Hsinchu City is composed of three districts: North District, East District, and Xiangshan District. The city is the base for the high technology industry in Taiwan. The Hsinchu Science and Technology Industrial Park is home to 360 high tech companies. As a result, the city has the highest income level in Taiwan. Currently, the district consists of three international schools, multiple elementary schools, seven colleges and universities and four secondary schools
Located in the National Art Park, the school is surrounded by a scenic 21,500 sq. meter (6,500 ping) campus with newly renovated and state-of-the-art facilities for student achievement. Hsinchu American School is a co-educational and college preparatory international school licensed by Taiwan Ministry of Education and by Hsinchu Education Bureau serving grades 1 through 12. It is registered with the American Institute in Taiwan and received a six-year accreditation term from Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in June, 2015. The school received an additional six-year term in June of 2021.
The school curriculum is an American-based program designed for university-bound students in the United States. Our academic program uses a rotating A/B day block schedule. Eight (8) credits per year is the maximum course load; students take eight classes. Students attend four (4) 80-minute block classes in a regular day. Block classes are year-long; each block class meets every other day. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are scheduled within the rotating block schedule. We are offering the following AP courses for the 2020-2021 school year: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Biology, Computer Science A, Physics C, Physics 2, Psychology, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Seminar, and World History. AP is an open-enrollment program.
Grading, GPA and Ranking
HAS utilizes the following grading scale, percentages, and weighted GPA system. The school does not rank students.
Former HAS students are currently attending the following universities in the United States: Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, University of California: Los Angeles, University of Toronto, University of Michigan, Purdue, and the University of Washington just to name a few. Our current high school students, due to increasing diversity, will be applying to universities in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, England, Canada, and the United States.