History of the School

Global Prodigy Academy is an international high school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The school is located in Jeonju, 180 miles south of Seoul and is affiliated with Jeonju University. There are about 60 total students and 13 foreign teachers. Most of the graduates have entered universities abroad. [Read more]

School History

2006
  • 2006.03 : Opening of Global Prodigy Academy
2007
  • 2007.06 : Outreach Education : Cambodia, Thailand
2008
  • 2008.06 : Volunteered with HABITAT in Daejeon
  • 2008.08 : School expansion in Jeonju University Star Home
2009
  • 2009.05 : Received official accreditation candidacy from WASC
  • 2009 : Korea’s High School Lacrosse competition: Runner-up
2010
  • 2010.10 : Hosted the 1st General Speech Contest for elementary students in Jeonju
2011
  • 2011.04 : Selected as the first SAT test center in the Honam area
  • 2011.04 : Storytelling volunteering activity in Jeonju University Children’s English Library
  • 20011.05 : Korea’s High School Lacrosse competition: Runner-up
  • 2011.09 : Storytelling volunteering activity in Jeonju University Children’s English Library
  • 2011.09 : Member of SKAC (Southern Korea Athletic Conference: KIFS, GIS, DIS, BIS, BIFS, HIS)
  • 2011.10 : Hosted the 2nd General Speech Contest for elementary students in Jeonju
  • 2011.11 : Recognized as an official SAT Test Center
2012
  • 2012.04 : Hosted the 1st SKAC Music Concert and Art Exhibition
  • 2012.06 : Received official three-year accreditation from WASC
  • 2012.09 : Established a Guidance Counseling Center
2013
  • 2013.04 : Hosted the 2nd SKAC Music Concert and Art Exhibition
  • 2013.05 : AP (Advanced Placement) Test Center
2014
  • 2014.04 : Hosted the 3rd SKAC Music Concert and Art Exhibition
  • 2014.12 : 70 Graduates admitted in universities/colleges abroad
2015
  • 2015.04 : Received an “excellent” rating from the visiting United States Education Certificate Authority during the WASC visit
  • 2015.04 : Hosted the 4th SKAC Music Concert and Art Exhibition
  • 2015.12 : Over 95% of graduates (82 total people) attending international colleges
2016
  • 2016.01 : Overseas volunteer participation (Cambodia)
  • 2016.05 : Hosted the 5th SKAC Music Concert and Art Exhibition
  • 2016.09 : SKAC (Association of Southern International Schools) Cross Country High School 2nd place runner-up
  • 2016.11 : SKAC STEM Fair
    • 1st in Behavioral Science, Environmental Science
    • 2nd in Behavioral Science, Engineering
2018
  • 2018.04 : Passed a WASC Committee Visit
  • 2018.10-11 : Volunteering activity at Saeyeon Elementary school – English Education
  • 2018.11 : Volunteering activity at Jeonju Hanok Village – Translation and Interpretation service

What is WASC?

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six official academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities, colleges, secondary and elementary schools in the United States and foreign institutions of American origin. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges has jurisdiction over the U.S. states of California and Hawaii, its territories of GuamAmerican Samoa and Northern Marianas Islands, in addition to the Federated States of MicronesiaPalau, the Pacific RimEast Asia, and areas of the Pacific and East Asia where American schools or colleges may apply to it for service.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges is divided into three groups. The Accrediting Commission for Schools accredits all schools below the college level. Included are elementary, junior high, middle, high and adult schools, whether public, private, or church-related. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges evaluates and accredits public and private post-secondary institutions that offer two-year education programs and award the associate degree. The Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits public and private senior colleges and universities. (Wikipedia)