The Taipei American School Summer Academy program exists to support and strengthen the academic interests of TAS students. Students in the Lower School and Middle School can engage in a wide variety of programs geared towards improving and enriching their reading, writing, public speaking, science, math and technology experiences. Students in the Upper School are able to fulfill several basic graduation requirements and/or expand and accelerate their progress in math and science through enrolling in a Summer Academy course. Course offerings include a wide range of math, science, public speaking and robotics options, as well as an extensive internship program that works closely with many of Taiwan’s leading businesses and scientific research industries.
Summer Academy, Director - Dr. Dan Long
Dan has worked in the international school setting for 23 years, including stints teaching Kindergarten, 4th and 5th grade and PE/Health. Currently the TAS Upper School Dean of Students, he has a MEd in educational Administration and an EdD in Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership. Although he calls St. Louis "home," Dan was born in Japan and spent all of his formative years overseas. He lives in Taipei with his wife and three children.
Summer Academy, Assistant Director - Mr. Andrew Lowman
BA from Brigham Young University
College Counseling Certificate from UCLA Extension
Andrew has worked at TAS for the past seven years as both a College Counselor and as a Personal & Academic Counselor. Before coming to Taiwan, Andrew worked as the high school counselor at an international school in Shanghai for three years. Between his childhood in Indonesia and also living in Japan, Andrew has lived in Asia for over 26 years.
Andrew lives in Taiwan with his wife, three children, and golden retriever. When not working you can find him exploring restaurants around Taipei.