US College Profile 2021-22 - 8.26.21

T AIPEI A MERICAN S CHOOL 2021-2022 SCHOOL PROFILE Taipei American School’s mission is to cultivate an enduring commitment to learning, personal well-being, and service. We provide a broad American-based education with a global perspective that develops students of character who are committed to making the world a better place. A major initiative across all three divisions (Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools) is a continued focus on wellbeing and living a balanced, self-reflective, and compassionate life. We are also working intentionally to build, communicate and celebrate each individual’s unique character strengths as well as a deeper understanding of and commitment to issues of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion across all members of the TAS community. LEADERSHIP TEAM Head of School, Dr. Grace Cheng Dodge Upper School Principal, Mr. Andrew Lowman, COLLEGE COUNSEL ING Director of College Counseling, Mrs. Melanie Brennand Hamre, AP/IB Coordinator & College Counselor, Mr. Warren Emanuel, College Counselor, Ms. Dabina Gim, College Counselor & College Visit Coordinator, Mr. John Gursky, College Counselor, Mrs. Sonali Hutchison College Counselor, Ms. Shanice Kok, ACCREDITATION US-based Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Membership in National Association of Independent Schools GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Students take between six (minimum) and eight (maximum) courses; they may take five courses if three or more are AP or IBHL level. All students must take courses in public speaking as well as Computer Science and Robotics to graduate. TAS does not rank students. Each student must complete 22 credits of required study including: The Class of 2022 is comprised of 212 students; over 15% of them have spent their entire acadmic life at Taipei American School. All students hold a foreign passport, with the majority holding American citizenship. In fall of 2022, 85% of our graduates will matriculate at colleges and universities in the United States; the rest enroll in tertiary education around the world, with the United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands being popular destinations. TAS students typically submit an average of 10 applications for admission consideration. THE SCHOOL THE CLASS OF 2022 9:1 Student to Faculty Ratio 9 Length in Years of Average Faculty Tenure 13 Average class size in the Upper School 77% of Upper School Faculty Hold a Master’s or Doctoral Degree 70% of Students Hold an American Passport ACADEMIC & PERSONAL COUNSELING Director of Academic & Personal Counseling, Mr. Ryan Haynes Grade 12 Academic & Personal Counselor, Dr. Tim Mulligan In compliance with the NACAC SPGP: CEPP, in cases where universities require or re- quest, TAS reports all suspensions, withdrawals, and dismissals. 800 Zhongshan North Road, Section 6, Shilin District, Taipei 11152 Taiwan ROC CEEB #694210 English 4.0 credits Mathematics 3.0 credits Science 3.0 credits Social Sciences 3.0 credits World Language 3rd year proficiency Computer Science .5 credits & Robotics Performing 1.0 credits & Visual Arts Physical Education 2.0 credits Public Speaking 1.0 credits Electives 4.5 credits Advisory Program 4 years “Adulting 101” College 3-day course Transition Program COVID-19 IMPACT TAS was extraordinarily fortunate to be in-person for the majority of the 2020- 2021 academic year. We did shift to online learning in May 2021, delivering classes online for a total of 11 days.