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  • Mr. Chris Hancock 

    Central Catholic High School
    Director of Marketing & Enrollment
    (209) 338-2615
    2016

Become a Host Family

Would you like to provide a wonderful experience that enriches the lives of students? You can do so by becoming a host family. For more information on hosting a homestay student, please follow this link.

I-20 Form

International Students must be issued a Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant Student Status.” The Form I-20 is needed to apply for the F-1 visa, apply for change of non-immigrant status, or secure permission to transfer to Central Catholic High School from another school in the United States. To receive a Form I-20, students must:

  • Receive official Application Acceptance from Central Catholic High SChool
  • Complete and return all forms as required by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • Upon review of the student completed registration, required official documentation, and certification that all information is true and correct, the Form I-20 will be issued by Central Catholic High School.
International Students partnering with The Cambridge Institute, NACEL Open Doors, or other 3rd party arrangers may have many of these steps provided.

International Students

We welcome students from all over the world to join our family. We believe their unique perspective enriches the experience of all students and helps nurture an environment that expands the horizon of our entire campus. We host young people from countries such as China, Brazil, Sweden, and many more.

We give our International Students a learning environment designed to help them integrate quickly into the Central Catholic High School family. To accomplish this we offer:

  • A college-preparatory experience steeped in academic rigor.
  • An introduction to the Catholic Faith, its core beliefs, customs, and traditions
  • Honors and AP courses for qualifying students
  • After school subject-tutoring
  • Individualized, 4-year progress counseling
  • Cultural immersion activities which include International Club, field trips, and a homestay program for select students.
  • Access to a wide variety of athletic and co-curricular teams and activities.


Admissions Process and I-20 Eligibility

All International Students who attend Central Catholic High School must be highly motivated, excel academically, and be very proficient in English. Students applying for admission will be considered either on an individual basis or through their cooperating agency (Cambridge Network, NACEL Open Door, etc.)

Admissions Processing
All International Student applicants will need to submit the following documentation by June 1, 2018:

  • A completed Central Catholic High School application
  • A copy of the student's passport and I-94
  • An English-translated copy of the student's complete transcript (beginning with 8th grade through the current grading period).
  • A copy of the student's English Language Proficiency Test scores (SLEP or TOEFL)
  • A scheduled SKYPE interview with the CCHS Admissions Team
All documentation must be received and the Skype Interview conducted before the review process can begin. If accepted, the student's natural parents are required to complete the appropriate registration materials. Only when the registration process is complete will the I-20 Form be sent (see below). Students can expect that the process of review, acceptance, and I-20 issuance to take about 4 weeks. 

Please note:
  • all International Students will be held to the same academic standards as domestic students and no accommodations will be made due to language proficiency.
  • returning Inernational Students must submit, in writing, a Notice of Re-enrollment Intent no later than May 1, 2018, if they wish to continue their education at Central Catholic High School.

Cambridge Network

The Cambridge Network is an education management and consulting firm that facilitates international participation in U.S. high schools and strengthens the ability of those institutions to educate international students.

We contract with the Cambridge Network to recruit students from South East Asia. Students from the following countries whom are  interested in coming to Central Catholic need to apply through Cambridge:

  • China (all regions)
  • Taiwan
  • South Korea
  • Vietnam
To contact the Cambridge Network, please follow this link.


NACEL Open Door

Nacel Open Door, Inc., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to international understanding and language education.

Nacel International is a worldwide federation of organizations, companies, and representatives working together to deliver a culturally-immersive education around the globe. Nacel International is governed by a group of founding partners who work together to ensure standardized quality of programs and provide mutual support worldwide. Nacel Open Door, Inc. (NOD) is one of these founding partner organizations which, since 1957, has promoted programs and opportunities aimed at students who want to broaden their perspective of the world and gain practical experience living, working, and learning in another culture.

Nacel Private School Program (PSP) allows American private schools to welcome qualified international students to their campuses. While on an F-1 visa, these students typically come to the U.S. for more than one year with the goal of graduating and attending an American college or university.

If you would like more infomration regarding opportunities with NACEL, please follow this link.