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Fairmont Private Schools

By | Boarding, Private, Top Ranking, US-Schools, West

Fairmont Private Schools

Anaheim, California

Fairmont Private Schools is a co-educational, non-sectarian private K-12 program with four locations in the Anaheim, California area. Fairmont’s commitment to excellence and exceptionally high level of engagement ensures students’ success at all levels. High school students attend Fairmont Preparatory Academy, voted ‘Best Private High School’ four years in a row in Parenting OC Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Fairmont’s reputation for academic excellence, a low student-to-teacher ratio, and a caring, nurturing environment are some of the many reasons parents choose Fairmont for their children.

Top-Ranking Elite School: Students at our Top-Ranking schools receive extra Student Support Services which provide added benefits for students, including:

 

School Type: Private Day School, Boarding

School Size: 1,925 (total student population), 577 (Fairmont Prep only)

Grades Accepted: K-12

Types of Students Accepted: January Intake, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball

Extracurriculars: Badminton Club, The Dessert Club Film Club, Key Club, Model United Nations, Red Cross, Robotics, Speech and Debate, Student Government

San Luis Coastal Unified School District

By | Public, US-Schools, West

San Luis Coastal Unified School District – Staff Favorite

San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo is known within California as one of the most scenic and desirable places to live. With a stunning landscape and the vibrancy of a college town, San Luis Obispo is a warm place to be, both in weather and in community-feel. The two high schools, Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo High School, offer a strong academic curriculum along with exciting and exotic activities such as surfing and rock climbing. This is a great school option for those who enjoy water sports and beautiful beaches.

San Luis Coastal Unified School District represents the communities of Avila, Edna Valley, Los Osos, Morro Bay, and San Luis Obispo and currently has an enrollment of approximately 7,500 students. Small neighborhood schools are a hallmark of the District where students are educated from preschool through twelfth grade and a world-class adult school program offers unique, life-improving courses to thousands of community members.

In 2018, San Luis Coastal was honored with the prestigious California District of Excellence award for its innovative and effective school programs. Students thrive in San Luis Coastal because the dedicated staff, parents, and Board of Education share a common commitment to student success.

 

School Type: Public

School Size: 788

Class Size: 25

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

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

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

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

Santa Barbara Unified School District

By | Public, US-Schools, West

Santa Barbara Unified School District

Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara Unified School District is located in sunny, southern California with close proximity to the ocean and coastal mountain range. The high schools within the SBUSB are medium-to-large in size and offer a wide variety of activities and sports to engage each international student. The international student program has been operating in the district for many years, and international students are part of the fabric of the student body.

The mission of the Santa Barbara Unified School District is to ensure the educational success of all students through a commitment of excellence and to empower them to reach their full potential as responsible, ethical, and productive citizens in a diverse and changing world.

 

School Type: Public

School Size: 2,160

Class Size: 35

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, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Multimedia Production, Music, Newspaper, Painting, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs: Anime & Manga, Art, Chess, Debate, Environmental, Improv, Journalism, K-Pop, Leadership, Lacrosse, Match, Mock Trial, Mountain Biking, Red Cross, and Many More

Tacoma School District

By | Public, US-Schools, West

Tacoma School District

Tacoma, Washington

The Tacoma School District offers eight different high schools, each with its own character, spirit, and specialty. Located in a major metropolitan area outside of Seattle, international students studying in the Tacoma District can experience the vibrancy of city life along with the variety of course and extracurricular offerings of large public high schools.

Tacoma Public Schools see the potential in every student and believes all students can be successful. That’s why the district is automatically enrolling qualified high school students into advanced programs or courses during the school year. Sports teams, clubs and typically American extracurricular classes such as cheerleading, school newspaper, and international student programs make this school very attractive to students from around the world.

 

School Type: Public

School Size: 1,000

Class Size: Varies depending on campus, usually between 20-30 students

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

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

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities: Band, Cheerleading, Choir, Environmental Club, French Club, Gay-Straight Alliance Club, JROTC, Junior Statesman, Key Club, Knowledge Bowl, National Honor Society, Orchestra, Robotics, Student Government

West Contra Costa Unified School District

By | Public, Short-Term, US-Schools, West

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

Anaheim Union High School District

By | Public, US-Schools, West

Anaheim Union High School District

Anaheim, California

Located between Los Angeles and Long Beach, Anaheim Union High School Districts offers 9 high school campuses for international students to select from. The schools in this district offer AP courses, volunteer opportunities, and outstanding athletic programs. John F. Kennedy High School has a successful and rigorous IB program and has unique choir courses: singing, concert choir, treble effects, etc. Any of the their schools would be great choices for those seeking a typical and rewarding high school experience in Southern California. 

School Type: Public

School Size: 2,755

Class Size: 30

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

Type of Students Accepted: Year

Sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Music, Painting, Sports, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs: Kennedy: French Club, ASB, Christian Club, California Scholarship Federation, Compassion Club, Creativity Club, Do Your Part, Environmental Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Habitat for Humanity, Friday Night Live, ETC

Shasta Union High School District

By | Affordable, Public, US-Schools, West

Shasta Union High School District

Shasta has been providing a rigorous and relevant curriculum for Redding student’s since 1899. They have one of the most diverse and highest scoring Advanced Placement program in Northern California, coupled with an award-winning music (instrumental and vocal) program and a highly competitive athletic program. Shasta has a highly qualified staff that truly cares about their students’ education and a counseling staff that works tirelessly to provide academic, career, college and social counseling.

Shasta’s Mission is to provide as many students as possible a nutritious, appealing and delicious breakfast and lunch in order to enhance learning and performance while establishing positive lifelong eating habits. All of their meals are nutrient analyzed and meet Federally mandated guidelines. Their menus offer three to four main choices daily and all meals come with fresh vegetables and fruit as well as low-fat milk. Shasta’s staff is professional, super friendly and dedicated to the best service on earth. Lastly, their facilities are clean, and the atmosphere is fun and upbeat. 

 

School Type: Public

School Size: 1,500

Class Size: 25

Grades Accepted: 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals

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

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Multimedia Production, Music, Nature and Outdoors, Newspaper, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs: Future Business Leaders, Journalism, Robotics, Model UN, Recycle, Guitar, Ukulele, Drama, Mountain Radio, Amateur Radio, Anime, Philosophy, Science, Key Club, French, Chess, Junior Statesmen, Mock Trial, History, Climbing

East Side Union High School District

By | Public, US-Schools, West

East Side Union High School District

San Jose, California

Located near Silicon Valley, East Side Union High School District boasts 10 diverse school campuses, offering a wide range of AP classes, extracurricular activities, and sports, as well as specialized programs for students interested in classes such as engineering, business, and architecture. East Side Union High Schools offer multi-level ESL support for students and can accept students with lower English levels.

East Side Union High School District’s vision is to have each student graduate prepared for college and their career empowered to transform their lives and thrive in a global society. The school district aligns decisions to create safe, dynamic and relevant learning environments that inspire critical thinking, problem solving and innovation.

 

School Type: Public

School Size: 2,200

Class Size: 30

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

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester

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

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Multimedia Production, Nature and Outdoors, Newspaper, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Clubs: Environmental, National Honor Society, Red Cross, Chinese, French, Korean, Latino, Vietnamese Club

Hillcrest High School

By | Affordable, Public, Short-Term, US-Schools, West

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

City Christian School

By | Affordable, Private, Short-Term, US-Schools, West

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

 

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