This unique program has been a part of AHSD25 experience for 11 years. Students from Shitara have been hosted by our Arlington Heights community. Each year, a group of middle school students from Thomas Middle School and South Middle School travel to Shitara and Tsugu and are hosted by our sister schools. Then, each Spring, a group of Japanese students comes to Arlington Heights and are hosted by AHSD25 parents. Our first informational meeting is being held on January 13th at Thomas Middle School at 6:00 PM.