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 – drock@kas.tw

IB GuideCASEE GuideIB Rules & RegulationsIB Results
IB-DP-Guide-2018-2019
IB-DP-Guide-2018-2019
IB-DP-Guide-2018-2019.pdf
Date: December 6, 2017
1.5 MiB
474 Downloads
CAS Handbook 2018-2019
CAS Handbook 2018-2019
CAS-Handbook-2018-2019.pdf
Date: February 8, 2018
4.2 MiB
113 Downloads

 

To be published soon

DP - General Regulations
DP - General Regulations
Diploma-Programme-General-Regulations.pdf
Date: November 1, 2017
185.4 KiB
93 Downloads
DP - Rules For IB World Schools
DP - Rules For IB World Schools
Diploma-Programme-Rules-for-IB-World-Schools.pdf
Date: November 1, 2017
213.8 KiB
81 Downloads
IB Results Report KAS 2018
IB Results Report KAS 2018
IB-Results-Report-KAS-2018-.pdf
Date: November 27, 2018
237.4 KiB
98 Downloads

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.

High School HandbookHigh School TimetableCourse GuideLearning Support Guidelines
High School Handbook 2019-2020
High School Handbook 2019-2020
High-School-Handbook-2019-2020.pdf
Date: July 30, 2018
1.6 MiB
616 Downloads
Timetable ES-MS-HS 2018-2019 V1.1
Timetable ES-MS-HS 2018-2019 V1.1
Timetable-ES-MS-HS-2018-2019-v1.1.pdf
Date: August 27, 2018
46.2 KiB
195 Downloads
HS Course Guide 2017-2018
HS Course Guide 2017-2018
HS-Course-Guide-2017-2018.pdf
Date: February 20, 2017
1.1 MiB
525 Downloads
HS Course Guide 2018-2019
HS Course Guide 2018-2019
HS-Course-Guide-2018-2019.pdf
Date: October 17, 2017
1.1 MiB
450 Downloads
KAS Learning Support Guidelines And Procedures
KAS Learning Support Guidelines And Procedures
KAS-Learning-Support-Guidelines-and-Procedures.pdf
Date: February 10, 2017
245.7 KiB
147 Downloads

Course Registration

G9 Registration FormG10 Registration FormG11 Registration FormG12 Registration Form
G9-Registration-Form-2017-2018
G9-Registration-Form-2017-2018
G9-Registration-Form-2017-2018.pdf
Date: June 6, 2017
82.1 KiB
278 Downloads
G10-Registration-Form-2017-2018
G10-Registration-Form-2017-2018
G10-Registration-Form-2017-2018.pdf
Date: June 6, 2017
84.1 KiB
215 Downloads
G11-Registration-Form-2017-2018
G11-Registration-Form-2017-2018
G11-Registration-Form-2017-2018.pdf
Date: June 6, 2017
103.3 KiB
218 Downloads
G12-Registration-Form-2017-2018
G12-Registration-Form-2017-2018
G12-Registration-Form-2017-2018.pdf
Date: June 6, 2017
85.2 KiB
160 Downloads

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

Parent InformationParent Testimonial
Icon of IB Presentation To Grade 10 Parents January 2019 IB Presentation To Grade 10 Parents January 2019 pdf (2.0 MiB) 96 downloads Icon of IB FAQs for Parents IB FAQs for Parents pdf (203.7 KiB) 367 downloads
Icon of IB Parent Testimonial (English) IB Parent Testimonial (English) pdf (138.8 KiB) 261 downloads Icon of IB Parent Testimonial (Chinese) IB Parent Testimonial (Chinese) pdf (208.8 KiB) 320 downloads

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.