We support our students in their quest for mastering the computers beginning with network etiquette. Furthermore, we have developed increasingly effective classes using technology of the future such as networks, gigabit backbone LAN, wireless LAN, VOD, and the most advanced terminals.
The school operates on a network system that includes four multimedia classrooms (each equipped with 50 computers) and further 25 computers located in the library, 20 computers in the International Department of Humanities & Sciences course, 32 computers in the teachers’ room and the study rooms of each course. Each teacher has a laptop computer (120 total) that can also be used in conjunction with the school network. There is a server room in the school that has 25 servers with varying functions. The terminals in the multimedia classrooms, the library, and the server room are connected with gigabit optical fiber cables and a VOD (video on demand) System allows access to video resources at any time. The audiovisual classroom auditorium has a large screen and projector set up that is also connected to the network. These facilities are the best amongst high schools in Okinawa.
Satellite broadcast learning imports pre-recorded specialized curriculums from Kawai Juku (juku aka “cram school”), which specializes in top universities entrance examinations preparation, are provided to 3rd-year high school students as an auxiliary classes.
Students from our school won the Grand Prix at a national contest where students use computers to project images and present the results of their studies. Learning methods that use project study and information processing equipment bring the students’ abilities to the utmost.
The computer classrooms are used for mathematics, science, technical and homemaking courses, oral communication courses, etc. In the teachers’ room and the study rooms for each subject, the network is set up for intra-staff communication, sending and receiving messages, and administration of students performance records. Subject and department heads use the network to contact school custodians and teachers in the classroom. The library features a wireless LAN, and laptop computers are available for check-out, allowing the library to perform media center functions. In the auditorium and audiovisual room, computers are used for lectures and for community classes.
The school is equipping itself with the latest in technology to ensure that students learn how to use computers through a hands-on system.
The digital technology examination is a Ministry of Education-recognized comprehensive digital technology test. The examination tests digital circuitry knowledge such as binary and hexadecimal code, logic circuits, transistor structure, etc. Our school has incorporated these areas into its syllabus in order to help prepare for this test. The result of this is that we have achieved a very high (90%) success rate in the Level IV test and have received certification and recognition from the Ministry of Education.