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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.
|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|