Group working to start Mandarin immersion program in San Jose, Calif.
NOTE: THE MEETING IS JULY 27 The group will be holding a community meeting Sunday July 27 at 3pm.
It will be in Q84 Mary Campbell Room, Campbell Community Center, 1 West Campbell Ave, Campbell CA 95008.
Their website and Facebook information is email@example.com and facebook.com/weiyucharter.
Wei Yu International Charter School
The Wei Yu International Charter School will provide a challenging and comprehensive learning environment for Kindergarten through eighth grade students, preparing them to be lifelong learners and engaged global citizens. The school mission is to:
- ● Provide a bilingual and biliterate education that cultivates students’ emotional intelligence, wonder, and curiosity
- ● Promote high academic achievement, civic and moral responsibility, and a sense of accountability so that students are primed to be productive citizens in a dynamic global societyWei Yu International Charter School will be a K-8 public charter Mandarin Chinese immersion school located in West San Jose. We are currently petitioning in the Moreland School District. The school is slated to open in the fall of 2015 with two classes of kindergarten and two classes of first grade.We will utilize a Mandarin Chinese immersion model. Students will be offered a challenging, Common Core-aligned curriculum starting with 80% instruction in Mandarin Chinese and 20% in English. Children will initially receive more instruction in Mandarin Chinese because it will take more effort to learn a foreign language in an English dominant society. Based on the model, subjects taught in Mandarin Chinese will gradually transfer to English in upper grades.
Wei Yu International will offer a well-rounded, world-class education including programs in the arts, music, and physical education. Wei Yu International’s education program will be based on the most current research and best practices in high performing schools. We will employ technology as a tool for learning, research, and production. Our students will develop skills in critical thinking and problem solving, creativity, communication, and cultural awareness.
The founding families of Wei Yu International Charter School include professionals in education, technology, finance, business, and law who recognize that the world is an interconnected environment and are passionate about creating an opportunity for our children to be fully prepared as global citizens in the 21st century.