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International Program

International Student Director: Jamie Bennington 309.686.4500 x241 jbennington@peoriachristian.org

 

Peoria Christian School is an approved SEVIS school authorized to enroll non-immigrant students who require an I-20 for residency.  PCS has an extensive background in preparing international students for the rigor of higher education.  Our average ACT score for the 2017-18 school year was 25.8.  Peoria Christian High School was awarded the prestigious Blue Ribbon status in Exemplary Performance in 2018. Please refer to our school profile for a more detailed description of our school statistics, grade point scale, graduation requirements, and universities attended after graduation.  Peoria Christian offers unique host family homestay options for our international students that provide students with social and emotional support throughout the school year.  


International Tuition and Fees include:

  • 2 week camp prior to the beginning of school. First year students will be immersed into their new environment and will spend time acclimating to PCS culture, building procedures and layout, teachers, peers and homestay family. Students will also receive ESL training, ACT/SAT training, iTep testing and school policy and procedure training.  Students will be able to purchase uniforms, purchase school supplies, visit a local university campus, and take a trip to Chicago for shopping. Returning students will receive continued ACT/SAT training, iTEP testing and a 2 week j-term course for high school credit. They will also be able to purchase uniforms, purchase school supplies, visit a local university campus, and take a trip to Chicago for shopping.

  • School year ESL

  • School year ACT/SAT training

  • 3 iTEP tests administered by the school

  • Guided study hall - a study hall with limited number of international students with a teacher that is responsible to keep students on track to succeed

  • Weekly meetings with the International Student Director to set goals, communicate problems, discuss grades and for general encouragement

  • Monthly reports to agencies/parents of student’s grades, progress, struggles, and successes

  • Monthly outings for cultural and social experiences

  • Transportation to and from Chicago O’Hare Airport at the beginning and end of every school year