Credit-based high schools
The credit-based high schools were introduced in 1993. In these schools, graduation is based on accumulated credits rather than the completion of a set number of full academic years, and admission and graduation can be at the beginning or end of a term rather than an academic year. In high schools operating on the credit system, students who have earned 80 or more credits (from 2003 more than 74 credits) in three or more years are eligible to graduate. The students decide what courses they will take and, except for required subjects, may study subjects of their own choosing in the hours and days of the week that suit their own plan of study. There were 332 credit-based high schools as of 2000.
《→Shinjuku Yamabuki High School》
《→Senri International School》