小學組，初中組，及高中組（G1/P1 and above）上學期的學費改爲$185。相當於每一位學生都將在現有的優惠下，再減免$100元。
基於網路教學對幼兒的影響更勝於其它組別（例如上課時長較短），幼兒組（K1, K2, K3, PK）上學期的學費改爲$85。相當於每一位學生都將在現有的優惠下，再減免$200元。
Time goes by fast and 2020 Fall Semester is only a month away. We have been in continuous discussion ever since our school received the notification from MCPS and ICB, that Fall Semester will be online education. Because in WSCLC we believe that Chinese learning is not a process done overnight but rather a continuous process over time, we've decided to provide uninterrupted Chinese learning experience to our students by making the following changes for 2020-21 Fall Semester:
2020-21 Fall Semester will be online education
Spring Semester is undecided for now, and school will follow MCPS updates and ICB guidelines closely.
2020-21 Fall Semester tuition adjustment
Online education is a new challenge to all schools, and we are no exception. To be consistent with our school core principles in valuing and prioritizing education, and to encourage everyone to continue with Chinese learning in this difficult time, we've decided to lower the tuition of the 2020-21 Fall Semester. Spring Semester tuition in not changed for now.
Tuition for the Primary and Secondary groups (G1/P1 and above) is lowered to $185, which is equivalent to $100 less per student on top of all other applicable discounts.
Due to the fact that Kindergarten group is less sustainable to online education (i.e. shorter class length), tuition for the Kindergarten group (K1, K2, K3, and PK) is lowered to $85, which is equivalent to $200 less per student on top of all other applicable discounts.
WSCLC will reach out to the families who already paid to go over the refund details.
For those families who registered but haven't paid yet, please register again by visiting WSCLC online registration site (https://www.wsclc.org).
Class length adjustment
Our goal is to get back to the normal class length as much as possible. However, after giving more thoughts, we believe that one fixed class length is not appropriate to all age groups in online education. When Fall Semester begins, the class length will be between 2 hours and 2 hours 30 minutes, and the teachers of each grade will make a call accordingly.
The class length of Kindergarten group will stay the same as previous semester (2019-20 Spring Semester), but teachers will provide additional learning materials that are equivalent to 2 hours of learning to students.
We will go back to the 3 class periods format (except Kindergarten group). The first and second periods will be for language learning as usual, while the cultural classes in the third period will be replaced by various topics/materials scoped by each teacher. Examples include doing homework with teachers, and/or conversation practice.
Test, Homework, Class Participation, and Award
It's important to encourage students to be self-driven, while at the same time also to give them reasonable pressure, when it comes to online education. Hence starting from the Fall Semester, homework and tests will be given, along with the awards.
Grade weights will be adjusted, with test/quiz counted less and online class participation counted more toward the final grade.
COVID-19 is new to all of us, not just a challenge to the school and the teachers, but also to the students and the parents. Everyone in WSCLC has been planning and preparing hard for this challenge. We not only make the changes mentioned above, but at the same time also lower the tuition significantly, to show our commitment to our students and parents. We truly value education and put it in high priority, and we believe education is the best gift a parent can give. Please keep in mind that an interruption to the Chinese learning for a short period of time does not mean precisely a short period of time, rather it means much of the efforts put in earlier are all in vain. We ask all parents to please work with us in this difficult time, and for those who have been hesitating to register, please register early. Not only because it helps your child to get uninterrupted Chinese learning, but it also helps our teachers to know the headcount and prepare ahead. Please also introduce WSCLC and share this new update to your friends who may be interested in Chinese learning. We welcome everyone. Thank you!