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International Admissions


Dear Prospective Semita student,

On behalf of Semita School, I would like to thank you and your family for considering being a part of the Semita family and for taking the time to discover the unique educational opportunities that Semita provides. Semita offers various courses that help students not only prepare for college but also grow intellectually and emotionally.  Choosing an education abroad is a serious decision and no one takes it more seriously than the teachers and staff at Semita. We provide a nurturing environment for students to grow academically and emotionally and a place where students can make new friends and grow as individuals.

The international program's goal is to provide support, encouragement, and guidance to all of our international students so they have an optimal learning experience, achieve their goals, and enrich the Semita community. Thus, Semita welcomes international students from all around the world.

Semita School places a high value on preparing students for the real-world environment because the world is becoming more and more multi-cultural. Semita School’s faculty and staff encourage and assist international students to help them become ready for this environment.

International students at Semita are well-rounded academically. At Semita School, we stress for international and regular students to go into  universities right after high school. Semita provides many different avenues to make this possible. In addition to our college preparatory program, Semita’s partnerships with universities facilitates a smooth transition to a four-year university.

Finally, Semita School’s international program provides a robust array of services, helping to ensure that every single international student achieves success academically, socially, and emotionally.  Semita offers small classrooms, individualized courses, individualized counseling including college and career planning, and Semita guides motivated students to top colleges and universities. Thank you and your family once again for considering to become a part of the Semita community.


International Admissions Procedures

Step 1. Apply

Complete and submit Semita School’s online application for admission. A list of all required documents is provided in the checklist. All documents must be submitted in order for the admission review process to start. The completed application can be mailed or brought to Semita School’s Office. Faxed or emailed copies are acceptable; however, all original documents must be received prior to the first day of school.


Step 2. Application Review

Upon receipt of all documents, student applications are reviewed individually by the Admissions Committee.


Step 3. Notification of Admission Decision

If accepted, Semita School will send an acceptance packet to the student which will include letter of acceptance and letter of intent to enroll. If denied, letter of denial will be sent via email.


Step 4. Enrollment

Accepted student must return the signed letter of intent to enroll form within two weeks from the date of acceptance. Upon receipt of the intent form, I-20 will be issued. New international students should immediately make an appointment with the US embassy for F1 Visa interview.


Academic Counseling

Semita School's international program provides full academic counseling.  During the admission process, and each subsequent enrollment we thoughtfully assemble an academically appropriate schedule of classes for the student to nurture their individual talents and strengthen their English language acquisition.

Throughout a student’s career at Semita, Semita School looks at the student’s progress towards graduation and helps them take the right courses in order to graduate and to go to college. High school should be a great place for the student to learn and to grow mentally and academically. At Semita School, teachers and staff care about individual student wellbeing and we strive to provide not only a safe environment but also an intellectually stimulating one that helps propel students for life after Semita School.








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