从孩童时代起，我们就不断的被外界反复强调：教育是成功的关键。Since childhood, we’re constantly reminded that education is the key to success.
Study hard! Do your homework! Get good grades!
However, there is an ever-growing question as to what is the “right” educational path. Education serves many goals. Whether the end goal is developing students intellectually, creatively, morally or professionally, education doesn’t have a single purpose. Each goal’s importance is different to different people.
而我们目前的教育系统，把所有的学生当作相同的个体来对待，就像学生都在一条生产线上，我们给他们组装数学，阅读和科学等技能，最后测试能有多少技能够被保留。就像制造机器人一样，我们所做的只是在保证每个学生都达到最基本的生产标准。Our current educational system however treats all students the same, as if everybody is moving along an assembly-line where we instill math, reading and science skills, and then test how much is retained. Like robots, we ensure that each person achieves a minimum “standard” of production.
在HEC，我们则认为学生应该根据“教育”对他们自身的意义而制定个性化的成长和发展规划。我们帮助学生识别他们身上那些在现有教育体系下不被认可的，独特的技能和潜力，并加以鼓励和培养。At HEC, we believe students should have the opportunity to personalize their own growth and development according to what education means to them. Unique skills and perspectives that’d go unrecognized in today’s system are instead identified, encouraged and cultivated.
我们把这种教育理念称做”enLIFEnment”启发式教育；这个理念来自于我们相信真正的教育，不仅来自于从未知领域中启发，拥抱，引导学生，而且能赋予个人通过无限的可能性来发展自己的教育体系的能力，而不是盲目地跟随一个教育流水线而定义自己的人生之路。We call this educational philosophy “enLIFEnment”; The belief that true education comes not only from enlightening our students, embracing and guiding them through the unknown, but also from empowering an individual to define his own life’s path through the infinite possibilities instead of blindly following an educational assembly-line.
我们的目标：提供学生全面的且360度不重样的资源，使学生能够成为更全面且多面化的个体，而这类学生往往就是现在美国高校所寻找的。Our goal is to offer students different resources that together, from a holistic, 360-degree perspective, empower students to develop themselves into the more conceptual, multi-faceted individuals that top U.S. universities today seek.
首先，我们的学术能力提升顾问团队侧重于为每一个学生打好基础教育，帮助学生提高在校成绩和标化成绩，如SAT,ACT,TOEFL,AP等。First, our Academic Advisory team help lay the educational foundation for every student, exclusively focusing on improving coursework performance and standardized test scores for tests such as the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, AP and others.
Our EA Advisory team enables and provides resources for students to build their non-academic background through carefully crafting and executing focused activity plans that communicate to universities a student’s other interests, abilities and the subjective value they bring to their student bodies.
Our Experiential Workshops are designed to explore the global implications of different real-world problems through a series of guided seminars, introducing students to innovative, new ideas and experiences.
理解我们周围的世界是重要的，了解自己也是同样的重要。我们的心理素质提升顾问是由专业的指导老师组成，帮助学生更好的了解自己的想法，社会和感情需求，无论是对普通学生还是将目标定在花4年时间在国外读书，需要适应不同文化，环境和生活方式的学生。And while understanding the world around us is important, equally important is understanding oneself. Our Spiritual Advisory team of qualified life coaches help our students to better understand their own thoughts, desires, social and emotional needs, both in general and geared towards students planning to spend their college years in completely different culture, environment and way-of-life.
以上所有的这一切准备工作都将为学生生命中最重要的一年埋下铺垫-大学申请年。每一个学生都有自己单独的升学顾问和升学督导，他们会了解学生的情况和愿望，挖掘学生的闪光点，帮助学生整理独特的申请策略，最终帮助学生取得最好学校的录取通知书。All this culminates into the most important year of every young student’s life: Their university application year. Each of our students has their own Strategic Consultant and Application Consultant to help package and communicate each individual student’s situation and desires into a compelling application direction that will make universities take notice, and ultimately gain admission to the best possible U.S. university for him or her.
通过结合学术能力提升、活动背景提升，体验式课堂和心理素质提升，我们相信只有通过从各个不同的角度来引导学生和启发学生，才可以让学生成为真正创新和独特的人，而这也是美国顶级大学所寻求的候选人，而这些人就是未来能推动世界向前发展，创造更好的明天的人。Through a combination of academic advisory, extra-curricular advisory, unique experiential workshops and spiritual counseling, we believe that only by guiding students from every angle, or “enLIFEning,” can a student become the truly creative, innovative and unique person that top U.S. universities seek; The kind of person with the ability to move the world forward and shape a better tomorrow for all.