A great blessing of Faith Christian School is the International Students program. We find it to be an exciting opportunity for our American students to learn about other cultures by having them in our classrooms. International students are eligible to participate in all activities and follow the same schedule of learning as all other FCS secondary students.
Most international students work through the rigors of FCS academics and are able to graduate with an academic diploma. FCS will provide some accommodations to English language learners as they adjust to their classes. Students will find that teachers are very helpful and supportive as they begin their process of learning here in America.
FCS is SEVIS approved to accept international students in grades 7-12 and can issue I-20s where needed. Find the application here for more information and requirements.
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Reporting to School
Students who enter the US need to report to school no later than their specified start date. If the student will not be able to attend school on their specified start date, they must contact the school and let them know when they will arrive and the reason for the delay. Students who have entered the country and do not report to the school will be terminated within thirty days of their start date. Students who have not entered the country and do not report or contact the school will be cancelled within thirty days of their start date.
While in attendance at Faith Christian School, international students are required to live with a host family, even if the student is over 18 years old. Those who are not living with their own family members or relatives are expected to follow their host family’s rules, participate with family activities and assist with family chores.
Please submit the Host Information form as soon as possible.
An adult host family member or local relative must be given permission by the natural parent to authorize medical treatment. Please submit the Medical Consent form upon arrival to campus.
Students are expected to arrange travel to the US at the start of every semester. Any days delayed will count as absences unless there are visa issues and those issues are communicated ahead of time. Also, no special arrangements will be made for taking semester exams early to allow for early flights at the end of the semester.
All students must submit proof of insurance to the school upon arrival. If no proof is submitted within 15 days, the student will be enrolled in the health plan chosen by the school at the natural parent’s expense. One company that provides adequate international health insurance is BETiNS. Their website is betins.com or you may contact them at 866-552-8834.
Students transferring from another Sevis approved school need to follow the specified transfer policies. Please contact the school for transfer information. Please be advised that your I-20 should not be transferred to the school without an acceptance letter from Faith Christian School.
The international student will be assigned an advisor and the student will have the opportunity to meet with this advisor twice a year or as often as needed. All grades, formal and informal, will be provided to the student’s host family.
You should submit the following with the application:
- Registration Fee of $275 (non-refundable)
- Birth Certificate (with English translation) or Passport Information Page
- Confidential Statement of financial support for International Students translated into US dollars
- Official Transcripts translated into English
Please submit any missing documentation along with the following as soon as possible:
- Immunization Verification
- Host Information Form
- Medical Consent Form
- Proof of health insurance and medical consent form
- Copy of student visa
In signing the application, you have agreed to abide by the policies of Faith Christian School. The handbook, full policies, and various other forms can be found here or in our office.
Faith Christian school is the best school for international students. Faith was my first school in the US, and I was worried about whether I could adapt myself to a new environment such as new people, a new school, and place without family here. However, all the teachers and friends at Faith were a part of a family. They helped me with English improvement, American life, and also to have a stronger relationship with God! I really enjoyed the small class sizes, which allowed for a better relationship between teacher and student, and got me to know all the students. I could have stronger relationship with God through chapel and bible study. I will always be thankful for them. Faith is the best school ever! 🙂~Minwha (former International student)