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.


Choose from two great ways to learn more about our schools:

CAMPUS TOURS are scheduled throughout the school year and summer. Observe our environment and determine if Christian Unified is the right fit for your family.

At the junior and senior high school level, SHADOW DAYS are available throughout the school year. We recommend a Shadow Day for students going into 7th–12th grade. 



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Grolier Online (includes Encyclopedia Americana)
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EBSCO Host Research Databases – Full-text Periodical and Reference Articles Online
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SIRS Knowledge Source – Periodical articles online
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