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NLIS High School

 NLIS students have many unique opportunities for learning.  These opportunities include the following:


  • High communication skills and high student achievement 

Western education emphasizes the ability of students to learn how to think for themselves. The classes engage in deep conversations daily with the teachers and each other. 

  • Online courses from SevenStar Academy 

This is an accredited online school for high school students for advanced placement classes, world languages, etc.  Students take these courses in class at school.  Honor classes are also available.

  • Advanced Placement Courses

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 in class. A teacher at NLIS will proctor the tests. 


  • Leadership roles in the student council 

Students help lead the monthly assembly, lead in programs, help with the Asahi Festival, create fundraising opportunities, i.e., create the NLIS t-shirt, and do much more!  They learn to lead!

American High School is from Grades 9 through 12.  Students are expected to take about 6 to 7 classes a year for 4 years.


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

Secondary School Schedule for 2023-2024 for Grades 7-11

Library every other week


8:50-9:45   M-F Math 

Grade 7   Math in Focus Course 2 (Singapore) Miss Boko

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

Grade 9   Algebra 1 Mr. Rasson

Grade 10 SevenStar Online Academy Geometry

Grade 11 SevenStar Online Academy Algebra 2


9:45-10:45  M-TH  Japanese  

Grade 7      Mr. Furuya

Grade 8      Mr. Furuya

Grade 9-11

Track 2 Japanese for foreign students

Students study to pass the national Japanese tests, N5, N4, and N3 for foreigners.

Grades 7-10   Mrs. Shinohara

10:50-11:10  Bible  M-TH  with grades 7 through 11

11:15-12:30  Language Arts  

Every other week, all classes walk to the local library to borrow English and Japanese books.

Grades 7/8   Mr. Rasson

Students will study short stories and current events from newspapers, do grammar interactive notebooks and read the following novels:

・Star of Light

・The Mysterious Benedict Society

・Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare)

All books are provided by NLIS.


Grades 9/11 Miss Boko

World Literature:  Students study five units of selected works: Early Literature, Epic Poetry, Medieval-Renaissance, Enlightenment-Romanticism, and the 20th Century. 

Students will focus on World Literature. They will read the following:
・The Odyssey

・The Little Prince

・The Beloved Country

*All books are provided by NLIS.


12:30-1:30 M-F Lunch and recreation  7-11 together

Students in grades 9-11 may leave the campus during this time.


1:30-2:20  Electives:  Students may choose a minimum of 3 to 6 electives every year.

Teachers will teach the following in the 2023-24 year

Ms. Boko - P.E., Photography, Home Economics, Art

Mr. Rasson - P.E., Computer (coding, etc.), Psychology


2:20-3:20 Social Studies Mr. Rasson  

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

Grades 9/11 World History       


2:20-3:20 M-TH Science Ms. Boko, 9:45-10:30 F

Grades 7/8  Earth Science and labs with Kesler Science   

Grades 9/11 Astronomy, Atomic principles, Oceanography, Natural Resources, Scientific Applications

All studies include labs

2:20-2:40 F only  


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


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