The CHI Private High School Program (PHSP) provides opportunities for students from around the world to attend elite private high schools and live with caring American host families. Our specially selected schools are available across the United States and offer a broad variety of sizes, geographical locations, specialty and elective courses, extracurricular activities, clubs, and sports. Choose the school that best fits your dreams. Stay for a semester, a school year, or return for up to three years. Work hard to earn your diploma and you can graduate from an American high school!
Many schools wish to interview prospective students prior to acceptance. All schools have specific application deadlines, though some will continue to accept late applicants as long as space is available.
When you first arrive, your host family or your CHI Coordinator will meet you at the airport and transport you to your host family’s home. Your host family will provide you with a caring family environment. You will learn about American culture and participate in family life. Your family will provide you with a bedroom and a place to study, your meals and the support of a real family.
Throughout your stay your host family will care for you and support you as a member of their family. They will want to learn about your culture and will help you be successful in your program.
CHI works with trusted partner organizations around the world. Your local educational organization will work with CHI to assist you throughout the application process.
Work with your local agency to review the profiles of each of the private schools, choosing 1-3 schools. For information about a CHI partner agency in your area, please contact us.
Complete and submit the CHI application with your application fee. Your application will be reviewed when all documents have been received. School transcripts, medical records and references will be required at this time and may take some time to gather. Start the process as early as possible to allow for early school application deadlines. Arrange to take the SLEP or TOEFL test as required by the schools of your choice.
When CHI accepts you to the PHSP, you will then need to complete the specific application for your chosen private high school. Submit this application with the deposit required by the school and any additional required documents (many of the requirements will have already been submitted with the CHI application). Once your application has been received, your school may wish to interview you by SKYPE.
When you have been accepted, you will receive a school acceptance letter by email and an invoice for school fees. Once the school fees have been received, you will receive the original school acceptance letter and the I-20 form required for your visa interview.
CHI will arrange a host family for you and send you detailed information about your placement.
When you receive your visa, work with your local representative to make your travel plans and inform CHI so we can make the arrangements to meet you at the airport and prepare for your arrival and orientation.