A Korean boy and sister won their matriculation at a prestigious school for very gifted boys and girls in Arizona, USA. They are won entry in the Arizona State University's ASU Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy.
The boy is a 12-year-old Tae Eun-shik and the girl a 13-year-old Tae Hee-yeon. (Incidentally, they are the grand-son and grand-daughter of Vice Chairman Song Na-ra of The Korea Post media, publisher of 3 English and 2 Korean-language news publications since 1985.)
Founded on the West Campus of Arizona State University (ASU) in 2011 with a donation from philanthropist Gary Herberger, Herberger Academy is introducing the Cambridge curriculum used by gifted students around the world.
To accommodate Arizona's gifted education, the Herberger Foundation provides 50% of tuition subsidies to admitted students.
Herberger Academy, which consists of about 90 students from 7th to 12th grade, offers mentorship, internships, and research with ASU professors, and has the advantage of taking some university courses.
Along with ASU Herberger Academy, Davidson Academy, run by the University of Nevada, is well known as a school for gifted students.
Recently, Ad Astra, a gifted school founded by Elon Musk at SpaceX headquarters for his five children, was also featured by the press.
Katherine Tae Hee-yeon finished her 3rd grade in elementary school in Seoul, and Tae Eun-shik finished his 2nd grade in elementary school in Seoul and moved to the United States.
Jason Tae Eun-shik is also from Ad Astra, which was introduced above.
Katherine Tae Hee-yeon and Jason Tae Eun-shik, who moved to Arizona due to their parents' business in 2020 (Lawyer Albert Tae Joon-Ho [father], Song Ha-na [mother], an orthodontist at Starlight General Dental Group) are scheduled to attend Herberger Academy in August this year.