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Michigan Lutheran High School

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Michigan Lutheran High School

St. Joseph, Michigan

Michigan Lutheran pride itself on the high academic achievements they routinely see of our students. Students are able to achieve both personal and academic success through the studies and programs that are offered through Michigan Lutheran High School. The campus is located in a beautiful and safe area in St. Joseph, providing students with a quality education through personable and approachable teachers, a family atmosphere, and strong Christian morals. There is a 100% graduation rate and top universities seek out Michigan Lutheran students for attendance at their schools. The school provides its students with help applying to scholarships and colleges and takes pride in the many outstanding universities that their students have been accepted to. 

School Type: Boarding

School Size: 104

Class Size: 28

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th

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

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Weightlifting

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Multimedia Production, Music, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Band, National Honor Society, Student Government, Mission Trips and service, Audio/Visual Technology Program, Student Ambassador program

Chaminade College Preparatory School

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Chaminade College Preparatory School

St. Louis, Missouri

Located in beautiful St. Louis, Missouri, Chaminade is an all-boys Catholic high school that prides itself on its foundation of Catholic Marianist educational traditions and values, educating students for formation in faith, family spirit, service, justice and peace, and adaptation and change, while providing an integral and quality education. Chaminade students are prepared for success in college and life, and ultimately become the men the world needs them to be.

Long-standing traditions have contributed to the continuation of this schools mission and identity. Throughout the school’s history, they have enjoyed a close association with the Society of Mary and their identity has been enhanced by the constant presence of Marianist priests and brothers serving as administrators, faculty, and staff.

Special emphasis is given to educate students to read and think critically in order to write and communicate effectively and help them prepare for their future by developing the necessary research skills, formal and creative writing skills and analytical skills.

Chaminade strives to be innovative in its educational efforts and sensitive to the needs of all of our students. This can be seen in the development of their laptop program which allows them to use the latest educational technology to enhance the classroom learning experience. Teachers use various methodologies and pedagogies to present the curriculum including powerpoint presentations, videos, group discussion, guest speakers, field trips, lab-oriented experiments and interdisciplinary methods to meet different learning styles in the classroom. For those students needing extra help, teachers often provide one-on-one tutoring opportunities before and after school and facilitate peer tutoring by advanced-level students.

 

School Type: Private

School Size: 800

Class Size: 17

Grades Accepted: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th

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

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-Country, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Water Polo,

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Multimedia Production, Music, Newspaper, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs

Great Falls Central Catholic High School

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Great Falls Central Catholic High School

Great Falls, Montana

Great Falls Central Catholic High School helps to grow in each student a faith foundation based on Catholic identity, morals, social responsibility and service. Great Falls Central Catholic High School believes that faith plays a critical role in the daily educational life for students and staff. They take seriously the responsibility of preparing their youth to live fully God’s will for their lives. Their identity is most apparent in how they treat and interact with one another and their community. They welcome students of any faith background.

Great Falls Central Catholic High School is committed to helping their student develop problem-solving, effective communication and critical thinking skills. They also encourage student involvement in activities such as athletics, academic competitions, speech and debate, musical performance, mentoring and service to the community to help build creativity and self-confidence.

 

School Type: Private

School Size: 130

Class Size: 10

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

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

Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Football, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities: Speech and Debate, Art Club, Key Club, National Honor Society, DECA, Spanish Club, Outdoor Adventure, Band, Choir, Orchestra and Cheer/Spirit, Yearbook/Photography

Alleman High School

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Alleman High School

Rock Island, Illinois

Alleman High School is the premier high school in the Quad Cities area with the highest achievement scores in the area. Alleman has a 100% graduation rate, with 98% of their students going on to college. Their students are currently attending some of the nation’s most prestigious universities and doing very well. Alleman is welcoming high school where every student is cared for and treated like family.

School Type: Private

School Size: 450

Class Size: 20

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

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

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

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

Timothy Christian School

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Timothy Christian School 

Elmhurst, Illinois 

Located in a nice suburb of Chicago, Timothy Christian offers students with strong English abilities the opportunity to be part of a special community. Timothy Christian was identified as one of 96 “Outstanding High Schools in America” by the U.S. News and World Report and is one of Quest’s oldest school partners.

Founded in Wellsburg by a group of parents in 1941, Timothy Christian School has worked to come alongside Christian parents to provide God-centered courses for their children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Timothy Christian is a remarkable school in which students are encouraged to use their gifts for a life of service. This school strives to teach about our world from a Biblical worldview while encouraging children to think independently and critically.

 

School Type: Private

School Size: 350

Class Size: 15

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th

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

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

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Music, Newspaper, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Volunteer Work, Fine Arts, Mock Trial, Scholastic Bowl, WYSE, Band, Orchestra

Holland Christian School

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Holland Christian School 

Holland, Michigan

Holland Christian is a state-of-the-art private school that is one of Quest’s longest standing school partners. With more than a dozen AP classes, 50 extracurricular and co-curricular activities, and roughly 800 students, Holland Christian is bustling with opportunities for advancement. Our exchange students are provided with a designated guidance counselor, one-on-one training in refined English writing, and the opportunity to engage with American students in a plethora of activities.

Students at Holland Christian High School thrive in an environment that encourages them to be their best. Guided by excellent, dedicated, and caring teachers, and having access to state of the art facilities and 21st-century educational practices, their students receive an outstanding education which prepares them well for whatever lies beyond high school. The school views each student as an individual image bearer of God with individual gifts, abilities, and (eventual) callings in life. They are committed to providing programs for a wide range of student interests and abilities.

 

School Type: Private

School Size: 650

Class Size: 22

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Students Intending to Graduate

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

Extracurricular Activities: 53 different extracurricular clubs, Theater, Performing Arts, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Theatre, Chorus, Music, Nature and Outdoors, Newspaper, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs

Wisconsin Lutheran High School

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Wisconsin Lutheran High School

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Founded in 1903, Wisconsin Lutheran is set on Lake Michigan in the safe, lively Milwaukee area. The school has a great reputation for its international student programs. Wisconsin Lutheran offers strong programs for Pre-Engineering called Project Lead the Way, and a rigorous college prep program called the Young Scholars Program where students take college-level coursework and receive college credit while still in high school.

At Wisconsin Lutheran High School, it’s easy to get involved! Their co-curricular activities provide students with the opportunity to meet new friends and gain valuable experience for future life roles. To participate in any co-curricular activity, students must be in “good standing” with a minimum of a 1.5 grade point average. Annually, over 85 percent of students at Wisconsin Luther participate in one or more co-curricular activities. Clubs and activity groups meet before, during and after school, which means that there is plenty of time to get involved, even for students who are active in sports.

School Type: Boarding

School Size: 755

Class Size: 18

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Students Intending to Graduate

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

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Music, Newspaper, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Volunteer Work, Yearbook, Volunteering,,National Honor Society, Math League, Drama/Theater, Marching Band , Jazz Band, Piano Lessons

St. Francis Xavier High School

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St. Francis Xavier High School – Staff Favorite

Appleton, Wisconsin

This is a college preparatory school that works very hard with international students in achieving their post-high school goals. This school is on the cutting edge of technology, all students are required to have a wrong laptop with them in class. St. Xavier is not only known for its high achieving students but also known for its extensive school spirit.

*Quest graduating seniors were awarded the International Student Award of the Year for two consecutive years in 2017 and 2018 in recognition of their high academic and social achievements at Xavier High School.

Xavier strives to provide the very best Catholic secondary education possible. Preparing students to be the future leaders in their community and in their Church is their highest priority. Their goal is to assist students in becoming well-educated Catholic Christian adults who have heaven as their goal. Xavier is proud to be recognized as one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in the nation and a School of Distinction by the Diocese of Green Bay.

Xavier High School provides a curriculum for college-bound students but excels at meeting the needs of all its students with learning services and a guidance program for extensive assistance in college, career and personal growth.  Xavier has the highest ACT average in the Fox Valley (25.7) with 99% participation. Students are offered over 155 courses including Advanced Placement/ College Credit courses, PLTW (Project Lead The Way) and Distance Learning options.  Approximately 70% of students earn college credit during high school with an average of 10 credits per student upon graduation.

School Type: Private

School Size: 600

Class Size: 25

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

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

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

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Multimedia Production, Music, Nature and Outdoors, Newspaper, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Book Club, Bowling Club, Chess Club, Language Clubs, International Club, Key Club, Mock Trial, Cinematography Club, Link Crew, Ski Club, Student Ambassadors, Theatre Club, Honor Society, FBLA

Providence Academy

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Providence Academy – Staff Favorite

Johnson City, Tennessee

Providence Academy was founded in 1994 as a private Christian school serving grades K through 12. The school is located in one of the most scenic, and safest cities in the Southeast part of the United States. Students have opportunities to participate in fine arts, athletics, service activities, or dual-degree programs. Providence Academy had a 100% college acceptance rate in 2018.

Education at Providence Academy is defined as inherently different than public education in philosophy and content. Providence Academy attempts to operate as an extension of the family and to foster spiritual development and a Biblical worldview in the lives of its students. This includes leading students to develop a Biblical understanding of morality and to pursue a life that is governed by the Biblical moral code.

School Type: Private

School Size: 485

Class Size: 20

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

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Country, Golf, Soccer, Track & Field, Volleyball

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Multimedia Production, Music, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Chess, Reading, Math, Board Games Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Fox Valley Lutheran High School

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Fox Valley Lutheran High School – Staff Favorite

Appleton, Wisconsin

Fox Valley Lutheran (FVL) is a great place for international students to receive a quality, college-preparatory education. Their highly educated teachers offer excellent academic support.  Students make friends with other students from the U.S and across the world in a caring and nurturing environment. FVL is situated on a 63-acre campus that has a state-of-the-art Auditorium with seating for 900, a completely updated Fitness/Exercise center, two gymnasiums, tennis courts, lighted football field/track, soccer, baseball and softball diamonds, 14-acre nature preserve, specialized labs for woodworking, visual arts, graphic arts and home economics classrooms, science labs, lecture rooms and a media center with writing lab.

Fox Valley Lutheran High School is committed to a learning environment that encourages students to think critically, explore creatively, study, and question in a safe and caring Christian atmosphere. While attending FVL, international students live with host families in Appleton & nearby communities. These families have been interviewed and approved by FVL representatives. They are excited to welcome a student into their home and learn more about their students’ culture!

School Type: Private

School Size: 585

Class Size: 22

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

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

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Cheer

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Music, Nature and Outdoors, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work,  Art Club, Chapel Organists, Battle of the Books, The Cross and Crown (Yearbook), Forensics, Fox Folks Marionettes, Jazz Ensemble, Jesus Cares Ministry Team, Library Assistants, The Math Club, Light & Sound Crew, Outdoor Club, Quiz Wizards

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