New classes
Advanced Writing
The hallmark of the course is the integration of grammar concepts with sophisticated and advanced writing techniques. The students will write daily in class and will be assigned one essay per week. Writing or grammar concepts learned that week will be required in their essays.

Middle School Writing
The middle school age writing course is a natural progression up from the elementary writing course (grades 4-6) and a standard lead-up to the new advanced writing course being offered at the HCS in the spring. Successful completion of the middle school course will make for a seamless transition to the curriculum offered in the advanced course.

Dance Club for Parents
Line dance format, both Chinese classic and Western styles, all levels, also can serve as a good physical exercise

Calculus for High School Students
After completing this course, students should have developed a clear understanding of the fundamental concepts of single variable calculus and a range of skills allowing them to work effectively with the concepts. After completing this course, students should have developed a clear understanding of the fundamental concepts of single variable calculus and a range of skills allowing them to work effectively with the concepts.

Rubiks Cube for 9-year old and above
the class is better fit for students age 9 or older, as the puzzle is quite challenging to understand. By the end of the course, students should be able to solve the Rubik抯 cube in 2-3 minutes or less.

中文班 Chinese classes
我们学校的中文课有两套教材:暨南大学中文教材和马立平中文教材。暨南大学中文教材是专为海外华侨华人子弟学习中文的教材,适合家中有中文环境,愿意长期学中文的学生。它由浅入深,循序渐进。马立平中文教材适用于来自华语家庭的儿童,是专为能听懂普通话的学生学习中文而编写的,听不懂普通话的学生会有困难。
应家长要求,学校也开暨南和马立平中文教材混合班,暨南教材为主讲,马力平教材为补充;直接认字,后学拼音;寓教于乐,教学相长

The Curriculum for Math Competition Classes
The Math Competition classes at Hope Chinese School, Herndon include 3 levels of classes, including Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Competition class. These classes are designed to explore the mathematical potential of students at elementary and middle school levels. The main objectives are to introduce important mathematical concepts, develop mathematical problems solving ability, master major strategies for solving many difficult word problems following rigorous mathematics disciplines in their early educations, strengthen mathematical intuition, and foster mathematical creativity and ingenuity, and to stimulate enthusiasm and a love for mathematics, and to provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges.

Continental Math League Preparation: CML 4
Continental Math League (CML) is a national mathematics contests for students in grades 2 to 9. CML started in 1980 with the goal to be a valuable supplement to school.s math programs and help students improve their reading comprehensive and problem solving skills. The official CML website is: http://www.continentalmathematicsleague.com

AP Physics
The class will be taught by Dr. Fuming Chu, who is a great mentor and a longtime member of this community. We are pleased to have him to serve our community. This class will be taught in small class size with a maximum enrollment of 8 students. Please see the class description by clicking the course link.

AMC8/Mathcounts
See how Teacher Kang has taught his son to achieve various math awards. Teacher Kang and his son are eager to share the secrets and make your children as successful.

Math 1 and Math 2,covering NNAT and Cogat
Both Math 1 (NNAT) and Math 2 (CogAT) courses offered in our school are intensive courses for children in grades K, 1, 2 & 3. The objective of the course is to prepare students in these grades to take NNAT and CogAT in order to qualify for the GT programs. These courses are designed to introduce and enrich the skills needed to score highly on the CogAT & NNAT. The courses are taught by an experienced math teacher, who has helped many students to successfully achieve their goals. Historically, students who took these courses often score favorably in NNAT and CogAT exams. About 30 students achieved a high percentile ranking in NNAT (99%) and in CogAT (average 98%) last school year

绘画 painting classes
初级绘画班 Beginner
在绘画基本功训练的基础下,激发孩子创造力,想象力,培养对美的感受力和欣赏 能力。在教学中让孩子们开阔眼界,欣赏多种绘画艺术的表现方法和形式,培养动 手能力和表现能力,让孩子们在绘画创作中找到乐趣。

绘画提高班 Intermediate
引导孩子如何观察事物,以孩子较容易接受的儿童画、卡通画为主,教授基本构图原理. 临摹现成画作, 引导孩子如何从自己的视觉角度去观察理解世界,引导孩子如何将无限的想像展示在画纸上.

庄严高级绘画班 Advanced
结构素描与全因素素描的结构分析与细节深入刻画

Sunshine classes
GT Prep Class for 1st & 2nd Graders by Sunshine Academy
GT prep (NNAT, CogAT, DRA and MRA) classes for 1st & 2nd graders

Small Groups and Effective Writing Classes for 3rd - 6th Graders by Sunshine Academy
Each class will have 5-10 students. The tuition is $26 per week. In these writing classes, each student will finish at least one writing assignment each week. For the genres of writing, we’ll teach Descriptive Writing, Creative Writing, Expository Writing, Journals and Letters, Narrative Writing, Persuasive Writing, Poetry Writing, Research Reports and Responses to Literature. Reading is certainly the foundation for writing. We’ll provide students with ample reading and writing samples so that students can read and learn.

IAAT Prep for 5th & 6th Graders by Sunshine Academy
Throughout the IAAT prep classes, students will take 10 full-length practice tests that encompass all the tested concepts.

SAT Prep and 8th & 9th Grade English Reading and Writing by Sunshine Academy
In the 8th & 9th Grade English Reading and Writing class, we will teach reading comprehension, essay writing, grammar, and vocabulary building skills and strategies.
In the SAT Prep class, we will teach critical reading, evidence-based essay writing, writing style and tone, and proper language use. We will also provide students with full-length SAT tests to familiarize them with the format and the content of the tests.

TJ Prep by Sunshine Academy
Throughout the TJ prep classes, students will take 10 full-length practice tests that encompass all of the tested concepts.