Beaverton, Ore. Mandarin charter
Students at Beaverton’s newest public charter school will spend most of their days this fall reading, writing and singing in Chinese.
Hope Chinese Charter School, housed inside Korean Mission Church in Cedar Hills, will open in September with kindergarten and first grade. Organizers plan to teach three-quarters of the school day in Chinese and the rest in English.
The school’s founders, a group of parents and educators, expect to add a grade level each school year, eventually reaching eighth grade.
Much remains to be done before the fledgling school can open Sept. 4. Church meeting rooms, which are being converted into classrooms, need bulletin boards and books. Walls need fresh paint.
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