crowded trampling or fire, it is necessary to evacuate in a timely and effective manner.
  6. The residential learners should be accompanied and managed by the teacher.
  7. Emergency team members should be familiar with the preventive measures and equipment location and how to use them. They should be familiar with emergency evacuation routes, and organize emergency evacuation to detect and eliminate potential safety hazards in the area.
  8. When a safety accident such as trampling occurs on the stairs, the teacher should organize the guidance in time to prevent further expansion of the situation and immediately report the school leaders.
07 Sudden traffic accidents procedures

  1. The grade counselor should regularly carry out traffic safety publicity and education for learners in the class, reminding learners to pay attention to traffic safety when entering and leaving the campus and passing through the road. In particular, it is necessary to remind the learners to pass the road mindfully to prevent traffic accidents.
  2. If a faculty member encounters a traffic accident on the road outside the school, he/she should call (110) to make an emergency call to the injured learner, record the accident vehicle, call the school doctor and 120 hospital, and send the car. Injured learners are sent to the nearest hospital for treatment and are also reported to school leaders, class teachers, and parents.
  3. Once a learner has a traffic safety accident on the road, the school staff will be responsible for protecting the scene, calling the police, and informing the traffic police to investigate.
  4. In the event of a traffic accident, the faculty and staff who pass the site must evacuate the learners to ensure the smooth flow and safety of the traffic.
  5. The faculty and staff of the school bus should supervise the learners to go to school and go to school after school and school time, criticize and educate learners who violate the traffic safety regulations and report to the relevant grade directors in time for learners who do not follow the education.

08 Sudden fire hazard procedures

  1. When a fire hazard occurs, it should be extinguished in time to make the fire risk disappear in the bud.
  2. If it cannot be extinguished in time, report the duty leader immediately, and inform the surrounding faculty and staff to fight the fire.
  3. All doors, lights, or emergency lights should be turned on immediately in the event of a fire in the building.
  4. The duty officer and the head of each department should arrive at the scene in the shortest time, organize the evacuation of learners, and decide whether to dial 119 as appropriate.
  5. After the small fire is extinguished, it is necessary to report to the school leaders; relatively large fires, while organizing rescue, should immediately report to the County Science and Education Bureau.
  6. Once the fire broke out during the class, the teacher needs to report the school leaders in a timely manner, and is responsible for organizing the evacuation and other work, and immediately organized human rescue; the power and fire sources should be cut off in time to prevent further spread of the fire.
  7. In the event of an emergency, the teachers and leaders present should pay attention to the reasonable and proper evacuation of learners in accordance with emergency evacuation instructions, signs, and diagrams.
  8. In the event of an accident such as a fire, it is necessary to promptly notify the relevant personnel of the school to rush to the place where the danger occurred in the shortest possible time.
  9. To learn to use fire-fighting equipment correctly, put out the fire in time

09 Learner Activity Safety Emergency Procedure

  1. Learners or teachers who organize activities of more than 50 people must report to the vice-president who is in charge of the operation and fill out the "Application for Safety Plan". Unapproved activities are not allowed, and whoever violates the rules and regulations is responsible.
  2. The “Safety Plan Application” includes the time, place, content, purpose, number of people, organizer, security measures, evacuation plan, etc. of the event.
  3. The event organizer is solely responsible for the safety of the event.
  4. The organizers of the event should explain the specific safety measures and evacuation plans to the teachers and learners attending the event, and put safety education first.
  5. Before the sports activities, the physical education teachers should pay attention to the precautions before the sports. Before the large-scale sports activities, it is necessary to conduct a safety education for the teachers and learners participating in the activities.
  6. Medical staff should be arranged for large-scale activities for an emergency ambulance, and the class teacher should be required to follow the class to maintain the order of activities.
  7. For all school-wide activities, the application for the “Safety Plan” must be approved by the Vice Principal of Operations.

10 Emergency plan for the prevention of infectious diseases

  1. Learners or faculty members should seek medical treatment and take time off from school if they have SARS, rubella, cerebral palsy, measles, flu, and other infectious diseases. They are not allowed to go to school or go to work. After the hospital diagnoses and eliminates infectious diseases, it can return to school to go to class and go to work;
  2. If there is a fever of more than five people in a class or more than three people in a dormitory, an early warning mechanism should be activated to strengthen monitoring. If similar symptoms appear in multiple classes, they should immediately report to the Science and Education Bureau, the local health center, and the CDC.
  3. If learners or faculty members have infectious diseases on campus, they should start the emergency plan in time. Under the unified arrangement of the leading group, the infectious disease patients should immediately wear protective masks and gloves, rest in the school isolation room, and be safely managed by school security personnel or health care. The teacher immediately notified the CDC. After giving the preliminary opinion, the CDC will immediately notify the parents of the learners with symptoms of infectious diseases according to the doctor's advice. The parents will accompany the doctor to the hospital. If the parents can't go to the school, they will be escorted to the hospital by the teacher (the escort will be put on the doctor's advice or wear protective clothing, wear Masks, gloves). If there is an infectious disease in the school's faculty and staff, it is also required to wear protective masks and gloves. After the initial examination by the doctor, the infectious disease is immediately transferred to the infectious disease hospital and notified to the family members. The family members cannot go to the school and the medical doctors are sent to the hospital (the escorts are all Wear protective clothing, masks and gloves.
  4. Learners or faculty members who have found infectious diseases in the school, the leaders of the school emergency team immediately visited the on-site command, immediately notified the CDC within the first time, and used the school isolation room for isolation observation according to the doctor's advice, and the school safety management personnel or health care The teacher immediately called the "120" and sent a designated infectious disease hospital for treatment.
  5. The school disinfects the class classrooms or offices of the patients and the public places involved and conducts isolation observations for learners and faculty members who are in close contact with infected patients. Prevent the spread of the epidemic and quickly cut off the source of infection.
  6. When an infected patient is treated in a hospital, any classmates or colleagues are prohibited from visiting.
  7. If the infectious disease is a strong infection, the CDC and the Science and Education Bureau should be asked to decide whether to suspend the whole school. And take all effective measures to quickly control the source of infection, cut off the route of infection, protect vulnerable populations, specifically: 1 blockade. Immediately block the patient's class or office and suspend all activities in the school. Stop school personnel from interacting with each other and waiting for the treatment of the health department and the Science and Education Bureau. If the school leaders have been isolated, the middle-level cadres and other temporary members will be responsible for handling the daily work. After the epidemic was lifted, the school leadership team began to work. 2 disinfection of the epidemic. Thoroughly disinfect all places in the school. This disinfection can be operated by the epidemic prevention station, and ventilation is provided after the disinfection is completed. 3 Epidemic investigation. The school closely cooperates with the CDC to conduct epidemiological investigations, and to follow up the places where infected patients have been visited, the people who have contacted them, and the family members, neighbors, and classmates of the patients, and take necessary isolation observation measures.
  8. After the school leaders discovered the infected patients, they quickly announced the source of the disease and the protective measures they took to all teachers and learners, so that the teachers and learners can understand the situation, stabilize the people, maintain the stability of the school, and establish the belief in the fight against infectious diseases.