TAS College Profile 2020-21

AT A GLANCE ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES A six-story, open planned facility on campus dedicated to STEAM education with a focus on design, technology, and robotics. 500 students and faculty use this state-of-the- art strength and fitness center each day, with full-time trainers at hand. One of three theaters on campus, the Kevin B. Held Black Box Theater provides an intimate performance space. TIGER HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER KEVIN B. HELD BLACK BOX THEATER SOLOMON WONG TECH CUBE 450 students wrote 1,019 exams AP Scholars with Distinction: 144 142 students took 242 exams The average diploma score was 36 SAT & ACT 2019 SAT RESULT - TAS VS WORLD 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 EBRW TAS 656 World 531 Mathematics TAS 714 World 528 Total TAS 1370 World 1059 2019 ACT RESULT - TAS VS WORLD 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Composite TAS 30.2 World 20.7 TAS World 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 0 COVID-19 IMPACT Like nearly all schools worldwide, TAS shifted to virtual learning over several periods in Spring of 2020 due to COVID-19. In total, TAS delivered classes online for 23 days, returning to complete the year (including graduation) in person. We continue to be extremely fortunate in our physical return to school at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year. SUMMER ACADEMY For over 20 years, the Taipei American School Summer Academy program provided the TAS community for continued academic opportunities over the summer months. Summer 2020 saw an enormous increase in enrollment, with most TAS families remaining in Taiwan. During the program’s two-week or four-week sessions, students have the opportunity for enrichment in core studies, advancement through the curriculum by fulfilling graduation requirements, and the pursuit of passions and interests in new areas. This is not “remedial summer school” in any way. Summer Academy credit courses are rigorous and require a significant amount of time. Students move through one semester of curriculum in a two-week session and five hours of class time is supplemented by 3-5 hours of homework daily. Successful completion of these courses allow students to fulfill graduation requirements for non-math/science classes, or to advance in the math or science tracks, but do not allow students to fulfill the required credits in math or science. Students have the option of having Summer Academy course grades included in the cumulative TAS GPA or to take courses pass/fail. Regardless, Summer Academy courses listed on transcripts should be taken into account when considering the rigor of a student’s academic profile. INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE