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Stearns High School

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Stearns High School

Millinocket, Maine

Located in a safe small town, the community of Millinocket and several hamlets in unorganized territories. They are located approximately 75 miles north of Bangor, Maine’s third largest city. Stearn’s international graduates are guaranteed admissions to the University of Maine and may also receive scholarships for the university. 

Highly qualified teachers instruct students in the core academic subjects of Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, and Science. Teachers look to engage students in the class and advance them towards higher levels of thinking. In all curriculum areas, Stearns High School looks to continue to meet each student’s individual needs to best prepare them for an ever-changing world.

Stearns boasts state of the art facilities available to their students and the community. The high school gym seats 1800 and is host to many athletic contests and other gatherings throughout the year. A clear focus on performing arts with a beautiful auditorium that hosts many school programs, plays, concerts, dance recitals and a variety of other community events. The spacious cafeteria is used to serve students breakfast and lunch and is a hub spot for students to meet one another.

 

School Type: Public

School Size: 287

Class Size: 20

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 12th Postgraduate

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate, Graduation Within One Year, Post Graduate/Gap Year, ASE

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Music, Nature and Outdoors, Newspaper, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs: Outdoor Education, Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Show Choir, Math Team, Intensive English and Environmental Summer Program, Civil Rights Team, Yearbook Committee, Peer Mentors, Peer Counseling, Student Council, Outing Club, Field Hockey, Softball, Baseball

Hillcrest High School

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Hillcrest High School

Ammon, Idaho

Boasting with over 1,600 students, Hillcrest High School is a public school in Ammons, Idaho that offers students a great selection of sports, foreign languages, and AP course options. This school accepts one-semester and one-year students. The school sponsors an ACT Prep course for students. Hillcrest keeps its international student numbers small so that these students have authentic experiences. This is an affordable school with excellent quality. 

Hillcrest’s vision is to provide a comprehensive approach to ensure all students graduate through academic, college/career, and social/emotional support. Through collaborative efforts with parents, teachers, administration, and the community, HHS counselors hold students to high academic standards, help them become life-long learners, and encourage them to be positive contributors to society.

 

School Type: Public

School Size: 1,650

Class Size: 28

Grades Accepted: 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, ASE

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Country, Football, Golf, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Music, Nature and Outdoors, Newspaper, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work

Indian River Charter High School

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Indian River Charter High School – Staff Favorite

Vero Beach, Florida

Indian River Charter High School (IRCHS) was founded in 1998 as a small, public high school, with an emphasis on character development, academic achievement, career preparation, and cultural awareness. With an enrollment limited to 670, the school operates under the auspices of a private non-profit organization and is guided by a community Board of Directors.

Situated next to Indian River State College Mueller Campus, students are encouraged to participate in dual enrollment. Currently, IRCHS is rated an “A” school by Florida’s School Rating System and has been the highest rated high school in Indian River County for the past 10 years. The mission of the Indian River Charter High School is to give its students the opportunity to develop a new set of competencies and foundational skills that will help them enjoy a productive, full, and satisfying life. This school is highly recommended to students who are interested in visual and performing arts.

School Type: Charter

School Size: 650

Class Size: 18

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate, ASE

Sports: Dance, Golf

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Multimedia Production, Music, Nature and Outdoors, Painting, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs: Birding Club, Campus Life, Cooking Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), History Club, Humans VS Zombies, Key Club International, Leadership, Model UN, Multicultural Club, National Honor Society, Photography Club, Science Club, Socialized Comp.

West Contra Costa Unified School District

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West Contra Costa Unified School District

San Francisco Bay Area, California

West Contra Costa Unified School District is an Advanced Placement School District of Excellence for the number of AP courses offered. Some of the AP Classes noted about are offered online at no charge to the student. They also offer free tutoring support for students and have a robust summer school program. Students receive free support in studying for college entrance exams such and ESL. They have college counselors on-site that assist students in applying for the universities of their choice and guaranteed admission agreements with some local community colleges.

West Contra provides the highest quality education to enable all students to make positive life choices, strengthen their community, and successfully participate in a diverse and global society. They provide excellent learning and teaching experiences; safe, student-centered learning environments; and support for all students and employees. Also, West Contra develops and maintains productive community partnerships and individual and collective accountability.

 

School Type: Public

School Size: 1,000

Class Size: 22

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Graduation Within One Year, ASE

Sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Multimedia Production, Music, Newspaper, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Clubs: Anime, Asian-Pacific Islander, Banju Community Club, Black Student Union, Freedom of Movement, French, Gay/Straight Alliance, Glee Club, Graffiti Arts, Guitar, Hip-Hop Club, Health Occupational Society of America (HOSA), Interact, MESA, Outdoor Rec, Poetry

City Christian School

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City Christian School – Staff Favorite

Portland, Oregon

City Christian School is a religious, K-12 school located in the modern city of Portland; a tight-knit community. City Christian Schools work together with parents and their local church to provide a Christ-centered spiritual, academic, and physical foundation. Their goal is a nurturing environment that produces godly citizens who will be a transforming influence in the world.

City Christian is a great school for international students who need extra support in their language skills. City Christian offers ESL, language support and courses they need for academic and social success. This school’s athletic program offers sports, student government, arts and music programs. A benefit of attending this school is their small class sizes, providing students with meaningful social opportunities that encourages close friendships.

School Type: Private

School Size: 350

Class Size: 18

Grades Accepted: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Graduation Within One Year, ASE

Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Dance, Soccer, Track & Field, Volleyball

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Music, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Volunteer Work

 

Faith Christian Academy

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Faith Christian Academy – Staff Favorite

Sellersville, Pennsylvania 

Faith Christian Academy offers the perfect combination of a challenging academic curriculum and a nurturing environment. This school is a staff favorite because the international student admission department is very “hands-on”, providing a caring support system for students. They offer the short-term Quest ASE program and so much more!

FCA offers small classroom settings for individual student attention. AP & Honors classes in English, History, Anatomy, Forensics, Government & Economics, Calculus, Math classes. FCA caters to students that are seeking a college-prep experience, they also provide ESL for students that need extra English-language support. Their athletic program includes the state-championship soccer team as well as basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball teams.

Faith Christian Academy offers the perfect combination of a challenging academic curriculum and a nurturing environment. This school is a staff favorite because the international student admission department is very “hands-on”, providing a caring support system for students. They offer the short-term Quest ASE program and so much more!

 

School Type: Private

School Size: 450

Class Size: 20

Grades Accepted: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate, Graduation Within One Year, ASE

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Music, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts

 

Chicago Christian High School

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Chicago Christian High School

Palo Heights, Illinois

Chicago Christian is located in a scenic Chicago suburb and it offers students the safety and security of a close-knit community near a bustling American city. It offers a broad range of activities and courses, including AP classes and sports. International students have many opportunities to do community service or join extracurricular activities to meet other American students. The school keeps its international student program small, so that their International Student Director can give a lot of individual attention and guidance to help our international students grow into wonderful, young adults. 

CCHS seeks to prepare their students through an academically challenging program that helps students discover and develop their God-given gifts and abilities as they learn to think critically about God’s creation and their role in it. They offer a comprehensive four-year Christian liberal arts education designed to prepare students spiritually, academically, and socially for life beyond graduation.

School Type: Private

School Size: 350

Class Size: 16

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Nature and Outdoors, Photography, Robotics, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Other Clubs, Mock Trial, WYSE, Yearbook, Art Club, National Honor Society, Chamber Chorale, Scholastic Bowl Chapel Committee, Senior Activities Committee, Student Council, Theater Department, Student Internships, DECA Business Club

Rocky Mountain School District

By | Affordable, CA-Schools, Public, Short-Term, West Coast

The Rocky Mountain International Student Program welcomes students from around the world to its public schools in Kimberley, Invermere, Golden, Revelstoke, Cranbrook, and Fernie in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. This area includes the world-famous Rocky Mountains as well as skiers paradise Purcell and Selkirk mountain ranges. All six communities are located within 30 minutes of world-class ski resorts and other amazing recreational amenities. You will be surrounded by mountain peaks, rivers, forests, and lakes and you’ll be able to see waterfalls, glaciers, canyons, and wildlife. The Rocky Mountain International Student Program has programs for students ranging anywhere from one month to multiple years!

The International Program in this district has a rich history and has been providing the very best educational experiences for students from all over the world for over 30 years. Here you will find that the academic, recreational, and cultural opportunities, along with world-famous Canadian hospitality, will make your study-abroad experience truly unforgettable.

The Rocky Mountain “Experience Schedule” is the most comprehensive of any program in Canada! Students have the opportunity to participate in as many as 20 events, activities, and trips. Past experiences have included river rafting, curling, dog-sledding, ski/snowboard day, Calgary trip, outdoor winter camp experience, and more! Homestay coordinators in each community also plan at least one local activity, like ice skating or snowshoeing, each semester.

The Rocky Mountain International Student Program encourages, actively supports, and rewards student involvement in host communities via the Rocky Rewards Program and a volunteer service requirement. All students in the International Program complete 10 hours of volunteer service each school year. The Rocky Reward program is unique to Rocky Mountain schools, offering incentives to international students to maximize their study abroad experience. The program was designed to give a framework to engage and explore the opportunity to live and learn in British Columbia, both in and out of the classroom! Students earn points for volunteer service, participation in school clubs and sports, good classroom work habits, and participation in community events. Students earn monthly prizes as well as the chance for a year-end trip to Vancouver!

Sooke School District

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Sooke School District has approximately 10,000 students and serves the communities of Sooke, Port Renfrew, Metchosin, Highlands, Langford, and Colwood. Surrounded by forests, ocean, mountains, and lakes, we are located a short distance from Victoria, the capital city of the province of British Columbia.

Sooke School District’s international student program offers a high school & middle school immersion program, an academic graduation program, as well as a summer program. Activities that are popular with Sooke students include swimming, horseback riding, golf, skating, hiking, cycling, jogging and exploring the region’s many beaches.

Victoria International HS

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Victoria International Student Programs offers the highest quality learning experience in a safe, beautiful, culturally diverse and accepting environment. The Greater Victoria School District is located in Victoria, the “City of Gardens” and capital of British Columbia.

The Greater Victoria School District’s Victoria International School Programs meet the highest standards of academic rigor and provide invaluable life skills to further a student’s chances for success. Academic program graduates are often accepted into top universities and colleges throughout Canada and around the world. In addition to a world-class academic program, VISP also offers a variety of short-term and ELL Programs. Improve your English, learn about Canadian culture, make friends and ready yourself for success as a student in their programs!

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