International Student Program . . .Preparing Students To Walk Through The Doors God Opens
What makes Life Christian Academy so special?
One of the defining strengths of Life Christian Academy is our excellent, core academic curriculum. Our young people graduate equipped with the skills needed for the high-tech, fast-paced world of the 21st century. Our Advanced Placement program allows students to earn college credit while attending high school. Our on-site college counselor provides families with resources and guidance throughout the challenging college application process. Life Christian Academy graduates are accepted at prestigious colleges and universities throughout the United States.
To get a feel for what truly makes Life Christian Academy special, you have to understand the priority we place on spiritual growth and matters of the heart. All students on campus enjoy daily Bible classes, weekly chapel services and ongoing community service projects. Students of all ages are provided missions opportunities where they can live out their growing Christian faith and learn the role of active citizenship. In over 30 years, our school has never wavered in its commitment to our mission… “To develop students who will know and serve the Lord Jesus Christ with all their heart, mind, and strength.”
We are also distinct in our commitment to provide a culturally diverse Christian community. To accomplish this, our International Student Program hosts approximately 25-30 students each year. We have utmost respect for loving parents who are willing to sacrifice so much for their children. We want to do our part to make sure these dedicated students are successful.
Getting Started…The Admissions Process
Life Christian Academy is a selective admissions school looking for students whose lives, achievements, and goals best exemplify the mission of our school. Life Christian Academy works in cooperation with families who want their students to participate in a Christian study-abroad program to the United States.
Step 1: Complete an International Student Application for Admission, along with all forms outlined on the International Student Admission Process – Tuition & Fees Schedule.
Step 2: English proficiency requirement. These must be submitted with the Application for Admission:
Students applying for grades 6-12:
Secondary Level English Proficiency (SLEP) exam must be administered in student’s native country and an official copy of the SLEP test results submitted with application. Additionally, provide a small collection of photographs that include you and your family, your church, your school, sports, music, art or other activities in which you participate.
Applicant is required to write a 250 word essay in the applicant’s own words. Applicant may write their essay on the form in the space provided on the application or attach your essay on a separate piece of paper.
Step 3: Include three letters of reference in English from a pastor, a teacher, and an adult non-relative who has known the applicant for several years.
Step 4: Submit transcripts of all academic courses including grade 9 and above (translated in English).
Step 5: Provide proof of financial responsibility (bank document) in American dollars to cover applicant tuition and expenses.
Step 6: Submit the Application for Admission. The non-refundable enrollment deposit must be included, along with all the forms outlined on the International Student Admission Process – Tuition & Fees Schedule.
The SEVIS I-20 form is issued by Life Christian Academy after the application process has been completed and the student has been accepted for admission. It is the agency/family responsibility to follow up with the American Embassy to insure the F-1 student visa is issued prior to the student’s first day of school.