Wilmington Christian School International Student Program Application
Thank you for your interest in Wilmington Christian School's International Program. We have a wonderful supportive program that helps each student reach his/her education goals. Our program is structured to provide on campus support each week and selects and monitors the host family experience. Monthly activities and events are planned to create a fun and warm family atmosphere at WCS. As we partner with our local agencies, we work to provide strong communication during the admissions process and overall experience at WCS.

Feel free to contact Director of International Students, Stephanie Galbraith, with any questions. sgalbraith@wilmingtonchristian.org.

Please fill out the application and work with your agency to send copies of the following to Mrs. Galbraith: Passport, Report Card/Transcripts, TOEFL/TOEFL Jr scores/ Recommendation Letters (Math, Science, Administrator), and 3 current photos of student. Please also read our school handbook, which can be found at www.wilmingtonchristian.org. Following submission of this application an interview will be scheduled. Thank you for your interest in Wilmington Christian School.
Date *
Agency Name/Agent Contact Information-If you do not have an agency for support; please state "none at this time".
Student's Given Name (First, Last) *
Date of Birth *
Last Grade level completed (in U.S. or home country) *
Grade applying for (8th-12th) *
Applying for: *
Student's Email Address *
Please list Student Passport Number/Country of Issuance. *
Father's Name *
Mother's Name *
International Home Address: (include street address, city, province, and zip code) *
Father & Mother's email address/phone numbers *
Father/Mother WeChat/WhatsApp ID/Skype ID *
Testing Scores: TOEFL/TOEFL Jr. -please share test date and score ; testing is required for admission to WCS. If you have not taken any formal testing yet, please schedule and/or WCS will do testing during the interview process. *
Do you currently or have you previously attended school in the U.S.? If yes, please share grade level and school name/location. What type of Visa did/do you have? *
How did you hear about our school? *
Guardian Electronic Signature: The electronic signatures below and their related fields are treated by Wilmington Christian School like a physical handwritten signature on a paper form. Please type your name below which states you understand that electronic signatures are treated like a physical signature. By typing your name after each policy below, you are committing to abiding the shared policies at Wilmington Christian School as an International Student. PLEASE TYPE SIGNATURE AND PROVIDE DATE. *
Handbook Agreement--I have read, understand, and agree to abide by the WCS Parent/Student Handbook and ISP Discipline Policy. I will do my best to abide by them at all times. *Please see our school website for the Handbook. Typing your name below is a digital signature stating you understand and commit to our Handbook and ISP policies. *
Please read the INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AGREEMENT: Typing your name below provides a digital signature, committing the following agreement to abide by these rules while at Wilmington Christian. 1.The international family and student must read and sign the Wilmington Christian School Handbook, ISP Discipline Policy, and Host Family Handbook.They must adhere to the INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AGREEMENT to all rules at all times. Failure to comply with school rules will result in dismissal from Wilmington Christian School. 2.We are a Christian School. International students must be respectful during daily prayer times and various chapels or services. As part of the curriculum, all students are required to attend Bible classes and complete the class requirements. 3.You will be expected to attend church with your host family each week on Sunday, as well as family events which your family asks you to attend. 4. International students are expected to speak English during the school day. Students may have translators in school, but they are NOT permitted to use them during assessments (tests, quizzes, etc.). Students are expected to sit up in their chair or desk, maintain eye contact, and be attentive during class, showing teachers respect and that you are ready to learn. 5.Students are required to be in full compliance with the school’s uniform policy as stated in the handbook. Uniforms must be purchased at Lands End (online) or at our school resale. 6.According to SEVIS regulations, international students must be in school on all regulation school days with the exception of a medical emergency. Tardiness and unlawful absence from school (more than four days) will not be tolerated and will result in the immediate reporting of absence to SEVIS officials, which could lead to the termination of the student’s I-20. Students are required to attend school the entire duration of the school year and may not return home prior to the last day of school. 7.Violation of any state or federal law of the United States of America will result in the student’s immediate dismissal from Wilmington Christian School and termination of the I-20. 8. An international student is not allowed any type of employment as a condition of the student’s visa. 9.A student who terminates an agency contract will not be permitted to remain at Wilmington Christian School as an independent student. 10.Tuition and fees must be paid prior to the first day of school by the agency. International Student Program and application fees are non-refundable. Failure to pay in a timely manner may result in student dismissal, termination of I-20, and denial of transcript release. If a student leaves or is dismissed for any reason all payments are non-refundable. 11.All new International Students who enter 10th -12th grades are required to bring an Official Sealed Transcript from previous high schools to WCS or must mail them to our school. 12.It is the intent of Wilmington Christian School to honor the rules and regulations of the agencies with which we choose to work. For that reason, agency rules must be followed at all times. Failure to do so may result in dismissal. 13.Wilmington Christian School has a no-drive policy for students. *(see ISP coordinator for further explanation) 14.Using the internet is a privilege and may be used for homework, research, and communication with family and friends. You may not view any pornography or engage in any sexual or violent behaviors by use of the internet. 15.Students must refrain from any kind of sexual behavior or activity. Students who become pregnant or are responsible for pregnancy will be returned to their home country. 16.Students may not use threatening words or body language, or engage in violence towards any person, animal or object. 17. Students must read and sign our International Student Discipline Policy. When students fail to obey International or WCS policies, an Incident Report will be issued by the Program Coordinator and signed by families. These reports will identify the problem, share our expectations, and list the discipline assigned. Students, Hosts, and Parent/Guardian are required to sign, stating they are aware of the incident, the discipline, and expectations of WCS. Three Incident Reports are grounds for dismissal, but at any time the school reserves the right to remove a student from the school and the International Student Program for serious or offensive behaviors that present concern or potential danger to the host family and/or student. 18.You must acquire medical insurance to cover the entire period of your stay before your arrival in the USA. You should carry your insurance card with you at all times and makes sure your host family has a copy too. You will be responsible for any costs linked to medical treatment. 19.Any planned trips must be communicated to the Program and Host Coordinators prior to making reservations. Students are required to complete the WCS International Student Trip Permission Form. WCS, Host family, Agencies and parent/guardian must approve travel. Students 18 and older, may travel independently but are required to have permission from their parent/guardian. Students under 18 (minors) MUST have an adult over 25 present during the travel. Students who do not follow our travel policy will receive an Incident Report. Continual abuse of the travel policy are grounds for dismissal. When traveling, students are expected to call/text and check-in with the host family or coordinators upon arrival, during the trip, and prior to departure. Student safety is our priority. PLEASE TYPE YOUR NAME BELOW, COMMITTING TO THE ISP AGREEMENT. *
HomeStay Release: The following liability release is for students who request to be placed in a homestay by Wilmington Christian School. The student and their parent(s)/or guardian must sign this form prior to the student being placed in a homestay. Parent/Legal Guardian: “We request to have our child, placed in a homestay by Wilmington Christian School. We acknowledge that we, not the host family or Wilmington Christian School will be held responsible for our child’s actions while he/she lives in the United States. We agree to hold harmless and to release all liabilities against Wilmington Christian School, and the host family chosen to host our child, including all claims against Wilmington Christian School or the independent contractor working on behalf of Wilmington Christian School and the host family for any injury, loss, damage, accident, delay, death, or expense resulting from participation in the homestay program. We hereby acknowledge, accept, and agree to the above named terms and conditions.” YOUR TYPED SIGNATURE BELOW IS YOUR DIGITAL SIGNATURE, COMMITTING TO ALL STATED ABOVE. PLEASE SIGN AND DATE. *
Medical Release: I hereby give Wilmington Christian School permission for my child to receive emergency medical treatment at a hospital or medical center designated by the host family. This emergency medical treatment may include surgery, if deemed necessary by the attending physician.The undersigned and/or sponsors identified in the Affidavit of Financial Support, shall be liable and agrees to pay all costs and expenses incurred in connection with such medical and dental services rendered to the aforementioned son/daughter pursuant to this authorization. Should it be necessary for my son/daughter to return home, due to medical reasons or otherwise, the undersigned shall assume all transportation costs and expenses.I give permission for my child to receive medical attention and medication as deemed necessary by the attending physician or recognized health care provider.We, the undersigned (parents/legal guardians) hereby release Wilmington Christian School, its Board of Directors, Student Coordinators, Host Family Guarantors, Host Families, and Academic Institutions from any and all current and future claims, charges, costs and/or causes of action for loss of property, personal injury, illness, accident or death sustained by my child during the time that he/she is participating in the program, whether covered by current insurance or not. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless all of the above named from any and all liabilities, including liabilities to third parties, which may arise from my child’s participation in the program. TYPE YOUR NAME BELOW, COMMITTING TO ALL MEDICAL POLICIES STATED ABOVE. SIGN AND DATE. *
Travel Policies: We, the undersigned (parents/legal guardians), authorize our child to travel within the out of town guidelines established by the Wilmington Christian School program. We accept full responsibility for our child’s participation in any approved travel/activities and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Wilmington Christian School, its American partners, independent contractors, and host family from any claims and/or liability to third parties arising from our child’s participation.It is understood by signing this Travel Release/Authorization in advance it eliminates the need to receive approved signatures for any Wilmington Christian School approved travel/activity for the duration of the child’s participation in the Wilmington Christian School program.Students desiring to participate in travel/activities not approved by the Wilmington Christian School program must follow the travel guidelines. All students are expected to communicate intended travel and to gain permission from WCS Designated School Official. A trip permission form must be completed prior to travel. TYPE YOUR NAME BELOW, COMMITTING TO ALL TRAVEL POLICIES. *
Release of Promotion: We, the undersigned, grant Wilmington Christian School permission to use photographs and any other materials, in which the participant/child may appear, for promotion or publicity of future programs. (in print or electronic media). TYPE YOUR NAME BELOW, PROVIDING PERMISSION. *
Athletic Eligibility: International and domestic students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of extra curricular activities that are offered at WCS. To be in compliance with Delaware Internscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) policy, F-1 International students desiring to participate in the high school athletic program are required to agree to the following conditions: I am enrolling as a student at Wilmington Christian School (WCS) for education reasons and not for the purpose of participating in interscholastic athletics. In addition, I was not recruited by the school or any other organization for the purpose of participating in athletics. I understand my participation is limited to sub-varsity (JV) for the first year of attendance and I will not be eligible for state tournament competition at that time. If there is no JV team, my participation is limited to practices only. I am required to comply with all other school and DIAA policies governing the participation in interscholastic athletic competition. THE DIGITAL SIGNATURE BELOW STATES THAT WE UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE RULES/POLICY REGARDING ATHLETICS AND OUR SON/DAUGHTER WILL COMPLY WITH ABOVE MENTIONED POLICY. *
Affirmation of Belief: Wilmington Christian School seeks to work in harmony with the home and the church to nurture our students in a Christian world and life view. The following statements define our basic principles of faith and conduct and help us to maintain unity, clarity, and consistency. Vision--Wilmington Christian School provides a distinctly Christian, innovative education that effectively develops Godly influencers who are well prepared for life after high school and to impact the culture for Christ. Mission--Building on the foundation of Scriptural truth, we teach students to grow in Christian character, to excel in academic proficiency, and to foster mentoring relationships. STATEMENT OF FAITH: • We believe that there is one sovereign God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19-20, John 8:58, 1 John 5:6-8, Rev. 22:13). •We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God for faith and practice (2 Tim. 3:16).• We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Col. 2:9), in His virgin birth (Matt. 1:18-25), in His sinless life (2 Cor. 5:21), in His miracles (John 20:30-31), in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood (1 John 2:1-2), in His bodily resurrection (Rom. 1:1-5), in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Luke 24:51), and in His personal return in power and glory (John 14:3). • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, one must be saved by the ministry of the Holy Spirit (John 3:8; 16:7-11). •We believe in the present indwelling ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose intercessory and sanctifying work continually renews the Christian and enables him to live a godly life in conformity with the Scripture (Rom. 8:26-27). •We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they who are saved unto the resurrection of life and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:29). •We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ as evidenced in the local body of Christ, the church (Acts 2:42-47). •We believe that God created all human life, in all its conditions and stages from conception through natural death, in His image, both male and female, having inherent value and equality before God (Gen. 1:26-28, Gal. 3:28). AFFIRMATION FOR COMMUNITY LIFE •Respect Authority (Prov. 20:11, Rom. 13:1-2, Titus 3:1-2).Obey God first, as well as parental, school, church, and civil authorities. Cooperate with those in authority, bringing honor to God and our school. Cultivate humility in service to others •Communicate Positively (Psalm 1:1, Prov. 4:24, Matt. 18:15-17, Rom. 15:5, Eph. 4:29).Refrain from gossip, slander, and verbally hurting or threatening others. Work to resolve conflict in a manner that pleases God and promotes peace.Avoid using profanity or vulgarity •Uphold a Biblical Standard of Morality (Prov. 2:1-11, Matt. 15:18-20, 1 Cor. 6:9- 20, Heb. 13:4-5). Abstain from the illegal possession and the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and/or drugs. Flee from sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, incest, rejection of one’s biological sex, and/or use of pornography). Dress, or promote dressing, in accordance with the school’s Standard of Dress •Maintain a Godly Lifestyle (Prov. 6:12-19, 2 Cor. 13:11, Eph. 4:31-32, Col. 3:8-10). Be honest and trustworthy in relationships and responsibilities. Seek to build faith in self and others. Promote and practice forgiveness. Move toward persons and problems in love, kindness, respect, wisdom and dignity. By signing this form, we recognize that our children will be instructed at Wilmington Christian School in accordance with this faith statement. Further, our signature affirms that our family accepts and affirms the principles outlined in the Affirmation for Community Life. BY SIGNING BELOW WE COMMIT TO OUR SON/DAUGHTER BEING TAUGHT IN A CHRISTIAN ENVIRONMENT AND THEY WILL UPHOLD AND RESPECT THE PRINCIPLES MENTIONED ABOVE. *
COMMITMENT/SIGNATURE: I fully understand that I am responsible for abiding by all Wilmington Christian School rules and regulations throughout my attendance. All decisions made by Wilmington Christian School officials must be respected and followed at all times. Failure to do so may result in dismissal.Failure to adhering to any of these rules may result in my early return to my home country at my natural parents’/legal guardians’ expense and without refund of any fees associated with the program of study.I declare that all information I have provided on this application is true and correct. AGREEMENT: My signature below affirms that all of the information contained in this application is correct, complete, and honestly presented. I understand that withholding or misrepresenting information in this application may jeopardize my child's admission. *
Thank you for submitting your online application. By typing your name below & providing the date, you state that all information provided on this application is true. We will contact you once the application is received. Please email the following copies to Mrs. Galbraith (sgalbraith@wilmingtonchristian.org): passport, TOEFL scores, transcript/current report card, Thank you! *
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