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Aizu High School

Aizu High School is located in the heart of the famous historic city of Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima prefecture, which is in the north of Japan.  It is a co-educational school serving students who want upper educational opportunities in their future.

 

Aizu High School has regular classrooms, science labs, two gymnasiums, a swimming pool, a weight training center, a martial arts arena and a large field for baseball and soccer.  Using these excellent facilities and a wide range of courses, almost all the graduates proceed to universities in order to fulfill their dreams.  Its outstanding tradition and accompanied graduates have led to its high reputation.

 

Founded in 1890 as a private school originally for boys, Aizu High School has been encouraging students to have leadership in many different fields not only in Japan but in many countries in the world.  Many graduates have been leading the way in professions, breaking new grounds in politics, economics, education, science, sports, and so on.  One of the graduates, Atsushi Sato, was selected as a marathon runner on behalf of Japan in the Beijing Olympics, 2008.

 

School Mottos

“Learn actively,” “Be proud of your school,” and “Keep your mind and body well-balanced.”

 

 

School History

1890

Private Aizu Junior High School established (Located in current Higashi sakaemachi)

1891

Renamed to Aizu Junior High School (Aizu Jinjo Chugakko) and placed under administration of the prefectural governor

1893

Gakujikai (Students’ association) established (Origin of students’ association’s activities)

1894

School building completed (Located in Ottemachi)

1895

1st graduation ceremony held for 24 graduates

1899

Renamed to Aizu Junior High School (Aizu Chugakko) due to the revision of the Junior high school law

1901

Renamed to Fukushima Prefectural Aizu Junior High SchoolFukushima Kenritsu Aizu Chugakkodue to the transfer of authority to the prefecture

1936

School building completed at current location

 

1948

Fukushima Prefectural Aizu High School inaugurated as a new high school

 

1949

New school song established

 

1951

13 female students admitted to the school (Admission of female students abolished in 1955, graduating a total of 28 female students)

 

1957

Gakuji Assembly Hall completed at Nakadahama on Lake Inawashiro

 

1963

New gymnasium completed.

Two third of the school building burned down by a fire of unknown origin

 

1965

Gakuji Auditorium was completed

 

1969

Science and mathematics course established (Abolished in 1984)

 

1971

Gakuji Hall completed

 

1983

School library (Gakuji Bunko) completed

 

1985

“Learn actively”, “Be proud of your school”, and “Keep your mind and body well-balanced” adopted as school mottos

 

1990

Ceremony on 100th anniversary held

Gakuji Memorial Hall (Gakuji Kinenkan) built and Gakuji Hall (Gakuji Kaikan) rebuilt as commemorative events

 

1994

Admission on recommendation system adopted

 

1996

Large-scale reconstruction started

 

1997

South Gymnasium completed

 

2002

Co-educational system adopted (129 female students admitted)

 

2003

Training Center completed

 

2004

Large-scale reconstruction completed

 

2008

North Gymnasium completed

 

2010

Ceremony on 120th anniversary held

 

2015

Designated as a school for implementation of the “Project for Development of Future Global Leaders Who Can Contribute to Revitalization of Fukushima”

 

 

 

 

Curriculum

At Aizu High School, the curriculum is designed to endow able students with a rich, well-balanced outlook in many subjects.  A wide variety of specialized subjects are provided for students to expand their horizons.

 

In the first year, students study mostly common, general subjects.  In the second and third years, students can choose to emphasize their studies in the fields of science or humanities, based on their interest.  They have a wide choice of elective subjects as well as general subjects to meet their requirements and to fulfill their future goals. In humanities, languages and social studies are emphasized, while in the science course mathematics and science are emphasized.

 

Subjects

Japanese Language, World History, Japanese History, Geography,

Contemporary Society, Mathematics, General Science, Physics, Chemistry,

Biology, Physical Education, Health, Music, Fine Arts, English,

Home Economics, Information Technology, Integrated Study

 

Club Activities

At Aizu Senior High School, extracurricular activities range from customary sports and cultural clubs to traditional Japanese martial arts.  Students can choose from a wide variety of activities.  Students generally continue one activity for all three years of high school and develop a high level of proficiency as well as loving and lasting friendships.

 

Sports Clubs

Track and Field, Kendo (Japanese Art of Fencing), Kyudo (Japanese Archery),

Volleyball, Tennis, Soccer, Soft Tennis, Rowing, Mountain Climbing, Swimming,

Baseball, Skiing, Judo, Table Tennis, Badminton,

Naginata (Japanese Fencing with a long-handled sword), Basketball,

Cultural Clubs

Photography, Art, Handicraft, Geography and History,

Brass Band, Chemistry, Drama, Biology, Chorus, Physics, English,

Electricity, Debating and Speech, School Journal, Cheering, Sword Dancing

 

School Schedule

April                Entrance CeremonyOpening Ceremony

                        Nakadahama Long-distance Walking

May                Assembly of Student Council (Gakujikai)

June               Mid-term Examination

                        Lecture by Graduates

July                Seishunsai (Sports and Arts Festival)

August           Intensive Study Course

September   Gakujisai (School Festival) *held every third year

                        Term-end Examination

October          School Trip (2nd-year students)

                        10-km Distance Race

November     Mid-term Examination

December     Intensive Study Course

February        Term-end Examination

March             Commencement

            Closing ceremony

 

Fukushima Prefectural Aizu High School

3-1 Omotemachi, Aizuwakamatsu-shi, Fukushima-ken 965-0831

Japan

Phone: +81-242-28-0211

HP: http://www.aizu-h.fks.ed.jp/

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