Rakuhoku SSH Program
Rakuhoku has been designated as a "Super Science High School" (SSH) by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The SSH program promotes advancing science and technology through science and mathematics education. The SSH program also cultivates scientific abilities and critical thinking skills in order to cultivate students who will be able to lead society in the future.
Rakuhoku first received the SSH designation in 2004, for a three year period. Since then, Rakuhoku has maintained the SSH designation, renewed for consecutive 5 year periods in 2007, 2012 and most recently in 2017.
The SSH designation benefits Rakuhoku High School's general science, sports and humanities courses as well as Rakuhoku's attached middle school.
Research and development challenges for the 4th SSH designation period (2017-2022)
"Research and development of an interdisciplinary integrated education program that fosters human resources to drive the next generation of science and technology fields"