Our International students are active in all aspects of life at Fulton Science Academy including students field trips and activities, competitive Athletics, and Academic Teams. While our International program is focused on high school students, we can provide I-20 forms for younger students, living with US based parents who may need that documentation.
Please be aware that FSA does not offer ESOL classes at any grade level, so all students must be fluent in both written and spoken English.
For High School Students who need I-20 form/ F1 student visa and Guardianship and Host Family services:
At this time, FSA offers I-20 forms/F1 visas to International students applying through two agencies: Students from South Korea who will not be living with a US based parent with an appropriate work, student visa or green card while in school at FSA must apply through our partner agency, Aim Plus Education. http://www.ah.or.kr/ or http://www.ah.or.kr/e_sub01/sub01.php and use their Guardianship/Host Home services.
High School Students attending FSA Private School typically have these characteristics:
- Fully fluent in written and spoken English. FSA does not have an ESOL program for English learners
- A cumulative overall GPA of 90 or higher
- Math & Science averages of 90 or higher
- Nationally normed test (PSAT, ACT, SAT, MAP) scores at the 85th percentile or higher in the Math and Reading sections.
- TOEFL Score of 90 or above, DuoLingo English test score of 120 or above, IELTS score of 7 or above.
All International students needing F1 visas attending FSA must live with a US based parent with documentation of appropriate work/student visa or green card or another close family member (older sibling, aunt or uncle, grandparent) who can provide legal guardianship papers.
All International students who will not be living with a US based parent with an appropriate work/student visa or green card while in the US need to apply through Educatius.org. Educatius will provide guardianship, host family services, US health insurance, etc.
Admissions Requirements for International Students
- Complete translated transcript for past two years. Foreign Transcripts for students applying to grades 9 through 12, if not already in English, must be translated and also all transcripts must have a Course-by-Course Transcript evaluation done by https://www.ece.org/ECE/Individuals/Education-Reports.
- Complete discipline and attendance record sent from the current school using the Admissions Transcript Request form which is available on the student progress page on the admissions website.
- All standardized test results if applicable to grade level (PSAT, ACT, SAT)
- TOEFL Score of 90 or above, DuoLingo English test score of 120 or above, IELTS score of 7 or above. FSA TOEFL school code is C141
- MAP Math test result (Computer based test that can be given remotely by our Admissions Director) This test can be waived if satisfactory PSAT, SAT or ACT test results are available.
- English Teacher Recommendation form
- Math Teacher Recommendation form
- Gifted Testing results if available
- Any Special Education Plan documentation if available
Applicants needing an I-20 form/F-1 Visa must provide bank documentation of available funds equivalent to approximately $40,000 USD. The US government student visa process requires proof of funds on hand equal to one year of tuition and one year of living expenses.
All documents can be uploaded via the admissions portal on the Student Progress page. The site allows 1 upload per section, so please scan multi page documents into one pdf file. If you have issues uploading, please email documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the child's name, grade applying for and attention Admissions/Pam Walsh in the email.