Magic High Schools are——
Nationally established high schools for the purpose of nurturing "Magicians," the practitioners of modern magic.
There are a total of nine such schools set up in the country.
The locations of the premises are as stated.
First High School: Hachioji (Kanto, Tokyo)
Second High School: Nishinomiya (Kinki, Hyogo)
Third High School: Kanazawa (Hokuriku, Ishikawa)
Fourth High School: Hamamatsu (Tokai, Shizuoka)
Fifth High School: Sendai (Tohoku, Miyagi)
Sixth High School: Izumo (Sanin, Shimane)
Seventh High School: Kochi (Shikoku, Kochi)
Eighth High School: Otaru (Hokkaido)
Ninth High School: Kumamoto (Kyushu, Kumamoto)
Among these, the First to Third schools have a fixed quota of two hundred students who are divided into two courses, Course 1 and Course 2 (The Third High School terms them as "Specialized Course" and "Normal Course"). The difference between Course 1 and Course 2 students lies in the availability of instructors; if we take away the availability of a personal instructor, then the curriculum between the two courses are the same. While the Fourth to Ninth schools, each with a quota of a hundred students, provide instructors to all the students, the level of their instructors is a notch lower compared to those of the First to Third schools. Even though various schools follow the curriculum guidelines set by the National University of Magic, there are also schools that have their own special characteristics. For example, the Third High School places emphasis on practical battle magic, and, in contrast, the Fourth High School places emphasis on many types of highly complex manufacturing magic which are valuable in areas of magic engineering. Aside from the different focuses in the types of magic, there are also schools that specialize in magic usable in a particular environment. The Seventh High School teaches, separate from the normal curriculum, high level magic that has practical usability above water or seas, while the Eighth High School integrates practical outdoor lessons on magic useful in regions of severe cold or mountainous regions where the living environments are extreme.