NISHOGAKUSHA

Kashiwa Junior and Senior High School


1.Three courses in Junior High School

Three courses

Global Course

Special Course

Selection Course


Starting from this year we have introduced our new Global course, developed to give individuals a diverse experience.
Each student from all courses are equipped with a tablet device enabling an advanced learning environment.

Learning proactively

Global Course


The aim of the class is to expose students to different cultures, and accept that there are diverse values.This will foster communication skills that will allow them to deal with various situations in the future. Moreover, classes are carried out both in a traditional lecture style and also in group learning formats called “active learning," which aims to improve academic ability via active cooperation amongst students.In addition, using English as a method of communication, the school proactively organizes events and activities that use English.Finally, we offer opportunities including a wide range of study abroad locations, availability of workshops aimed at improving communication skills and refining sensibility from various angles; which are all aimed to cultivate individuals with a broad view of the world.

4 GLOBAL PROJECT NISHO

■ PRESENTATION PROGRAM
1. First, our students will cultivate a deep understanding of international issues. They will develop a strong ability to rationalise, and an ability to properly process information and make judgements in Japanese.
2. Our students will aim to create “persuasive presentations”, addressing 2 or 3 issues per year.
3. Students will learn about the culture and history of countries such as Australia, England and Canada, while considering Japan’s own culture and influence in the world.
4. Students will present their idea on means to contribute to solving the world’s challenges, centring on sustainable development targets (SDGs) for 2030.


■ SPECIAL LEARNING PROGRAM
1. Our students will visit the offices of international organisations such as JICA, UNICEF, foreign embassies and UNU.
2. Students participate in communication workshops, delivered by lecturers who are active in the current global world.
3. Students participate in immersion programs, such as ‘Cooking in English’.
Through these activities, our students will experience various people and aspects of global relations, which will expand their understanding of internationalisation.


■ POWER UP ENGLISH PROGRAM
Twice a year in each grade, students will participate in an intensive, 3 day English program with a native English teacher, focusing on self-expression in English.


■ STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM
In addition to participating in the Singapore and Malaysia school excursions, students in the global course have the opportunity to attend study abroad training courses in locations such as Canada and Seibu.


Target career paths Prestigious national and public universities, prestigious private universities and universities abroad catering to each student's needs for their desired career path.


Broad guidance approach to open up career paths.

Special Course


Over a period of six years, the program is designed to nurture students with academic credentials that will prepare them to take entrance examinations at prestigious universities. Through the course, students are lectured in accordance with their development curve, making possible for them to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to enter the University of their choosing.We focus on academic abilities, in addition to being trained on schedule management, self-learning and self-practice habits.Lectures for top students are organized after school, which is an opportunity for students to undertake advanced content that will further their abilities.The difficulty of lectures will gradually increase to achieve higher targets, the school organizes short tests for each subject and also provides individual guidance, which enables students to not be left behind in subjects in which they experience difficulty.Classes are grouped around similar academic levels, so everyone is able to support each other in working hard towards a wide variety of career paths.

SPECIAL COURSE 6 FEATURES

■ By tailoring the depth and focus of lessons in line with students’ progress and growth, we aim for our students to improve their academic ability to the level where they are able to successfully pass the entrance examinations of even the most challenging universities.
■ By making friends with like minded students who share similar goals and intentions, our students can maintain motivation to reach their goals.
■ By the end of junior high school, we aim for our students to have acquired level of pre-2 in the EIKEN exam, Kanji Aptitude exam and Mathematics Aptitude exam.
■ Through the use of short tests and individual tutorials we will closely monitor each students level of comprehension in their subjects.
■ With our 365 Notebook, which our students submit every day, we ensure the continuation of good study habits.
■ All of our 3rd year students take part in the school excursion to Singapore and Malaysia. Students further have the opportunity to participate in additional programs such as our Australian study abroad program if desired.


Target career paths Prestigious public, public, private universities.


Learner focused environment,

Selection Course


With easy to follow lectures and faculty guidance, each student is closely monitored, allowing them to acquire independent learning approaches that will help them realize their aims to enroll in national universities, prestigious private universities, and Nishogakusha University.Before first period, from 8:15 in the morning, students participate in 25 minute morning lessons in English, Mathematics and “discussion lessons."During home room, study notebooks are handed in to enhance daily self-study habits. Homeroom, co-homeroom and other faculty all coordinate together to provide study support to students while short tests are given until it is certain that students have fully comprehended the material.Also, the possibility to transfer to another class between semesters allows faculty to keep up motivation in the student's studies on a regular basis.

SELECTION COURSE 6 FEATURES

■ Through the use of short test and individual tutorials, we will closely monitor each student’s level of comprehension in their subjects.
■ With our 365 Notebook, which our students submit every day, we ensure the continuation of good study habits.
■ We conduct comprehensive study sessions to assist students in improving their levels in the EIKEN exam, Kanji Aptitude exam and Mathematics Aptitude exam.
■ Study support is provided by closely sharing information between the home room teacher, support teachers and curriculum advisors.
■ We place high value on student self-directed learning and we respect students’pursuing their individual interests.
■ All of our 3rd year students take part in the school excursion to Singapore and Malaysia. Students further have the opportunity to participate in additional programs such as our Australian study abroad program if desired.


Target career paths National, public universities, prestigious private universities, Nishogakusha University.


2.Three Courses in Senior High School

Three courses

Advanced Higher Course

Academically Advanced Course

University Entry Course



Advanced Higher Course

Establishing learning techniques tailored to individual needs, this class aims to advance students to prestigious national and public universities.Under daily learning experiences, critical thinking and discussion abilities are nurtured.Advanced classes are offered enabling students to think of creative solutions to problems they may face in the future, to help them progress through life.Daily morning lessons are given every day to enhance the abilities of students.Students are free to choose how they study after school to fostering independent learning.

Six characteristics of Advanced Higher Course.
■Students will use curriculums designed for prestigious national, public and private universities as study materials.
■Every day, a 25 minute morning lesson is implemented.
■During long-term breaks, special lectures are offered.
■During the second year, students will take part in a study camp for four days and three nights to strengthen their chances of achieving their target university paths.
■Level 2 Eiken Test or GTEC for STUDENTS GRADE5 and above are the goal by the end of their second year.
■After school, extra-curricular activities, classes by cram school teachers, catch up classes, study groups and so on are available to students.
Target career paths Prestigious national, public and private universities.


Planning to achieve the highest possible targets, prestigious national, public and private universities are pursued.

Academically Advanced Course


Catch up classes are adapted to each student’s learning level, "study groups" are conducted in self-learning rooms are run by prep schools. Utilizing such opportunities makes it possible for each individual to pass examinations for their respective desired university.

Six characteristics of Advanced Higher Course.
■Material used in lessons integrates the curriculum of prestigious public private universities.
■Level 2 Eiken Test or GTEC for STUDENTS GRADE5 are the goal by the end of their third year.
■During long breaks, special lectures are organized.
■During the second year, students will take part in study camp for four days and three nights in order to strengthen their abilities to achieve goals.
■If extra-curricular activities can be balanced with academic load, participation in after-school study groups is encouraged.
■Based on test scores, students are able to transfer into the Advanced Higher Course.
Target career paths To be accepted at prestigious national, public, and private Universities.


Study habits will become established, leading to the passing of the entrance exam for student’s desired universities, helping them achieve their future dreams.

University Entry Course


In addition to normal lessons, Kanji tests, English vocabulary tests, after school catch up classes, lectures during long-term breaks and so on, are added to give students more frequent feedback. According to each individual's level of understanding, knowledge and abilities are improved. The ability to think on their own and their problem solving skills are elevated.

Six characteristics of Advanced Higher Course.
■During the first year, we run proficiency dependent teaching for English and Mathematics.
■English and Japanese supplementary classes are provided with catch up lessons during the academic year.
■During the long term holidays, optional special lectures are organized.
■After extracurricular activities, until 19:40, the "study group (self-study room)" is open for use.
■Prep school satellite classes are available for students to take.
■Like other courses, transferring to Academically Advanced Course is possible.
Target career paths Getting into Nishogakusha and other Private universities right after high school.


3.Junior High Schools Carriculum

Number of school hours required
for each subject per week

In comparison with standard public junior high schools.
Year 1, Year 2, Year 3
Japanese
Social Studies
Mathematics
Science
English
Music
Art
Health and Physical Education
Technology and Home Economics
Ethics
General Studies
Extracurricular Activities

*The numbers in the blue boxes are the number of classes required for each subject in our school. Numbers on the right are the number of classes in standard public junior high schools.


4.Senior High Schools Carriculum

Curriculum for 2015 Students


1st Year
Comprehensive Japanese
World History A, Japanese History A
Mathematics Ⅰ, Mathematics A
Biology Basic, Science Basic
Health Education, Physical Education
Art, Music, Fine Arts, Calligraphy
Communicative English, English Expression, English Conversation ML
Home Economics Basic
Society and Information
Analects of Confucius
Homeroom

ML: Morning Lesson (25min from 8:15, Mon-Sat, equivalent of 3 credits)

2nd Year
Humanistic National and Public Course Humanistic Private Course
Modern Literature B
Classic Literature B
World History B or Japanese History B
Modern Society
Mathematics Ⅱ
Physics Basic
Physical Education
Health Education
Communicative English Ⅱ
English Expression Ⅱ
English Conversation ML
Home economics
Analects of Confucius
Home room
(37credits)
Japanese Expression
Modern Literature B
Classic Literature B
World History B or Japanese History B
Applied world History or Applied Japanese History
Modern Society
Physics Basic
Physical Education
Health Education
Communicative English Ⅱ
English Expression Ⅱ
English Conversation
Home economics
Analects of Confucius
Home room
(34credits)
Science National, Public and Private Course
Modern Literature B
Applied Classic Literature
Modern Society
Mathematics Ⅱ
Mathematics B
Chemistry
Physics Basic
Physics or Biology
Physical Education
Health Education
Communicative English Ⅱ
English Expression Ⅱ
English Conversation ML
Home economics
Analects of Confucius
Home room
(37credits)

3nd Year
Humanistic National and Public Course Humanistic Private Course
Modern Literature B
Classic Literature B
World History B or Japanese History B
Mathematics B or Applied Mathematics ⅠA
Physical Education
Communicative English Ⅲ
English Expression Ⅱ
Analects of Confucius
Home room
(26credits)
Japanese Expression
Modern Literature B
Classic Literature B
World History B or Japanese History B
Physical Education
Communicative English Ⅲ
English Expression Ⅱ
Analects of Confucius
Home room
(26credits)
Science National,Public and Private Course
Modern Literature B
Applied Classic Literature
Mathematics Ⅱ
Mathematics Ⅲ
Chemistry or Physics or Biology
Physical Education
Communicative English Ⅲ
English Expression Ⅱ
Analects of Confucius
Home room
(26credits)


5.Annual Schedule (Junior High School)


April ・Enrollment Ceremony
・Campus Orientation (1st Year Students)
・Parents Conference
・Examination of Academic Progress
May ・Agricultural on-site training (Rice field planting)
・Physical fitness test
・Mid Term Exam
・Sports Day
June ・Student-Teacher Conference Week
・Kanji Examination (No.1)
・Eiken Examination (No.1)
・Mathematics Examination (No.1)
・Field Trip (Ueno museum, Japan Airlines)
・Parents social Gathering
July ・End of Term Exam
・Return Test papers
・Special Extracurricular class
・End of Term Ceremony
・Summer Workshop
・Summer Seminars (Study Camp)
August ・English Study Program in Australia
・English Study Program in Canada
・Student-Parent-Teacher Conference
・Summer Workshop
・Mathematics Examination (No.1)
September ・2nd Term Opening Ceremony
・Agricultural on-site training (Rice field harvesting)
・Shoryo Festival
October ・Mid Term Exam
・Student Conference, Board Member Election
・Student-Teacher Conference Week
・Eiken Examination (No.2)
・Kanji Examination (No.2)
・Mathematics Examination (No.2)
・Examination of Academic Progress
November ・Field Trip to Kyoto, Nara (2nd Year)
・Chorus Festival
・Field Trip (Science AGORA)
・Parents Conference (November)
December ・End of Term Examination
・Return Test Papers
・End of Term Ceremony (2nd Term)
・Winter Workshop
January ・3rd Term Opening Ceremony
・Eiken Examination (No.3)
・Kanji Examination (No.3)
February ・Examination of Academic Progress
・Field Trip (Ski Workshop for 2nd Year)
・Farewell Reception for 3rd Years
・February Mathematics Examination (No.2)
March ・End of term Examination
・Graduation Ceremony
・Year End Ceremony
・Spring Workshop


6.Annual Schedule (Senior High School)


April ・Enrollment Ceremony
・Ceremony to introduce one another
・Parents Conference
・Off-Campus Orientation
May ・Ball Game Day
・Mid-term Examination
・Sports Day
June ・Student-Teacher Conference Week
・Kabuki Workshop (2nd Year)
July ・End of Term Examination
・End of Term Ceremony
・Summer Workshop
・Academic Workshop (Summer Seminar)
・Student-Parent-Teacher Conference
・Ball Game Day
August ・Summer Workshops for students in Advanced Higher Course and Academically Advanced Course
・English Study Program in Australia (optional)
・Chinese Study Program in Taiwan (optional)
September ・2nd Term Opening Ceremony
・Shoryo Festival (Arts Festival)
October ・Mid Term Examination
・Students Conference, Board Members Election
・Student-Teacher Conference Week
November ・School Trip to Taiwan (2nd Year)
・Arts Appreciation Day (1st Year)
December ・End of Term Examination
・End of Term Ceremony
・Student-Parent-Teacher Conference
January ・3rd Term Opening Ceremony
・National Center Examination
February ・3rd Year Farewell Party
March ・End of Year Examination
・Graduation Ceremony
・Year End Ceremony

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