International Students

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 2-3 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 3 days a week


Summer Programs

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 jonathan.marshall@hbcguam.net for more information on how to get started!

ESL camp

International English Camp (1st-8th)

May 30 – July 7

Join our International English Camp for top-quality English training.  During this special summer program, students will get more conversation practice and our teachers will give more personal attention with smaller classes sizes (approximately 12).  This is offered to rising 1st through 8th grade students.  

When filling out the application, please make sure "International English Camp - Rising Grade 1-8" is checked as the selected program you wish to enroll your child into.  All completed applications can be printed and submitted to the school office or emailed to Anita Bendo at ABendo@hbcguam.net.

TOEFL Test Prep (9th-12th)

May 30 – July 7

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. Read more about the TOEFL program below.  This is offered to rising 9th through 12th grade students.


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 jonathan.marshall@hbcguam.net 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 2017

TOEFL test dates are opened for registration by ETS as needed.  Please confirm open dates by clicking the ETS site here and selecting Guam.

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Praxis Testing Dates 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017

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