It's a great challenge for international students to leave their home and comfort zone. But living with an American host family will leave you with a lot of good memories. Today let me share with you my tips from living with host families for three years in American high schools!
Higley Unified School District
School DescriptionSchools in Higley Unified School District offer a rigorous curriculum that includes music, art, language, physical education, and technology. Higley schools provide a wide range of AP courses, honors courses, STEM courses, and engineering courses. The school district is partnered with three universities in the state of Arizona.
All of the district’s campuses have numerous sports fields, theaters, and science labs. Some include broadcast studios and engineering labs for their accelerated programs.
SPORTS AND ARTS
International students from grades 9 to 11 are invited to take part in award-winning junior varsity-level sports teams such as baseball and cheerleading. Higley offers many electives and extracurriculars that result in an authentic American high school experience, particularly the district’s award winning music department.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
The Arizona Department of Education ranks Higley Unified School District 3rd in the state “A ” rating. The Washington Post named one of its schools “America’s Most Challenging.”
The city of Gilbert, ranked as one of the best places to live and learn in the US by CNN/ Money Magazine, is warm and sunny all year. Students have easy access to the many cultural sites, sporting events, and destinations in downtown Phoenix, only 30 minutes away.
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- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 1700 acres Campus Size
Diploma Year Offered?Yes
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableNo
Accepting Students in Grades9, 10, 11, 12
TOEFL Junior RequiredN/A
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Course desrcription for 12th grades who would like to earn a diploma. Course description must show all classes taken in HS and be specific about what kind of Math classes student took e.g. Algebra, Algebra II, Geometry, etc. DIploma Fee $300 paid towards the end of the year. Requires all seeking diploma students to go through an approved foreign credential evaluation agency to assess each diploma seeking student’s transcripts to obtain the equivalent U.S. credits for them
Blogs and News!
When you study abroad you not only learn about American culture, but also experience the lifestyle of the other half of the world.
"International students who study at a US high school have an inside-track to attend a US University," according to Educatius Group's Academic Director Dr. Sharon Tan.
Educatius Group’s USA F-1 Inbound High School Program Listed by CSIET for 7th year in a Row
"Enjoy every moment like it is your last.” That phrase was my motto I lived by this past year.
It is impossible to believe March is coming to an end. With that being said, just a small reminder that Graduation is less than two months away and not to mention Prom is next month!!! Time truly flies when you are having a good time and when you are far away from home.
What is the most important factor for international students when selecting a US high school to apply to?
Educatius Group received the largest number of international high school students on CSIET F-1 high school programs in 2017-2018!
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