International Student Academics

Our international program is designed for students with some prior English training and ability. It allows new students to take an academically rigorous curriculum, while quickly improving their English. The courses for an international student are:

  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Rhetoric and Christian Thought
  • Fine or Performing Arts Elective
  • English Language Learning Class
  • Guided Study with a Certified ESOL Instructor

International students take most courses with their American peers; their history, mathematics, science, rhetoric, and art elective classes are the regular classes for their grade (see the Rhetoric Curriculum portion of the website). However, instead of the regular English literature class, first year international students take a special English class designed to help them both improve their English ability and get used to the style of English language and literature teaching at The Geneva School. In addition to this English class, international students are not required to take a foreign language. Instead, they are encouraged to be in a special guided-study work period, where a certified ESOL instructor helps them with their homework, writing, and any questions they may have about school and life.

Classes for a New Student Entering 8th Grade

  • History: Greco-Roman History
  • Mathematics: Algebra I Honors
  • Science: Physical Science
  • Logic II
  • New Testament Survey
  • Physical Education, Music, Drama, and Art (once each per week)
  • English Language Learning I
  • Guided Study with a Certified ESOL Instructor

Depending on the students’ improvement in the first year, they may transfer to the regular English class the following year. In addition, if a student’s ability in English is very high when they first apply, they may be encouraged to start out in the regular English class.

Classes for a New Student Entering 9th Grade

  • History: Western Civilization I Honors: Medieval History
  • Mathematics: Geometry Honors
  • Science: Biology Honors
  • Rhetoric and Christian Thought I Honors
  • Elective: Guitar, Art, Yearbook, Choir, or Drama
  • English Language Learning I
  • Guided Study with a Certified ESOL Instructor

Depending on the students’ improvement in the first year, they may transfer to the regular English class the following year. In addition, if a student’s ability in English is very high when they first apply, they may be encouraged to start out in the regular English class.

Classes for a New Student Entering 10th Grade

  • History: Western Civilization II Honors: Modern History
  • Mathematics: Algebra II Honors
  • Science: Chemistry Honors
  • Rhetoric and Christian Thought II Honors
  • Elective: Photography, Guitar, Art, Yearbook, Choir, or Drama
  • English Language Learning I
  • Guided Study with a Certified ESOL Instructor

Depending on the students’ improvement in the first year, they may transfer to the regular English class the following year. In addition, if a student’s ability in English is very high when they first apply, they may be encouraged to start out in the regular English class.

For more information about the academics of the school as a whole, please see the Academics section of our website.

AP and College Credit

International students are permitted and even encouraged to take all of the advanced level courses available to them at The Geneva School. For some classes, this means traditional Advanced Placement (AP) courses and tests. The Geneva School is also pioneering a new college credit program known as “Dual College Credit” in partnership with Colorado Christian University (CCU). This program gives CCU college credits for high school courses. CCU credits are accepted at most US colleges and universities. For more information about this program, visit CCU’s Dual Credit page.

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October 27, 2021
  • Rhetoric Spirit Week

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 7th Gr - North Florida Trip

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 8th Gr - Common Arts Activities/Trips

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Flex -Chapel

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Dialectic C

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 1st Gr - Animal Monolgues (Rowe)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 8:30 am- 9:15 am
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  • 1st Gr - Animal Monolgues (Donnelly)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 9:40 am- 10:25 am
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  • USC Chapel

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 10:30 am- 11:05 am
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  • 1st Gr - Animal Monologues (Drummond)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 10:50 am- 11:35 am
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  • 1st Gr - Animal Monolgues (White)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 12:00 pm- 12:45 pm
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  • Brioso Choir (3rd–6th)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • 5th Gr - Williamsburg Parent Meeting

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
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October 28, 2021
  • Rhetoric Spirit Week

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 7th Gr - North Florida Trip

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 8th Gr - Common Arts Activities/Trips

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Dialectic D

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Chamber Orchestra

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 7:00 am- 7:45 am
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  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Play Rehearsal

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 7:30 am- 12:30 pm
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  • Prospective Parent Event (K4-5th Grade)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 9:30 am- 11:00 am
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  • Ladies Choir (8th–12th)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 3:00 pm- 3:45 pm
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  • Percussio (3rd–5th)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • Art & Creativity Class (1st–5th)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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October 29, 2021
  • Rhetoric Spirit Week

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 7th Gr - North Florida Trip

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 8th Gr - Common Arts Activities/Trips

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Flex -House

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Dialectic E

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Performance (Smith)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 7:30 am- 9:45 am
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  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Performance (Warner)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 8:45 am- 11:00 am
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  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Performance (Gutierrez)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 9:45 am- 12:00 pm
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  • USC House Meetings

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 10:15 am- 11:05 am
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  • Youth Golf

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • Strategika (3rd–5th)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm
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  • Rhetoric Homecoming/Flag Football Game

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 5:00 pm- 7:30 pm
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October 30, 2021
  • CC District Meet

    Date: October 30, 2021 - October 30, 2021
    Time: 7:30 am- 9:30 am
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  • Upper School Fall Dance

    Date: October 30, 2021 - October 30, 2021
    Time: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
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October 27, 2021
  • Rhetoric Spirit Week

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 7th Gr - North Florida Trip

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 8th Gr - Common Arts Activities/Trips

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • Flex -Chapel

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Dialectic C

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 1st Gr - Animal Monolgues (Rowe)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 8:30 am- 9:15 am
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  • 1st Gr - Animal Monolgues (Donnelly)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 9:40 am- 10:25 am
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  • USC Chapel

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 10:30 am- 11:05 am
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  • 1st Gr - Animal Monologues (Drummond)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 10:50 am- 11:35 am
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  • 1st Gr - Animal Monolgues (White)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 12:00 pm- 12:45 pm
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  • Brioso Choir (3rd–6th)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • 5th Gr - Williamsburg Parent Meeting

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
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October 28, 2021
  • Rhetoric Spirit Week

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 7th Gr - North Florida Trip

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 8th Gr - Common Arts Activities/Trips

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • Dialectic D

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Chamber Orchestra

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 7:00 am- 7:45 am
    See more details

  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Play Rehearsal

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 7:30 am- 12:30 pm
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  • Prospective Parent Event (K4-5th Grade)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 9:30 am- 11:00 am
    See more details

  • Ladies Choir (8th–12th)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 3:00 pm- 3:45 pm
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  • Percussio (3rd–5th)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • Art & Creativity Class (1st–5th)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
    See more details

October 29, 2021
  • Rhetoric Spirit Week

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 7th Gr - North Florida Trip

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 8th Gr - Common Arts Activities/Trips

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • Flex -House

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Dialectic E

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Performance (Smith)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 7:30 am- 9:45 am
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  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Performance (Warner)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 8:45 am- 11:00 am
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  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Performance (Gutierrez)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 9:45 am- 12:00 pm
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  • USC House Meetings

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 10:15 am- 11:05 am
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  • Youth Golf

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
    See more details

  • Strategika (3rd–5th)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm
    See more details

  • Rhetoric Homecoming/Flag Football Game

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 5:00 pm- 7:30 pm
    See more details

October 30, 2021
  • CC District Meet

    Date: October 30, 2021 - October 30, 2021
    Time: 7:30 am- 9:30 am
    See more details

  • Upper School Fall Dance

    Date: October 30, 2021 - October 30, 2021
    Time: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
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