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International Student Program

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Heritage Christian School welcomes applications from international students, grades 9 through 12, who strive to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ in an academically challenging, college preparatory program. Heritage Christian School values the diversity that international students bring to the school setting, recognizing that the knowledge and understanding students gain from interacting with those from different backgrounds and cultures enriches the educational experience for everyone.

International Student Seminar Class

Each international student is required to enroll in the international student seminar class which is taught by a certified English Language Learner (ELL) teacher. This class time is divided into two sections during the week. One half allows the student time to process academic English from their other classes; the other half includes additional English instruction, such as SAT preparation, reading comprehension strategies, and essay practice.

Program Curriculum

The curriculum mixes the students' specific English language needs with Indiana State Standards to help target all areas of language learning. The curriculum includes, but is not limited to, focusing on the four areas of literacy: reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Host Families

All international students are placed with host families who are members of the Heritage Christian School community. (If you are interested in becoming a host family for future HCS international students, click here to learn more.)

Important Visa Information

The Designated School Official (DSO) in the Admissions Department will not issue an I-20 until both of the following requirements have been met:

  1. The principal has approved the application for admission
  2. The $1,250 enrollment fee has been received

Note: Heritage Christian School is required by U.S. Federal law to determine through written application that the student is qualified academically, linguistically and meets all entrance requirements for admission.Do not schedule your interview appointment with the U.S. Embassy until admission has been approved and an I-20 has been issued.Once you have completed the Embassy interview, please contact the Admissions Department with the results and to notify us about your plans for arrival. For further information about the International Student Program at Heritage Christian School, please contact the Admissions Department.

For More Information

For further information about the International Student Program at Heritage Christian School, please contact Regina Schrock in the Admissions Department at regina.schrock@heritagechristian.net.

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