A Private Christian Boarding School

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I apply to Canyonville Christian Academy and when is the deadline?

Applications can be downloaded directly from the Admissions page of our website or they can be requested by mail. All pages marked “return to
CCA” as well as translated transcripts and a copy of the first page of the passport are to be sent in either by mail or courier service along with a $100 application fee.
For the fall term, our deadline is open through the summer as space is available, but July 15th is the general deadline date. Those applying for spring term must have
their applications in by January 1st or earlier.


Does your school offer ESL?

Canyonville Christian Academy has an excellent ESL program for level 1 beginning English as well as level 2 advanced. The goal is for ESL students to become integrated into the main stream
English classes as soon as possible. CCA also has a state of the art computerized ESL listening lab so that individual attention can be given to listening and
pronunciation skills.  For additional information click here.


Is Canyonville Christian Academy just a language school?

NO. Canyonville Christian Academy is a standard private high school in the state of Oregon. We are accredited through the Northwest Accreditation Association (NWAC). CCA is primarily a boarding school but also offers entrance to local day students.

Are English proficiency tests required such as TOEFL or SLEP for admittance?

We do not require TOEFL but gladly accept SLEP test results if they are available.
This is not a requirement and an English-proficiency test will be given once a student has arrived.

How long does it take to process an application and receive an I-20?

Once an application is received, it is reviewed by the admissions committee and decided upon for acceptance. The student or agency is then notified by e-mail of acceptance. An invoice is e-mailed along with CCA’s bank routing information and the student or agency is required to submit payment of 1 full semester plus refundable room deposit by wire transfer. CCA will then send the I-20 and other admissions documents by DHL delivery which takes 2 or 3 days to arrive.  To view additional information about the I-20 please visit the admissions page

What type of visa does Canyonville Christian Academy issue? Can I use a J1 visa at CCA?

Canyonville Christian Academy issues the I-20 for the F1 student visa which is for multiple years. The J1 visa is a student exchange visa that is only good for one academic year and is usually used by a standard public school. CCA does not issue J1 visas nor do we get involved in trying to switch a student from a J1 to an F1 visa. We are strictly F1.


What is your policy for refunds?

  • The application fee is not refundable, however, the $250 room deposit is refunded if there has not been damage to the room.
  • If a student is denied a visa for any reason, Canyonville Christian Academy will return 100% of the paid tuition by wire transfer.
  • Once a domestic student has arrived and enrolled at CCA, the current semester is not refundable.
  • Once an international student has received his immigration paper work from Canyonville Christian Academy and has obtained a visa, there is no refund unless the student has been denied a visa.
  • CCA does reserve the right to charge an additional late withdrawal fee in the amount of 1/4 of the tuition if adequate time and communication is not given before a withdrawal.


What is your tuition cost?

Our tuition prices are listed on page 3 of our application form which can be viewed
and downloaded from the Admissions page.

What is the percentage of international students attending Canyonville Christian Academy?

Each year varies but the average is between 70% & 80%.

What is the percentage of graduates who matriculate into university?

We average at least 90% or higher of our graduates who go on to further education.

Does a student need a laptop computer?

It is not required for a student to have a laptop. Many of our students do bring their own laptops and we have wireless internet on campus and in the dormitories. We also have a computer lab for those without laptops as well as computers in the dormitory study areas and in the student center.


Does Canyonville Christian Academy offer home stay for international students?

No, Canyonville Christian Academy does not provide home stay for students. We are a boarding school with dormitories for girls and for boys


When do the dormitories close?

  • Our dormitories are closed during the summer and during the school holidays such as our Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring breaks.
  • Students’ families are required to arrange a place for their student to go. Canyonville Christian Academy usually offers some kind of planned trip during the Thanksgiving and Spring break, but it is optional and does cost extra.
  • Boys/girls may not plan a trip to stay together during these breaks.
  • A calendar of the school year is available for downloading and planning.  Please click here for the calendar.
  • All travel should be arranged around the proper dates of the school calendar.
  • Students should not leave earlier or return later than the specified dates. Doing so will affect the students overall grades and cost more for the travel fee.


Where are the airports in Oregon and is airport transportation available?

Yes, Canyonville Christian Academy has transportation available. Oregon has 3 major airports. The 2 closest to the school are Medford (MFR) and Eugene (EUG) which are both about 1.5 hours
away. Portland (PDX) is the largest but is also the furthest away at 3.5 hours one way. The travel fees vary by distance and also by the number of other students that are also picked up.  A large percentage of the incidental account goes for travel fees.  You can view the travel fee’s document here.


Graduation Requirements

Standard Track*College Track
English44
Mathematics*34
Social Studies*33
Science*23 or 4
Health11
Physical Education (PE)22
Foreign Languages*22 or more
Bible44
Electives73
Credit Totals Required2428 (Suggested)

Please note: student placement will depend on the amount of credits a student has earned at other schools before arriving at Canyonville Christian Academy. Not all credits will transfer. Certain courses are required by the State of Oregon to graduate.

*Mathematics (Must Include 1 credit in Algebra I)
* Social Studies (Must include  World History, U. S. History,  Economics and Government)
*Science (Must include 1 credit in a “lab” science)
*Foreign Language - Fine Arts, Applied arts
*Bible (1 credit for per year at CCA)

*The College track courses are suggestions which reflect standard university requirements.

Canyonville Christian Academy is accredited with the Northwest Accreditation Commission.


Does Canyonville Christian Academy accept transfer students?

Yes we do! From another American school, most credits will transfer. The same is true for a good majority of international schools. An international student studying at another American school that holds an I-20 for the F1 student visa must also have his I-20 transferred from that school to CCA. We will assist in the process.


Is Canyonville Christian Academy a religious school?

CCA is not affiliated with any particular church denomination and welcomes students of all faiths. Canyonville Christian Academy is definitely a Christian school and believes that faith in God is the foundation for a healthy, well rounded life. We have a chapel service on Wednesdays and Sundays.  Visit our Mission page for more details.


What is the amount of any additional costs regarding:

$100 non redundable / $250 refundable room deposit, $600 incidental account— mainly for travel fees, but also for any testing fees, etc.
Books? No additional cost- included in tuition.  Uniforms if needed? $15 for p.e. uniform.  Average cost of daily lunches purchased on campus? 3 daily meals provided.  Sports/activity/material fees etc.? No additional cost – included in tuition


Are the graduation/diploma requirements for international students the same as for domestic students? (Do you waive the foreign language requirement?)

Oregon requires two of the following fine arts credits: foreign language, art or music.
The student’s native language courses generally fulfill the 2 fine arts credit requirement.


 
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