Under Japanese occupation, our school is the first high school founded by and intended for Taiwanese .
In 1915, under Japanese occupation, Taiwanese forefathers Lin Lie-tang, Lin Hsien-tang,
Lin Hsiung-cheng, Tsai Lien-fang, and Ku Hsien-jung pooled resources and donated land to build the high school to educate Taiwanese students with a view to awakening Taiwanese people's nationalism and cultural senses.
After the Retrocession, through the efforts of the nine preceding principals, our school achieved its aim to be a top school, which nurtured numerous elites in various fields. Nowadays,
the incumbent principal Tsai Ping-kun assumes the mission of fulfilling the high goals set by his predecessors and takes pains to sustain the school's prestige.
Spread one's wings and ride with the wind; take joy in nurturing the talented; manifest the way of virtue and justice.
Types and Numbers of Classes
There are now 75 classes, including 63 general classes, 3 classes of high achievement in math and science, 3 class of high achievement in language (to be set up in September, 2003）, and 3 art-oriented classes. The number of the students is 3250, and the number of the school staff is 250.
New Policies and Measures
Since Principal Tsai Ping-kun assumed office in August 2000, he has endeavored to put many beneficial policies into practice, thus making the school more promising.
First of all, the visual identification system was formulated. The new logotype combines the image of “dragon” and the Chinese character “中” (chung, derived from the name of Taichung city, and our school as well.) The new logotype also conveys the concepts of “tradition and modernity” and “sense and sensibility” with the red and the gray colors. The former represents passion and vitality while the latter stands for sense and perseverance. The purpose of developing the visual identification system is to reach a consensus and to shape a new image.
The art center, set up in September 2001, is located in the basement of the Li-Tse Building. It was built as the art exhibition area and the audio-visual seminar room in the hope of developing a campus culture of arts and technology.
Principal Tsai also spares no effort in constructing an e-campus. So far, we have constructed the campus intranet Giga Bit, established a multi-media laboratory, computerized the administrative and teaching resources, and issued our school e-papers.
Holistic and Multi Learning
To provide an excellent multi-learning environment for high-achievers in mathematics, natural science, art, and language, the school already has several special classes and continues to offer special programs for talented students. These special classes and programs include:
- High-achievers in mathematics and natural science:Undertaking our tradition of excellence in math and natural science education, our school aims to pool the elites from central Taiwan, and activate the students’ gifts in these fields, and cultivate their scientific attitudes toward life.
- High-achievers in art: Founded in 1996, the Art Classes are co-ed and meant to extend art education for gifted high school art students. We hope to enhance the students’ professional skills as well as add a touch of aesthetics to the school campus ambience.
- High-achievers in language:Started off in 2003, the special High-achiever Class is also co-ed with the goal of training the students with great language potential to excel in language learning and broaden their global view.
- Special programs for developing scientific talents:Sponsored by the Education Foundation and the Parents Association, the programs invite prestigious university professors as well as our schoolteachers to instruct students in the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, and information science in hopes of cultivate their interests and ability in learning basic natural science.
- Special programs for enhancing foreign language ability and skills:Aimed to cultivate global vision in our students, intensive English conversation and second language classes (Japanese and French at the moment) are started. They cooperate with renowned international universities and institutions to develop students’ language skills and broaden their horizons.
- Yu-Tsai Street: Edited by the staff of the Student's Publication Club, this school publication is published every semester and provides a space for publishing creative writing from our teachers and students.
- Duo-sheng: It is published three times a school year. Our school's important information and messages are included.
- TCFSH e-paper:It is published one or two times every month, conveying our school’s lively and vigorous image.
- TCFSH Journal: It is our school’s academic publication, and is published once a school year.
- Learning passport:
Students are encouraged to record their lives on campus and extend learning boundaries by
taking down their readings attending cultural events, seminars, and so on.
- Physical fitness passport:
The outcomes of physical fitness tests which are performed twice a year are registered in order to perceive fitness conditions of individual students. Programs of improving students’ fitness status will be planned accordingly.
Abundant and Colorful Clubs
We offer over 50 clubs for our students to take part in. These clubs are
characterized by their autonomous, academic, entertaining, or social service natures.
In these activities we hope students can cultivate abilities to learn, to work, to live, and to develop.
We hold regular club activities such as the club exhibitions on our school's anniversary, the club performances on the New Year's Day, the Folk Song Contest for Taichung First Senior High and Taichung Girls’ High School, and so on. It is also a big event for our school when our school’s wind and string orchestra makes a tour of performances throughout the island. Further, renowned art groups such as Chu Tsung-ching Repercussion Band and Cloud Gate Dancing Group are often invited as resident art group, conducting teaching and performance, breathing humanistic and artistic life into campus.