External Partnerships

External Partnerships2018-08-03T20:58:51+00:00

Sister School Program

In September 2013, Hope Chinese Charter School established a sister school partnership with a well known elementary school in Suzhou China, called Xinsu Normal School of Jiangsu. This sister school program is intended to achieve a better understanding of each other’s people and country, and to further facilitate mutual communication in teaching and learning as well as students’ improvement.

Along with the sister school partnership, our two schools are planning to develop various programs and activities to provide each other with information concerning the culture, history, art and other relevant matters of their people and country. Programs and activities are, for instance, postcard drawing with simple Chinese and English words exchanged between two schools, student and faculty exchanges future visits in higher grades, and webpages from both schools to view pictures, videos and messages.

HCCS extends its gratitude to the Hongyu Cai Board of Director at The Portland Suzhou Sister City Association, Inc. (PSSCA), who has helped us to locate one of the most highly esteemed elementary schools in Suzhou, and build a partnership with them. The Portland Suzhou Sister City Association, Inc. shall be dedicated to mutual friendship and understanding between the people of Portland and Suzhou and the regions they serve.

Xinsu Sister School

Dear Parents, Staff and Children of Hope Chinese Charter School,

Xinsu Normal School of Jiangsu was established on October 13, 1913. It’s located in Suzhou, a large city in China that is near a few big cities, such as Shanghai and Nanjing (Nanking). Xinsu is a key elementary school with about 100-year-long history. The school has about 1281 students, 28 classes, and 103 faculty and staff members. Xinsu has vigorous communication with a number of elementary schools abroad, such as the schools in Japan and Britain. The school also received many school visits from Australia, Hong Kong and so forth. Their postcard drawing activity was awarded an international prize in the field of education.

HCCS Sister School

Dear Parents, Staff & Children of Xinsu Normal School,

We are so honored to be your Sister School. Our students and families are excited to learn about you and your community in China. We also look forward to sharing with you information about our school and our life here in the United States. Please enjoy the video and pictures we have posted for you to view.

Sincerely,
Julie Rickman, Principal

江苏新苏师范附小的家长们,老师们和同学们,你们好!
我们十分荣幸成为你们的姐妹学校。我们的学生和他们的家庭非常期待了解你们在中国的生活。我们也愿意与你们分享我们学校和在美国的生活信息。希望你们喜欢我们学校网页上的活动录影和照片。
此致
Julie Rickman
希望中文特许学校 校长

Confucius Institute

Since 2012, Hope Chinese Charter School has partnered with the Confucius Institute at Portland State University as a Confucius Classroom.

As a CIPSU partner, HCCS participates in a teacher exchange program each year where a teacher intern is hosted by a HCCS family while working and receiving training at our school. We also receive learning and cultural materials from HanBan, the Chinese affiliate to CIPSU. CIPSU provides teacher training and language assessments that our students and teachers can benefit from. In addition, CIPSU sponsors cultural classes, performances, and concerts that HCCS families can enjoy and have participated in many times over the years. CIPSU enhances our knowledge and understanding of Chinese history, culture, and customs. We greatly appreciate their partnership.