Japanese Immersion Program at Grant High School
Grant High School has been home to the Japanese Immersion program since the pioneer class entered Grant in 1998. This program is for students who have successfully completed the Japanese Magnet Program K-8 or who have demonstrated Intermediate-Mid level proficiency.
Students not in the Japanese Immersion Program can take Japanese 1-2 (first-year Japanese) and advance to Japanese 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 respectively. Japanese 1-2 and 3-4 are offered every other year. Japanese 1-2 offered 2021-22 & Japanese 3-4 offered 2022-23.
For the immersion students, we offer the following course options on a rotating basis:
Year 1 SOGO classes
9th and 10th grade: Global Perspectives or Advanced Global Perspectives
11th and 12th grade: Japanese Literature and Media or Advanced Japanese Literature and Media
Year 2 SOGO classes:
9th and 10th grade: History and Culture or Advanced History and Culture
11th and 12th grade: Japanese Society or Advanced Japanese Society
Our program provides an opportunity for students to study the Japanese Language and culture at their proficiency level for the entire four years at Grant. Students who demonstrate advanced level proficiency in Japanese by scoring a 4 or 5 on the AP Japanese Examination will be awarded the Seal of Biliteracy by the Oregon Department of Education.