The purpose of this handbook is to set forth the objectives of Taipei Adventist American School (TAAS). This is a guide to school policy as well as a source of information regarding school standards and other aspects of school life. The information provided will answer most of the questions you have relative to the operation of TAAS. If you have further questions, please call the school.
The complete handbook is available for download below and can be found in English, Chinese, and Korean.
Student Handbook FAQ
- Unfortunately, due to the limited number of extra textbooks we have, we are unable to allow most students to take an extra textbook copy for home use.
- If your child is in the Learning Support Program and you would like an extra textbook copy for home study please inform the homeroom teacher and provide a $2000 deposit per book to be kept in the office, based on availability.
- Students are responsible to keep that book in excellent condition. Any books lost or damaged beyond reasonable wear will be assessed the deposit NT.2000 per book.
- Please remember, it is against copyright laws to take our textbooks and copy them.
- Students should always wear their official school shirts, ID cards, and bring the following items on field trips:
- Water bottle ● Spending money (optional) ● Sack lunch/lunch money ● Comfortable clothes and shoes
- All students in grades 4-7 are required to go.
- Students who refuse to go may still be required to attend school depending on the resources available. The student will be given a list of homework assignments to finish during the week.
- Attendance will count for official school days so non-attendance will be counted as unexcused absence. There will be no refunds for non-attendance.
Families with multiple students attending TAAS are eligible for a discount. The oldest student pays full tuition, the second and all subsequent children will receives a 5% discount This discount is for tuition only, and does not affect registration, EAL, Bus, Learning Support fees, etc.
- When a student needs a prearranged excused absence from school, they must print an absence form from the TAAS website (or get one from the office), fill it out, obtain the correct signatures, and return it to the office 3 days before the absence.
- Parents may call or e-mail for a non-prearranged excused tardy or absence. Students will be given two days for each day missed to make up work for excused absences and tardiness.
- Some parents think that any absence or tardy will be excused as long as the parent sends a note or calls the office. This is not true, please see the handbook for specifics.
- A student shall not be allowed to depart the vehicle other than at his or her boarding place unless written permission is obtained from the parents and the office.
- Students are to remain seated and seat belted while the bus is in motion. Seat belt fines will be passed on to parents.
- If a student has received three bus discipline warnings, then the student will be removed from the bus for 2 weeks.
- Specific Bus rules and etiquette can be found in the Student & Parent Handbook on page 30.
- TAAS does not have any specific school uniforms, students are generally free to dress as they wish in an appropriate fashion, However...
- Lettering, emblems and pictures on all clothing, hats, and backpacks, must comply with Christian standards and not promote items such as rock groups, beer, tobacco, and skull and crossbones, etc. Clothing should not be ripped or sloppy looking. Clothing should be modest.
- No gang symbols or attire.
- No permanent and/or temporary tattoos.
- Hairstyles and coloring should not be extreme and attract undue attention.
- Showy jewelry that could be lost or stolen, or that can cause harm to the wearer’s body during PE or class activities should not be worn.
- TAAS wishes to develop a strong Christian character in every student that enables them to have self-control, self-government and responsibility. The basic guidelines for student conduct grow out of the school’s philosophy and objectives. Everything can be summed up in the following statements:
- Treat others with the same respect with which you are treated by the adults in this school.
- Your actions, dress, possessions, etc., may not cause a problem for anyone else
- You may find a more detailed description on page 22 of the Student & Parent Handbook.