Monday, July 21, 2008

So Who Are We?

Since we're going to be one big happy (and sometimes grumpy) family, it behooves me to introduce everyone.

First of all the Big Picture:

We are part of the Northern Asia-Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists (NSD).  It covers China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia and Taiwan.

Within NSD we belong to the Chinese Union Mission (CHUM).  It covers Greater China (China, Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia and Taiwan).

Adventist Educational Holdings (AEH) is part of CHUM.  AEH is charged with two tasks:

1.  Overseeing operations of international educational institutions and programs within CHUM
2.  Developing and launching new educational institutions and projects for CHUM

Currently AEH oversees the following educational entities:

a. Adventist International Schools:  
- Hong Kong Adventist Academy (HKAA)
- Taipei Adventist Preparatory Academy (TAPA)
- Taiwan Adventist International School (TAIS)

b. International Partnership School Programs:
- Da Rong International School (DRIS)
- Hua Mei International School (HMIS)

c. Educational Partnership Programs:
- Taipei County English Language Camps (TPEC)
- Taipei County Accent Neutralization Program (TPAN)

We are working on the following new projects for the 2009/2010 Academic Year:

- An American two-year junior college called Taipei Adventist American College (TAAC)
- An English Language Institute Network in China
- Adventist Educational Consulting Services

More Details:

- Grades 1-6 American/Taiwanese school-within-a-school and bilingual high school
- Located in Ta Yung Senior High School, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
- Geoff McRae, Director
- 40 students in international school, 190 bilingual high school
- 6 teachers and staff

- Grades 7-12 American/Hong Kong curriculum boarding school
- Located in Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong
- Kris Erskine, Principal
- 45 students
- 10 teachers and staff

- Grade 1 American/Chinese school-within-a-school
- Located in Huamei Private School, Guangzhou, China
- Karen Saarinen, Director
- 25 students
- 4 teachers and staff

- Grades 1-12 American/Taiwanese bilingual boarding school (7-12)
- Located in Yuchih Township, Nantou, Taiwan
- Jeremy Everhart, Principal
- 45 students
- 12 teachers and staff

- Grades 9-12 American Curriculum high school
- Located in Shihlin District, Taipei, Taiwan
- Steve Adams, Principal
- 130 students
- 18 teachers and staff

- Accent training program for Taipei County elementary school English teachers
- Operating out of eight language labs in Taipei County, Taiwan
- Ashim Phierim, Director
- 440 English teachers at 40 per one-month program
- 6 teachers and staff

- Grade 5 English language boarding camp (five days, four nights)
- Located in Shihmen Township, Taipei, Taiwan
- David Robinson, Director
- 2,400 students (at 80 students per week)
- 12 teachers and staff