ASEP (After School Enrichment Program)
ASEP classes are off to a great start for the 2016-17 school year. We have over 130 students registered for a variety of classes, which include: Chinese Recital and Calligraphy, Chinese Brushpainting, Chinese Singing & Movement, Lion Dance, Percussion, Wushu, Erhu, Chinese Flute, and Baking. The children are very excited to immerse themselves in the various aspects of Chinese culture and look forward to showcasing what they've learned. We look forward to seeing the families and parents at our Winter Showcase (December 9, 2016) and our Spring Showcase (May 19, 2017).
ASEP Winter Showcase
At 7PM, July 9th, ASEP hosted the 2016 Winter showcase. We had close to 90 children performing in numerous programs - percussion, lion dance, singing, erhu, flute, wushu, and Chinese dance - and 2 slideshows for our baking, Chinese calligraphy/recital, and brush painting classes.
It was a bit hectic leading the day off, but the kids did amazing and the show went on without a hitch. We're so proud of all the kids and extremely thankful to the instructors, parent coordinators, and volunteers who helped pull it all together. Stephanie Wang, our amazing Chinese liaison has decided to step down so we are looking for someone to fill her position. If anyone is interested in learning more about this position, please contact email@example.com.
To provide a quality after school enrichment program for Meyerholz Elementary school and the Cupertino Language Immersion Program focusing on Chinese Culture and Language.
CLIP’s After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) was started by CLIP parent volunteers during the 2006-2007 academic year and moved under the CLIPCO umbrella in 2008. Classes are open to all CLIP and Meyerholz Elementary students.
ASEP initially started with three major components, after school classes, Chinese language contests and Chinese New Year Parade Team. Due to the size and success of the language contest and parade team, both programs were split off and managed as their own entity.
The classes offered have varied over the years. Each year ASEP has provided an average of eight classes each year. They range from performing arts to visual arts and from traditional techniques to modern.
ASEP is a fully self-funded non-profit program. Professional instructors, chosen for their specialties, come on site at Meyerholz Elementary to teach the classes. Having the classes after school and on school premises, allows ASEP to offer high level education that is convenient for parents and a fraction of the cost of similar classes. The large number of parent volunteers are key in keeping the overhead low and the quality high.
Each year, ASEP puts on two major showcase performances. The winter showcase gives all the performing classes a chance to highlight what they have worked on to family and friends. At the CLIPCO spring banquet, they perform for a wider audience and help celebrate the year’s graduating classes. The visual arts classes also get a chance to shine at these events through slide shows and displays at the events.
In addition to the two annual showcases, ASEP performers have been invited to perform for many events for the Cupertino and educational community. Some of the events include CEEF and CABE banquets, CLIPCO’s Chinese New Year celebration, RAFT celebration, and Cupertino’s Fall Festival. ASEP students have also won awards from the Santa Clara young artists competition and Chinese Language competitions. ASEP also presented by our students at the Cupertino school board meeting as the Meyerholz highlight this year.
List of Classes offered:
Chinese Sing and Learn
Chinese Brush Painting
Learning Chinese Through Baking
Chinese Literature and Logic Thinking
Meyerholz CLIP After school Enrichment Program