Class of 2013 Profile

136-1 Shui Nan Road
Taichung, Taiwan 40679
Tel: 886-4-2292-1171
Fax: 886-4-2295-6140
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http://hs.mca.org.tw

Accredited by:
Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Member of:
Association of Christian Schools International
East Asian Regional Council of Overseas Schools


THE SCHOOL

Morrison Christian Association, incorporated in New Jersey, operates one high school (grades 9-12) and three branch elementary/middle schools (one grades K-6 and two grades K-9) with a system-wide enrollment of 900. Morrison Academy was founded in 1952 to meet the educational needs of the children of missionaries throughout Taiwan. Morrison seeks to develop a Christ-centered school culture in which all students, from missionary and non-missionary families, experience a Biblically-integrated quality education. Therefore, Morrison structures learning so that students may develop the knowledge, discernment, and abilities to dynamically impact this world as Christians.   

FACULTY

Six nations are represented by a 59 member high school faculty.  Of the 36 instructional staff, 25 have advanced degrees.

STUDENT BODY

High school enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year is 251 from 18 countries, predominantly the U.S. and Canada. Children of missionaries comprise 40% of the student body and 60% are from business families. Nearly 32% of our students board in campus dorms or with community families. Of the 71 members of the class of 2013, ten nations are represented: the U.S., Canada, Korea, Australia, Germany, Burkina Faso, Finland, Malaysia, Great Britain & Ecuador. There are 71 students in the junior class, 69 in the sophomore class, and 40 in the freshman class, at the main High School campus.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

The academic school year is comprised of 180 instructional days and is divided into two semesters. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays consist of eight 45 minute class periods. Wednesdays and Thursdays are block days of 75 minute periods; each class meets once during the two days. Each day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. All instruction excluding foreign language courses is in English.

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Morrison Academy offers a wide range of activities to develop student interest and abilities. Musically, students have an opportunity to participate in band, orchestra, flute choir, instrumental ensemble, two choirs, madrigal ensemble, and worship band. Private lessons are available in all areas. Four different art areas are available to students with excellent opportunities to practice both Western and Asian techniques. Athletically, boys have the opportunity to participate in soccer, basketball, swimming and track. Girls’ sports include volleyball, basketball, swimming, track, and soccer. Morrison students also have the opportunity to participate in student government, drama and musical productions, and a wide range of outreach/community service opportunities.

STANDARDIZED TEST RESULTS

Class of 2013 Averages
SAT scores 1746
(compiled after their Junior year)
Critical Reading 561 Math 622
Writing 563
PSAT scores (Taken Oct. 2011)
Verbal – 53     Math - 59     Writing – 53
Selection Index – 165
Morrison Academy CEEB code 694200

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

The current semifinalist qualifying score for American citizens living overseas is 221. The current score for U.S. Commended Students is 200. There are four students who are currently semifinalists and eight who are commended from the class of 2013.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

Advanced Placement level courses are offered formally in:

U.S. History     Calculus AB     Chemistry

English Literature/Composition     Biology

In 2012, a total of 57 candidates from the High School took 108 examinations. Scores were as follows: 63 fives, 16 fours, 18 threes, 12 twos and 1 one.

GRADING SCALE

The Grade Point Average (GPA) is computed at the end of each semester beginning with grade 9. All academic subjects taken at American and International schools with American curriculum are considered when computing the GPA. Morrison weights grades on a 5.0 scale for only these five following advanced placement courses: AP Calculus, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, and AP U.S. History.

GRADE
 
PERCENTAGE
EQUIVALENTS
POINT
 
POINT
AP SCALE
A+ 100-97% 4.0 5.0
96-93% 4.0 5.0
A- 92-90% 3.7 4.7
B+ 89-87% 3.3 4.3
86-83% 3.0 4.0
B- 82-80% 2.7 3.7
C+ 79-77% 2.3 3.3
76-73% 2.0 3.0
C- 72-70% 1.7 2.7
D+ 69-67% 1.3 2.3
66-63% 1.0 2.0
D- 62-60% 0.7 1.7
59-0% 0.0 0.0

Morrison Academy offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with a select student body. Of the 71 students in the class of 2013, the highest GPA in the class is 4.14 on a 4.0 scale (and a 5.0 scale for five AP courses.)

Top quarter minimum GPA % 3.87
Top half minimum GPA % 3.56
Top 75% minimum GPA % 3.20

Most students transferring from stateside schools drop significantly in both GPA and class rank as a result of Morrison’s highly competitive environment. Therefore, ranking students can prove to be misleading and not indicative of their true achievement. If class ranking is absolutely required by an institution, this can be provided upon special request.

Administration and
Counseling Staff

Graduation Requirements

Tim McGill
Dan Robinson
Michelle Craker
Sharon Hearn
Julie Heinsman
Clive Hsu
Superintendent
Campus Principal
Administrative Asst.
High School Counselor
High School Counselor
High School Counselor
04-22973927
ext. 500
ext. 410
ext. 411
ext. 412
ext. 425
The high school division of Morrison Academy offers challenging courses in a variety of disciplines. Twenty-four credits are required for graduation which include:
Bible
English
Social Studies
Science
Mathematics
4.0
4.0
3.0
2.0
2.0
Physical Education
Health
Computer Literacy
Electives
1.5
0.5
0.5
6.5

COLLEGE CHOICES: CLASSES OF 2009-2012

In the last three years, 90% of MCA graduates have continued their education at four year universities, 4% have attended two year colleges, and 6% have either taken a GAP year or joined the workforce.

Ambrose University, Canada
American River College, CA
Arizona State University, AZ
Asbury University, KY
Ateneo de Manila Univ., Philippines
Azusa Pacific University, CA
Baylor University, TX
Beliot College, WI
Bethel College, IN
Biola University, CA
Brigham Young University, Hawaii
British Columbia Inst. of Tech, Canada
California Baptist Univ., CA
California State Polytechnic Univ., CA
California State Univ., Long Beach, CA
California State Univ., Northridge, CA
Capitol University, OH
Carnegie Mellon University, PA
Carson-Newman College, TN
Case Western Reserve University, OH
Columbus Coll. of Art & Design, OH
Cornell University, NY
Covenant College, GA
Dallas Baptist University, TX
Deanza College, San Jose, CA
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., AZ
Emily Carr Univ. of Art & Design, Can.
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Georgia Institute of Technology, GA
Gordon College, MA
Grand Valley State Univ., MI
Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies, Korea
James Madison University, VA
Johnson & Wales University, RI
La Salle University, PA
Lake Forest College, IL
Lewis & Clark College, OR
Liberty University, VA
Los Angeles City College, CA
Loughborough University, England
McGill University, Quebec, Canada
Montana State University, MT
Moody Bible Institute, IL
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
New York University, NY
North Carolina State University, NC
North Greenville University, SC
North Park University, IL
Nyack College, NY
Ohio State University, OH
Palacky University, Czech
Parsons The New School for Design, NY
Pepperdine University, CA
Portland State University, OR
Providence University, Taiwan
Purdue University, IN
Queen’s University, Canada
Rhode Island School of Design, RI
Rice University, TX
Rutgers, The State University, NJ
San Diego Miramar College, CA
San Diego State University, CA
Santa Rosa Junior College, CA
Savannah College of Art and Design, GA
School of Visual Arts, NY
Seattle Pacific University, WA
Shorter University, GA
Sogang University, Korea
Southeastern University, OR
St. Olaf College, MN
Texas A&M University, Galveston, TX
The George Washington University, DC
Toccoa Falls College, GA
Union University, TN
University of Aarhus, Denmark
University of Bristol, UK
University of British Columbia, Canada
University of California - Berkeley, CA
University of California – Davis, CA
University of California – Irvine, CA
University of California – Los Angeles, CA
University of California – Merced, CA
University of California – Riverside, CA
University of California – San Diego, CA
University of California – Santa Barbara, CA
University of Cincinnati – Conservatory of Music
University of Connecticut, CT
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
University of Illinois – Urbana, IL
University of Mary Hardin Baylor, TX
University of Maryland at College Park, MD
University of Michigan, MI
University of Ottawa, Canada
University of San Diego, CA
University of Southern California, CA
University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
University of Toronto, Mississauga, Canada
University of Toronto, Scarborough, Canada
University of Washington, WA
University of Waterloo, Canada
University of Western Ontario, Canada
Vancouver Community College, Canada
Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Wesleyan University, CT
Wheaton College, IL
Whitworth University, WA
Williams College, MA
Wisconsin Lutheran College, WI
York University, Canada