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SCV Chinese School 中文学校

Empower Tomorrow's Creative Leaders, 培养明天富有创造力的领袖

WASC Full Accreditation, High School Districts Approved Credit Class

Honors and AP Credit Classes, K-12 Programs

UC A-G List approved for College Admission, Nonprofit & 501(c) Exempt

Future Global Leaders Start Here




For Grades 7-12

2016 -2017 School Year Starts Aug. 7, 2016

WASC Full Accreditation

UC A-G List for College Application

Credits Transferable to Hart District High Schools


I. Class Schedule

  1. 中文 CHINESE I, II, Honors and AP
  2. Sunday afternoons, excluding specified holidays per school calendar.
  3. Bell Schedule: 1:15-2:00, 2:10-2:55, and 3:05-4:45.


II. Instruction and Participation Requirements per School Year

  1. Complete 120 hours of classroom instruction. (SCVCS).
  2. Complete 10 hours of Chinese Cultural activities.
  3. Receive Five (5) High School Credit Units for foreign language per semester.  NOTE, 7-8th graders do not receive high school credits, rather have course listed on high school transcript for UC system three years language study requirement.


III. Grading

  1. Students must gain grade C or above to receive William Hart District class credits.
  2. Student grades are based on weekly quizzes, homework, attendance, participation, speaking and written exams.
  3. Citizenship grades are based on attendance, homework on time, and all applicable SCV Chinese School rules and policies.
  4. Official Transcripts are mailed directly to individual high schools at the end of each semester.


IV. Student Enrollment Procedures

  1. Meet with their School Counselor to obtain pre-approval before joining the Chinese credit program.
  2. Pick up and submit any necessary forms (e.g. the Independent Study Form) each school may require.
  3. Participate in required classes and activities described above.
  4. Verify the status of grade and credit transfer with school Counselor.
  5. Pay Chinese Credit Classes tuition and fees.
  6. Notify own school Counselor intent of withdraw from the Chinese credit program.

For more information, please feel free to contact the SCVCS Administrations office.



Santa Clarita Valley Chinese School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and physical disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.



2014 Summer Exchange Program

Many New Friends and Lots of Fun

Not Learning Chinese? Your Child Could Have Been Left Behind


Just a few years ago, only one local school had a single class with a handful of students learning Chinese. This year, more than a thousand students attend regular Chinese classes in numerous public, charter and private K-12 schools throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.  The COC is tripling its Mandarin offering, and all want-to-be Charter school petitions, yes including the one from that guy and his mother, use the Language of the Future as a key selling point.

All of these are happening because of the SCV Chinese School.  Founded in 2009, we have never been just a traditional “language school” trying to extend a heritage dialog.  We set out to build a first class program to empower all SCV students to become future global leaders. We collaborated with districts, schools and the nonprofit community, opened enrichment programs before, after school and on weekend at numerous sites, and established Hart District approved high school credit courses which have also been approved for UC A-G listing meeting college admission requirements.  Earlier in July, our school was granted, by WASC, full Accreditation for a six year term, the longest possible.

Don’t let your child be left behind, start learning Chinese today.  By the way, Chinese has a relatively uncomplicated grammar. It has no verb conjugation (no need to memorize verb tenses!) And no noun declension (e.g., gender and number distinctions). The basic word order of Chinese is subject - verb - object, exactly as in English. Numbers zero to nine are all single syllable - the real secret of Chinese students’ math superiority, believe it or not.

For more information, please call the Principal at 661-505-8020, email: and visit

Chinese Classes for High School Credit


If you are going to learn a foreign language, why not the most useful one?  If you are destined to succeed, why not have your efforts credited for (High School)?


Working closely for more than two years with the Curriculum Department of the William Hart School District, meeting the district’s exceptional academic standards and passing its vigorous vetting process, SCV Chinese School (SCVCS) has finally been approved to offer Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language Credit Class to the district’s 26,000 plus students.  These courses were earlier approved by the University of California for the A-G List of college enrollment requirements.  In April, SCVCS was officially approved for WASC affiliation for academic accreditation.

This series is composed of Chinese (I, II, III) high school credit classes plus AP Chinese.  Each level requires one school year of study.  A beginner student will start at level I and receive five credit units each semester.  Advanced students can join at a higher level upon passing the mandatory placement tests.  Jr. High (grades seven and eight) students can enroll and receive certificates for their high school transcript.  SCVCS also offers Chinese classes to Kindergarten through grade 12 students and adults on the weekend and before/after schools.  The 2012-2013 school year starts in mid-August.
Chinese is not only the most spoken language, but increasingly the language of global economy and international politics.  With China’s growth rate and its eagerness in inserting influences everywhere, today’s students inevitably grow up facing a world entangled in the Sino-US relationship – be it collaborative or confrontational.  Learning the Chinese language and culture, and starting early, will prepare our children to be the next generation of global leaders.
Learning a language is a life long journey and Chinese is definitely not an easy one.  It requires vision and commitment to start, dedication to progress, and endurance to succeed.  In the meantime, Chinese has a relatively uncomplicated grammar.  It has no verb conjugation (no need to memorize verb tenses!) and no noun declension (e.g., gender and number distinctions).  The basic word order of Chinese is subject — verb — object, exactly as in English.  Numbers zero to 10 are all single syllable – the real secret of Chinese students’ math superiority, believe it or not.

For more information, please call 661-505-8020, email: and visit

Why Every Student Should Learn Chinese


China has become an economic superpower and its influence worldwide has been escalating in recent years. The futures of US and China are intertwined. No matter China becomes our strategic partner or archenemy, today’s students will grow up facing a changed world.  Students should start learning Chinese as a second language now to be better prepared as tomorrow’s creative thinkers and leaders.

When Will Your Child Start Learning Chinese?


 We know it’s best for our children to learn a second language.   We were often told foreign languages are best learned at a young age. And we understand that the most culturally rich, most spoken, and most useful and with lifetime benefits foreign language is Chinese.  But, it hasn’t really occurred to us that our children should be learning it now.  To most parents, Chinese is too hard, with countless characters to memorize, complex ways to write and strange sounds to pronounce.  Plus, no one at home can understand let alone help.  Chinese is simply too foreign. 
The problem these parents have is that they are thinking logically like an adult.  Young children are way smarter when it comes to learning a language.  They immerse in role-play, stories, songs and games to have fun. They learn without thinking they are learning.  By the way, Chinese has a relatively uncomplicated grammar.  It has no verb conjugation (no need to memorize verb tenses!) and no noun declension (e.g., gender and number distinctions).  The basic word order of Chinese is subject — verb — object, exactly as in English.  Numbers 0 to 9 are all single syllable – the real secret of Chinese students’ math superiority, believe it or not.
SCV Chinese School, a non-profit organization, established in 2009, grew rapidly from about 20 K-12 students to more than 200, despite the economic downturn.  We implement and explore fun ways of teaching Chinese language.   Through our creative methods, children are enriched with communication, social skills, and understanding of Chinese culture alongside learning the language.  We currently offer weekend classes, before and after school classes at several local elementary schools, and elective courses at two local Charter schools.
The ultimate environment of learning a foreign language is immersion in which the target language is used as the means of instruction. In-class activities, such as math and those outside of the class, such as meals or everyday tasks, are conducted in the target language.  Students gain almost-native proficiency by age 10-11.   Chinese immersion programs nationwide have grown dramatically in recent years.  Many have achieved stunning success not only in language, but quantifiable improvements across the academic spectrum.   SCV Chinese School has established an exploratory working group to start the first SCV immersion program.  We welcome your participation and support.
For more information, please feel free to contact: Principal Li, via or by phone at 661-505-8020 and online




Santa Clarita Valley Chinese School

Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, College of the Canyons, Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

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