Hope Chinese Charter School is planning a fundraising gala; learn how to earn a high school diploma at Mt. Hood Community College.

Hope Chinese Charter plans fundraising gala

Beaverton's Hope Chinese Charter School, the Beaverton School District's only Chinese immersion public school, will host its seventh annual Xi Wang Gala the evening of Saturday, March 10, at the Oregon Zoo.

The dinner and auction begins at 5:30, and includes a silent auction and live auction to raise funds for the school. Tickets are available at

Hope Chinese Charter School's mission is to educate for global fluency by developing Chinese and English dual-language skills and nurturing cultural adaptability in its students.

"As the only public dual-language Chinese immersion charter school in Beaverton, we are raising critical funds to support the success of our students and to make immersion education available to those who may not have the means to afford a private education," said Mark Takehara, the school's president, in a statement.

As a charter school, Hope receives 8 percent of the per-student funding that neighborhood schools receive from the district. Fundraising efforts, including the Xi Wang Gala, help to fill in that gap.

Earn HS diploma at Mt. Hood CC

Those interested can learn about earning their high school diploma through the Adult High School Diploma program (AHSD) at Mt. Hood Community College. Beaverton City Library is hosting an information session at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18.

AHSD is designed for students ages 16 and older who would like to earn or complete their high school diploma while taking high school and college courses at Mt. Hood Community College. There is no maximum age limit for AHS.

This information session is free and open to the public; no registration is required. For more information, visit  HYPERLINK "" or call 503-644-2197.

Blair Stenvick
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