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Niskayuna High School

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Niskayuna High School

Schenectady, New York

This is an accelerated, public school located near Albany, the Silicon Tech Valley of the East Coast. It offers 49 courses at the Honors level and 20 at the Advanced Placement Level. Historically, over 90% of the Niskayuna’s students who take AP exams score a “3” or higher. In addition, Niskayuna High School offers college credit courses in the following fields: English, Social Studies, World Languages, Business Education, Family, and Consumer Sciences, and Engineering Technology.

Niskayuna High School has been recognized as one of the top schools in the region and the nation, including recently being ranked No. 26 on Newsweek magazine’s listing of “America’s Top High Schools.” Students can choose from dozens of honors-level, Advanced Placement (AP) and college-level courses. Partnerships with select colleges and universities, such as Rochester Institute of Technology, Syracuse University and the University at Albany, allow Niskayuna students—including international students—to earn college credits while still in high school. 94 percent of Niskayuna graduates go on to colleges or universities after high school graduation, including such prestigious institutions as Harvard University, Yale University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Boston College, Princeton University and Georgetown University.

Niskayuna Central School District invites English language-proficient international students (including current exchange students) who are between 15 and 18 years of age to apply for participation in the International Scholars Program. Participants will learn about American life and culture first-hand by residing in the local community with host families and attending Niskayuna High School. Its global student body has included students from Turkey, France, Germany, Japan, China, Russia, and many other countries. Each international scholar gets to participate in school traditions such as homecoming, prom and high school graduation. Students also are encouraged to participate in athletic teams and/or the music program, as well as the vast array of clubs Niskayuna High School offers.

 

School Type: Public

School Size: 1,376

Class Size: 30

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

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Cross-Country, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Multimedia Production, Nature and Outdoors, Newspaper, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs: Animal Welfare Club, Anime Club, Aviation Club, Broadcasting Club, Chemical Demonstration, Chess Club, Computer Science, Culinary Club, Debate, Drama, Environmental Studies, Film, French, Game, German, Horticulture, Key Club, Latin, Math, Model UN

Shasta Union High School District

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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

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

Keene Central School

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Keene Central School – Staff Favorite

Keene Valley, New York

The program at Keene Central School is unique and in a class of its own. As a small school within a small community in upstate New York, Keene Central Schools offers international students a very close-knit, supportive, and encouraging environment. This program is one of their most affordable F-1 programs. Keene allocates their tuition money towards all student activities, daily meals, special events, school bus and athletics. This school is highly recommended for students who enjoy nature, camping, and sports (especially skiing and snowboarding).

Keene Central continues to strive to provide a rigorous academic program, offering a number of extracurricular activities and support student needs to make sure that they can be successful at achieving their mission to, “Let each become all he or she is capable of becoming.” Keene provides after-school activities and programs to help students grow both in and outside of the classroom.

School Type: Public

School Size: 161

Class Size: 12

Grades Accepted: 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Theater/Drama, Clubs: Key Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, Varsity Club, Forensics, Spanish Travel Club

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.

Orange County Public School Districts

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Orange County Public Schools

Orlando, Florida

Orange County Public Schools believe in the success of all students and will do everything they can to make that happen. They are a community of schools that are centered around what students want and need to be successful. Equipped with renowned programs in everything from the arts to computer science to athletics, they pride themselves on being a place that students enjoy coming to learn.

Orange County Public Schools is now the ninth largest school district in the United States and the fourth largest in Florida. The district serves more than 207,000 students at 191 schools! Orange County Public Schools believe in the success of all students and will do everything they can to make that happen. 

Orange County Public Schools offers students a variety of academic options at the elementary, middle, and high school grade levels. Based on their individual interests, students can choose to follow a pre-designed path by enrolling in a magnet program or design their own path by enrolling in courses that may be part of various programs at their school.

School Type: Public

School Size: 2,000

Class Size: 25

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

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

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

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Multimedia Production, Music, Newspaper, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs: Anime, Art, Chorus, Dance, Debate Team, Fishing, French Honor Society, Gay-Straight Alliance, German, Hip Hop, Key Club, Majorettes Baton Twirling Club, Multicultural Student Union, Musical Alliance, National Honor Society, Photography, Physics, PYNK

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

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

Wahlert Catholic High School

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Wahlert Catholic High School

Dubuque, Iowa

Wahlert Catholic High School provides students in grades 9-12 an outstanding academic curriculum designed for college preparation. With a 100% graduation rate, your student will be surrounded by like-minded, goal-driven and motivated peers. Wahlert offers 1:1 computing technology and robust extracurricular activities with a tradition of success. Beyond the classroom, a commitment to service and community encourages all students to grow as responsible, conscientious adults.

Wahlert is progressive & innovative. Today’s classroom is evolving faster than ever. Because of this Wahlert has found that by making technology a key player in their curriculum, they can deliver an individual learning experience and also facilitate creativity and problem solving for a 21st-century world. Lessons come alive on tablets for students as early as preschool; then in the elementary years, daily lessons integrate laptops, tablets, e-readers, and interactive whiteboards. In middle and high school, students are provided with their own laptop for use at school and at home. The marketplace in which their students will one day work is becoming increasingly progressive, so their educational programs must do the same. Students at this school are developing college-level skills in engineering through programs such as FIRST Lego League, FIRST Tech Challenge and Project Lead the Way.

Students interested in science, medicine or forensics can get their start in their Biomedical Sciences program. With the unique option of a Spanish immersion program as well as a high school Chinese program, students can also prepare for a future in a more global marketplace. Wahlert is effective. Their students consistently score above state and national standards on annual assessments. According to the ACT, their high school students are significantly better prepared for college than their state or national peers. Wahlert graduates 100 percent of their students, and, on average, 98 percent pursue a college education—at some of the finest institutions in the state and nation. Whatever it is Wahlert’s students want to do, their staff is on hand to make sure they succeed.

School Type: Private

School Size: 500

Class Size: 15

Grades Accepted: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Students Intending to Graduate

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

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Multimedia Production, Newspaper, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Service Club, Students Teaching Others Peace, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Knitting Club, Baking Club, Thespians, Art Club, YAPPERS, Catholic Leadership Committee, Respect Life Club, Student Senate, Ski and Snowboarding Club, Quiz Bowl, Chess Club

Notre Dame High School

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Notre Dame High School – Staff Favorite

Easton, Pennsylvania

Notre Dame High School is a four-year co-educational Catholic high school serving the greater Easton, Pennsylvania and Phillipsburg, New Jersey area. Notre Dame’s International Student Program staff is dedicated to creating a nurturing academic and social environment for international students.  Two full-time staff members are dedicated to working with International students, the Program Coordinator who processes applications, I-20 forms, and works with students addressing behavior or attendance issues, regularly communicating with agencies and the guidance office. Course scheduling is customized to make sure that the students are challenged, but also placed appropriately for success. This is a great option for students who are interested in sports and academics!

The school has students from four surrounding Pennsylvania counties and two counties in New Jersey. Notre Dame has a broad socioeconomic background and varies in character from urban to suburban. The community is mostly residential with several commercial and light industrial areas. Notre Dame offers the Aquinas Program, which offers education to children with learning disabilities. The international student program brings diversity and new life to the school.

 

School Type: Private

School Size: 510

Class Size: 25

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

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

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

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Music, Newspaper, Sports, Theater/Drama, Volunteer Work, Anime Club, Art Club, Auto Club, Band, Choral Ensemble, Future Business Leaders of America, Greenhouse Committee, International Club, Key Club, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Outdoor Club, Pro-Life Club, Scholastic Scrimmage, Skiing and Snowboarding Club

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