Multi-year enrollments allow students to stay in the same area, empower them to make stronger connections with their host families and friends, earn a diploma if that is something they want, all while fostering a deeper exchange experience.
Looking at schools as packages, and combining private day/boarding schools with public schools allows us to work together to customize an enrollment plan that works best for your student. When you meet a student for the first time, we want you to be strategic in how you’re advising them to select schools.
One main consideration is what grade level the student is starting in. F-1 students can only attend a public high school for one year. Therefore, if a student is planning on studying in the U.S. for multiple years, you should consider what other private day or boarding schools are nearby. For example, a great option in Massachusetts would be to start at Marian High School in Framingham (private day), and finish at Hopkinton High School (public high school) for a diploma.
We want to create public and private school enrollment plans for students so that students can stay with the same host family even if they change schools, and CIEE will work with you to find host families in areas that can accommodate this type of plan.
At public schools, CIEE must place students within a specific school district. At private day schools, there are no rules regarding the cities or towns students must live in. If we know in advance that a student wants to stay in a certain area, we can be strategic in where we pull families from.
For example, in Florida, a student can start at a Miami-Dade County public school, and finish at Divine Savior Academy (private day). In this example, starting at a public high school would be advantageous to the student if they wanted to improve their English to be more successful at a private day or boarding school.
Please contact your International Sales Consultant with any questions about multi-year enrollments!