Saturday Program

Yucai offers about two-hours of Chinese classes at 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Saturdays between September and May in each school year. The instructions are based on the textbooks, MeiZhou Chinese (美洲华语), for students in kindergarten to Grade 10.  The design of the textbooks follows the Standards for Foreign Language Learning and National Assessment Educational Progress Framework. It emphasizes the communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. The contents of the textbooks align with the Chinese Advanced Placement Program (AP) offered by many high schools in the United States. Yucai also offers different Math classes, computer programming, and PSAT/SAT/ACT preparation classes to school-age students. Additionally, Yucai opens the traditional Chinese folk music class to both school-age and adult learners. We also offer dance and TaiChi classes to adults.

Time, Class, Material Fees, and Tuitions

Time (Saturday) Class Material Fee Tuition Syllabus
1:00-3:00 PM * MeiZhou Chinese Grades K to 10 (11 classes in total) $35 $500 Read More
3:00-3:50 PM Singapore Math Grades 1 to 5 (5 classes in total) $75 $300 Read More
3:00-3:50 PM Computer Programing (1 class for students in Grade 7 or above) $75 $330 Read More
3:10-4:10 PM Tennis (for 5+ years old) $800 Read More
1:00-2:00 PM Adult TaiChi $288 Read More
2:00-3:00 PM Adult Square Dance $288 Read More
1:00-1:50 PM * ​IvyTesting - ACT/PSAT/SAT (1 class for students in Grade 8 or above) $599 Read More
2:00-2:50 PM * ​Math Olympiad / Pre-MathCounts (for students in Grades 3-6)
$569 Read More
3:00-3:50 PM *​ MathAscent UMTYMP (for students in Grades 5-7) $599 Read More
* The Saturday classes are offered in person. All the classes with * have an online option at a different time. Note that the AP Chinese class is available online only and details can be found on the web page for the online program. A class may be canceled due to the small class size.  

Registration Fee
The registration fee for each student is $50. It can be waived if the full tuition is paid by August 1st , 2022.

Tuition Due Date
Full tuition is due on September 10th , 2022.

Refund Policy
Full or prorated r efunds are offered if you are moving out of the state, a health reason precludes your child from attending the program, or the class is canceled. A $100 cancellation fee applies if your child withdraws from the program. No cancellation fee will be charged if the class is cancelled by Yucai.  No refund can be offered after January 1, 2023.

Late Pick-up Fee
Children not picked up within 10 minutes of their contract time (e.g., 3:00 PM or 4:00 PM) maybe subject to a late pick-up fee with $1 per minute for each child. A maximum of five late pick-ups per semester, per family, will be allowed. The contract may be terminated if there are more than five late pick-ups.     

Absence
For the safety of your children, notify Yucai's site staff and teacher if they will be absent. This includes preplanned and unplanned absences. No credits will be given for absences or school closing days due to weather or other emergencies. 

Location
Wayzata Central Middle School
305 Vicksburg Lane, 
Plymouth, MN 55447

School Calendar for Saturday Program (Download a One-Page Calendar)

Week Date Note Week Date Note
1 09/10/2022 Full Tuition Due 16 01/14/2023
2 09/17/2022 Volunteer Kickoff Meeting 17 01/21/2023 1/22/2023 Chinese New Year
3 09/24/2022 18 01/28/2023
4 10/1/2022 19 02/04/2023
5 10/8/2022 20 02/11/2023
6 10/15/2022 21 02/18/2023
7 10/22/2022 22 02/25/2023
8 10/29/2022 23 03/04/2023
9 11/5/2022 24 03/11/2023
10 11/12/2022 25 03/18/2023
11 11/19/2022 26 03/25/2023
* 11/26/2022 Thanksgiving-no School * 04/01/2023 Spring Break - No School
12 12/3/2022 27 04/08/2023
13 12/10/2022 28 04/15/2023
14 12/17/2022 29 04/22/2023
* 12/24/2022 Christmas No School 30 04/29/2023
* 12/31/2022 New Year's Day No School   31 05/06/2023
15 01/07/2023 32 05/13/2023