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HR Courses

HR Courses2018-11-09T18:38:33+00:00

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.

Chinese Classes

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.

Xiaoyan Li

Board Member of DCS, Staff Member of HR, Ma Liping K Teacher

Ruirui Dong

Staff Member of DCS at Highlands Ranch, Ma Liping 1st Grade Teacher

Online Material:https://sites.google.com/a/denverchineseschool.org/dcs-hr-mlp-1st/

Yan Hua

Ma Liping 2nd grade Teacher

Link to google class: https://sites.google.com/a/denverchineseschool.org/dcs-hr-mlp-2nd/

https://sites.google.com/a/denverchineseschool.org/dcs-hr-mlp-3rd/

For more information: https://sites.google.com/a/denverchineseschool.org/dcs-hr-mlp-4th/

Hui Wang

Board Member of DCS, Staff Member of DCS at Highlands Ranch, Ma Liping 6th Grade Teacher, Robotics Teacher

https://sites.google.com/a/denverchineseschool.org/dcs-hr-mlp-6th/

Changqing Zhang

Staff Member of DCS at Highlands Ranch, Ma Liping 8th Grade Teacher

PinYin Class

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!

Adult Chinese Class

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

Pre K Class

Welcome our littlest Chinese learners! This class weaves fun activities into Chinese learning, aiming to provide a positive and joyful environment to introduce our toddlers into the grace and sophistication of the Chinese language and culture.

This class is taught by Hui Yang.

2018 HR Calendar

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Enrichment Classes

Adult Dance Class

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.

Course Name Children’s Dance
Instructor Xiao Xue
Contact Xiuping Wang (Tentative, need more information)
Phone Number 303 ) 725 – 1245 (Tentative, need more information)
Email Address wang.xiuping@denverchineseschool.org (Tentative, need more information)
Meeting Times Sunday

1:00pm – 1:50pm (6 years old and above); 2:00pm – 2:50pm (6 years old and below)

Tuition $125/semester
Registration Fee $25
Course Introduction    Need more information.

Adult Martial Art Class

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.

Robotics Class

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

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

Taekwondo

 

Instructor:

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.

Course Name Chinese History and Culture
Instructor James Ma
Contact James Ma
Phone Number ( 650 ) 898 – 7818
Email Address ma.jian@denverchineseschool.org
Meeting Times Sunday

2:00pm – 2:50pm

Tuition $125/semester
Registration Fee $25
Course Introduction    This class is a tour to guide you through the 3000 years’ Chinese history. In addition, it covers various aspects of Chinese culture such as tea, jade, architecture, food, table manners, and kung-fu, etc. This class shows why and how we have become us. It is a must-have experience for America-Born Chinese who want to find their root, for American who want to travel or do business in China, and for Chinese who were too busy studying for tests in high school and never had the time and luxury to appreciate the beauty of our culture. This is an opportunity for everyone who is interested to learn about China. The class is taught in both Chinese and English so that audience speaking limited Chinese can also understand the majority of the class content.
Course Name English Reading/Writing
Instructor Ann Sue Burger
Contact Xiuping Wang (Tentative, need more information)
Phone Number 303 ) 725 – 1245 (Tentative, need more information)
Email Address wang.xiuping@denverchineseschool.org (Tentative, need more information)
Meeting Times Sunday

1:00pm – 1:50pm (4th/5th Grade); 2:00pm – 2:50pm (Junior High School)

Tuition $200/semester
Registration Fee $25
Course Introduction    Mrs. Burger will be offering an elective language arts course at Denver Chinese School for the 2018-19 school year. In her class, students will have the opportunity to write, prepare costumes and backdrops, and perform their own dramatic play. They will learn to write a formal essay and work in teams to orally compete in a debate. Students will also have the chance to create an illustrated book of their own short stories. Mrs. Burger is honored to have the opportunity to work with the Chinese community at such an excellent school!
Mrs. Burger comes to Denver Chinese School with a wealth of teaching experience. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Gifted Education. She has taught grades 1 through 8 in three states, including 15 years in Cherry Creek School District in Colorado. Most recently, she taught at Ricks Center for Gifted Children on the University of Denver campus.
Course Name Hulusi Club
Instructor Junqi Li, Zhenqi Li
Contact Faming Li
Phone Number ( 720 ) 257 – 4103
Email Address famingli@yahoo.com
Meeting Times Sunday

1:00pm – 1:50pm

Tuition $80/semester
Registration Fee $25
Course Introduction    This club teaches on one of the many traditional instrument from China called hulusi. It originally came from the Yun Nan province. This will be a year-long club. Anybody can come if you are interested. This is a very good opportunity to learn a new instrument. Jane and Faith Li will be responsible for this club. The class will start at one to one fifty. If you are a beginner, the two teachers can teach you the basic of playing and a few songs over the course of the year. If you have some experience in playing, then we can all improve together. Instruments can be bought from Amazon.
Course Name Introduction to Programming in Java
Instructor Wei Shen
Contact Faming Li
Phone Number ( 720 ) 257 – 4103
Email Address famingli@yahoo.com
Meeting Times Sunday

1:00pm – 1:50pm

Tuition $125/semester
Registration Fee $25
Course Introduction    Introduction to Programming in Java is an entry-level course that teach basic concepts and functions of the Java programming language. It is for middle and high school students who have interest in using computer to solve real-world problems in contemporary life, or plan to take ‘AP Computer Science A’ course.
Course Name Competitive Math
Instructor Experienced competitive math teachers & high school students with good rankings in AMC and Mathcounts
Contact Xiuping Wang
Phone Number 303 ) 725 – 1245
Email Address wang.xiuping@denverchineseschool.org
Meeting Times Sunday

2:00pm – 2:50pm (One class for 2nd-3rd Grade, the other for 4th-5th Grade)

Tuition $125/semester
Registration Fee $25
Course Introduction    Need more Information.
Course Name Rubik’s Cube Club
Instructor Jayden Wang, Nicholas Rui
Contact Ning Zhuo
Phone Number ( 303 ) 809 – 2610
Email Address zhuo.ning@denverchineseschool.org
Meeting Times Sunday

1:00pm – 1:50pm

Tuition $125/semester
Registration Fee $25
Course Introduction    Are you tired of your kids constantly playing electronics just wasting their life away? Well then sign them up for the rubik’s cube class! Learning how to solve the rubik’s cube can improve your child’s memory, the ability to focus, spatial ability, logical thinking, their reflexes, eye-hand coordination, and etc. It is an also great way for the students to make new friends in the class. Two middle schoolers, Nicholas and Jayden, will be teaching this class. Besides years of experience of playing rubik’s cube, they are also experienced with teaching elementary kids on rubik’s cube. Thank you.
Course Name Adult Yoga class
Instructor Rania Hanson
Meeting Times Sunday

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Tuition $125/semester
Registration Fee $25
Course Introduction Yoga has been my passion for the last 28 years. With a background as a hotelier and an exposure to many parts if the world, I have been given the opportunity to teach in Switzerland, and in Cyprus before coming to the USA. I was honored to be trained under the Godfrey institute in Switzerland, and in the USA under the Kripalu school of yoga (yoga alliance). I practiced teaching in the USA privately and in the ymca organizations in Florida. I have personally taught individuals who have become so passionate about it, that has lead to them opening studios in Orlando, Florida.

My intention has never  been to deliver “perfectionism” to those whom do not know it. Not has it been to deliver any form of spirituality. Instead it is to deliver “therapy”, “self body knowledge”, flexibility, agility, and personal knowledge of this form of movement.

My personal belief that the mix of different forms of yoga from “Vinyasa”, to “kundalini” to “Anusara” yoga, to “Bikram” could all be incorporated into practice to have a more all rounded comprehension of the movements.

Yoga is a deep routed practice that can truly transform a person’s body, mind and soul.

Tuition and Fees

2018-2019 DCS Highlands Ranch Campus Courses
Courses Students Time (pm) Tuition/
Year
Registration Fee Total
Chinese (Pre-K – AP, SAT-II) 3-5 $300 $25 $325
Pinyin 2-3 $125 $25 $150
Chinese for Adults 1-3 $300/semester or $600/yr $25 $325/Semester or $625/yr
Enhanced 3rd Grade Chinese 8-12 year old 3-5 $300 $25 $325
Academics Tuition/
Semester
English Reading & Writing 4-5 grade 1-1:50 $200 $25 $225
English Reading & Writing Middle school 2-2:50 $200 $25 $225
Math Competition 2-3 grade 2-2:50 $125 $25 $150
Math Competition 4-5 grade 2-2:50 $125 $25 $150
Technology
Robotics for Children 2-2:50 $125 + $135 materials fee $25 $285
Robotics Programming for Children 2-2:50 $125 + $135 materials fee $25 $285
Java Programming Middle school + 1-1:50 $125 $25 $150
Recreation & Exercise
Dance Children, 6 + 1-1:50 $125 $25 $150
Dance Children, < 6 2-2:50 $125 $25 $150
Dance Adult 3-5 $200/semester or 360/yr $25 $225/semester or $385/yr
Tai Chi, Mulan Adult 3-5 $125 $25 $150
Taekwondo for Children 2-2:50 $125 $25 $150
Gourd Flute Club 1-1:50 $80 $25 $105
Rubik’s Cube Club 1-1:50 $80 $25 $105
Personal Improvement
Public Speaking Children 1-1:50 $125 + $25 materials fee $25 $175
Chinese History and Culture Middle school + 2-2:50 $125 $25 $150
Discount Early bird discount -20
Sibling discount -25
Referral discount -30
Volunteer hours deposit- will refund at the end of year if hours are completed. +20
1. Registratin fee is only once per student.
2. 20% discount on tuition for teachers’ family.
Examples:
A family registers 1 child for Chinese only by 5/20 =325*1-20-25+20 325
A family registers 2 children for Chinese only by 5/20 =325*2-20*2-25+20 605