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International Students

 

Lexington Christian Academy welcomes students from around the world.  International students who attend LCA must be proficient in English as ESL programming is not available.  LCA does not provide housing for students.  Students who will not be living with a family member should contact the Admissions Office to discuss housing options before beginning the application process.

 

Overview


An international student is defined as a non-United States citizen who requires a visa to attend school within the United States.  Admission of international students to grades K-8 will be handled on a case by case basis in consultation with the Headmaster.

 

Percentage of Student Body


International students shall make up no more than 5% of the total population of the high school.  The goal for international students shall be cultural integration and English-language learning opportunities.

 

Partner Agencies


If the international student is not staying with a family member in the Lexington area, then the student’s family must work with a placement agency approved by LCA.

 

Host Family


All international students shall live with a host family approved by LCA or a family member that lives in the Lexington area.  Both parents of a host family must be professing Christians willing to sign LCA’s statement of faith, be willing to act as spiritual mentors for the student, and provide opportunities for worship and spiritual growth for the student.  If the international student lives with a family member in the Lexington area, at least one adult member of the family must be a professing Christian willing to sign LCA’s statement of faith.  At least one member of the family with whom the student lives must be proficient in English, including reading, writing, and speaking. 

 

Tuition/Fees/Tuition Assistance


Tuition and fees for international students shall be set by the LCA Board each year.  International students shall not be eligible for tuition assistance.

 

Timing of Payment


All tuition and fees shall be paid in full prior to enrollment in U.S. currency. 

 

Minimum Enrollment for LCA Diploma


An international student must be enrolled for their junior and senior year to be eligible to receive a diploma from LCA.  If the international student does not attend LCA for four years, the student shall provide acceptable transcripts documenting that all other graduation requirements have been met before a diploma will be awarded.

 

Translation Devices


International students are permitted to use translators and word-for-word dictionaries for normal course work (unless expressly permitted by the instructor).  The cost of the translators and dictionaries will be covered by the student.  No device that allows Internet browsing/access shall be permitted to be used as translators at school.  Translators and word-for-word dictionaries may not be used for tests or quizzes.