The Kaohsiung American School High School is dedicated to educational excellence and to rigorous preparation for challenging university study in the United States and throughout the world. As students progress through our secondary school programs, they become increasingly more knowledgeable, self-directed, responsible, and self-disciplined.
In the final two years of high school, KAS offers students the opportunity to study in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. For further information on this program, please go to our IB Program page.
The first step to a successful high school career is course selections. It is important that students use the Guide below, along with the guidance of our school counselor, to choose their courses.
Our high school curriculum is available online for your information.
Recognizing that school is more than an accumulation of credits and extra-curricular activities, KAS has implemented a Community Services Graduation Requirement. Our purpose: Students who are involved in serving others will develop beyond an egocentric worldview and recognize that stewardship produces benefits – personally and to the community.
To meet the KAS Community Service Graduation Requirement, students must perform at least forty (40) hours of community service during their four years of high school. These hours are documented, and signed-off by the KAS Community Service Coordinator. At least 75% (thirty hours) of these must benefit the community outside of KAS. In order to qualify for community service, the student must engage in an activity that further develops his/her moral and ethical character by giving service to others.