CAPA Annual Progress Report (July 2016 - June 2017)

July 7, 2017

Achieve Success Together (AST)


This program is run by High School students (Tutors) with adults' supervision. Tutors are responsible for curriculum development, class arrangement, teaching and tutoring, and communicating with parents and students. Students are elementary and middle school children who are interested in improving their knowledge and skills in the areas of English writing, public speaking and math. The High School students not only teach specific subjects and skills but also set up a role model for the younger students. Comparing to adult teachers, the younger students feel more connected to the older ones therefore are more engaged to learn with fun activities. At the same time, the tutors have developed leadership and entrepreneurship by taking initiatives and ownership of the program. This program piloted in the summer of 2016 and opened to more tutors and students in the fall of 2016 and spring of 2017.  


In addition, AST has collaborated with Peiying Chinese School and New West Learning Center in the summer of 2017 by providing tutors and camp counselors.  


Furthermore, AST is granted a county fund to provide free tutoring service to the low-income students in the school year of 2017-2018.


Executive Team - Audrey Lin, Tess Yu, Judy Zhou

Adult Supervisors - Jean Xu, Hailing Zhang





September, 2016         IvyLead Unlocking Leadership Potential

                                        organized by Jean Xu

November, 2016          Gun Safety

                                        organized by Linfeng Chen and Lingyu Chen

December, 2016          廖冰亲子关系讲座

                                        organized by Sherry Chen and Jean Xu

January, 2017             Former BOE student member Rachel Ling

                                        organized by Jean Xu

February, 2017            two safety seminar by Howard County Police Department at 

                                  Peiying and HCCS because of burglaries

                                        organized by Chao Wu

March, 2017                Here I come, Middle School  - panel discussion led by MS students                                         organized by Lan Deng

March, 2017                Boys and Girls’ Soccer in Howard Country – Information Session

                                        organized by Hailing Zhang

June, 2017                  Incoming K Parents Panel Discussion

                                        organized by Hongling Zhou



Committee Representation by CAPA members (past, present and future years):


PTAC (PTA Council) - Xuhui Zhao, Emily Yuan, Rang Wang, Hongling Zhou

CAC (Community Advisory Council) - Jean Xu, Tony Du, Donald Mu

GTAC (GT Advisory Committee) - Jean Xu, Hailing Zhang

CDI (Committee for Diversity and Inclusion) - Jean Xu

CPAEC (Culture Proficiency and Equity Committee) - Jean Xu

Operating Budget Review - Chao Wu, Jian Ni, Xinning Yang

School Academic Calendar Committee – Linfeng Chen, Hongling Zhou, Jian Ni, Xueqing Wang

School Attendance Area – Jinjuan Feng

#OneHoward – Chao Wu

Design Advisory Committee – Weiwei Jia

Ethics Commission – Jean Xu


Community Meetings/Events


August 2016                Interview with BOE candidates

October 2016               BOE candidate forum

May 2017                    Community Celebration of Duanwu Festival at Centennial Park

June 2017                   Invite Interim Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano to speak at 

                                  the annual CAPA general meeting




1. Enhance Language Program at HCPSS

            Led by Chao Wu

2. HCPSS School Day-off on Lunar New Year

            Led by Linfeng Chen, Hongling Zhou, Jian Ni, Xueqing Wang

3. HCPSS School Start Time

            Led by Chao Wu and Hongling Zhou

4. HCPSS School Redistricting

            Led by Hongling Zhou and Chao Wu



Community Outreach


1. Celebrated Chinese New Year with Peiying Chinese School in Jan. 2017

            Led by Chao Wu and Jean Xu

2. Keep the community informed about the sanctuary Howard bill

            Led by Jean Xu, Chao Wu and Hongling Zhou

3.  Signed joint statement on Justice for Mr. Jiansheng Chen

            Led by Tony Du

4.  Signed joint statement to support South Asian Americans' call for full investigation on 

     possible hate crimes committed in Olathe, KS and Kent, WA.

              Led by Jean Xu


5. Donate $150 to the Yu family in California whose son was institutionally bullied by the

    school authorities.

              Led by Jean Xu

6. Parent Survey of Acts of Intolerance in HCPSS

            Led by Jean Xu

    Asian, Muslim, African American, Jewish communities, along with other religious and          

    ethnic groups, has been asked by the Howard County Education Association (HCEA) 

    leadership to provide documentation identifying the schools, the acts of intolerance

    experienced and/or witnessed by our children, and teacher or administrative response to the

    incident, if any.  CAPA-HC has been working together with all communities to facilitate this



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