Sessions 1 and 2: High School

High school students will select one focus area of interest and pursue a deep intellectual exploration of this subject. They will engage in challenging, academic coursework designed to help them follow their passion while working on authentic student driven projects. There will be opportunities to work with educators from our partner universities, as well as SAS master teachers, who have custom designed learning experiences for our Summer Semester students.

Session 1: June 11 to June 22
Session 2: June 25 to July 6
Classes are held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Course Offering

Session One Session two
Geometry*—SAS Credit Geometry*—SAS Credit
Algebra 1*—SAS CreditAlgebra 1*—SAS Credit
International Thespian Festival—SAS CreditTS College Tours
TS College Tours

*To receive high school credit for geometry, or algebra 1, students are required to take the courses in both sessions.

Course Descriptions

SAS Courses


This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Algebra I. Students deepen their understanding and explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments. The course includes transformations, similarity, logic, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, basic trigonometry, circles, probability, as well as area and volume of two- and three-dimensional figures. Coordinates, problem solving, and other elements of algebra are prevalent. This course satisfies the prerequisites for Algebra II and Algebra II/Trigonometry.

International Thespian Festival

Every summer, thousands of high school thespians bring their love of all things theater to the International Thespian Festival—also known as ThesFest—a celebration of student achievement in the arts. Organized by the Educational Theatre Association and hosted by the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, the Festival is a one-of-a-kind, weeklong immersion experience in singing, dancing, acting, designing, directing, creating, writing, and memory-making. The festival features workshops presented by theater professionals, individual and group performances, programs for technical theater students, and opportunities to audition for college admission and scholarship. So whether you’re a freshman just beginning your theatrical journey, a seasoned senior with an impressive resume and great headshot—opportunities and adventures await at the International Thespian Festival.

Singapore American School has been invited to bring an ensemble to perform at the 2017 ThesFest. The piece will be an adaptation of existing script(s) featuring the talents of this ensemble. We are looking for a fair and balanced ensemble piece, and not a ‘star vehicle’. Rehearsals will not interfere with our regular drama productions and activities. The current plan is to meet from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for eight Saturdays to workshop our show and get it ready for performance. There are also two after school rehearsals the week of our SAS performance. SAS Students will receive SAS drama credit for the experience and the course is limited to students who are based in Singapore.

Pre-Trip Rehearsal Dates

  • Saturday, January 14
  • Saturday, February 4
  • Saturday, March 11
  • Saturday, April 15
  • Saturday, April 22
  • Monday, April 24 (3:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, April 25 (3:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, April 28 (SAS showing)
  • Saturday, May 6
  • Saturday, May 20

Travel Information

Students will meet in Omaha, Nebraska on June 17, and stay in a hotel together as we do our final rehearsals for performance at the festival. We will spend one final night in the hotel together after the festival before heading our separate ways for the summer, departing on June 25. We can take an ensemble of between 10-16 students.

Program Costs

The cost will be $2700(SGD). This does not include travel to and from Lincoln. Parents can drop off and pick up their child in Omaha, or we will pick them up at the airport on June 17, and escort them to their flights on June 25. Tom Schulz will be the director and ensemble leader, and his wife, Esti, is the female chaperone for the trip.

Additional Information

Contact Thomas Schulz – for additional information or questions.

Partnered Courses

College Campus Tours

TS Tours

TS College Tours, a leading provider of college and university tour programs for international school students, offers opportunities for students to find out more about college options through summer visits.

TS College Tours was established to serve international school students who plan to attend university in the US and the UK. Unlike other college tour companies, at TS College Tours we focus on the specific and exclusive needs of international students. Our counselors all have extensive experience in international schools and know how confusing it can be to apply to a university where one hasn’t grown up. We have the expertise to help students determine their “best fit” colleges, discover special requirements and determine what colleges meet those requirements, and help students present their unique backgrounds as stand-out assets when they apply.

Services include:

  • pre-scheduled campus tours
  • custom tours for schools
  • custom tours for families/tour logistics for families
  • on-site training of school counselors regarding the college admission process

Summer Semester Highlight

Entering Grades for 2018-19