NLIS High School

Welcome to New Life International School's first year of high school!  We have two trained teachers, American and British, both with Master's degrees.  

NLIS students have many unique opportunities for learning.  


These opportunities include the following:


  • High communication skills and high student achievement A small teacher ratio improves the ability for deep discussion in the classes.  Students learn how to think for themselves as they have deep discussions daily with the teachers and each other. 

  • Online courses from SevenStar Academy  This is an accredited online school that NLIS provides for high school students for advanced placement classes, world languages, etc.

  • Advanced Placement Courses (high-level classes similar to the IB program) These classes are created by the College Board in America and offer college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations.  At this time all advanced placement courses are done online. The tests will be proctored by a teacher at NLIS. 

  • Leadership roles in the student council


Advanced Placement classes and world languages are offered in place of many courses above through SevenStar.

Secondary School Schedule for 2022-2023 for Grades 7-10


8:50-9:50 M-F Math 

Grade 7   Math in Focus Course 2 (Singapore) Mr. Rasson

Grade 8   Math in Focus Course 3 (Singapore) Mr. Rasson

Grade 9   SevenStar Online Academy Algebra 1

Grade 10 SevenStar Online Academy Geometry


9:55-10:40  Japanese  

Grade 7      Mrs. Murayama

Grade 8      Mr. and Mrs. Furuya

Grade 9/10 Mr. Ikeda


10:45-11:05 Bible  Mr. Rasson and Ms. Minshull

Grades 7-10 join together in Mr. Rasson’s classroom


11:05-12:30  Language Arts

Grades 7/8   Mr. Rasson

Students will study short stories and current events from newspapers, do grammar interactive notebooks and read the following *novels: The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare, Mrs. Frisby, and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien, and  The Cay by Theodore Taylor. 

*All books are provided by NLIS.


Grades 9/10  Ms. Minshull

British Literature:  Students will study British poets Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Hopkins, Hardy, Eliot, Owen, and Graves, and read the following *novels provided by NLIS: Frankenstein by Mary Wollencroft Shelley, Emma by Jane Austen, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, and Animal Farm by George Orwell Poetry               

*All books are provided by NLIS.


12:30-1:30 M-F Lunch and recreation  7-10 together

Students in grades 9-10 may leave the campus during this time.


1:30-2:30 Social Studies Mr. Rasson  

Grades 7/8  Modern Asian Government, Asian religions, World geography, Medieval Japanese unit  

Grades 9/10 World History       


1:30-2:30 Science  Ms. Minshull

Grades 7/8  Earth Science and labs with Kesler Science   

Grades 9/10 Biology and labs  


2:30-3:20 Electives:  Physical Education, Art, Choir, Computer, or Keyboard


3:20-3:30 M-F Clean and dismiss


Friday Schedule is different from the other days of the week. The schedule is as follows:


8:50-11:25    Language Arts, Library every other week, standardized testing days

11:30-12:20  Elective to be announced

12:20-1:20    Lunch and recreation

1:20-2:20      Math

2:20-2:40      Chapel

2:40-3:20      Study hall (catch up)

3:20-3:30      Clean and dismiss



Each semester, students must choose two electives.  Students choose between PE and Art on Mon/Wed and between Computer and Music Tues/Thurs.  Students may choose a minimum of 2 to 4 electives every year.


All classes continue throughout the year and are not dependent on the first semester.


2:30-3:20 Computer 1 or 2 TTH  Mr. Rasson  (1st or 2nd semester)

Improve keyboard skills, learn to create Powerpoint presentations, learn to use Google Drive, Excel, and learn to create with coding.        


2:30-3:20 Art 1 or 2 MW  Ms. Minshull (1st or 2nd semester)

Introduction to Art for High School: basics of the art design including contour line, shading, perspective, color theory, mixed media, and 3d art  Mediums include painting, sketch, clay, cross-stitch, and more.


2:30-3:20 P.E. 1 or 2 MW Mr. Rasson (1st or 2nd semester)

Stay healthy and fit and have fun with exercise, fitness tests, 4 square, basketball, soccer, kickball, and volleyball.  


2:30-3:20 Pop Choir TTH  Ms. Minshull (1st semester)

Learn the basic techniques to improve your voice and have fun learning how to sing both solo and in a group! Learn about control, pitch, rhythm, and more, while learning how to sing a range of pop songs.

2:30-3:20 Keyboard Band TTH  Ms. Minshull (2nd semester)​

Learn the chords for your favorite songs and play along with others! Learn how to read and understand music and improve your rhythm, sight-reading, dynamics, and understanding of chords/music notation.