KAS School Profile 2021-22

The new 2021-2022 KAS school profile is released!

This list represents schools around the world where our students were accepted to a university. Names in bold represent universities where Class of 2021 will attend in Fall 2021.

American University

Arizona State University

Barnard College

Baylor University

Bentley University

Boston University

Brock University

California College of the Arts

California Northstate University College of Health Sciences

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

California State University, Channel Islands

California State University, Fresno

California State University, Fullerton

California State University, Long Beach

California State University, Los Angeles

California State University, Northridge

California State University, Sacramento

Carleton College

Case Western Reserve University

CEU, Central European University, San Pablo

Chapman University

Chicago State University

College of William & Mary

Coventry University

DePaul University

Drexel University

Emerson College

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Fordham University

George Washington University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Gonzaga University

Hamilton College

Indiana University Bloomington

Iowa State University

Irvine Valley College

Johns Hopkins University

Kaohsiung Medical University

King’s College London

Kingston University

Lancaster University

London Metropolitan University

London South Bank University

Loyola Marymount University

Loyola University Chicago

Manhattan College

McMaster University

Michigan State University

Monash University

National Sun Yat-Sen University

New York University (NYU)

Newcastle University

Northeastern University

Nova Southeastern University

Ohio State University

Oregon State University

Otis College of Art and Design

Pace University

Pacific University Oregon

Pasadena City College

Pennsylvania State University – Brandywine

Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg

Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)

Pepperdine University

Pratt Institute

Purdue University

Queen Mary University of London

Queensland University of Technology

Radboud University

Rhode Island School of Design

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Royal Holloway, University of London

San Diego State University

San Francisco State University

Santa Clara University

Savannah College of Art and Design

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Sciences Po – UC Berkeley Dual Degree

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle University

Simon Fraser University

Skidmore College

St. John’s University

Stevens Institute of Technology

Stony Brook University (SUNY)

SUNY University at Buffalo

Syracuse University

Temple University

The City University of New York Queens College

The New School

The University of Nottingham

Trent University

University of Aberdeen

University of Alberta

University of Arizona

University of Brighton

University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia, Okanagan

University of Calgary

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Merced

University of California, Riverside

University of California, San Diego

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Central Lancashire

University of Edinburgh

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Groningen

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of La Verne

University of Leeds

University of London – The Royal Veterinary College

University of Manchester

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

University of Melbourne

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota, Duluth

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

University of New South Wales

University of Oregon

University of Puget Sound

University of Queensland

University of Reading

University of Redlands

University of Richmond

University of Rochester

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

University of Scranton

University of Sheffield

University of Southern California

University of Strathclyde

University of Sydney

University of Texas, Arlington

University of Texas, Dallas

University of the Pacific

University of Toronto

University of Twente

University of Washington

University of Washington, Bothell

University of Washington, Tacoma

University of Waterloo

University of West London

University of Western Ontario

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech)

Wageningen University and Research Centre

York University

English | 中文

What is the International Baccalaureate Program?

The IB Diploma program is a two-year pre-university course for 11th and 12th grade students which provides a core and elective curriculum and is measured through internal and external examinations. To earn the IB diploma, students complete and test in six IB subjects; write an extended essay of independent research guided by a faculty mentor, complete 150 hours of creative, action, and service activities (CAS); and participate in a
critical thinking course called Theory of Knowledge (ToK). Students who take IB courses without completing the entire program may earn IB certificates by testing in selected IB courses. Furthermore, here at KAS, it is possible to take IB courses without taking the exams associated with them.

Is the IB Diploma required for graduation from KAS?

The IB Diploma is not required for graduation from KAS. Rather, it is an additional qualification a student may earn if he satisfies all of the requirements outlined in the IB guide. If a student chooses not to pursue the diploma, there are a variety of options for 11th and 12th grades. These are best discussed on an individual basis with the Guidance
Counselor.

What are the benefits to pursuing the IB Diploma?

The IB Program is the most challenging academic program available at KAS. Around the world, students who have taken IB classes report that their involvement with the IB Program has given them the skills needed to succeed in college. These courses help students to gain a broader world view; follow in-depth approaches to the academic
disciplines; and develop time management, problem-solving, research, and organizational skills that will remain with them long after the IB experience is over. In addition, the IB has established a set of learning outcomes known as the IB Learner Profile. The hope is to develop students who become inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk takers,
knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, well-balanced, and reflective – attributes we believe are a great benefit to students.

What courses are required for the Diploma?

Students who wish to pursue the Diploma take one class in each of six curricular areas; each course typically lasts two years. In addition, the student must complete the three components of the core- TOK, CAS and the Extended Essay. Please refer to the IB guide on the KAS website for further details.

How does the IB Program compare to AP classes?

The major differences between the IB and AP relate to the nature of the programs. In the IB, the courses and the core constitute a fully rounded program that is intended to prepare students at a high level across a range of subject matter. In addition, IB teachers work together to ensure cross-disciplinary links and a deliberate integration of the concepts in Theory of Knowledge. Lastly, the subject matter in IB classes tends to cover fewer topics, with a much higher expectation of high level understanding and investigation.

What is the general workload in IB classes?

This will vary based on the subject. IB classes are typically more challenging than regular high school classes, and so students may be asked to do more homework. The types of assignments given however may be quite different than those students have seen in earlier years, which is often where the real challenge comes. One benefit to this is that students must take greater responsibility for their own learning while developing time management and organization skills.

When do students take IB Exams?

The IB exams are administered in May of the 12th grade year, with the exception of one year SL classes, which are tested in May of the year the course is taken. Our IB Diploma coordinator will ensure that all students and families are aware of all requirements and logistics.

Can students earn college credit through the IB Program?

This varies from institution to institution. It is best to research specific colleges/universities to understand their policies. In the most generous cases, students can earn up to a full year of credit.

Is it possible to change my mind about the Diploma?

Yes, it is possible to decide not to pursue the Diploma even after beginning the program. The guidance counselor is available to assist students in any changes to their schedules.

What is the cost of taking IB Exams?

All fees are set by the IB and change slightly every year. Beginning with the graduating class of 2013, the total cost for a diploma student, covering the cost of all exams and fees, is approximately $750 US, or NT$ 23,000.

What training do teachers receive in the IB Program?

At KAS, all teachers who are teaching an IB class have either already had official IB training, or they are scheduled to attend the training very soon. These sessions consist of a 3-day workshop with master teachers in the field and allow our teachers to build a strong base of ideas and activities through collaboration with other teachers present.

什麼是 International Baccalaureate Program?

IB 課程是針對 11,12 年級學生所提供的二年大學預修課程,包含了六主要課程及核
心課程,進而透過在校及國際考試認定成果。要取得 IB 文憑,學生需: 完成六個 IB 科
目;在一位 IB 老師監督下完成獨立的論文報告;參與 150 個小時富含創意﹑運動﹑及
志願性義工服務活動;及一堂論述知識的課程等。學生若未完整修習全部課程,仍可
參加單一科目考試通過後取得單科的證書。在高雄美國學校,我們除了提供完整取
得 IB 文憑的課程或選擇只修 IB 課程而不參加 IB 校外認證考試。

需有 IB 文憑始可從 KAS 畢業嗎?

不一定要有 IB 文憑才可取得 KAS 畢業證書,這只是提供學生一種選項,若在校修課符合 IB 所有條件,還可多一項 IB 文憑。若學生選擇不取得 IB 文憑,對於 11 及 12 年級學生仍有許多的修課選擇,最好是和升學輔導老師個別面談討論。

修 IB 課程有什麼好處?

IB 課程目前是 KAS 所有課程中難度最高的,目前調查顯示,學生若在高中時期修習 IB 課程者,上大學後能充分利用技能完成大學課業。這些課程幫助學生們建立更廣闊的世界觀,在學術方面做更深入的研究探討,建立學生的時間觀念,主動面對解決問題,研究問題,及訓練他們的組織能力等。即使課程結束,學生也將一直保有這些技巧和能力。另外,IB 建立了一套學習系統,主要目的是培養學生主動探索,思考,溝通,承擔風險,成為富含知識,有原則,闗懷他人,心胸開闊,均衡發展並能反省自身的人,都是這個課程的附加優勢。

取得文憑課程要求?

決定要取得文憑的學生,需在六大領域科目中各挑一堂課,每個科目一般需修課至少滿二年。此外,學生尚需完成核心科目知識論述課,志願服務及論文報告等,詳細資料請至 KAS 網站查詢。

IB 課程和 AP 課程的差異?

IB 課程和 AP 課程間主要在本質上就不同。在 IB,六科課程及核心課程構成一個主要課程系統,培養學生提高素質以面對各種科目。此外,IB 的老師們也一起交流,隨時確認商討對各科目的想法,在知識論述課中分享。最後,IB 課程可在較高的期望值中提升對各主題更專精的認知及研究深度。

IB 課程的基本課業量為何?

依各科目內容而定。IB 課程原本就較一般高中課程更有挑戰性,學生也有可能被要求完成較多的作業。作業的型態或許和學生以往接觸的有所不同,這也就是挑戰所在。其中一項好處便是當他們建立了時間觀念及組織能力的同時,能肩負起更多的責任感。

學生何時參與 IB 測驗?

所有為期兩年的 IB 課程都在 12 年級下學期的五月份舉行檢定考,為期一年的標準課程則在該學年 5 月考。我們的 IB 主任會確認所有學生及家長都了解一切的要求及後續作業。

學生可以藉由修 IB 課程取得大學學分嗎?

每所學校規定不同,最好先針對特定大學院校政策查詢。一般來說,學生有時可以抵掉一年該科學分。

修課期間可以做任何變動嗎?

是的,即使開始課程後又決定不再繼續修課,仍然可以改課,選課輔導老師會給予適當的協助。

IB 檢定考費用為何?

所有費由皆由 IB 中心決定,每年並做微調。如 2013 年畢業生若要取得文憑,所有考試費用大約為 750 美元,或換算為新台幣 23,000 元。

IB 課程的老師們需接受什麼教育訓練?

在 KAS, 所有教授 IB 課程的老師皆需接受,或準備好接受 IB 中心的教育訓練。這些訓練包含了三天和教育中心老師的研習會,並透過活動讓在場的老師們建立紮實的基本概念。

This list represents schools around the world where our students were accepted to a university in the last 3 years. Names in bold represent universities where Class of 2020 students are enrolled.

Colleges & Universities ’18 – ’20

A

Acadia University

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

American University

Arizona State University

ArtCenter College of Design

B

Babson College

Baylor University

Bennington College

Bentley University

Boston College

Boston University

Brandeis University

Brock University

Brown University

Bryant University

C

California College of the Arts

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

California State University-Fresno

California State University-Fullerton

California State University-Long Beach

California State University-Los Angeles

California State University-Sacramento

California State University, Northridge

Carleton University

Carnegie Mellon University

Case Western Reserve University

Central Michigan University

Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design

CEU San Pablo University

Chinese University of Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong

Clark University

Clemson University

Cleveland Institute of Art

Colby College

College of New Jersey

College of William & Mary

Cologne Business School (CBS) – European University of Applied Sciences

Colorado State University

Columbia College Chicago

Columbus College of Art and Design

Concordia University – Montreal

Cornell University

County College of Morris

Coventry University

Culinary Institute of America

D

Dalhousie University

Dartmouth College

Deakin University

Denison University

DePaul University

Drew University

Drexel University

Duke University

E

Eckerd College

Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach

Emerson College

Emory University

F

Fashion Institute of Technology

Florida Institute of Technology

Fordham University

Franklin and Marshall College

G

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia State University

Grinnell College

H

Hofstra University

Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hosei University

Houston Baptist University

Hult International Business School

Humber College

I

Illinois Institute of Technology

Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

International Christian University

Irvine Valley College

J

Johns Hopkins University

K

King’s College London

L

Lake Forest College

LaSalle College Vancouver

Laurentian University

Lawrence University

Le Cordon Bleu Australia

Lehigh University

London School of Economics and Political Science

Loyola Marymount University

Loyola University Chicago

M

Macquarie University

Marist College

McGill University

McMaster University

MCPHS University

Medical University of Lublin

Meiji Gakuin University

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Miami University, Oxford

Michigan State University

Mount Holyoke College (Women’s College)

N

National Taiwan University

New College of Florida

New Jersey Institute of Technology

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)

New York University

New York University, Abu Dhabi

New York University, Shanghai

Newcastle University

Niagara College

North Carolina State University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

Nova Southeastern University

O

Occidental College

Ohio State University

Ohio University

Oregon State University

Otis College of Art and Design

P

Pace University

Parsons, The New School

Pasadena City College

Pennsylvania State University

Pepperdine University

Pomona College

Portland State University

Pratt Institute

Purdue University

Q

Queen’s University

Queensland University of Technology

Quinnipiac University

R

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rollins College

Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Rutgers University – New Brunswick

Rutgers University – Newark

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Camden Campus

Ryerson University

S

Saint Mary’s College of California

San Diego State University

San Francisco State University

San Jose State University

Santa Clara University

Santa Monica College

Savannah College of Art and Design

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of Visual Arts

Seattle University

Semmelweis University

Seton Hall University

Simon Fraser University

Sophia University

Southern California Institute of Architecture

Southern Methodist University

St. John’s University

Stevens Institute of Technology

Stony Brook University (SUNY)

Suffolk University

SUNY at Albany

SUNY at Buffalo

SUNY Binghamton University

SUNY Buffalo State

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Syracuse University

T

Technische Universitat Dresden

Temple University

Temple University Japan

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Texas Christian University

Trinity University

Tufts University

U

University of Alberta

University of Arizona

University of Auckland

University of Birmingham

University of Bristol

University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus

University of Calgary

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Merced

University of California, Riverside

University of California, San Diego

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Central Lancashire

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Connecticut

University of Delaware

University of Denver

University of Exeter

University of Florida

University of Guelph

University of Hong Kong

University of Houston

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Iowa

University of Kent

University of La Verne

University of Leeds

University of Leicester

University of Maine

University of Manchester

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Massachusetts Boston

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

University of Massachusetts Lowell

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

University of New Hampshire

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

University of Oregon

University of Ottawa

University of Pittsburgh

University of Portsmouth

University of Prince Edward Island

University of Puget Sound

University of Reading

University of Redlands

University of Rochester

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

University of South Carolina

University of Southern California

University of Strathclyde

University of Sydney

University of Technology Sydney

University of Texas, Arlington

University of Texas, Austin

University of the Arts London

University of the Pacific

University of Toronto

University of Vermont

University of Victoria

University of Virginia

University of Washington

University of Washington, Bothell

University of Waterloo

University of Wisconsin, Madison

V

Vancouver Island University

Vanderbilt University

Villanova University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

W

Wake Forest University

Waseda University

Washington College

Washington University in St. Louis

Wellesley College (Women’s College)

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wesleyan University

West Virginia University

Western University

Whittier College

Wilfrid Laurier University

Williams College

Wroclaw Medical University

Y

Yale-NUS

York University

Welcome to your final year of high school, Class of 2021 Seniors! Juniors, welcome to a new curriculum in the form of IB courses; Sophomores will be busy perfecting their daily routines and showcasing their MYP Personal Projects. Lastly, welcome to our Grade 9 students entering high school! All of you will have a busy year ahead but together we will all get you through it!

Contact your College Counselor

Contact Information

Start preparing for the next steps and deadlines for G11 and G12.

SAT Test dates and registration

ACT Test dates and registration

Also, check iELTS, TOEFL and DuoLingo for English language test dates. G12

Resources for Essay Writing, College Lists and Financial Aid

Early Action, Early Decision and Regular Decision Admission rates

The College Essay Guy: Free resources on essay, supplemental questions, UC school questions, example super star essays, and so much more!

CSS Financial Aid Form for International Students

The Truth About College Admissions, TED Talk

Do’s & Don’ts for Talking to a U.S. College Recruiter

3 Tips for Selecting the Right Reach Schools

Where the Top Fortune 500 CEOs attended college

Top 10 College Majors (Princeton Review)

College Express: Find the Right College for You!

3 Things to Know About Earning an Undergraduate Degree in Australia

List of Colleges by Percentage of International Acceptances

Free SAT Practice (Khan Academy)

Fairtest.org (list of test optional schools)

Parents are a critically important part of our team effort to support students in their journey after KAS and toward a higher education. The College Counseling team at KAS offers parent programming frequently for students from rising G8 students through senior year. These events include visits from colleges and universities worldwide, parent coffee discussions, grade-level meetings, workshops, and individual appointments with your child’s counselor.

Contact your College Counselor

We invite you to meet with us in person to answer questions and plan for higher education.

Resources and articles for parents

Timeline for Parents: Parent Action Plan (College Board)

Help your child on the path to college (College Board)

SAT Practice exams, free (Khan Academy)

Rankings and best colleges (Niche)

2020 Summer Programs (International ACAC)

Advice College Admissions Officers give their own kids (New York Times)

The University of California System