K-Grade 5 Academic-Focused Afterschool – Nurturing the Love of Learning

Enrollment for 2017-2018 After School Program is open!

Effective expanded learning programs help students succeed in school and in life.

Children who regularly attend high-quality afterschool programs have better grades and conduct in school; more academic and enrichment opportunities; better peer relations and emotional adjustment.

Cherry Academy provides a safe, clean, engaging, enriching and fun place for kids to be.

Our goal is to provide your child with an inspiring and nurturing learning environment where he or she can grow and thrive. We help our students to develop into lifelong learners. That is why we designed a curriculum built upon deep learning in core academic subjects, comprehensive teaching techniques, and diverse education experiences.

We believe children should be challenged. For many children, school is quite challenging, and they will need extra practice and explanations to keep up in their classes. For others, schoolwork is easier, and though they may need help with organization or motivation, a challenge may need to take a different form. We will assess each child and will tailor the afternoons to best engage them.

With placement tailored for each student’s success, your child will be motivated to learn, create, collaborate and participate in the classroom. Our students build confidence in their academic skills and take on learning challenges that meet their individual needs.

We look after our students’ progress regularly throughout the year, and offer opportunities for students to move to different learning groups when there may be a better fit.

Advantages of the Afterschool Program

  1. The director of the program, Dr. Yun Cao has PhD. in Computer science with years of experience on education. She has taught college, high school, middle school and elementary students.
  2. Small classes, individual attention and personalized study plans.
  3. Unique and effective programs that focus on improving academics, presentation skills, computer skills and physical health by exercises.

Our Services:

  • After-school care and transportation from nearby schools (San Jose (Cambrian, Almaden, Willow Glen), Los Gatos, Campbell)
  • Homework help
  • Enrichment classes/activities
  • Free 9 AM drop-off on days students don’t have school

At Cherry Academy, we seek to help establish strong reading, writing, and mathematical foundations for today’s success and for the future. We offer the after school program help students increase their performance in the four content areas of English reading & writing, mathematics, science, and technology with homework/ tutoring assistance.

Academic activities: specific learning topics and standards that are linked to the school-day goals, particularly in English reading & writing, math, and science.

Enrichment activities: computer skills, Chinese language, sports, arts, outdoor games, crafts, cooking, health & nutrition, and cultural activities.

What:

  • Focus: Reading&Writing and Math, Study Support, Homework Help
  • Enrichment Activities: Science, Computer, Chinese(optional), Art, sports
  • Daily Fitness and Healthy Snacks

Who:

Grade: K-5

When:

August – June
Monday – Friday
Begins at the dismissal of the school day until 6:30pm

Where:

1777 Hamilton Ave. Ste. 2380
San Jose, CA 95125

Sample Cherry Academy Afterschool Learning Schedule
2:00 – 6:30 pm – After-school care arrival (transportation provided), Healthy snack, Homework Help, Outdoor Play, Enrichment Activities/Classes, and Clean up/Reading

Weekly Enrichment Classes (optional)

Monday – Science
This is a small interactive class where students have the opportunity to explore many science topics and activities, such as slime, electricity, color, magnets, water, air, and weather.

Tuesdays – Math
This is small-group tutoring and enrichment to help develop understanding of and appreciation for math.

Wednesdays – Chinese
Develop speaking, listening, and writing skills in a small-group setting. This class is included in afterschool tuition.

Thursdays – English
This class focuses on reading and writing. This is small-group tutoring and is ongoing.

Fridays – Chinese and Chinese Culture
This class is included in afterschool tuition. Enrolled afterschool students are invited to participate in crafts, stories, and more.

Special Notes:

1. Pickup procedure:

When picking your child(ren) up from Cherry Academy, parents/guardians must come into the building and sign their child(ren) out. Sign-out sheets are located at the entrances of Cherry Academy. Make sure to gather all belongings from the Cherry Academy room. Any alternative arrangements for pickup must be put in writing and submitted to Dr. Yun Cao, Director of Cherry Academy, prior to that date.

2. Late pickup fee

A late fee of $10 for each child will be charged for every 10 minutes past 6:45pm. Grace period: 6:30pm-6:45pm.

3. Space Limited

The academic-focused afterschool program has an enrollment limit so that we can give more individual attention to each student. We will make every effort to include your child in the program you have selected. If we are unable to fulfill your request, we will place your child on a waiting list.

4. Payment

* Pay by a check:
Please send your payment to: Cherry Academy, 1777 Hamilton Ave. Ste. 2380, San Jose, CA 95125
Please make checks payable to: Cherry Academy
* Pay by PayPal:
Please send your payment to: service@cherryacademy.com

5. Registration fee and deposit:

The $100 registration fee and $200 deposit is nonrefundable. The deposit will be applied toward the tuition of last payment period of 2016-2017 school year.

6. Withdraw notice:

A written 30-day notice in advance to withdraw a child from our school is needed. Otherwise, the deposit will not be refunded.

7. Tuition due date and late fee:

Payment is due by every 4 weeks. There is a 5 day grace period. Late fee is $25 per student.

8. Return checks:

$25 will be charged for a returned check.

9. Vacation policy:

The school will be closed during Christmas and New year (12/19/2016 – 01/02/2017). We will not charge tuition fee for this period. No other vacation tuition credit/refund will be given during the school year.

10. Transportation fee

Transportation service is optional. The cost is by the distance. Payment is due by every 4 weeks. There is a 5 day grace period. Late fee is $1 /day past due date

School Holiday (no school)

Sep 05, 2016: Labor Day
Nov 24, 25, 2016: Thanksgiving Day
Dec 19 – Jan 2, 2017: Christmas & New Year
Feb 20, 2017: Presidents Day
May 29, 2017: Memorial Day

FAQs

1. Do you pick up from my child’s school?
We do offer transportation.

2. Will you help my child with homework?
Absolutely! We know that once you get home from work, time with your child is limited. The last thing you should have to worry about is homework. We help children complete and understand their homework. Please be sure to check your child’s backpack for notes from school and for family projects, though.

3. What is the latest I can pick up my child?
We remain open until 6:45 p.m. most days. Please pick up any time before then to avoid late fees.

4. My child isn’t reading very well. Can you help?
There may sometimes be time to read one-on-one with your child during homework time or afterward. We also offer an English class each Thursday afternoon. This class is tailored to the students to cover reading, writing, and other English skills. We can also offer private tutoring in reading and other subjects.

5. My child is behind in math. Can you help?
Like reading, we will work with your child during homework time on math homework. We also offer Math enrichment classes. Class content will depend on the abilities of the students enrolled. Private tutoring is also available for K-12 students.

6. Do you offer any classes?
We have a variety of Enrichment Classes designed to help your child be well-rounded and balanced. We offer Math, English, Science, and Public Speaking. All of these classes are on-site to save parents the hassle of driving around town.

7. Do I need to send a snack with my child?
You can if you want to, but it is not necessary. We offer a healthy snack each day soon after arrival from school. We serve fruits, vegetables, crackers, and such.

8. Are the classes included in the price of tuition? Chinese class are currently included in the afterschool program. Other classes are offered a la carte but are discounted for afterschool students.

9. Are you open during Winter Break, February Break, or Spring Break?
Yes! We’re also open all summer long for Summer Camp. We are closed for just a few major holidays that parents are likely to have off work, too. We will open all day for your child’s school’s staff development days and other days parents are more likely working. Our schedule is subject to change, and day camps are included in your afterschool tuition.

10. Will you still pick up my child on minimum days? Of course! Please let us know at least a week in advance of all minimum days and days off, as the school’s web sites are not always accurate. Parents are generally given the most up-to-date information directly from their child’s teacher.

Questions or Concerns: Call 408-505-0318 or email yuncao@CherryAcademy.com

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