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 enroll in a variety of academically rigorous courses, including both AP & IB DP courses. Please see the High School Course Guide and the IB DP Guide below for more information.

KAS International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

The links below offer a wealth of information on the program in general and on the IB at KAS specifically.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact our IB Coordinator,  Ms. Dawn Rock –

  • IB-DP-Guide-2018-2019
    Date: December 6, 2017
    1.5 MiB

  • CAS Handbook 2018-2019
    CAS Handbook 2018-2019
    Date: February 8, 2018
    4.2 MiB


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  • DP - General Regulations
    DP - General Regulations
    Date: November 1, 2017
    185.4 KiB
    DP - Rules For IB World Schools
    DP - Rules For IB World Schools
    Date: November 1, 2017
    213.8 KiB

  • IB Results Report KAS 2018
    IB Results Report KAS 2018
    Date: November 27, 2018
    237.4 KiB

Guides & Policies

The first step to a successful high school career is course selections.  It is important that students use the Course Guide below, along with the guidance of our school counselor, to choose their courses.

Course Registration

Community Service

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.

IB For Parents

IB Presentation To Parents
IB Presentation To Parents
Date: December 1, 2017
2.4 MiB
IB FAQs for Parents
IB FAQs for Parents
Date: January 28, 2014
203.7 KiB

An IB parent testimonial

When my daughter realized I was writing this article on my view of the program as a mother, she stressed that it is not something one would force their children into. It is a program best suited for those that want to complete it for themselves. She graduated from the IB diploma program and understands the challenges students face. Since she was not forced into it but rather chose it for herself, quitting never crossed her mind. She believes the final goal of the program is to help students find the best way to study and prepare for courses. This provides an advantage for future education. Looking back, the hardships in the past has led to a greater understanding of self and provided a gateway to excel in the future.