Nagoya International School
Nagoya International School has a virtual high school component.
Nagoya International School, founded in 1964, is a private, non-profit, co-educational day school offering an instructional programme from pre-school through grade 12 for students from 22 countries with approximately 25% from North America.
The school serves students whose parents work in the diplomatic corps and the international business community, as well as host-country students and other long-term residents of Nagoya.
There are 36 full-time teachers from six different countries. All faculty members are certified in their respective countries and approximately 75% hold Master’s degrees.
The school provides an American, standards-based curriculum and the language of instruction is English.
Japanese course offerings are extensive (7 levels); level 4 is equivalent to an Advanced Placement class.
NIS is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and the high school has implemented pre-IB courses from 2007-2008.
For more details see http://www.nagoyais.jp/nis/
Features of the NIS High School
- Low student-teacher ratio
- Virtual High School (VHS) courses offer opportunities for additional advanced coursework
- NIS is approved to offer the International Baccalaureate Organization Diploma Programme
- College guidance & support
- School-wide wireless computer network
- Fine Arts & Performing arts
- Varsity sports (Boys & Girls Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball/Softball, Soccer & Badminton)
- Academic & service activities (Student Council, National Honor Society, Model United Nations, Habitat for Humanity)
Virtual High School
With approval from the counselor and principal, seniors and juniors have the opportunity to take Virtual High School classes under the supervision of the VHS coordinator.
VHS offers a wide variety of online classes including Advanced Placement (university-level) classes. Students are required to take the corresponding AP exam.