The TAS High School learning experience (Grade 9 – 12) is designed to provide students with the opportunity to reach their full academic and personal potential. We believe our students are preparing for a world that has yet to be defined and requires the skills to be creative, collaborative critical thinkers capable of confidently communicating their ideas in a multitude of ways.
In addition to our goal of developing adaptable, reflective, and balanced lifelong learners, our curriculum is focused on preparing students for college and university acceptance. Each student receives the academic guidance to take the most rigorous course of study necessary for their individual needs, and students who successfully meet graduation requirements earn the TAS High School Diploma. TAS also offers the opportunity for students to earn college credit with successful completion of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The AP program at TAS offers a wide range of options to meet nearly any student’s academic interests, while at the same time affording the flexibility for a student to pursue a passion in a particular subject area, and the ability to take advantage of our many sports, fine arts, performing arts, and community service activities.
Advanced Placement Courses
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are one-year, university level courses culminating in a standardized college-level assessment. AP courses on a student’s transcript demonstrates that they’ve challenged themselves with the most rigorous courses available and are prepared for the rigors of college. In addition to the benefits on college applications, most four-year universities in the United States, and many other countries, provide opportunities to either earn college credit or skip introductory courses for qualifying AP exam scores. AP exams are two to three hours long, administered in May, and are made up of multiple-choice and free-response (essay) questions.
AP courses are demanding and academically rigorous. Students must meet prerequisites and have a teacher recommendation before being scheduled into an AP course. Traditionally at TAS, these courses are open to students in Grades 11 and 12, with some exceptions for grade 10 students that have successfully demonstrated achievement in the prerequisite courses. All AP courses and instructors must be approved by the College Board©.
**AP Courses are fee-based ($115) to cover the cost of the AP exam as well as additional course-specific classroom and student resources and materials.
Course offerings vary from year to year and have included:
- Calculus AB
- Computer Science
- English Language & Composition
- English Literature & Composition
- Human Geography
- Physics 1
- Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio
- World History
High School Academic Program
Common Core State Standards – ELA/Literacy
|SOCIAL STUDIES |
AERO Social Studies Standards
Common Core State Standards – Math
|English 9||World Geography & Contemporary US History||Algebra 1||Biology|
|English 10||Contemporary Southeast Asian Studies||Geometry||Chemistry|
|World Literature||Modern World History||Algebra 2||Physics|
|Critical and Creative Composition||Government||Pre-Calculus||Earth Science|
|AP English Literature & Composition||Economics||Calculus||AP Physics|
|Writing Seminar||AP World History||Functions and their Applications|
|AP Psychology||AP Calculus AB|
|MANDARIN||SPANISH||VIETNAMESE||*** EAL is offered to Grade 9 students only,|
depending on the
student’s EAL assessment score.
|Mandarin 1||Spanish 1||Vietnamese 9|
|Mandarin 2||Spanish 2||Vietnamese 10|
|Mandarin 3||Spanish 3||Vietnamese 11|
|Art I: Intro to Art||Guitar I: Intro to Guitar||Intro to Theater||Web & Game Design|
|Art II: Intermediate Studio Art||Guitar II: Intermediate Guitar||Theater Studies||Robotics|
|Graphic Design||Music Theory & Composition||Performing & Acting||Multimedia Journalism|
|AP Studio Art||Ensemble Music Performance||TAS Theater Company||Intro to Computer Science|
|Song Writing||AP Computer Science Principles|
|Physical Education Courses|
|Health||Hip hop and Modern Dance|
|Individual Sports||Team Sports|