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The first school day of 2015 Spring is January 10, 2015.

Please use CCS Online Registration System to register for the 2015 spring language and activity classes.

1. You will need a valid email account to register. One family only needs to create one account. It's strongly recommended to use latest version of IE, Firefox, Chrome for the best view experience.

2. After registrating on-line, please print out the summary registration page and attach to it a check payable to Cary Chinese School.

3. On 12/6/2014, 12/13/2014, 1/10/2015, 1/17/2015, CCS registration staff will collect the summary registration page and check at Apex Middle School classroom 1205. Please DO NOT turn your registration page or check to your teachers.

4. You can also mail your check along with your registration summary page to:
Cary Chinese School
P.O. BOX 1542
Cary, NC 27512

5. Registration is complete only when all tuition and charges are paid. Registration after 1/3/2015 will have to pay a $25 registration fee. The registration fee is not refundable.

6. 2015 Spring registration opens on 12/1/2014 and will close at 23:59:59 on 1/18/2015.

7. If you have any question during the online registration process, please send email to

CHL & CSL Registration

Now we have two sets of classes for Chinese as a Heritage Language curriculum: Ma Liping and Zhongwen (暨南大学中文教材). With addition of ZhongWen textbook, CCS CHL program now offers full grades of Chinese classes from Pre-K to Grade 9 & AP Chinese.

Tuition for Language Classes

CHL & CSL tuition: $160.

Please contact the program directors if you need assistance with registration.
CHL Program Director: Kun Yang (919-645-8457) or Winnie Xu (919-607-1718)
CSL Program Director: Judy Wu (919-378-1568)

ACT Registration

The tuition per activity class is $90, except:

Adult: Photography and Photoshop (摄影与图片编辑) : $100
Chinese Dance: $95
Chinese Knotting: $100, $10 material fee included
Chinese Yo Yo: $100, material fee included
Robotics with LEGO® Mindstorms®: $150 for 10 clasees
Android App Development: $225, software included

Students who withdraw an activity class may be entitled to a refund of all before 9/14/2015.

We're excited to offer following activity classes in the spring of 2015.

ELA Enhancement Public Speech & Debate - Basic (Grade 5-8) 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm 2210
Public Speech & Debate - Advanced (Grade 6-8) 11:00 am - 11:50 am 2210
English Writing I (Grade 3-5) 英文写作三~五年级 11:00 am - 11:50 am 2212
English Writing II (Grade 5-7) 英文写作五~七年级 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm 2212
Mathematics Enhancement Creative Math Problem Solving
(Grade 4) 巧解数学难题(四年级)
11:00 am - 11:50 am 2214
Math Olympiad Class 1 (Grade 5-6)
11:00 am - 11:50 am 2201
Math Olympiad Class 2 (Grade 6-7)
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm 2211
Math Olympiad Class 3 (Grade 6-7)
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm 2201
Math Olympiad Class 4 (Grade 7+)
11:00 am - 11:50 am 2224
SAT Test Preparation SAT Math I (Grade 6-7) 11:00 am - 11:50 am 2209
SAT Math II (Grade 8+) 11:00 am - 11:50 am 2207
SAT English (Grade 7+) 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm 2209
益智挑战类 Robotics with LEGO® Mindstorms® Entry: 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Intermediate / Pre-FLL: 11:00 am - 11:50 am 2222
Android App Development (Grade 6+) 11:00 am - 11:50 am 2216
Computer Skills I (Grade 3+) 11:00 am - 11:50 am 2224
棋类 Chess 国际象棋 Entry: 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Intermediate: 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Go - Beginner 围棋初级班 (All ages) 11:00 am - 11:50 am 2208
Go - Intermediate / 围棋中级班 (All ages) 11:00 am - 11:50 am 2206
艺术类 Chinese Dance (Age 5+)
11:00 am - 11:50 am Basement
Chinese Children's Songs (Age 4-7)
11:00 am - 11:50 am 1202
Drawing 儿童绘画 Age 4-5: 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Age 6-7: 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Chinese Brush Painting
中国水彩画 (Age 7+)
11:00 am - 11:50 am 2205
Arts and Crafts (Ages 5+) / 手工 (Age 6+) 11:00 am - 11:50 am 2215
Chinese Yo Yo / 扯铃 (Age 6+) 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm 2215
Sketch / 素描 (Age 8+) 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm 2205
成人班 Taichi 太极 9:00 am - 9:50 am Basement
Photography and Photoshop/摄影与图片编辑 9:15 am - 10:15 am TBA

We proudly introduce a few enhanced classes as below:

Public Speech & Debate Basic & Advanced (Grade 5-8)

This course is to teach students at different ability and developmental levels to design opinion-based speeches and orally present and defend research that is pertinent to the 21st Century. Students may come with different opinions surrounding a central topic or theme and learn that it is permissible to disagree with others based on personal opinions and biases that can and should be grounded in relevant research.

This course will require intensive participation face-to-face and online using a web-based classroom known as Edmodo. This course will also require students to openly discuss sensitive topics such as culture, politics, equal rights, and much more!

Mrs. Rebecca Cooley

Mrs. Cooley holds an MPA in Leadership and Strategic Planning, a BA in Political Science with a concentration in Speech Communication, and is a Certified Profes-sional Coach specializing in Public Speaking and Success Coaching. She has success-fully completed the NCDCR Leadership Development Program, the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching Connections Teacher Training Program, the FEMA Train-the-Trainer Institute Program, and holds the Competent Communicator designation from the Toastmaster's International Communicator Training Program. Currently, she is the Founder/CEO of Catalyst Action Coaching LLC. She has also served in leadership roles for various organizations in the Triangle area.

Her teaching experience includes:
  • Former high school teacher and Leadership Development Instructor
  • Speech and Debate Judge with the NC Forensics and Communications Association
  • Mentor with Neighbors to Neighbors ESL elementary school program
  • Instructor at various national, state, county, and municipal workshops and conferences
Mrs. Cooley's teaching philosophy is to create an engaging learning environment that sparks students' interest and gets them excited about learning. She is dedi-cated to teaching important skills that will help students today and tomorrow.

Creative Math Problem Solving (Grade 4+)

This course is the prerequisite course for Math Olympiad. The objective of this course is to develop the students the ability to solve math problems efficiently and creatively. The ability to solve problem sometimes can develops automatically from mastery of computational skills, but often that problem solving is itself a skill that should to be trained. The course covers the following topics:
  • Basic problem solving strategies
  • Number patterns
  • Factors and multiplies
  • Divisibility
  • Fractions
  • Geometry and measurement
Dr. Yan Xu received his undergraduate and master degree from Fudan University in China, and his Ph.D. from Lehigh University in Industrial Engineering. He won several awards in the area of computational mathematical optimization.

Math Olympiad
The idea behind many math competitions is the use of creative methods to solve problems. Mathematical problem solving involves using all the tools at one's disposal to attack a problem in a new way. In this course, students are discouraged to use rote memori-zation as opposed to creative spontaneous thinking.

Mrs. Xiaohang Zhu

With more than 30 years experience in mathematics teaching, Mrs. Xiaohang Zhu has students crossing middle schools to colleges and from all over the world. Mrs. Zhu posses a genuine enthusiasm and passion for teaching math, especially Olympic Math training. She has implemented stimulating lessons to engage students' attention and interest, allowing them to develop a passion for the subject.

Her students have gained high achievements on nation-wide math contests like MathCounts, AMC, AIME, USAJMO, USAMO. One of her students got the perfect score in 2010 USAJMO. Her students have also won the 1st place in ALG I, ALG II, GEO, math contests in North Carolina. Many of them are current NC ARML team members, who won national titles at 2012 ARML Meet.

Dr. M. Muraleetharan

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics: Lehigh University
  • MS in Computer Science: Lehigh University
  • Visiting Assistant Professor: University of California, Riverside, CA, 01/2008 - 03/2011
  • Awarded the Postdoctoral Fellowship from Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, CA. 08/2006 - 05/2007
  • Awarded the Gotshall Fellowship from Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lehigh University.
  • Awarded the "Prof. A. Thurairajah Gold Medal for the best all-round performance in the Faculty of Science", University of Jaffna.
  • Awarded a merit scholarship based on the G.C.E (A/L) examination (obtained Distinction in Pure Mathe-matics, Applied Mathematics, and Physics) for the undergraduate degree, Sri Lanka.
Dr. M. Muraleetharan used to run the Putnam Mathematical Competition Problem-Solving Seminars for undergraduate students at University of California, Riverside, in 2010. The Putnam was a challenging opportunity to test students' mathematical mettle. Each year there are about 3600 students from colleges and universities across the US and Canada who take the test.

Chess (Entry, Intermediate)

Two-level chess classer will be offered.
Entry-level students will
  • lay the foundation of the game with the first couple of classes dedicated to how the pieces move and the relative power each piece has as an attacker
  • study checkmate and stalemate
  • learn how to read and write shorthand algebraic chess notation
  • learn Coach Jones' M.A.S.T. system (Material, Space, Activity, Time)
  • learn various piece patterns to help students more readily identify checkmating opportunities
Intermediate students will start by discussing basic opening theory followed by an introduction to middlegame tactics. Then will discuss pawn structure, using pawns to acquire territory, and how to identify weaknesses with the pawn fortress. Finally will discuss opening theory which includes researching openings and developing a strong opening repertoire.

Coach Jeff Jones, also known as "Coach Pig" to most of his students first learned how to play chess when he was six. He played in his first tournament, the Clayton Open in 1996 and has played over 380 US Chess Federation rated tournaments since. A veteran of 3 U.S. Opens, 2 World Opens, and 2 National Opens, Jones has eleven Open division tournament championships to his credit. He is also ranked in the top 5% of all chess players in North Carolina. Not only has he competed in chess has also played in several Scrabble and poker tournaments and was a former captain of N.C. State's quiz bowl team (1996).

Coach Jones is also a well respected US Chess Federation senior tournament director who organized North Carolinas first Internationally rated event, the 2001 Carolinas Open, as well as Raleigh's marquee annual event The Big Enchilada. He has served as chief director of three North Carolina State Championships (1999, 2000, 2011) and was co-chief director of the 2011 North Carolina State Scholastics, as he will be for this year's edition here in Raleigh.

Computer Skills I (Grade 3+)

The goal is to give the student a solid foundation on basic computer skills. Once they have understood these basics, they will have a clear understand-ing on which to build their future knowledge of and skill with computers. In this two-semester course, the students will learn:

1. Mouse Basics
Understanding point, click and double-click of your computer mouse.

2. Typing Skills
Do you look at the keyboard and type each letter at unbearably slow speeds? After the class, you will be able to successfully type and correct errors while looking at the screen rather than the keyboard.

3. File Organization
Walk through the organizational layers of your com-puter's file system and offer tips on how to set up your files for quick and easy access.

4. Web Design
The Computer Skills II will focus on the fundamental web design concepts and create your own web pages. Programming in-cluded.

  • Grade 3 and above, and
  • Each student must carry his/her own computer to the class

If you have any questions please contact our activity program staff:
- Arts: Jianfeng Ding
- Chess, Chinese Chess, Go: Owen Chen, 919-523-7727
- Dance: Jean Xu, 919-303-0930
- Tennis: Yi Yang
- English: Daihong Zhang
- General: Owen Chen, 919-523-7727
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