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Bishop O'Dowd High School


Bishop O'Dowd High School

location

Oakland is a major port city on the west coast of the Bay Area. With nearly 350,000 residents, it is one of the nation's culturally and ethnically diverse cities. It has interesting architecture, a busy waterfront, parks, restaurants and a variety of cultural activities. It is only 20 minutes from San Francisco.

School facts

Region: San Francisco
Type of school: School for girls and boys
Age: 14-18 years
Program duration School year, semester
Student: 1,200
School uniform: No
School website: www.bishopodowd.org

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Bishop O'Dowd High School is a private Catholic secondary school with a diverse and large student body. The demanding college curriculum includes advanced courses in over 25 subjects. The school is also known for its competitive sports and arts program. The facilities include a state-of-the-art center for environmental studies, a living lab (vegetable garden and botanical gardens as well as a certified habitat for natural laboratories), an outdoor classroom with space for planning, research and experiments, and extensive sports fields.

Sport and art

The 61 teams in 16 sports have won many regional and state championships. Students are encouraged to pursue their creative interests and passions in courses such as art or interactive design.

languages

Chinese, French, Spanish

Capistrano Valley High School


Capistrano Valley High School

location

The Capistrano Valley Christian Schools are located in beautiful San Juan Capistrano, a borough of Orange County. The town is less than a five-minute drive from the local beaches and Dana Point Harbor. Nearly 40% of the city is beautiful open and parked areas that provide visitors with plenty of places to relax and enjoy the great California weather.

School facts

Region: San Juan Capistrano
Type of school: School for girls and boys
Age: 14-18 years
Program duration School year, semester
Student: 475
School uniform: No
School website: www.cvcs.org/apps/pages/enrichment

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The Capistrano Valley Christian Schools offer specially designed academic teaching courses in English (SDAIE) for international students. Participating students benefit from more than 10 advanced placement courses, digital textbooks, and resources for their courses. The facilities include a main building, an administration building, a library, a career center, an activity center and a sports field. Capistrano has made improvements to the expansion of the athletic field complex, the renovation of the gymnasium and an Athletic Media and Events Center.

Sport and art

Around 70% of students in Christian schools in Capistrano Valley enjoy participating in the athletics programs. The teams compete on-site in sports such as golf, basketball and cross country. The arts are a very important part of the school with extensive academic courses as well as extracurricular activities. The theatrical arts in particular has won many awards, including the M.A.C.Y. (Music and art recommendation for young people) as well as "Best Actor" and "Best Actress".

languages

French, Chinese, Spanish

Christian Brothers High School


Christian Brothers High School

location

Sacramento, the capital of California, offers exceptional cultural and artistic recreational opportunities. The city is close to many outdoor activities and is only an hour from the Lake Tahoe ski slopes and two hours from the Pacific beaches. International students have easy access to shopping, museums and good food!

School facts

District: Sacramento County
Type of school: School for girls and boys
Age: 14-18 years
Program duration School year, semester
Student: 1106
School uniform: Yes
School website: www.cbhs-sacramento.org

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Christian Brothers High School was founded in 1876 and is a Catholic high school in Sacramento, California. Christian Brothers High School graduates attend prestigious colleges and become doctors, actors, writers, researchers, athletes, teachers, and entrepreneurs. Facilities include a state-of-the-art performing arts center, engineering laboratories, video production and media laboratories, and new training, learning and sports facilities.

Sport and art

Christian Brothers High School students participate in the many activities on campus. International students are encouraged to join a club or sports team such as rugby, water polo, or soccer. Over 600 students took part in the artistic program in 2016, be it through the eight instrumental performance groups, the three annual theater productions or through the numerous art courses and exhibitions.

languages

French, Chinese, Spanish

Grace Brethren High School


Grace Brethren High School

location

Simi Valley is about an hour northwest of Los Angeles - the entertainment and movie capital of the world. Simi Valley offers a warm, sunny climate year-round and provides international students with easy access to a variety of parks, shopping malls, theaters and restaurants - all within the city limits.

School facts

Region: los Angeles
Type of school: School for girls and boys
Age: 14-18 years
Program duration School year, semester
Student: 430
School uniform: Yes
School website: www.gracebrethrenschools.com

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Grace Brethren High School is a small but competitive college preschool in Southern California. Students can challenge themselves with over 15 different advanced placement courses as well as extracurricular courses in arts and athletics. The spacious campus offers state-of-the-art classrooms, scientific laboratories and a large selection of sports facilities.

Sport and art

All students are welcome to join a team, whether they are serious athletes or just want to have fun. The high school offers international students the opportunity to study courses such as 3D design, film production or leadership and robotics.

languages

Spanish

Heritage Christian School


Location:

• Population: 4,065,585
• Located 30 minutes northwest of Los Angeles
• Weather:
o Summer / autumn: warm and humid
o Winter / Spring: cool and humid

Admission criteria:

• Admission restrictions: school grades in grades 8-12
• SLEP test: not accepted
• TOEFL test: 50 - 70
• ELTiS: 222-232
• High school career advice available for students with no knowledge of English

School dates:

• Grades: 6-12
• Students at the school: 775
• High School Students: 565
• Teacher / student ratio: 1:24
• Lessons expected to start in autumn: mid-August
• Estimated end of classes in autumn: mid-December
• Estimated start of classes in spring: beginning of January
• Estimated end of classes in spring: end of May
• School uniform requirement: Yes
• Religion: Christian

Academic:

• Graduation year offered: no

School profile:

Heritage Christian School, founded in 1976, has 15 advanced placement courses and more than 20 post-class activities, all supported by state-of-the-art technology such as 3D graphics computers and SmartBoards. Graduates of the Heritage Christian School have a good chance of being accepted for applications to universities, some of them attend Ivy League schools.

Investments:

The school facilities include a church, laboratories, carpentry workshop, art / music classrooms, sports hall, auditorium, library and an academic center with computers.

Sport and Art:

All international students are encouraged to get involved in the numerous sports teams. Both the girls 'and boys' teams compete in the Southern Section CIF competition.
The school's visual arts department is known for its impressive range of courses and activities for students. The Christian concert choir has an international reputation for exemplary excellence. He has already had the privilege of performing in eight different countries: England, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Chile, France and the Czech Republic.

Community:

Heritage Christian School is located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, one of the most culturally diverse in Southern California. Known for its year-round warm weather, it is one of the most popular travel destinations in the western United States. Some of Los Angeles' most iconic locations are minutes from the school. These include: Hollywood, Beverly Hills, four amusement parks and the wonderful California beaches.

University acceptance rate:

97%

Selection of the accepting universities:

Arizona State University, Baylor University, Biola University, Boston College, Boston University, California Polytechnic State University - Pomona, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, New York University, Northeastern University, Pepperdine University, Princeton University, Pomona College, Santa Clara University, Stanford University, State University of New York - Birmingham, Tulane University, University of California, University of Arizona, University of Colorado, University of Massachusetts - Boston, University of North Carolina, University of Notre Dame, University of Oregon, University of San Diego, University of Southern California, Vanderbilt University, Westmont College

Foreign languages:

French, Spanish

Advanced placement courses:

Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, English Rhetoric, English Literature, French Language and Culture, Human Geography, Music Theory, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, US Government and Politics, US History, World History

Art:

3D design, ceramics, choir, chant, advertising graphics, computer graphics, digital photography, acting, film production, jazz ensemble, orchestra, art, theater studies, woodworking

Sports:

Boys:

Autumn: cross country, soccer
Winter: basketball, soccer
Spring: basketball, golf, swimming, athletics, volleyball

Girl:

Autumn: cross country, volleyball, tennis
Winter: basketball, soccer
Spring: golf, softball, swimming, athletics

Free time activities:

Coffee Club, Chinese Club, Armenia Club, Film, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Photography, Theater

ESL Available / Level:

Yes

Mission College Preparatory School


Grace Brethren High School

location

The charming city of San Luis Obispo is three hours north of Los Angeles and four hours south of San Francisco. Temperatures are moderate and ideal for outdoor activities all year round. Numerous shops, restaurants, cafés and a cinema await you in the vibrant city center.

School facts

District: San Luis Obispo County
Type of school: School for girls and boys
Age: 14-18 years
Program duration School year, semester
Student: 350
School uniform: No
School website: www.missionprep.org

school

Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School is a private, co-educational school located on the central California coast. The school offers 70 college prep courses that are accredited and certified by the University of California, as well as 7 Honors courses, 12 Advanced Placement courses, and courses in Leadership, Drama, Sports, Health, and Theology. Modern facilities include underground parking, soccer and football fields, a baseball field and a gym.

Sport and art

Popular sports include soccer, cross-country skiing, tennis, softball, volleyball, basketball, golf, athletics, and baseball. Every year the school hosts a basketball tournament, which is attended by teams from all over the country. The students are invited to take part in graphic, music and theater courses. They are expected to participate in the planning, production and execution of theatrical events, conventions, rallies and tournaments.

languages

French, Latin, Spanish

Moreau Catholic High School


Moreau Catholic High School

location

Hayward is known as the "Heart of the Bay" for its central and convenient location (not far from San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose). International students will be able to explore and experience much of what Northern California has to offer.

School facts

District: Alameda County
Type of school: School for girls and boys
Age: 14-18 years
Program duration School year, semester
Student: 965
School uniform: No
School website: www.moreaucatholic.org

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Moreau Catholic High School students can take part in the amazing academic program as well as extensive after-school programs led by dedicated faculty. Facilities include art studios, dance studios, the recently renovated Teves Theater, the Brother Stephen Walsh Memorial Gallery, sports facilities and a library. In addition, Moreau Catholic runs a virtual reality science laboratory and design studio.

Sport and art

The school participates in the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL), which gives students the opportunity to compete against other top-notch schools. The school receives recognition for the most prestigious college arts programs in the country because Moreau Catholic ensembles regularly perform in exceptional musical productions and enjoy regional and national recognition.

languages

French, Chinese, Spanish

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St. Joseph Notre Dame High School


St. Joseph Notre Dame High School

location

Alameda is an island in the San Francisco Bay. It is across from San Francisco Bay and borders the city of Oakland to the north. The unique culture of the Bay Area is wonderful to explore here.

School facts

District: Alameda County
Type of school: School for girls and boys
Age: 14-18 years
Program duration School year, semester
Student: 440
School uniform: Yes
School website: www.sjnd.org

school

Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School is a Catholic parish school in the Bay Area, California, providing students with the knowledge they need to thrive in adult life. The school's diverse community was founded in 1881 and offers students the opportunity to learn from different perspectives, both inside and outside the classroom. The school is located in historic Alameda, just minutes from San Francisco Bay. It has a music center, library, high school, science center and unique smart classrooms that illustrate St. Joseph Notre Dame's commitment to advanced education.

Sport and art

The school is known throughout California for its basketball team. The Pilots have won six state championships, most of them in Northern California. Perhaps the best-known player in the men's program is Jason Kidd (1992), who had a brilliant career in the NBA as both a player and head coach. There are a number of artistic options in St. Joseph Notre Dame. The school's theater program has traditionally been strong, and the 2014 production of In the Heights was one of the top productions in California that year. In addition, the school publishes the art magazine "Prisms", which is composed of original student artwork, literary creations and music.

languages

French, Chinese, Spanish

Whittier Christian High School


Whittier Christian High School

location

La Habra is located in Orange County, near some of America's finest beaches. It's also not far from the famous Disneyland theme park. The city has plenty of shopping, parks, and bike paths.

School facts

District: Solano County
Type of school: School for girls and boys
Age: 14-18 years
Program duration School year, semester
Student: 620
School uniform: No
School website: www.wchs.com

school

Whittier Christian High School is half an hour from Los Angeles and 40 minutes from the beaches of the Pacific Ocean. The school is a private, non-denominational Christian day school in the United States.It offers an intimate class size and the flexibility of three academic titles. The high school recently completed construction of a new gymnasium. Other facilities on the 20 acre campus include the state-of-the-art computer laboratory, digital art and science laboratory, multimedia presentation room, auditorium, and choir / art gallery.

Sport and art

Athletics is a big part of Whittier Christian High School. In addition, the school has some championship titles in sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball and softball. For students who are interested in the visual and performing arts, courses such as dance, choir and string ensemble, studio art, jazz, concert and marching band are offered.

languages

French, German, Spanish