Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

American Chinese School of Greater Detroit (ACSGD)

Our Mission: Teach Chinese language, promote Chinese culture and serve the community

• School Location
American Chinese School of Great Detroit is located at Derby Middle School.
Address: 1300 Derby Road, Birmingham, MI 48009

• Weekend (Saturday) School Time
1. Morning Session: (上午班) : 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM on Saturday
2. Afternoon Session: (下午班):12:30 PM – 2:30 PM on Saturday
3. Culture / Enrichment classes: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM on Saturday
Please visit school calendar for more details: http://www.acsgd.org/schoolcalendar

• Class offered
1. Chinese (Mandarin) classes: Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1-9, Adanced Chinese, AP Chinese

ACSGD offers 46 Chinese classes throughout Grades K-11 and bilingual classes. Kindergarteners are taught the basic Chinese Pinyin, while Grades 1-9 follow a well-recognized curriculum through the Zhong Wen textbooks by China’s Ji Nan University. Grade 10 classes prepare students for the HSK exam and the Chinese SAT II. Eleventh graders study for the Chinese AP exam.

You can download the electronic version of textbooks and practice books in the following website http://www.hwjyw.com/textbooks/downloads/zhongwen/

2. Bilingual (English-Mandarin) classes (Five levels from beginning to advance)
The bilingual classes, designed for students who do not have native Chinese speakers at home, offer five level courses.

3. Culture and enrichment classes for kids and adults
In addition, the school also offers 20+ cultural classes, including dance, singing, Guzeng, Erhu, painting, chess, martial arts, basketball, creative writing, math and SAT prep. Lastly, various adult classes such as aerobics, yoga, dance and chorus are offered to the school’s parents so that they can receive an enriching experience as well.
Please review all the classes offered at: http://www.acsgd.org under CURRICULUM.

4. Culture classes for adults
To fit to parents’ busy schedule, we offer Tai-ji, gym and Yuga classes for adults during the Chinese Class time.

Please review all the classes offered at: http://www.acsgd.org/products

• Student Age Requirement
Age 3+

• Registration Guide
Please review the registration form and guide at http://www.acsgd.org/content/registration-form
Current Students are encouraged to enroll at the end of May and before Summer break to enjoy the early bird price.
Please make check payable to: ACSGD, and mail your filled registration form and check to:
ACSGD
P. O. Box 1173
Troy, MI 48099
You can also stop by school office at room 115 of Derby middle school on Saturdays during school year.

• Further Questions
Please contact the following school staff
o Principal: Xiangang Zhang (248-686-8155)
o Vice Principal of Registration: Yan Jin (248-506-8052)
o Vice Principal of Chinese Classes: Yingming Wu (248-565-7463)
o Vice Principal of Culture Classes: Yue Zheng (248-635-4298)

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