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Ksa Of Kaist School Prospectus
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Ksa Of Kaist School Prospectus
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  • 1. KOREA SCIENCE ACADEMY OF KAIST SCHOOL PROSPECTUS KOREA SCIENCE ACADEMY OF KAIST
  • 2. Introduction Educational Goal School History March 4, 1991 Foundation and the first entrance ceremony of Busan Science High School (BSHS : 60 students, 2 classes) October 31, 2001 Designated as the school for scientifically gifted students by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) November 14, 2001 The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) agreed to support Busan Science Academy (BSA) for scientifically gifted students April 12, 2002 KAIST agreed with Busan Metropolitan City Office of Education (BMCOE) on the cooperation in academic support of BSA May 3, 2002 The Ministry of Education and Human Resources (MOE) officially approved BSA as the school for scientifically gifted students March 5, 2003 The 1st grand entrance ceremony of BSA (144 students) July 12, 2005 Renamed as Korea Science Academy (KSA) August 29, 2005 The 1st graduation ceremony of KSA (14 students) August 21~26, 2006 International Students Science Fair 2006 was held at KSA (21 country, 67 Schools) February 11, 2009 Graduation ceremony of KSA (135 students) March 1, 2009 Inauguration of Jang-Hyuk Kwon as the 7th principal March 4, 2009 Announcement of KSA affiliated to KAIST (Korea Science Academy of KAIST) March 4, 2009 Entrance ceremony of KSA of KAIST (141 students) Students and Classes April 1, 2009 Grade 10th 11th 12th Total Class 18 12 12 42 Students 144 139 146 429 Faculty April 1, 2009 Principal Vice Teachers KSA English Native Teaching Administrative Total Principal from BMCOE Teachers Teachers Assistants Staff 1 1 44 23 3 9 65 146 The ratio of teachers to students : 1 to 6 Over 50% of teaching staff (76% of science and math teachers) have doctorial degrees
  • 3. KOREA SCIENCE ACADEMY OF KAIST SCHOOL PROSPECTUS Admission Policy Qualification Highly gifted students with potentials and creativity are selected through a 3-phase process. 144 students nationwide are admitted every year. Selection Procedures General Selection (70% out of 144 students) The first phase : Assessing Portfolio (students’ records) The second phase : Creativity and problem-solving test of mathematical and scientific ability The third phase : Science camp / Interview Examining comprehensive exploratory capability through activities such as making reports and giving presentations Selection by Admission Officers (30% out of 144 students) The first phase : Assessing Portfolio (students’ records) The second phase : Assessing students’ potentials through in-depth interviews, presentations, etc. Curriculum Structure of the Curriculum Subjects (135 credits) : Required (79 credits), Electives (56 credits) Creativity Research Activities (30 credits) Creativity basic study, Seminar for research methods, Autonomous research in small group, Research in the field, Independent research for the graduation Leadership Activities : Extra-curricular activities, Volunteer work (8AU respectively) Outline of the Curriculum Credit-Based Graduation System : 165 credits required for graduation Each student selects his/her own curriculum 16 weeks of 2 semesters PT (Placement Test) Program Students with superb abilities in English, mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology may be credited through prior academic achievement tests. AP (Advanced Placement) Program Agreement with KAIST, POSTECH and UNIST KAIST Dual Enrollment System Students who have passed PT and taken all electives for specialized subjects in KSA are to take courses of KAIST from KAIST professors on - or off - line. International Class (Opening in 2010) 18 International students from Special Selection Science and art courses : mixed with Korean students Other courses : Special syllabuses
  • 4. Research and Academic Exchange Programs R&E(Research and Education) Programs A combination of education and research that centers on tasks selected by students Unique mentoring program that brings accomplished scientists and young scientists together Tasks will be determined from a student consultation process with academic advisors. Research results are presented at an annual campus conference and published by KSA. Numbers of R&E programs Year KSA KAIST POSTECH SNU PNU Others total 2007 5 29 13 2 12 13 74 2008 5 29 12 1 12 15 74 2009 8 13 4 0 2 11 35 Off-Campus Research Educational programs are provided by prestigious universities and distinguished research centers and institutions for science education at home and abroad. Overseas USA Purdue Univ., Univ. of Michigan, Northwestern Univ., Univ. of Connecticut, Yale Univ. Russia Moscow Chemical Lyceum, Lyceum Physical-Technical High School, Novosibirsk Math and Physics High School .. Germany Gottingen University U. K. Cambridge Univ., Imperial College London Israel Weizmann Institute of Science International Academic Exchange Programs Academic exchanges with overseas prestigious universities, research centers and other related institutions for the gifted Partnership Schools (16 organizations in 8 countries) USA Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) Northside College Preparatory High School (NCPHS) Roanoke Valley Governor's School(RVGS) Russia Kolmogorov Math and Physics High School Novosibirsk Math and Science High School St. Petersburg Math and Physics High School Moscow Chemical Lyceum Lyceum Physical Technical High School St. Petersburg Thailand Mahidol Wittayanusorn School (MWITS) Israel Israel Arts and Science Academy Australia Australian Science & Mathematics School (ASMS) Singapore National Junior College (NJC) National University of Singapore High School of Mathematics and Science (NUS) Japan Ritsumeikan Junior & Senior High School (RHS) China High School Affiliated to Fudan University Hong Kong G.T.(Ellen Yeung) College Academic Collaborations with Overseas Institutions Academical Collaborations in 2008 - KSA - Moscow Chemical Lyceum : 7 teams - KSA - High School Affiliated to Fudan University : 2 teams 2008 International Science Fair : 3 teams Research results in 2008 - Theses in SCI - Poster presentation in the 1st APEC Future Scientist Conference - Presentation in Intel International Science and Engineering Fair - Presentation in International Students Science Fair 2008
  • 5. KOREA SCIENCE ACADEMY OF KAIST SCHOOL PROSPECTUS Character Development Character Development To help good mental and physical characteristics Giving quarterly awards to students for being examplary in school life Encouraging community services and other volunteer work Building global leadership Organizing Students’ Union Academic Path after Graduation Fast Track Admission Agreement with Prestigious Universities in Korea KAIST:Approx.100students for a special selection, Agreement on AP courses POSTECH : Agreement on AP courses UNIST : Agreement on special selection and AP courses Numbers of students admitted to universities March 2009 Year Number of KAIST POSTECH graduates SNU Overseas Others Universities Total 2005 137 85 16 16 5 15 137 2006 142 93 9 23 3 14 142 2007 141 94 7 19 7 14 141 2008 136 92 6 20 4 14 136 Support for Overseas Study Expanding chance of enrollment for the Ivy League and prestigious universities Support of studies such as SAT and AP courses Holding admission presentations from overseas prestigious universities Expanding opportunities to study overseas through international academic exchange programs Networking and mentoring of graduates studying overseas Scholarships Amount of Scholarships and Numbers of Beneficiaries in KSA Year Amount (won) Number of beneficiaries 2007 413,480,000 419 2008 529,000,000 402 2009 415,000,000 178 Scholarships from Other Organizations(Including overseas study) Year 2007 - President’s Scholarships for Science : 44 students - Scholarships from Kwanjeong Educational Foundation : 4 students Year 2008 - President’s Scholarships for Science : 35 students - Samsung Scholarships : 1 student - STX Scholarships : 2 students - KSA Committee Scholarships : 2 students
  • 6. Support System for Gifted Education Support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for Gifted Education Promoting various programs for gifted education International Committee for Gifted Education Supporting international academic exchange programs Manpower for Gifted Education Professionals in gifted education, pedagogies, etc. Committee for overall management of the school, guest speakers for students and teachers Parent Support System Support for overall management of the school Unique Projects KSA Virtual School Offering cyber education programs to elimentary and middle school students who are interested in math or science Building Virtual School Homepage in the school site 2009 KSASF (Science Fair) International Festival Topic : Environment - Water & Wetlands Open : 11 ~ 15 August, 2009 Participants : 370 including international students Presentations of projects, Science essay writing, Tour in Busan, lectures, workshops, etc. Recruitment of Excellent Faculty & Professional Development Recruitment of Excellent Faculty KSA faculty : 46 teachers (Ph.D. degree holders) Faculty from nationwide educational boards of Korea : 12 teachers Foreign faculty : 14 teachers Increasing the number of KAIST professors’ lectures Advisors for KAIST HRP (High school Research Program) Advisors for KAIST Dual Enrollment Professors for R&E from KSA, KAIST, universities, research centers Lectures from renowned experts for students, faculty and parents Professional Development Boosting the expertise of faculty for gifted education and curriculum Programed by KAIST Institute for Gifted Students Faculty Evaluation System - Motivating the faculty to upgrade knowledge and teaching skills - Annual evaluation by the chief teacher and the principal Insentives from Faculty Evaluation - Different bonuses paid - Different research expenses paid - More opportunities for training programs
  • 7. KOREA SCIENCE ACADEMY OF KAIST SCHOOL PROSPECTUS Facilities Hi-Tech Science Building (Changjo-Gwan) - The science hall (building size : 61,200 square feet) houses labs equipped with the latest facilities and devices - Designed for lab work in information and applied sciences - State-of-the-art equipment including telescopes, SEM, NMR, and SPM - A center for research that engages students and professors Art & Physical Education Building (Yeji-Gwan) - Character development through the students activities such as sports and a number of club activities - Building size : Yeji-Gwan is a six-story building including the basement. - Facilities : 36 rooms-orchestra room, drama room, computer music room, multi- design room, photo room, pottery room, recreation music room, yoga room, gymnasium, etc. Library - An extensive selection of science books and periodicals - A huge selection of books on social sciences, liberal arts, literature and general interests Dormitories - 177 rooms in the male student residence (Gyeonu-Gwan), 72 rooms in the female student residence (Jicknyeo-Gwan) ECC(English Communication Center) - Three exclusive foreign language classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia facilities to help enhance linguistic capacity of students and faculty members - English Therapy Programs with native speakers of English Campus Layout Main Gate Nobel Garden Main Lobby High-Tech Science Building (Changjo-Gwan) Assembly Hall / Cafeteria Dormitory (male) Main Building Magpie Garden Acropolis Dormitory (female) Multipurpose Wing Guest House (Baekyang-Gwan) Lecture Building 1 Athletic Field Lecture Building 2 Art & Physical Eduacation Building (Yeji-Gwan)
  • 8. KOREA SCIENCE ACADEMY OF KAIST 899 Danggam-3dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan, 614-822, Republic of Korea Telephone : 82-51-894-0006 / 897-0006 Fax : 82-51-891-0004 / 606-2157 Homepage http://www.ksa.hs.kr

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