STARTALK Summer Program

STARTALK Summer Program2019-05-29T09:42:19-08:00
2019 STARTALK Summer Program Application Form

Program Overview

HCCS is thrilled to announce that once again, we will be hosting a Summer STARTALK STEAM-integrated Chinese Summer Program! During the summer of 2019, students will get to explore Pan Pan’s Friends Around the World and learn Mandarin skills in a fun, friendly environment that focuses on fluency and cultural awareness.

    From July 1st through July 26th, this tuition-free program will give students entering 2nd-8th grade in the fall of 2019, a summer full of learner-centric cultural and language-enrichment activities, as well as advanced language learning with an emphasis on real-world skills. With an emphasis on STEAM subjects, students will have a fun summer that melds Mandarin skills with art, science, and engineering practice and technology use.

  • Date: July 1st – July 26th, 2019
    (Commitment to full 4 weeks required)
  • Time: 9:00am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday
    (No camp on July 4th)

  • Grades: Students entering 2nd-8th grade in the fall of 2019

  • Before & After Care: Programs are available to participants at an additional charge:
    – Before Care: 7:45am-8:45am
    – After Care: 3:30pm-5:30pm

  • If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

    Through fun themed weeks, including Asian cuisine, African folk dance & music, LEGO architecture, etc.. classroom time will embed multiple language tasks with hands-on activities that tie to the theme of the week. Different enrichment programs will be run on different days over the four weeks of the program, and the program will feature a field trip to the Oregon Zoo, including a scavenger hunt! Each zoo explorer will find animal facts and create a zoologist’s handbook. The summer ends with an in-class academic presentation and a cultural performance for parents and invited guests, to cap off a summer of language learning and cultural exploration!

    This STARTALK program is open to any incoming 2nd to 8th grade students. Participants will be grouped by language proficiency, as well as age, to ensure that every child gets the most out of his or her experience.

Curriculum Highlights

    Theme: Panda Pan Pan’s Friends Around the World!

    Unit Topics:
    – Week 1 (July 1 – July 5): Cooking with Heat: Cuisines of Asia
    – Week 2 (July 8 – July 12): Furry Friends f the Outback: Animals in Australia
    – Week 3 (July 15 – July 19): From Cathedrals to Capitals: Architecture in Europe
    – Week 4 (July 22 – July 26): Feel the Beat: Music & Dance in Africa

    Daily Learning Blocks:
    – Daily Learning Goal-Setting/Reflection Meeting
    – Function-based Chinese language learning
    – Computer-based instruction
    – Science research
    – Chinese Language enrichment
    – Interactive reading time

    * Weekly themes & activities are subject to change without notice

Application & Registration Process

    To apply for the STARTALK program, please submit the required documents listed below via email to [email protected] or mail them to Hope Chinese Charter School STARTALK, 3500 SW 104th Avenue Beaverton, OR 97005. While the program is tuition-free, there is a $100 registration fee for materials/supplies if your child is accepted. Applications will be reviewed once the application package is complete. Applications will be closed on March 31, 2019. If there are more applicants than the allotted spots, all qualified applicants will participate in a lottery for enrollment.

    Required documents for application:
    HCCS STARTALK Program Application
    Student Reference Form
    Parent Agreement

    The goals of this year’s summer program are to offer a better understanding of Chinese language and culture to a diverse range of students, in terms of ethnicity, race, gender, special needs, and/or socioeconomic status, and increase language proficiency to higher levels for those who are from heritage families or returning students from our previous STARTALK programs.

    Hope Chinese Charter School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age nor any other protected class. HCCS also makes reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, special needs and limited English proficiency.

    Parents/guardians will be notified of the lottery results by April 5, 2019. Once your child is accepted, registration process will begin. Non-admitted applicants will be placed on a waitlist for registration.