For more information about HCA's International Education programs, please click the Requirements for International Students button below.
Harvest is also an ETS-Authorized TOEFL iBT® Test Center. To view additional information, click the TOEFL / Praxis® button below.
Full-time International students attend our regular HCA classes and earn an American education with personal support for all their academic needs. At Harvest Christian Academy, students grow through our three core values: challenging academics, a Christian environment, and life mentorship. Our dedicated faculty and staff push all students in core subjects, fine arts, and sports. Additionally, faculty provide extra attention and accommodations to our international students to help them adjust to a new home on Guam. Lastly, new international students benefit from our small-group, academic-focused ESL classes, which we call AES for Academic English Skills. Students participate in these specialized classes for one class period per day aside from the regular schedule. As a result of the academic challenge and personal support, students often acclimate quickly and graduate from the AES classes within 1 or 2 school years.
These classes focus on developing the four language skills in an academic environment. Assignments focus on understanding lectures, doing presentations, writing essays, and reading both fiction and non-fiction even with sophisticated academic language. Our students gain additional support in reading and writing from the Achieve 3000 literacy program. This program has been so effective for us that many international students are able to read on grade level after one year of study. Students are tested and placed into the right level class to help them progress to English proficiency as quickly as possible.
Qualified applicants will be assisted with applying for a student (F-1) visa. Refer to the Requirements for International Students for further details.
|Grade Level||Days Per Week|
|K5-3rd Grade ESL class||2 days a week|
|4th-6th Grade ESL reading class||5 days a week|
|7th-8th Grade Beginning AES||3 days a week|
|7th-8th Grade Intermediate AES||2 days a week|
|9th-12th Grade Beginning AES||3 days a week|
|9th-12th Grade Intermediate AES||2 days a week|
International students may come to our International English Camp as well as register for the TOEFL® Test Prep. A student visa is not required. Reservations are confirmed per full week.
For more information, see the flyers below or send an email to Jon Marshall, International Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
International English Camp
June 3 - 28 and July 15 - 26
UPDATE: All Sessions Full. Waiting List Available.
Join our International English Camp for top-quality English training. Harvest will be offering two different sessions this year:
Session 1 (Immersion) gives each student the chance to converse with other local students to practice English and make friends their age. Immersion sessions for all but 2 hrs of English training. This is offered to rising 1st through 8th grade students.
Session 2 (Adventure) provides more field trips around the island and interaction with local people in the community. This session is offer to all grades, 1st through 12th.
TOEFL® Test Prep
June 3 - June 28
Prepare for the TOEFL® Test at Harvest Christian Academy over the summer. Our trained teachers will help guide you through each of the four sections of the test and give you personal feed back on how to improve your score.
Each week, students will be able to take practice tests in Harvest’s own ETS certified TOEFL testing lab.
Read more about the TOEFL program below. This is offered to rising 9th through 12th grade students.
During Winter Break (mid- January through February), we have been able to welcome international student visitors during our Winter Camp program. At this time, due to limited space, open enrollment is not offered for Winter Camp as it is during our Summer Programs. Instead, select recruiters are coordinating student groups to join our Winter Camp. Recruiters also help to ensure our students visitors adjust quickly during their short stay. If you are interested in signing up with one of the coordinated groups, please contact out International Department at International@hbcguam.net so they can provide you with the recruiters’ contact information. The space is very limited so if it does not work out to visit during Winter Break, please consider visiting during summer. Details about the 2020 summer program will be available in March 2020.
TOEFL / Praxis Testing Center
Harvest Christian Academy is an ETS-Authorized TOEFL iBT® Test Center. The TOEFL® Test is the standard English placement test for international students who plan to attend college in the U.S. and other countries. If interested in finding out more information on the TOEFL® Test Prep being offered at Harvest this summer, click here.
For students reporting TOEFL® scores to Harvest, please use our institution code: B476.
Testing is done in the computer lab, room 111. Test takers may follow the signs from the coffee shop to the registration room 109.
In addition, local educators may register to take Praxis® tests at our authorized center.
Please contact Jon Marshall, International Program Director, at email@example.com if you or a friend is interested in taking a test at our center or if you have any questions about our ESL classes or camps.
TOEFL Testing Dates - 2020
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 11:00am
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 11:00am
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 11:00am
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 11:00am
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 11:00am
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 11:00am
TOEFL® Test dates are opened for registration by ETS as needed. Please confirm open dates by clicking the ETS site here and selecting Guam.
Praxis Testing Dates - 2020
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 11:00am
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 11:00am
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 11:00am
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 11:00am
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 11:00am
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 11:00am
Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 11:00am
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 11:00am
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