It didn’t take long before Jaeha Namkung found his place at SCIS. Sure, he arrived with limited English. However, he kept trying because everyone around him told him he could. With ample support, he was soon fluent. “All my teachers have contributed to my growth as a student and a person, in some way,” he explains.
Being able to converse gave Namkung the confidence he needed to immerse himself in the whole SCIS experience. He is currently participating in jazz band, the strings ensemble and badminton. He is also a proud member of both the Math Club and the Chess Club. Both have helped him rack up prestigious accolades that will look great on his college applications. In the classroom, he does just as well.
“My favourite classes are math and science, but I think the classes that helped me become an overall better student were English and Humanities. They were challenging, but I wouldn’t be able to write or conversate without them,” he says.
While Namkung isn’t certain what he would like to achieve as a college student or professional just yet, there’s one thing he knows for sure: SCIS will help him get to where he needs to go. The school is currently helping him plan his next academic step. For learners like him, there are many options to choose from.
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