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Japanese Program Calendar
Exchange program between Kasugaoka (our sister school)  and Southwest.  Kasugaoka visits us in March, Southwest visits Kasugaka in June as part of a larger Japan tour.
Japan Bowl (National High School Japanese Language and Culture Competition)---Won the J-Quiz (State) and went to the National competition in 2019.  Josephine S. and Alex N. went to Japan in July 2019 with  full paid schalorship.

 

September

-       Start Global Classmates with Naru High School in Japan

-       Register for CIS class at Southwest through the University of Minnesota 

October

-       J-Quiz T-shirt Contest

November

-       SAT II Japanese Test

-       Global Classmates Omiyage Exchange

December

-      Japanese Day at Minnesota Zoo

-      Haiku Contest

-       Send our New Year’s Cards to our sister school, Kasugaoka High School in Japan

January

-       Global Classmates Video Koshien competition

-      Receive New Year’s Cards from our sister school, Kasugaoka High School in Japan

February

-      Field trip to Minneapolis Institute of Arts, United Noodle, and Zen Box

-       Intensive IB study session for writing

-       IB writing test

-      J-Quiz (Japanese Language High School Competition)

-       College In the Schools Field Day at the University of Minnesota

-       Intensive IB study session for oral

-       End Global Classmates 

March

-      14 visitors from Kasugaoka High School visits Southwest

-       IB Oral Internal Test

April

-       (National Japan Bowl (National Japanese language competition))

-       Apply the Global Classmates

-       Intensive IB study session for reading

May

-       Field trip to the Festival of Nations

-       IB Japanese Test paper 1 and 2

-       AP Japanese Test (optional)

June

-       Trip to Japan---Travel to Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima and Shimane and visit our sister school, Kasugaoka High School during the trip

July

-       IB Japanese Test result