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1.Three courses in Junior High School

Three courses

  • Global Course
  • Academically Advanced Course
  • Advanced Higher 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.

Six characteristics of the Global Course
  • Lectures taught by native English teachers and “Skill Up” classes implemented on seventh period.
  • Diverse language placements are available.
    Jeju English language placement (Korean Jeju International University), language placement in Australia, Cebu Island English language placement and domestic English language camps.
  • Every student will aim to pass Eiken level pre-2 exam. Every student will take part in a GTEC examination.
  • Lectures on Chinese and Korean languages are also available.
  • Students will challenge themselves to gain a Mathematics Certification in English.
  • With each subject unit, students will learn about different situations around the world and different values.
Target career pathsPrestigious 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.

Academically Advanced 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.

Six characteristics of Academically Advanced Course
  • The progress and depth of lectures is adapted to maximize the fast development progress of each individual, ensuring students gain the abilities to take entrance examinations at prestigious universities.
  • Friends with similar ambitions will work hard together, keeping their motivation high to reach higher targets.
  • By the end of the third year of middle school, each student will aim to pass the Pre-two Level certification in Eiken, Kanken and Suuken.
  • Via short tests and personal guidance, the level of understanding for each student is closely monitored.
  • Every day students hands in a “365 notebook”, ensuring constant communication with faculty in order to maintain good study habits.
  • For the summer of the third year of middle school, students are offered an opportunity to participate in a study abroad program in Australia.
Target career paths:Prestigious public, public, private universities

Learner focused environment,

Advanced Higher 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.

Six characteristics of Advanced Higher Course.
  • With short tests and personnel guidance, each student's level of understanding is closely monitored.
  • Every day, students hand in their “365 notebook”, ensuring their study habits are maintained and monitored by faculty.
  • Efficient study methods and practices are used towards the goal of students participating in the Eiken, Kanken and Suuken exams.
  • Homeroom, co-homeroom and other faculty coordinate closely together to provide study support to each individual student.
  • We focus on an independent learning approach where each individual’s interests are respected.
  • Students have the option to participate in a language placement in Australia during the summer of the third year of middle school
Target career pathsNational, 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 Class

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 TOEIC 500 and above are the goal by the end of their second year.
  • After school, extra-curricular activities, satellite classes, catch up classes, study groups and so on are available to students.
Target career pathsPrestigious national, public and private universities, Nishogakusha University.

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

Academically Advanced Course

Twice a week, a seventh period class is set up to offer advanced and developed conten

Catch up classes are adapted to each student’s learning level, "study groups" are conducted in self-learning rooms and satellite classes 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 the academically advanced class
  • Material used in lessons integrates the curriculum of prestigious public private universities.
  • Twice a week during the seventh period, special classes such as satellite classes, are available.
  • 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 pathTo 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 the University Entry 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 pathsGetting 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
Japanese, Comprehensive Japanese, Japanese Special Lecture ML
Social Science, World History,
Mathematics
Science, Physics Basic, Biology Basic
Health and Physical Education, Health Education, Physical Education
Art, Music, Fine Arts, Calligraphy
English, Communicative English, English Expression, English Special Lecture ML
Home Economics, Home Economics Basic
Information, Society and Information
General Class, Analects of Confucius
Extracurricular Activities, Homeroom

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

2nd Year
Arts Subject Science Subjects
Japanese, Modern Literature B, Classic Literature B, Japanese Special Lecture ML
Social Science, Japanese History B, Politics and Economics
Mathematics, Mathematics II, Mathematics B
Science, Chemistry Basic
Health and Physical Education, Health Education, Physical Education
English, Communicative English II, English Expression II, English Special Lecture ML
General Class, Analects of Confucius
Extracurricular Activities, Homeroom
Mandatory Lectures, Modern Literature Special Lecture I, Classic Literature Special Lecture I, World History Special Lecture II, Mathematics Special Lecture I, English Special Lecture I, Music II, Arts II, Calligraphy II, Home economics, Information Science, Chinese I, Korean I
Japanese, Modern Literature B,
Social Science, Geography A, Modern Society
Mathematics, Mathematics II, Mathematics B, Chemistry Basic ML
Science, Chemistry Basic, Physics or Biology (Select either one), Science Special Lecture ML
Health and Physical Education, Physical Education, Health Education
English, Communicative English II, English Expression II, English Special Lecture ML
General Course, Analects of Confucius
Extracurricular Activities, Homeroom
Mandatory Lectures, Modern Literature Special Lecture I, Classic Literature Special Lecture I, World History B, Japanese History Special Lecture I, Mathematics Special Lecture I, English Special Lecture I, Music II, Arts II, Calligraphy II, Home economics, Information Science, Chinese I, Korean I.
3rd Year
Arts Course *Total number of credits must not exceed 34 Science Course *Total number of credits must not exceed 34
Japanese, Japanese Expression, Modern Literature B, Classic Literature B, Choose 1 or 3 subjects
Social Science, World History B, Japanese History B, Politics and Economics, Ethics
Mathematics, Mathematics Special Lecture I
Science, Biology Special Course I
Health and Physical Education, Physical Education
English, Communicative English III, English Expression II, Choose 1 or 2 subjects
General Class, Analects of Confucius
Extracurricular Activities, Homeroom
Mandatory Lectures, Modern Literature Special Lecture II, Classic Literature Special Lecture II, Japanese History Special Lecture II, Mathematics Special Lecture II, English Special Lecture II, Calligraphy III, Chinese ①, Korean I, (The following are consistent through High school and University) Civil Law I AB, Chinese I, History of Japanese Literature II AB
Japanese, Modern Literature B,
Social Science, Geography A (for National Center Exam), Modern Society (for National Center Exam)
Mathematics, Mathematics II, Mathematics III
Science, Chemistry, Physics Special Course, Biology Special Lecture II
Health and Physical Education, Physical Education
English, Communicative English III, English Expression II, English Special Lecture ML
General Class, Analects of Confucius
Extracurricular Activities, Homeroom
Mandatory Lectures, Modern Literature Special Lecture I, Classic Literature Special Lecture II, Japanese History Special Lecture II, Mathematics Special Lecture II, English Special Lecture II, Chemistry Special Lecture II, Calligraphy III, Chinese I, Korean I

* Arts Course (Japanese Language), students must choose 1-3 lectures out of the following - ‘Japanese Expression: 3 credits’, ‘Modern Literature B: 5 credits’ and ‘Classic Literature B: 3 credits’
* Arts Course (Social Science) students must choose 1 lecture out of the following – ‘World Geography B: 4 credits’, ‘Japan History B: 4 credits’ and ‘Politics and Economics: 4 credits’. (However, World Geography B must be taken with ‘Selective World Geography’ in the 2nd Year) Students can choose from ‘Mathematics Special Lecture l’ and ‘Biology Special Lecture’.
*Both Arts Course students and Science Course students must choose either or both the following – ‘Communicative English Ⅲ’, ‘English Expression Ⅱ’.
*Science Course students must choose either or both of the following – ‘Physics Special Lecture’, ‘Biology Special Lecture’ and take both subjects in the 2nd year. Students can also choose from ‘National Center Exam Geography A’ and ‘National Center Modern History’.

5.Annual Schedule (Junior High School)
April Enrollment Ceremony
Communication Work Shop (1st Year Students)
Off-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
Ball Game Day
June Student-Teacher Conference Week
Kanji Examination (No.1)
Eiken Examination
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
Chinese Study Program in Taiwan
Student-Parent-Teacher Conference
Summer Workshop
2nd Term Opening Ceremony
Mathematics Examination (No.1)
September Agricultural on-site training (Rice field harvesting)
Shoryo Festival
October Eiken Examination (No.2)
Kanji Examination (No.2)
Mid Term Exam
Student Conference, Board Member Election
Field Trip (The University of Tokyo Kashiwa Campus)
Student-Teacher Conference Week
Sports Day
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

* For students joining the school in year 2016, there will be an overseas school trip in their final year (compulsory). There is also a wide variety of language workshops for students that are interested.

6.Annual Schedule (Senior High School)
April Enrollment Ceremony
Ceremony to introduce one another
Communication Workshop (1st Year)
Off-Campus Orientation
May Physical Examination
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)
English Study Program in Cebu Island (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
Network Event with Foreign Exchange Students
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

* For students joining the school in year 2016, there will be an overseas school trip in their final year (Compulsory). There is also a wide variety of language workshops for students that are interested.

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