Highlands Ranch Campus offers rigorous coursework and a broad spectrum of enrichment classes. Dedicated teachers and staff members build a supportive learning environment that energizes students’ learning spirit and propel their progress.
We are privileged to have the guidance from the a group of seasoned teachers.
With “Direct Character Recognition” approach, the Ma Liping curriculum is specially designed for children who already understand the spoken Chinese and wish to learn it as a heritage language. The curriculum focuses on listening, speaking, and reading, with writing as a secondary priority. The curriculum emphasizes on repetition of new characters in a series of lessons to reinforcement learning.
Link to google class: https://sites.google.com/a/denverchineseschool.org/dcs-hr-mlp-2nd/
As we all know, Pinyin is the official romanization system for the standard Chinese. Learning Pinyin is crucial for further Chinese learning. Our goal for this class is that at the end of each session, students are able to use Pinyin to spell out Chinese characters and sentences and pronounce any characters and sentences if given Pinyin spellings. We met our goal every session for the past years!
Teacher Changqing Zhang has been teaching Pinyin class for many years. Her teaching style is so effective and fun at the same time. Our students and parents just love her!
The Adult Chinese Class targets adults and teenagers who do not have Chinese language background, and focuses on pronunciation, grammar, sentence patterns, practical vocabula
ry, and aural-oral exercises in speaking and understanding Mandarin Chinese or Pu Tong Hua. At the end of the school year, you could expect to carry out simple daily conversations in Mandarin Chinese. The textbook to follow is Experiencing Chinese – Living in China.
Teacher: Jiao Chen
2018 HR Calendar
StepIntoMelody Dance Studio is a group of talented adult dancers led by Instructor Ms. Rachel Ding. Rachel has attended professional dance training in the Youth Program at People’s Liberation Army Academy of Art during her pre-teen and teenage years. StepIntoMelody specializes in blending Chinese Ethnic and Folk dance and classical Chinese dance with modern elements. They have showcased many extremely successful dance pieces at the Chinese New Year Celebration and other major community events over the past years. StepIntoMelody is one of the most popular Chinese dance groups in Denver Metro area.
Teresa Yeh has been a Chinese dancer and performer for 20 years, practicing under Christina Yeh Dance Studio. She has taught dance to children for 10 years; this will mark her 5th year teaching at Denver Chinese School, Highlands Ranch. Combining lively music, fun props, and cheerful choreography, Teresa teaches traditional dances reflective of a variety of Chinese provinces.
Since 2001 Teacher Xianhua Kong taught the Martial Arts class in the Chinese school. It’s a distinct course in Denver that combines martial arts, dancing, Mulan Quan and Tai Chi.
Mulan Quan is suitable for all ages and based on scientific physical training, integrating powerful martial arts, beautiful dancing, and lithe gymnastics, which is stretched, beautiful and graceful. Mulan Quan helps to build up our body, lose weight naturally, keep young, and to prevent and treat diseases as well.
Instructor: Hui Wang
Robotics Beginner Level-1 is designed and created for children age 5 to 7 to learn robotics in a fun and non-intimidating environment! Each Robotics kit contains various types of basic building blocks and special functional blocks such as CPU, contact sensors, IR sensor, buzzer, LED lights, etc. Programming of the robots is accomplished with a card-reader system called “Funny Cards.” Each child will build 12-15 robots throughout the semester and complete a variety of robotics related challenges. At the end of the semester, each student will present his or her robots in an open forum. This club will be taught in a mini-PBL (Problem Based Learning) style. The instructor will not only teach students technical skills of building a robot but also inspire their creativity, guide them to think critically, and foster a safe atmosphere for students to learn effective communication and collaboration skills.
Robotics and Programming Level-1 is designed for children ages 9 and up to learn and develop skills and knowledge in robotics. Each Robotics kit contains CPU, DC Motors, Sensors and many more to have students build their own robots with bolts and nuts. Programming of the robot is done with a drag and drop program in GUI environment for easy understanding and enjoyment. Each student will build 10-12 robots throughout the semester and complete a variety of robotics related challenges. At the end of the semester, students will present his or her work in groups in an open forum. This class will be taught in a mini-PBL (Problem Based Learning) style. The instructor will not only teach students technical skills of programming and building a robot but also inspire their creativity, guide them to think critically, and foster a safe atmosphere for students to learn effective communication and collaboration skills.
Teacher: Hui Wang
7 Habits for Most Effective People (Youths and Adults)
Principle Based and Practice Applied
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No matter how competent a person is, they will not have sustained and lasting success unless they are able to effectively lead themselves, influence, engage and collaborate with others, and continually improve and renew their capabilities. These elements are at the heart of personal, team, and organizational effectiveness.
Kirk McCrimmon，Director of Business Services Department at University of Colorado, is certified to teach classes on this topic to adults and teenagers. Mr. McCrimmon is a graduate of the University of Colorado (UC) and has held a variety of leadership and management positions. As the Director of Business Services at UC and a certified facilitator for FranklinCovey – a world leader in personal and professional training, Kirk has facilitated work sessions across the School of Medicine campus for 10 years. He is currently certified in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity.
What’s more, Mr. McCrimmon will donate his compensation to non-profit organization Colorado Homeless Families to help homeless people. It is a great cause for all, and a win for all!
Youth class dates: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/7, 5/13, 5/20 (snow day makeup only)
Youth class time: 1:30~2:25
Adult class dates: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/25 (snow day makeup only)
Adult class time: 2:30~4:30
Material Fee: $160 for adults. $60 for youths.
Registration Fee: $25
Competitive Math Classes
Denver Chinese School is an organization full of talents. Sonia Chu, Chase He, Derek Li, Rui Wen, and Vivian Zhang, the five highly accountable and accomplished high school students who have made a name for themselves in math competitions will be coaching our little math geniuses in competitive math. Two coaches will be present in each class, and a parent volunteer will be monitoring the class to ensure effectiveness.
Grade 3 – Grade 5 Curriculum is to prepare students for MathCount contests.
|1/14/18||Chapter Sprint 2015|
|1/21/18||Algebra — Systems, Functions, Quadratics|
|1/28/18||Algebra — Sequences and Series|
|2/4/18||Geometry — Triangles and Quadrilaterals|
|2/11/18||Geometry — Circles and 3D|
|2/25/18||Counting Basics — Combinatorics, Venn Diagrams, etc.|
|3/4/18||Counting Strategies — Casework, PIE, Complementary|
|3/11/18||Counting Strategies cont. — Sticks and Stones|
|3/25/28||Probability Basics — Dependent/Independent, Cards, etc.|
|4/8/18||Probability — Expected Value|
|4/15/18||Number Theory Basics — Primes, Divisibility, Factors|
|4/22/18||Number Theory — Modular Arithmetic, Bases|
|5/20/18||Snow Day Make Up|
Grade 1 – Grade 3 Curriculum:
|1/14/18||Pretest and Logic Puzzles|
|1/21/18||BASICS – Multiple Digit addition/subtraction/carrying|
|1/28/18||BASICS – Multiple Digit multiplication/division|
|2/11/18||Area of Rectangle and Square/Measurements|
|2/25/18||Properties of Triangle|
|3/4/18||Properties of Angles|
|3/25/28||Operations with Decimals|
|4/8/18||Operations with Fractions|
|4/15/18||Basic Linear Algebra 1/Equalities+Inequalities|
|5/20/18||Snow Day Make Up|
Registration Fee: $25
This program is led by 5th Degree Black belt Master Myong Su (Mathew Cottingham), owner of Highlands Ranch Tae Kwon Do. He was born in South Korea and started his martial arts training from age of 4. At the age of 10 he moved to America and continued his training. While training, he won numerous championships in sparring and forms. Master Matt also has MMA (mixed martial arts) training in Jujitsu, Judo, and Muay Thai. This gives his students a broader spread of training as he includes these techniques into his Tae Kwon Do teachings. He has a passion in training students, seeing them grow and mature as individuals and as martial artists. It is his privilege and honor to be able to teach, mentor, and work with his students. Master Matt also teaches at J. Kim Taekwondo. For more details, please visit http://www.jwkimtkd.com.
Class Time: 1:30 – 2:30pm throughout the Spring semester for 15 lessons.
Tuition: $125 in addition to $25 registration fee.
Alpha Club in Mandarin
A series of sessions over 11 weeks exploring questions about life and the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question, such as “How can we have faith?” and “Who is Jesus?”. Probably the most important part is the time available to ask questions and to share thoughts on ideas, although there’s no pressure to say anything.. The club will be led by local Chinese community members.
Here’s a link to a video about Alpha in Mandarin subtitles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=46&v=kzaL0lc8oKA or http://china.alpha.org/about
Club meetings will start on Sunday, February 25, 2018. Time is 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Tuition & Material Fee: N/A