School Policies

  1. Nondiscrimination
    Wen Hua Chinese School at Winston-Salem is a nonprofit educational organization. It promotes Chinese language literacy and culture exchange for enriching cultural diversity in our community. It does not discriminate anyone based on the race, color, nationality and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies and programs.
  2. Admission
    Students must meet one of the following requirements to be eligible for admission:
       a. has been admitted to public school or a private school at time of registration. A school admission letter can be used as evidence of the enrolment to the school. 
       b. must be at least 4 years old on or before October 31 for the fall semester of the school year. 
    In addition to the prior requirement, new students are also assessed for their Chinese language levels, which could include a test using the end of school year exam of the immediate lower grade. For example, students seeking admission to second grade could be tested using the first grade end of year exam. However the 1st grader can waive the assessment test.
  3. Tuition and fees
    School tuitions for Chinese and activity class will be determined by the CSWS school board on a semester basis. The tuition covers teacher’s compensations and school operating costs. The fees are for books and other expenditures including end of year school party etc.. The tuition should be paid at the time of registration. Early registration is highly recommended. Book fees are expected to be received before the books are ordered.
  4. Tuition Refund
    The Chinese School allows withdraw classes only during the first 3 weeks of each semester and the tuition can be 100% refunded before the end of the third week of school. 50% of the tuition can be refunded on or before the midterm exam (on or before 8 weeks of the school). No refund will be issued after the midterm exam (after 8 weeks of the school) or if the student is expelled from the school. 
    New students registered after 9 weeks of school will pay only 50% of the tuition.
  5. Class size
    Depending on the size of the enrolment, there could be more than one class for each grade of Chinese Language Classes. It will be divided into two classes if the enrolment is over 15 students.
  6. Liability Waiver
    As a parent or guardian, I give my permission for my child(ren) to participate in the indoor/outdoor activities hosted by the NCWH Chinese School. I agree to bring my child to the school site for classes and pick him/her up immediately at the end of the classes. I will not hold the NC Wen Hua Chinese School, its host facility- Speas Elementary School, or any of its regular personnel and volunteer workers liable for injury, accidents, illness, or other unexpected occurrences during the school hours and other school activities. In case of a medical emergency, the school personnel on duty have my permission to obtain emergency treatment for my child until I can be contacted. I have read and understand the foregoing statements. I agree to assume the full responsibility stated above and waive all claims as indicated.
  7. Talent Release Agreement
    As a parent or guardian, I hereby grant to Wen Hua Chinese School (WHCS) the right and permission to use and publish the photographs/film/videotapes/electronic representations and/or sound recordings made of my child by WHCS, and I hereby release Wen Hua Chinese School from any and all liability from such use and publication.