International Student Program
基督教中央书院 recognizes 和 celebrates the wealth 和 breadth of God’s creativity expressed in the vast variety of languages 和 cultures around the world. It is the school’s desire for our United States students to exp和 their awareness 和 appreciation for those from other countries. Simultaneously, we want to offer the unique strengths of our high quality, Christian education. Therefore, in keeping with our institutional 信仰声明 和 Philosophy of Christian Education, 基督教中央书院 welcomes applications from qualified international students for entry into grades 9, 10, 或11谁愿意:
- Participate fully in the life of our school community
- Successfully complete their high school diploma from CCA.
- Be prepared for admission to college or university
International Student Program Tuition 和 Fees
基督教中央书院’s International Student Program (ISP) provides the participant with a solid preparation for acceptance into college or university while simultaneously supporting the student’s English language development. Please contact the school directly to discuss program costs.
Definition of an International Student
For the purposes of our program, 基督教中央书院 will define an international student as a student who enters CCA between the ages of 14 – 18 who meets the following criteria:
- Does not have permanent residence in the United States,
- Does not speak English as a native language 和 requires support to develop 和 improve his or her mastery of the language, 和
- Requires the issuance of a Form I-20 for admission into the United States.
English Language Proficiency
We recognize that a very important reason that international students choose to study in the United States is to improve their mastery of the English language. 仍然, in light of the extensive reading 和 comprehension skills that are fundamental to successful academic performance, an international student must be able to demonstrate at least an acceptable minimal proficiency with the English language for admission to 基督教中央书院. Class instruction is provided only in English.
While our program does offer language support throughout the year, CCA does not offer a total ESL experience. The necessary minimum proficiency required will vary depending upon the grade level for which the student is seeking admission. Each international student is required to submit his/her scores on any of the following language tests with the recommended scores indicated for favorable consideration of the application:
- For entering 9th graders – SLEP: 48-52 (TOEFL Jr.-about 710-740; iTEP SLATE-3-4)
- For entering 10th graders – SLEP: 55-60 (TOEFL Jr.-about 750-860; iTEP SLATE-3.5-4.5)
- For entering 11th graders – The student would have to score at the highest level indicated for entering 10th graders, 最好是高.
For an international student to earn a diploma from 基督教中央书院, he or she must be enrolled for no less than the junior 和 senior years to successfully complete all necessary graduation requirements. (*Note – the only exception to allow for a first-time enrollment of a 12th grader is if the student has been enrolled in another American school or International (English) school for at least the previous year 和 earned enough transferrable credits to fulfill CCA’s course requirements.
基督教中央书院 families open their homes to welcome International Students. Each host family goes through an application process that includes criminal background check, 背景调查, personal interviews 和 home visits to ensure the best possible care for our students. The International Student Program Coordinator keeps in regular contact with the host families 和 the visiting students to facilitate acclimation 和 adjustment, 和 to assist in other ways if 和 when needed.