This program is separated into three projects: Prominence, Elite, and Olympia. Students can use their extracurricular time to focus on specific lessons, to advance their knowledge and to make their learning more efficient.
1) Prominence Project - This project is for grades 8 and 9. Our goal is to enhance the abilities of students who have a solid foundation for their courses, especially mathematics and science, allowing them an easy transition to the courses in grade 10.
2) Elite Project - For grades 9 and 10, our school cooperates with National Taiwan University (NTU) and National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) to broaden students' views and knowledge. We invite their professors to give our students lectures about all subjects and ask their PhD students to guide our students to do case studies. Our purpose is to arouse students' interests and increase their experiences in science and humanities. Moreover, our students are equipped with the ability to comprehend university curricula and more easily plan their college career.
3) Olympia Project - This project, for grades 10 and 11, trains students who are interested in mathematics and science. Students are provided with professional knowledge and are encouraged to take part in the Olympia competition which helps to broaden their horizons.
The goal of the International Program is to help our students have better skills in communication, cooperation, creativity, and critical thinking. In order to achieve this goal and to expand our students' view and to truly become a part of a global village, our school has designed these three projects:
1) Distance Learning with American Students - With the use of iPads and H.323 Video Teleconferencing technology, our students work collaboratively with native-English-speaking peers, regardless of the distance between their physical classrooms.
2) Cooperation with American University - Our school has academic and cultural tours every summer vacation. Students choose to go to the East or the West coast of the United States for three weeks in the company of our teachers. Students attend special classes and engage in activities such as ocean experiments, open water fishing, cultural tours and even attending Major League Baseball games. This tour is an exciting opportunity for students to expand their cultural knowledge and learn college-level academic skills.
3) Student Exchange with Korean School - Korean students come to Tsai Hsing to study and to explore Taipei. Likewise, our students go to Korea to learn about their modern culture and traditions while sharing their own Taiwanese culture with them. The activity aims to enhance mutual understanding and cultural empathy.
The Thematic Program is for grades 7 and 8 students and focuses on Chinese, English, mathematics, and science. This program helps develop our students’ creativity, independent thinking, and problem-solving skills.
1) Chinese Theme - Students apply what they've learned to their lives by writing song lyrics and designing advertisement, telling stories, writing poems, and making compositions that share their lives in different ways.
2) English Theme - Our students work in small groups to adapt a dramatic play or newscast in English. For example, teams might rewrite Shakespeare's dramas or make a short film. In addition, students conduct research on various topics from English resources and then publish their findings in English. Students also learn how to interview people and how to be hosts. These activies raise students' interest in English while improving their language skills.
3) Mathematics Theme - Mathematics is everywhere. Students participate in small group math activities and solve an individualized math problem. Teams work collaboratively to solve their problem and share their methods with the other groups. This theme includes AMC training, geometry, and some mathematics-related software.
4) Science Theme - This theme cultivates our students' scientific spirit as they learn by doing. For example, students use paper to make an "interlocking device" (known in America as a Chinese finger puzzle). In this theme, students love having fun while learning about physical phenomena.