High School

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."

John Muir

Making Connections

Welcome to Kaohsiung American School High School!

The journey of high school starts with a curious-minded middle school child and produces a confident, independent young adult. Faced with a future full of possibility and uncertainty, KAS equips graduates with a foundation in resiliency so they can rise to the challenges of tomorrow. In these classrooms, students find their voice as independent thinkers, pushing past their comfort zone, in order to realize their own potential. This the right time and the right place to navigate the complexities of self-discovery so that each student can find the spark within themselves that ignites a passion, and fuels a lifetime of learning. KAS provides an inclusive, respectful, and social environment that fosters both academic pursuits and personal growth.

KAS knows that everyone’s path is unique. Our alumni enter esteemed universities in the United States, Canada, Australia, and many other cities all over the world. By combining the rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma Program with a curriculum infused with internationally recognized social-emotional learning scaffolding, KAS faculty aren’t just aiming your child for college acceptance, they’re aiming for college success.

How do we do it? By being connected to our students. And by connecting our students to the world.

Staff & Faculty

Adam Duchac

Humanities

Angeling Chang

Spanish

Bruce Buck

Math

Cerise Roth-Vinson

College Counselor

Chikako Fukuyo

Japanese

Dan Castelaz

Art

Danielle Meehan

Science

Dawn Rock

High School Principal

Debi Haines

IB & MYP Coordinator

Doug Pishkur

Humanities

Doug Ryan

Emili Mendoza

Spanish

Eva Martínez

Spanish

Fides Rivera

Math

Gloria Kao

Chinese

Irene Lee

Chinese

James Carter

Science, Math

Jeff Roth-Vinson

Science

Jessica Wei Huang

Science

Jill Newman

School Counselor

Julia Chen

Music

Justin Pilon

Science

Kelsey Bull

Humanities

Ken Su

Athletics Director

Madeline Melnick

IB Core

Malcolm Lamprecht

Humanities

Matthew Jurgens

Math

Michelle Ferguson

Drama

Peter Brodhead

Humanities

Peter Rock

Humanities

Rachel Chen

HS Secretary/Registrar

Regine Viale

Library Assistant

Renee Foster

Inclusion Coordinator & Literacy Specialist

Shane Maika

Humanities

Terea Marcum

Humanities

Tina Wu

Future Leaders Program and Service Learning Coordinator

Wanda Kiernan

Math

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