High School Graduation Requirements:

Students completing Grade 12 should normally be eligible for a High School Diploma. Students who did not attend NLIS for all of Grades 9 to 11 will ordinarily gain credit for courses taken in their previous schools. A minimum of 50 credits is necessary to graduate high school from New Life International School.

 

In order to graduate from New Life International School, students must complete the following courses: 

  • 4 credits of Bible (one credit for each year enrolled at NLIS)

  • 8 credits English (two credits for each year enrolled at NLIS)

  • 4 credits of Science

  • 4 credits of Humanities (Social Studies)

  • 4 credits of Mathematics

  • 4 credits of Japanese

  • 1 credit Fine Arts or Music

  • 4 credits PE/health

  • 1 credit Senior Project

  • 1 credit for 50 hours of Community Help

  • 15 credits of Electives

 

Courses Eligible for Each Category

 

Bible

One credit for every year of Bible Class at NLIS, fifteen to 20 minutes a day 

 

English

Grade 9:

  • Writing & Grammar

  • Fundamentals of Literature

Grade 10:

  • Writing  Grammar    

  • Elements of Literature

Grade 11:       

  • Writing & Grammar

  • American Literature

Grade 12:       

  • Writing & Grammar

  • British Literature

 

Science

Grade 9          

  • Life Science

Grade 10        

  • Biology

Grade 11        

  • Chemistry

Grade 12         (Possible courses)

  • Physics

  • Environmental Science

  • Robotics

  • AP Biology

  • AP Chemistry

 

Social Studies:

Grade 9          

  • World History

Grade 10        

  • Comparative Politics and Government

Grade 11        

  • US History

Grade 12        

Possible courses could be:

  • Japanese Culture

  • Psychology

  • AP Economics

 

Mathematics: any 4 below

Grade 9          

  • Algebra 1

Grade 10

  • Geometry

Grade 11        

  • Algebra 2

Grade 12  

Possible courses could be:     

  • Pre-calculus

  • AP Pre-calculus

  • AP Algebra

  • AP Geometry

 

PE/Health: 

  • Physical Education (general)

  • Health classes offered 1 semester each grade, including sex education and abuse classes

  • Strength and Conditioning

  • Sports, as available

 

World Language:

  • Japanese class offered in each grade

Extra Japanese classes may include:

  • Japanese Composition

  • Japanese Literature and Society

 

Fine Arts: 

  • Art Design

  • Computer art graphics

  • Drawing and Painting

  • Gospel Choir

 

50 hours Community Service

Ideas include: 

  • Volunteering at old folk's homes

  • Volunteering to do farm work (Yamanashi is the fruit capital of Japan)

  • Volunteering to teach English to new students or outside the school

  • Volunteering to work with the city volunteer center - usually picking up trash

  • Volunteering in any capacity as approved by the senior teacher.

 

NLIS provides annual opportunities to visit various senior homes and do Christmas caroling, and giving gifts at an orphanage and playing games with the children there.

 

Electives

  • Modern Language Spanish 1 Online Course*

  • Spanish 2*

  • Spanish 3*

  • French 1*

  • French 2*

  • Physical Education classes

  • Health Classes

  • Gospel Choir*

  • Handbell Ensemble

  • AP classes*

  • Math classes

  • Science classes

  • Poetry class

  • Bible class

  • Japanese classes

  • Art classes

 

*extra fees are required

 

Freshman Required Classes

  • Bible

  • English 2 classes (one per semester)

  • Science (one semester)

  • Social Studies (one semester)

  • Math

  • PE or Health

  • Japanese

  • 3 Electives

  • 10 hours of volunteer service (outside of class)

 

Sophomore Required Classes

  • Bible

  • English 2 classes (one per semester)

  • Science (one semester)

  • Social Studies (one semester)

  • Math

  • Japanese

  • Fine Arts

  • 4 Electives

  • 15 hours of volunteer service (outside of class)

 

Junior Required Classes

  • Bible

  • English 2 classes (one per semester)

  • Science (one semester)

  • Social Studies (one semester)

  • Math

  • Japanese

  • 4 Electives

  • 15 hours of volunteer service (outside of class)

 

Senior Required Classes

  • Bible

  • English 2 classes (one per semester)

  • Science (one semester)

  • Social Studies (one semester)

  • Math

  • Japanese

  • 4 Electives

  • Senior Project

  • 10 hours of volunteer service (outside of class)

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Contact Us

Facebook:  New Life International Yamanashi

Tel. 055-287-9577 in Japanese

090-6014-2663

in English

Address

​ニューライフインターナショナルスクール

5-4-16 Asahi

Kofu, Yamanashi 400-00255

400−0025 山梨県甲府市

朝日5−4−16