Dominican International School in Taipei has proven itself to be one of the top achieving schools in Taiwan in the College Board’s Advanced Placement exams once again.
With a success rate of 94% as compared to the Taiwan average of 91%, and the global average of 60%, they once again upheld their steady achievement of top results in this external exam that is set and scored in the USA. This means that 94% of the DIS students who wrote the College Board AP exams, achieved 3 or higher scores, where the maximum is a score of 5.
Furthermore, 65% of the exam papers written by DIS students achieved the top scores of 4 (90-94%) and 5 (95 – 100%). Another great DIS achievement is that Ms Susan Wu’s students, who wrote AP Chinese Language and Culture, achieved a full house of 5’s for the sixth year.
College Board (in the US) is the examining body for Advanced Placement courses. Each course covers the breadth of information, skills, and assignments found in the corresponding university course. AP courses are taught by highly qualified teachers at DIS whose syllabi have to be accredited by College Board. The Teachers responsible for teaching Advanced Placement Calculus, English Literature and Composition, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Macroeconomics are all holders of PhD degrees.
Several DIS students achieved AP Scholar with Distinction Awards, granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. One of the students, Anthony Su, was in Grade 10 when he qualified for this award. He has the distinction of being accepted into the US Naval Academy this coming fall, a very rare achievement, even more prestigious than entering an Ivy League university.
As a fully accredited school, Dominican International School, Taipei is committed to not only helping struggling students reaching their potential, but to develop academically talented students to reach new heights. The school reviews its teaching resources annually and AP students and teachers make use of the latest academic materials available, which include online components for self-study, review and homework.