• 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.  We also offer Japanese 5-6 and Japanese 7-8 for those who may need more foundational practice in Japanese before advancing to the immersion courses at Grant.

    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.

    Please read our Japanese Language and Cultural Studies Program Guide to learn more about these Japanese courses.  Click here.

  • Kazuko Page

    Kazuko Page

    Kazuko came to Grant with the pioneer class of the Japanese Immersion Program in 1998. Since then, she has taught all levels of Japanese classes, from Japanese 1-2 to Advanced Immersion courses. Before Grant, she taught in Los Angeles and Hiroshima, Japan.  She studied linguistics and pedagogy at International Christian University in Tokyo and earned her M.A. in Education at University of California at Los Angeles. On Saturdays, she runs the Japanese Heritage School of Portland, which she founded with two other Japanese teachers in 2013. She enjoys living near her husband’s extended families here in the Portland area, but she makes sure to visit her family in Tokyo and Fukuoka, Japan every year. 

    Kazuko Page

    Japanese Language Teacher
    Grant High School
    503-916-5160  ext 81446