Educatius Group’s USA F-1 Inbound High School Program Listed by CSIET for 7th year in a Row
Urbandale High School
School DescriptionUrbandale High School’s diverse, multi-cultural community collectively speaks over 40 different languages. Located only 20 minutes from Iowa’s capital of Des Moines, Urbandale High was named "State School of Character" for its character-building education, leadership and mentoring programs.
The school’s facilities include a performing arts center, a media center, computer labs, a football stadium, gymnasiums, softball and baseball fields, and locker rooms. In 2020, they opened a state-of-the-art fitness center.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Urbandale High School celebrates its accomplished athletes with its own Hall of Fame. Recent state championships include dance in 2021, cheerleading in 2020, and baseball in 2019.
Students in the arts programs showcase their music and art at local festivals, productions, and parades. Arts options include dance, photography, and film production. Seven students were selected for the 2021 Instrumental All-State Festival, which is the highest honor a student can receive from the Iowa High School Music Association.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
The school’s physics team competed in the annual Tau Beta Pi Roller Coaster Engineering Competition and won all six possible awards. The school received the Iowa High School Musical Theater Award as well as the Prudential Spirit of Community Award for its commitment to community service. Two Urbandale students presented their research at the Global Youth Institute.
Urbandale is located in the country’s so-called “Heartland,” nicknamed for both its location in the heart of the US and its kind community atmosphere. The small city is located close to Iowa’s capital where students can go to fairs, shows, and restaurants.
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Eddie Berlin, Chicago Bears;
Scott Clemenson, NHL NJ Devils hockey ; Tyler Trepp, a cappella group Straight No Chaser ; Ryan Lillard, Kansas City Royals;
- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 17 acres Campus Size
Diploma Year Offered?No
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableNo
Speciality ProgramsSTEM, Marketing Internships
Accepting Students in Grades9, 10, 11
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Minimum Duolingo: 70; IELTS also accepted (4.5 Minimum); 90 day sit-out period to play sports at the varsity level. There is not sit-out period for junior varsity.
Blogs and News!
"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.
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.
"Enjoy every moment like it is your last.” That phrase was my motto I lived by this past year.
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!
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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