frequently asked questions


frequently asked questions

frequently asked questions for INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Please refer to the answers below. If you have further questions, please contact the International Director.

What grades do you accept for admission?
Students may apply for grades K-11. 12th grade is only considered for students who are currently studying at a high school in the United States.
Where will I live?
Students in grades K-6 th must live with at least one natural parent. Students in grades 7 th -12 th may live with family or host families. See link to approved host placement companies, if needed.
Do I need to take an English proficiency test?
Yes, please click here to see minimum scores for each grade level. In rare exceptions, Christian Unified will assess student’s English proficiency without a formalized test. Contact the International Director for further information.
Do I need medical insurance?
Yes. Medical Insurance meeting certain minimum coverage is required. Christian Unified Schools will arrange medical insurance at an additional cost.
When do I receive my I-20?
Following the submission of application and supporting documents and upon acceptance and the school’s receipt of the international fee, your I-20 will be generated and emailed to the student.
What happens if I apply for a Visa and it’s denied?
If you apply for a visa and it is denied, the international fee will be refunded to you if a cancelation of attendance and government verification of denial is submitted to the International Director by July 1 of the year enrollment is intended. No refunds will be issued after July 1.
Can International students take honors and AP courses?
Yes, generally the first year students are placed in ELL support and our standard college prep courses. The second year of school, however, students who meet the benchmarks may enroll in honors and AP courses.
Do I need a guardian?
Student who are not living with at least one parent must have an authorized and designated guardian.


It is with sadness that we share that the co-founder of our school district, Dr. Beverly LaHaye, passed away on Sunday, April 14. She was 94 years old.

Beverly was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ all the days of her life, and God used her in extraordinary ways to make a difference in the world around her. Along with her husband Dr. Tim LaHaye, she worked to establish Christian Unified Schools at a time when Christian education was in its infancy. She had a vision to meet the need for God-honoring curriculum and teachers who modeled Christlikeness to the students in their care, and she worked tirelessly to that end.

In addition to her influence on our school district, Beverly was also the author of many books, the founder of Concerned Women for America, and a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a faithful and treasured member of Shadow Mountain Community Church, where she was honored recently during the GirlTime women’s event. As the audience stood to applaud, Beverly pointed upward, giving all of the glory to the God she served.



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