Cal Coast Academy accepts a limited number of qualified International students from all over the world for grades 6-12 each year. To be considered for admission, International students must be academically qualified, be able to speak functional English, and must live with a direct blood relative during the entire time they will be attending Cal Coast Academy.
The International Program at Cal Coast Academy tests and places International students in appropriate content-based classes while also offering language support classes. At Cal Coast Academy, International students have all of the opportunities of American students. Students are involved in AP, honors, and elective courses, student organizations, and school sponsored co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and/or events.
We are very fortunate to have students and families from all around the globe as part of our school community, enriching our campus with their many different perspectives and traditions. There are substantial advantages for our native students to study alongside our foreign students and vice versa.
Initial acceptance eligibility will be assessed after receiving the following 6 items.
The I-20 will be processed after receiving the following 4 items.
To finalize student enrollment, the following 5 items must be received after the student visa has been granted and before arriving in the United States.
After the student visa is granted the following 6 items must be submitted to or arranged with the school upon arrival in the United States.
IMPORTANT: Please note that all non-immigrant international students enrolled at Cal Coast Academy must be on an F-1 student visa. Never enter the United States on a tourist visa if you intend to attend school. If you enter on a B-1/B-2 visa to look at schools, make sure it says "Prospective Student" on the visa page.
We are committed to operating our school in a way that causes the least amount of disruption for our students and families. For that reason, we have adopted the outdoor classroom model.
Each of our open-air classrooms features retractable tent walls for proper ventilation and accommodates no more than 6 students to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Cal Coast Academy is responsibly and equitably providing students with the in-person education they need amidst this global pandemic.