International Student – Admission Requirements
Students must demonstrate
- Academic ability and interest (minimum “C” average or better)
- Self discipline
- Ability to establish priorities and carry them through
- Emotional maturity needed to adjust to a new language and culture
- Willingness to abide by the school code of conduct and United States laws
International students may make-up a maximum of 25% of the school enrollment. The high school principal reserves the right to allow enrollment of additional students above the 25% rule in certain circumstances.
Students must have at least a 2.0 average from previous schooling to be considered for admission. The iTEP slate will be taken in the home country and be required for admissions.
While New Hope Christian prefers that international students profess a Christian faith to be admitted to our school, students who are respectful to the Christian faith and open to learning about Christianity will be admitted. Even if a student does not profess to be a Christian, he or she must take all required Bible classes, attend Chapels with a good attitude, and attend church or youth group with his or her host families. Students who do not profess to be Christians may not actively try to convert other students to their faith. The school will also respect the beliefs the student has from their culture and or country.
Students can apply for admission to New Hope Christian School by working with an agent or through parents/ legal guardian. New Hope Christian may sign non-exclusive contracts with agents, at present we and do not pay commission to agents. All fees for an agent must be paid by the student.
English proficiency is evaluated at admission, and students are placed in the appropriate level of English study. Subsequently, students will be able to finish the ESL program when they meet a level of proficiency determined by the International Program Director. Mathematical ability is also evaluated at admission and students are placed in the appropriate level Math program. All International students have the option to audit their classes in the first semester until they have developed sufficient proficiency in English. At the end of each semester, students will be evaluated to determine their continued eligibility for ESL.
International students can play sports if allowed through their agency and have proper medical criteria and insurance requirements. They may join student government and participate in other student programs. They may join outside school activities such as youth group, local gym, or any approved private tutoring. These opportunities help each student learn the American culture and practice speaking English.
The International Program Director is available for help in any matters related to the host family, documents, or adjustment to life in America. Students are welcome to drop in the Program Director’s office for visits. An informal progress report is given monthly. These reports are sent to the student’s family and agent.
Contact us at:
Mandy Lindsey or Bob Grush
International Student Program
New Hope Christian School
5961 New Hope Road
Grants Pass, OR 97527
Ph. (541) 476-4588
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