Shoin Senior High School Course System



 ■ Admission Policy
 Shoin Junior and Senior High School is an all-girl school that has a Christian spirit as its pillar, and uses the phrase “A Grain of Mustard Seed”, which is a passage from the Bible, as an educational philosophy. Just as a tiny mustard seed grows into a great tree, Shoin, through its instruction, wants its students to constantly reexamine themselves and discover a new self by breaking out of their shells and, as an extraordinary young woman, become a contributing member of society. The school motto, “Open Heart, Open Mind”, means students are expected to overcome global society’s barriers, such as nationality, race, ethnic group, religion, or gender and to accept and embrace all people honestly and with love. Shoin seeks students who understand this philosophy and would like to be a part of it.

 
Language & Science Course(LS)

・Applicants should have believe in their own potential to realize their future dreams and goals and a strong desire to learn.

・Willingness to cooperate with others while learning deeply about  domestic and foreign problems regarding peace and human rights.

・Willingness to learn English and actively pursue their interests as a solid member of society. Goals should include being a nursery school or kindergarten teacher, nutritionist, nurse, pharmacist or other professional occupation.

・English Level of CEFR*A1~A2(Eiken Level 3 – Pre-2)is preferable.


 Athlete & Artist Course(AA)

・Applicants should aim to belong to a sports club, Ballet group, or other competing sports body that participates in national competitions, and plan to be a high school student.

・Willingness to improve their English ability.

・English Level of CEFRA1~A2(Eiken Level 3 – Pre-2)is preferable.

 Global Leader Course(GL)

・Be thinking about entering high school and university with a global perspective and a desire, in the future, to do internationally-related activities or work either domestically or abroad.

・Good attitude to show the results of what they learn inside and outside the classroom. This includes projects, exploration classes, ICT skills, critical thinking skills, and a high English proficiency.

・English ability of CEFR B1 (Eiken Level 2・GTEC 960) and have daily conversation communication skills. 

・ Eagerness to take on new challenges and be prepared to find their identity and path while respecting others from various backgrounds or cultures.
 


 ■ Curriculum Policy
 The main educational pillar, or key words, of Shoin is Bible and Language. Moreover, Global Mindset, Courage, and Resourcefulness are added to make 5 key words that are essential to education at Shoin. Through these 5 key words, female students will learn to survive and thrive in the 21st Century global society.  In each course, The Language & Science Course(LS)、Athlete & Artist Course(AA) , Global Leader Course(GL), the curriculum is organized to not just increase English language ability comprehensively but also to help students achieve their future goals.


 
Language & Science Course(LS)


・Promote deep learning in humanities and the sciences with interactive and proactive classes.

・Training in both English and Japanese language in terms of listening, verbal ability, and logical thinking.

・Cultivate 5 areas of English ability in 5 areas: Listening, Reading, Spoken Interaction, Spoken Production, and Writing.

・Instruct in the use of ICT equipment.

・Foster students ability to self-learn and broaden their own perspective of society through education.



 Athlete & Artist Course(AA)


・Classes to be held 5 days a week for 5 class hours. After class hours and on Saturday students are able to participate in extra-curricular activities. They will not be a member of a school club.

・Depending on activities, various educational support systems including accreditation. Online learning, such as using tablets, will also be made available.

・Classes in coaching, leadership, nutrition, etc. will be conducted by experts in those fields to broaden knowledge and perspectives with the aim on becoming an expert in a field.

・Solid education foundation while becoming a leader in their second career choice.



 Global Leader Course(GL)


・Improve not just English ability、but the skills required in a global society. In particular, communication ability, ICT skills, flexible logical thinking skills, and the ability to express ideas.  

・Develop leadership ability and the ability to collaborate through PBL (Project Based Learning) in groups as well as individually. Inquiry-based learning will also be implemented so students may show what they have learned in English or Japanese inside and outside the classroom.

・Understand and respect all people regardless of their race, ethnic group, religion, background, or culture.

・Provide opportunities for learning and experiences to form a self-identity with a global perspective

・Educational measures to promote the Ministry of Education’s statement from their website “Promotion of International Baccalaureate(IB) from the perspective of global human resource development”

 


 ■ Diploma Policy(Objectives)


 
Language & Science Course(LS)


・Students should acquire  CEFR B1 (Eiken Level 2・GTEC960 ) with effort to maintain that level continuously.

・Possess the skills and education to realize their goal of entering their desired university and field of study.

・Have the necessary skills to survive in a global society. When faced with a problem, the ability to form an opinion, express themselves, and take action.

・Ability to work with others to solve problems and to find a future path while contributing to society.


 Athlete & Artist Course(AA)


・Students should acquire  CEFR B1 (Eiken Level 2・GTEC960 ) and be able to make use of their English ability to expand their expertise doing activities either domestically or abroad.

・Ability to make us of their gained expertise to enter a university or professional organization whether domestic or abroad.

・Self-sufficiency as a global athlete with pride and self-confidence.


 Global Leader Course(GL)

・Students will acquire CEFR B2 (Eiken Level Pre-1・TOEFL iBT 80・GTEC1190 ) or higher. They will be able to communicate effectively in English, and be able to make presentations in both English and Japanese using ICT tools with a rich international understanding.

・Possess problem solving skills (research, critical thinking, analytical, strategic planning, target achievement ),  flexibility in dealing with others while finding their own path in life, strong desire to contribute to the global society.

・Skills and language ability needed to advance to a university abroad or international department domestically.
 

*CEFR(Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) 

 A1 Level A basic ability to communicate and exchange information in a simple wa
 A2 Level An ability to deal with simple, straightforward information and begin to express oneself in familiar contexts.
 B1 Level The ability to express oneself in a limited way in familiar situations and to deal in a general way with non-routine information.
 B2 Level The capacity to achieve most goals and express oneself on a range of topics

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