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International Students

Aurora Christian School Loves International Students!
ACS is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.  We accept students from around the world to study with and share life with us in the security of an American Christian home.  We have had students from a variety of countries, including Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, and Korea. Why don’t YOU apply today!

New students, if you are interested in attending Aurora Christian High School, click here for details on the Admissions Process.  After submitting the application, you will need to schedule an appointment to speak with our Admissions and Advancement Manager, Mrs. Nicole Chesley at 630-892-1551.  She will ask you for transcripts and official school paperwork.  Once accepted, our International Student Coordinator, Mrs. Naomi Etchison, will begin working on finding just the right host family for you!  She will apply for an F1 visa and work with you throughout the school year.  Students will be required to attend at least one year of ELL class and a guided study hall. 

We look forward to working with you!  Please contact our International Student Coordinator, Mrs. Naomi Etchison, with any questions.


 Tuition $10,900
International Student Fee $7,500
Host Family Stipend $8,000
TOTAL $26,400

2018-2019 International Student Tuition Contract

2018-2019 Parent Cooperation Form

Additional costs that may apply throughout the year that are not included are: Elective course fees (charged to Renweb account), Class field trips, PE Uniform, Parking Pass, Lunch Account, Sports Fees, Drama Fees, Homecoming Event, Jingle Bell Christmas, Sr. Trip, MS Outdoor Ed, Winterim, etc.



International Students are hosted by families who desire to share the love of God with a high school student.  Most often these families have a student at ACS and they become like one of the family.  Host families recieve $8,000 ($800/mo. August - May) per international student to offset expenses.  If you are interested in hosting a student from another country for one school year please contact Naomi Etchison.

  1. Please contact Mrs. Naomi Etchison, our International Student Coordinator, to express your interest in hosting a student.

  2. Complete the ACS Host Family Application (contact Naomi Etchison for an application). You will be asked to provide a reference on your application.  A criminal background check will be done on all adults members (over 18 years old) of your household.

  3. We will arrange an in-home interview and information session.  All famly members must be present.

  4. We ask that you please pray for God’s direction for you and the student.