Dear AST Families and Friends,

Yesterday, after school in the theatre, the WASC Visiting Team shared their findings with those in attendance. Thank you to all the parents, faculty and staff that contributed to the process and participated in different events during the visit. The Visiting Team confirmed and validated our self-study and report. They praised the quality of the report in clarity, honest assessment, and well-targeted goals. The school has grown tremendously over the past six years and we look forward to continuing the work over the next six years. After the visit, there are a few process pieces to complete and a final filing with WASC in about two months. After that time, they will review the full set of reports and we expect them to confer full accreditation of our school again.

Next week is a very short but very busy week. On Monday and Tuesday, many students will participate in our annual 30-hour famine. During this event, these students will experience a glimpse of what too many people in our world today still experience regularly. On Tuesday, we will also host our annual Science Fair with students in every grade presenting their projects and also exploring the projects of others. On Wednesday, we are out of school for Spring Break. We will return from Spring Break on April 8, 2019.

Have a great weekend,

Anthony


Save the Date

Who: Students in grades 8 through 12

What: Mini-MUN

Where: AST

When: April 13

Notes: Business dress is required for this event.


AST家長與朋友們,

昨天放學後,WASC訪問團隊在學校禮堂與我們分享了他們此行調查的結果。非常感謝這次WASC代表評鑑參訪期間所有付出貢獻以及參與各個相關活動的AST家長和教職員們。訪問團隊已確認並驗證了我們提供的自主研究報告。他們讚揚我們所提出的報告內容極佳,不僅有清晰、誠實的自我評估,還對未來立下了明確的執行目標。過去的六年,學校發展迅速,我們期待未來的六年也能持續發展。這次代表團到校訪問結束後,還有些流程與報告文件約需在兩個月內完成。在那之後,WASC將審查全套報告,我們期望AST能再次獲得到WASC的全面認證。

下星期將是一個短暫卻非常忙碌的一週。週一和週二,許多學生將參加今年的AST飢餓30活動。學生們在本活動中將會體驗到當今世上還有許多人在日常生活中仍然無法擺脫的飢餓感。週二,我們將舉辦AST年度科學展覽,每個年級的學生都會展示他們的科學作品,並探索其他同學作品。週三,我們開始放春假學生不上課,直到2019年4月8日恢復上課。


祝大家有個很棒的周末!

校長  金安東