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GLOBAL SCHOLAR PROGRAM


OUR MISSION We believe this generation of international students will change the world.

It is our responsibility to give them the resources and opportunities to discover their potential and achieve greatness in a constantly changing, highly competitive global community. OUR PROMISE WE PROMISE TO BE HONEST Our success is based on the mutual trust and respect we share with each of our students, families and partners. WE PROMISE TO CARE FOR STUDENTS B E YO N D T H E C L A S S R O O M Academic success is only possible when a student feels safe, healthy and inspired.


CONTENTS WELCOME

LOCATION

G LO B A L S C H O L A R P R O G R A M 4

W E LC O M E T O O U R C A M P U S 2 4

HOW IT WORKS 5

INSIDE RIA 27

TOP COLLEGE PLACEMENT GUARANTEE 6

FOOD SERVICES 28

RIA STUDENT PLACEMENT 7

H E A LT H S E R V I C E S 2 9

THE RIA CONSORTIUM 8

T R A N S P O R TAT I O N 3 0

I M P R O V I N G O N T H E H O M E S TAY M O D E L 1 0

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EXPERIENCE

A M E R I C A N C U LT U R E & C L A S S R O O M I N T E N S I V E 4 4 S P E C I A L I Z E D S T U DY P R O G R A M S 4 5 COMMUNITY INTERNSHIPS 46 PEER ADVISORY GROUPS 47

APPLICATION A P P L I C AT I O N P R O C E S S 4 8

ABOUT RHODE ISLAND 34

M E E T T H E R I A FA M I LY 1 4

ACADEMICS

STUDENT SUPPORT TEAM 15

OUR HOST SCHOOLS 38

24/7 SAFETY AND SECURITY 16

NOW TO COLLEGE ROADMAP™ 40

S TAY C O N N E C T E D 1 8

THE EXTENDED CURRICULUM 42

THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE 20

IN-SCHOOL SUPPORT 43

T R AV E L & I M M E R S I O N 2 1 1


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GLOBAL SCHOLAR PROGRAM AT T E N D A T O P A M E R I C A N H I G H S C H O O L The Global Scholar Program is designed for students applying to 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade. Students attend one of the Host High Schools in the RIA Consortium while living and taking the Extended Curriculum at RIA. Students graduate from the Program in 12th grade with a diploma issued by their Host School. Program Length: 3-5 years Entry Grade Level: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th Certificate: High School Diploma issued by American Host School I-20 issuer: American Host School

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HOW IT WORKS DAY T I M E AC A D E M I C S

RIA

HIGH SCHOOL D I P LO M A HOUSING

DINING

AFTER SCHOOL AC T I V I T I E S

HOST SCHOOLS

T R A N S P O R TAT I O N AC A D E M I C INSTRUCTION COUNSELING

H E A LT H C U LT U R A L IMMERSION

TOP TIER UNIVERSITY

Copyright ©2015 Roosevelt International Academy

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TOP COLLEGE PLACEMENT GUARANTEE Design your education for top university placement Our Program is designed strategically to prepare RIA students for admission to a Top 50 University. Each part of the Extended Curriculum helps students to fulfill the requirements and expectations top universities have for international students. AC A D E M I C E XC E L L E N C E • Top Quality Host Schools • Now to College Roadmap • Dedicated Supervised Study Time • Culture & Classroom Intensive • Specialized Study Program P E R S O N A L G U I DA N C E • Personal Dean • RIA University Placement Counselor • Specialized Tutors • Customized Support Team E X T R AC U R R I C U L A R S • Mentorships with university professors • Free Transportation • Specialized Study Program • Unlimited Access to Opportunities

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V O L U N T E E R I S M A N D PA S S I O N P R O J E C T S • Community Internships • Customized Personal Projects L A N G UAG E M A S T E R Y • Language Classes – Extended Curriculum • Community Internships • Extracurricular Activities TOP • • •

S AT / AC T A N D T O E F L S C O R E S Test Prep Classes – Extended Curriculum Specialized Tutors Transportation to Test Locations


RIA STUDENT PLACEMENT 80% of recent RIA graduates were admitted to Top 100 Colleges or Universities. 45% were admitted to Top 50 Colleges or Universities. RECENT STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED TO: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Wesleyan University Oberlin College Georgia Institute of Technology Boston University University of California - San Diego Purdue University Worcester Polytechnic University Brandeis University University of California - Davis Northeastern University University of California - Irvine Fordham University

• University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign • University of California Santa Barbara • University of Rhode Island • George Washington University • Rutgers University • Stony Brook University - SUNY • University of Georgia • Clark University • Drexel University • University of Iowa

• Michigan State University • Pennsylvania State University • Texas Christian University • Miami University - Oxford • Arizona State University • University of San Francisco • Washington State University • Suffolk University • University of Massachusetts - Amherst • American University • Fairfield University

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THE RIA CONSORTIUM Exclusive access to top American high schools ABOUT THE CONSORTIUM The RIA Consortium is a group of 10 top private high schools* that have partnered with RIA to provide international students with a high quality American education. Our Host Schools have long traditions of academic excellence and top college placements. Each Host School offers a unique style, curriculum, campus and extracurricular opportunities so that RIA students can find their best personal match. ADMISSIONS Acceptance requirements vary. In addition to grades and English proficiency, our Host Schools consider factors such as a student’s athletic or artistic talents and other non-academic interests. The RIA admissions office works with each student to find the Host School that will help them have the most positive experience and give them the best chances for a top college placement.

S T R E A M L I N E D A P P L I C AT I O N By applying to RIA you gain access to all of the Host Schools in our Consortium. Our admissions office works with students to navigate the admissions and enrollment process and ensures that you will be accepted at the best Host School based on your interests and qualifications. I N T E R V I E W A N D AC C E P TA N C E After interviewing with RIA, students will interview with counselors from selected Host Schools. RIA will guide students through all admissions requirements. *You can find detailed information on each school in the back of this brochure.

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IMPROVING ON THE HOMESTAY MODEL

Why is RIA better than a homestay?

Our students perform better in school and are more confident and active outside of school while living in the supportive RIA community.

B E T T E R L A N G UAG E S K I L L S The RIA program is run completely in English. Students have more varied real-life English conversations and deeper interactions at RIA than with a homestay family.

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S A F E R FAC I L I T I E S Our campus’ sophisticated security system and 24-hour on-duty staff ensure students feel safe.

LO W E R R I S K Many homestay families are not prepared to host an international student. The result is that most homestay placements fail within 2 years. As experts, we understand the special needs of our students.

M O R E S T U D E N T AT T E N T I O N The attention students need to develop language, access opportunities and stay healthy is overwhelming for many homestay families. At RIA, your child is our priority. Our high staff-to-student ratio ensures we are available 24/7 to support students.


F R E E D O M T O E X P LO R E RIA offers unlimited access to opportunities including extra-curricular activities, Community Internships, sports, music, art, mentorships, cultural events and university classes.

CUSTOMIZED FOR I N T E R N AT I O N A L S T U D E N T S RIA’s Extended Curriculum, academic services, cultural immersion and language support are tailored for international students.

B E T T E R PA R E N T C O M M U N I C AT I O N It can be difficult to communicate with a homestay family. RIA’s bilingual parent liaisons and staff provide frequent bilingual reports regarding a student’s health, emotional well-being and academic progression.

E X P E R T AC A D E M I C PLANNING Each student has an individualized Now To College Roadmap™ that provides a step-by-step plan to ensure students have the grades, test scores and extra-curriculars needed to gain admission to the University of their choice.

P R OAC T I V E AC A D E M I C SUPPORT Homestay families cannot provide professional academic support to students. RIA’s team of Deans, Teachers, Tutors, and Counselors meet daily with students to ensure their academic success. Our staff also works closely with teachers at Host Schools.

C U LT U R A L A N D S O C I A L AC C L I M AT I O N Many homestay students fall behind in classes during the first few weeks as they acclimate to a new culture and language. RIA’s Culture and Classroom Intensive helps new students adjust to American culture and prepare for the expectations of US classrooms.

2 4 / 7 AC C E S S T O T R A N S P O R TAT I O N Homestay families can’t guarantee access to extra-curricular activities and cultural experiences. At RIA, we have a fleet of vehicles and staff available 24/7 to transport students to sports, music lessons, art classes, mentorship programs, Community Internships and many other opportunities.

H E A LT H A N D W E L L- B E I N G RIA’s in-house Nurse and Guidance Counselor are bilingual and can attend to the needs of students without risk of misunderstanding. Many homestay students feel uncomfortable or incapable of asking for help from their host families in English.

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R I A S TA F F & S T U D E N T S

MEET THE RIA FAMILY With over 150 students, staff and teachers, RIA feels like an extended family. There is always someone available to provide support to students. Whether you need assistance with a project, suggestions for a fun activity, or advice on a difficult situation, our staff is available and eager to help. 14


ACADEMIC SUPPORT TEAM

RESIDENTIAL LIFE SUPPORT TEAM LIVE-IN RESIDENT ADVISORS

PERSONAL DEAN

N U R S E ( B I L I N G UA L )

G U I DA N C E C O U N S E LO R

T R A N S P O R TAT I O N T E A M

U N I V E R S I T Y P L AC E M E N T C O U N S E LO R

S E C U R I T Y S TA F F

SPECIALIZED TUTORS

O P E R AT I O N S A N D M A I N T E N A N C E T E A M

E X T E N D E D C U R R I C U L U M T E AC H E R S

O F F I C E S TA F F F O O D S E R V I C E S TA F F H O U S E K E E P I N G S TA F F

STUDENT

HOST SCHOOL TEAM

STUDENT LIFE SUPPORT

T E AC H E R S PEER ADVISORY GROUPS

FAMILY SUPPORT

STUDENTS

UNIVERSITY MENTORS RIA ALUMNI LO C A L S T U D E N T S

S TA F F A N D A D M I N I S T R AT O R S

FA M I LY L I A I S O N (bilingual) PA R E N T S U P P O R T S TA F F located in home country

E X T R AC U R R I C U L A R C OAC H E S A N D S TA F F C O L L E G E C O U N S E LO R

Copyright ©2015 Roosevelt International Academy

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80% of RIA’s international students are accepted by Top 100 Universities.

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24/7 SAFETY & SECURITY The comfort of knowing you are safe and cared for S O P H I S T I C AT E D S E C U R I T Y The RIA campus is outfitted with modern and sophisticated security equipment so students feel at home, knowing they are safe. S TA F F O N D U T Y 2 4 / 7 Our staff members are on duty 24/7 ensuring the safety of all students. Residential staff also live in the RIA facility and are available all night to provide support and guidance to students. R A N G E O F S U P P O R T S TA F F We ensure a very high staff-to-student ratio that encourages close relationships with staff members. Each student also has a Personal Dean, tutors and peer mentors that are available when they are needed. The RIA staff consider students as important as family.

H E A LT H & W E L L- B E I N G Student health and well-being are our top priority. Our bilingual Nurse and Guidance Counselor can answer questions and give detailed instructions in English or a student’s native language. We ensure there are no misunderstandings when a student’s well-being is discussed. M E D I C A L S TA F F Our in-house Nurse is one of our most active team members. Students feel comfortable approaching her with any health concerns or questions. We also have a team of pediatric doctors on call for any possible medical needs.


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STAY CONNECTED

PA R E N T P O R TA L Our online Parent Portal is a website that allows parents to have 24/7 instant access to updated information about student health, grades (at RIA and Host School), disciplinary actions and other important information. All student progress reports and other documents are also stored on the Portal for easy access. FA M I LY L I A S O N RIA provides 24/7 access to bilingual staff members who are available to answer any questions parents may have. They are available to advocate on behalf of students and family with the RIA and Host School teachers and administrators.

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We stay in close communication with families throughout a student’s time at RIA. Frequent bilingual reporting about your child’s health, well-being and academic progress are an unprecedented and important part of our program.

PROGRESS REPORTS RIA provides frequent bilingual progress reports to parents. Each report contains detailed information including: •

Host School Grades and Academic Progress

Now to College Roadmap™ Milestones

Extended Curriculum Grades

English Language Proficiency

Physical Health

Emotional Well-being

Social & Cultural Acclimation

C O M M U N I C AT I N G W I T H YO U R C H I L D We recommend students stay in touch with their family and friends back home. We encourage families to regularly check in using Skype, WeChat or WhatsApp. These services are easy to use and have the most reliable connections in the US. Private rooms are available anytime for students to have quiet, personal conversations.

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THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE Freedom to explore your passions W H AT D O YO U LO V E ? Living and studying in the US offers unexpected opportunities. We encourage you to experiment with new activities and pursue your interests outside of the classroom. S E T YO U R S E L F A PA R T American college and university admissions counselors expect students to be creative and passionate about both academic and non-academic subjects. RIA facilitates participation in a wide variety of specialized studies and extracurricular activities so our students exceed admissions officers’ expectations. BECOME A LEADER RIA offers leadership opportunities through our Community Internships, Peer Advisory Groups and Specialized Study Programs in the Providence community. These opportunities guide and train students to stand out among other international students.

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RIA SKI TRIP

TRAVEL & IMMERSION COLLEGE TOURS Each fall, RIA arranges a trip to help 11th and 12th grade students prepare for college applications. Our staff travel with students across New England to visit and learn about the campuses of prospective colleges and universities. They talk with professors and students, tour campuses and meet with admissions officers. C U LT U R A L E XC U R S I O N S Our staff and student leaders work together to organize weekend cultural activities in Boston and throughout Rhode Island. Students improve their English and knowledge of American culture by touring historic sites, attending theater and art events, watching musical performances and exploring US cities. Regular local trips to the movies, shopping mall, and other attractions are also organized weekly and allow RIA students to experience daily American culture. OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Exploring the beautiful natural landscape of Rhode Island is a passion of our students. RIA offers many outdoor adventure trips such as hiking, camping, whitewater rafting and ski trips. These trips allow students to see and explore different areas of New England and enjoy traditional American pastimes. PA S T T R I P S A N D AC T I V I T I E S I N C L U D E ZIP-LINING • WHITE WATER RAFTING • BEACH TRIPS • TRIPS TO NEW YORK CITY & BOSTON • MUSEUM, AQUARIUM AND ZOO VISITS • PROFESSIONAL THEATER AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCES • PROFESSIONAL SPORTING EVENTS • SAILING • SKIING • LASER TAG • LOCAL UNIVERSITY LECTURES • OUTDOOR HIKING AND CAMPING • VARIOUS COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES • COLLEGE CAMPUS VISITS AND TOURS Most extracurricular activities and trips are included in RIA tuition and aim to provide students with a fun and culturally immersive experience outside of school.

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RIA CAMPUS VIEWED FROM PROVIDENCE HARBOR

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WELCOME TO OUR CAMPUS An academic haven with ocean views

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RIA MAIN BUILDING


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INSIDE RIA Modern facilities that feel like home DORMITORY ROOMS Our spacious and comfortable dormitory rooms are fully furnished with views of the Providence harbor and downtown Providence. Dormitory rooms are designed for two to three students and have a private bathroom. Suites are designed for four students and have two double rooms as well as a small common area with sink and storage. Each suite has its own private bathroom.* All rooms contain a safe for valuables and a mini-fridge and have individual climate controls. LO U N G E S We believe it’s important to balance the rigorous academic program at RIA with the time and space to socialize and relax. The RIA facility features three lounges (a coed student activity area, a boys-only lounge and a girls-only lounge). Lounges offer students a variety of activities including video games, television/movies, Ping-Pong, foosball, board games and karaoke.

CLASSROOMS RIA Extended Curriculum classes in language proficiency, test prep and college readiness are taught in small, comfortable classrooms and computer labs located in the RIA facility. S T U DY A R E A S The facility includes private tutoring rooms, quiet study rooms, a modern computer lab and staff offices. Students make use of these spaces during designated weekday study hours and also on the weekends. RIA lounges are also available for informal group study. KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM Daily meals are prepared in our kitchen by one of New England’s leading food service companies. Our large dining room is also open to students for quiet study and offers healthy snacks and beverages after school. *As a matter of policy, RIA does not offer private dormitory rooms for individual students in order to encourage social engagement and prepare students for college life.

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FOOD SERVICES Healthy and delicious cuisine KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM Daily meals are prepared in our kitchen by one of New England’s leading food service companies. The company’s nutritionist ensures that only the highest quality ingredients and most nutritious food are offered to students. A variety of options are available to students at each meal, including international cuisine and traditional Asian comfort foods. Snacks and beverages are also available for students between meals and during evening study hours. T O P Q UA L I T Y I N G R E D I E N T S Our menu prioritizes the use of top quality organic and local ingredients to ensure healthy and delicious meals.

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NUTRITION PLANNING Meals are planned by a certified nutritionist in order to guarantee students maintain top physical health and feel energized throughout their day. I N T E R N AT I O N A L C U I S I N E We want students to experience cuisine from around the world. Our fantastic chefs prepare new dishes daily, exposing students to exotic foreign cuisine and traditional American favorites. CHINESE COMFORT FOODS While exposure to international cuisine is important, we want students to feel at home. Our staff prepare traditional noodle and rice dishes at each meal to ensure students have familiar options. N E I G H B O R H O O D R E S TAU R A N T S RIA is located in a neighborhood with many fantastic restaurants. Students can easily walk to coffee and tea shops, as well as restaurants featuring Japanese, Thai, Mexican, and Italian food.


HEALTH SERVICES 24/7 access to top quality health professionals RESIDENT NURSE Our Nurse is stationed in the RIA facility so that she can address the immediate needs of students. As a multi-lingual professional, she can clearly communicate with all students, parents and doctors, ensuring the highest quality of care. O N - C A L L P E D I AT R I C T E A M RIA works with a top pediatric doctor’s office just minutes from our campus. This partnership ensures quick and easy appointments and an individualized and caring relationship with each of our students. RIA is also within a few minutes’ drive of Rhode Island’s top children’s hospital in case of emergencies. TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE Our experienced Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor is available for families that prefer this approach. Before opening a private practice in Rhode Island, our doctor was the general manager of a top hospital in Beijing. T R A I N E D P R O F E S S I O N A L S TA F F All of our staff members are trained to handle medical emergencies. RIA has extensive health protocols in place so that our staff can provide the best possible care to students. G U I DA N C E C O U N S E LO R The RIA Guidance Counselor is available to support students who may be struggling with social or emotional experiences. As a multi-lingual staff member, our Counselor can clearly mediate and communicate with other students and their families.

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TRANSPORTATION Access to every opportunity

DA I LY C L A S S E S RIA students attend classes at one of our many Host Schools in the Providence area. Our private drivers bring students to and from classes daily.

COLLEGE TOURS Groups of 11th and 12th grade students take yearly trips to visit the campuses of prospective colleges and universities in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

E X T R A- C U R R I C U L A R AC T I V I T I E S We encourage students to participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities at their Host School, local universities and community organizations. We pick up and drop off each student, giving them freedom to pursue their passions and build a strong resume.

TESTING AND INTERVIEWS We coordinate transportation to testing sites for students taking SAT/ ACT and TOEFL examinations. For juniors and seniors, we also arrange transportation to local college interviews and admissions meetings.

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S P E C I A L I Z E D S T U DY A N D M E N T O R S H I P S Transportation is provided to students taking classes, working with local organizations or meeting with mentors at local universities as a part of the RIA Specialized Study and Community Internship Programs.


HOUSEKEEPING Clean rooms for all students Our housekeeping team cleans each student’s room once per week. Student clothing and linens are also laundered weekly.

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Providence, RI Founded in 1636 Population of 179,154  3rd Largest City in New England Average Temperature Range: 29°F - 73°F (Jan) - (July)

Providence is: SAFE DIVERSE BEAUTIFUL PROVIDENCE SKYLINE


LIVING IN PROVIDENCE, RI AC A D E M I C H U B Providence is home to Brown University and other worldrenowned academic institutions: •

Brown University

Rhode Island School of Design

University of Rhode Island

Rhode Island College

Providence College

• Johnson & Whales University C R E AT I V E C A P I TA L Providence is widely recognized in the US as a hub of art and design. The City offers a wide range of arts exhibits and cultural events including: •

Local and international art fairs

Summer music concerts

• Theater performances by Providence Performing Arts and Trinity Repertory Company

Bonfires on the river in downtown Providence during WaterFire

RISD Museum

B E AU T I F U L N AT U R A L L A N D S C A P E The RIA campus has a gorgeous view of Narragansett Bay and India Point Park. Providence is only a few minutes’ drive from some of the most stunning natural landscapes in New England: •

Rhode Island is known as “The Ocean State,” with 400 miles of coastline

Over 100 public beaches

Rural farmland and nature hikes

Sailing and fishing excursions

Miles of bike and walking paths

Ski, snowboard, snowshoe and sled during the winter

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ABOUT RHODE ISLAND Rhode Island is the smallest state in the US and is famous for its beautiful coastline and historic architecture. Rhode Island offers lively cities, beautiful beaches, rural farmlands, and is just a short bus or train ride away from major cities such as Boston and New York. RIA is located in the City of Providence, the capital of Rhode Island.

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DA R T M O U T H

H A R VA R D BOSTON

BROWN PROVIDENCE YA L E

HARTFORD

S TA M F O R D COLUMBIA N E W YO R K

PRINCETON

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OUR HOST SCHOOLS Receive a world-class education RIA Host Schools provide the best American high school education for international students. We help students strategically select the Host School that will best prepare them for top college placement. Each Host School offers a unique academic experience, with varying class sizes, educational styles, extra-curricular activities and admissions requirements. LO N G T R A D I T I O N O F AC A D E M I C E XC E L L E N C E RIA’s Host Schools are some of the oldest and most wellrespected educational institutions in America. The average age of our Host Schools is over 100 years. NURTURING ENVIRONMENT Each Host School provides a nurturing environment and truly cares about students as unique individuals. A D VA N C E D AC A D E M I C S Host Schools offer advanced study opportunities including many Advanced Placement (AP) classes and universityaffiliated college courses. All of these can earn students college credits before they graduate from high school. S TAT E - O F -T H E -A R T C A M P U S Our Host Schools have modern classrooms, extensive athletic facilities, libraries, cafeterias, outdoor space, and many other resources. 38

E X T R A- C U R R I C U L A R AC T I V I T I E S Each Host School offers extensive extracurricular opportunities in Community Internships, sports, arts, sciences, technology and many other areas of study. T O P U N I V E R S I T Y P L AC E M E N T In addition to the RIA University Placement Counselor, each Host School has college counselors and other staff to help students gain acceptance to the Top 50 Universities. Graduates of our Host Schools have attended all of the best American universities including Harvard, Brown, Princeton, Yale, Stanford and Columbia.

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NOW TO COLLEGE ROADMAP A strategic map for Top 50 College admissions During their first weeks at RIA, students take assessments and work with their Personal Dean, Guidance Counselor and University Placement Counselor to outline academic, career and personal goals. This work results in the creation of the Now To College Roadmap™, a step-by-step guide to the requirements, levels of proficiency and activities each student will need in order to achieve those goals. This Roadmap allows parents, students and staff to strategically plan for the future and guarantee admissions placement in a top university. Once the Roadmap is in place, Personal Deans and other RIA staff meet with students weekly to provide guidance and ensure focus. The Roadmap is updated every semester to reflect student progress, track critical milestones and make strategic changes necessary to ensure student success. T H E R OA D M A P P R E S C R I B E S : • Course Selection at Host School

• Language Proficiency Checklists

• RIA Extended Curriculum

• College Readiness & Application Checklist

• Extra-Curricular Activities

• Host School Academic Performance Tracking

• Target Test Scores (SAT/ACT/TOEFL)

• Learning Styles Assessment

• Specialized Study Programs

• Career Assessment

• Community Internships

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T H E R OA D M A P P R O V I D E S :


THE NOW TO COLLEGE ROADMAP™ ACADEMIC GOALS

TA R G E T T E S T S C O R E S

SPECIALIZED STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

EXTENDED CURRICULUM CLASSES E X T R A- C U R R I C U L A R ACTIVITIES NOW

COLLEGE AC C E P TA N C E

COURSE SELECTION AT H O S T S C H O O L

“It has helped me plan which classes to take each year to make me a more competitive college applicant.”

COMMUNITY INTERNSHIPS

C O L L E G E A P P L I C AT I O N REQUIREMENTS

– A L I C E , 1 2 TH G R A D E Copyright ©2015 Roosevelt International Academy

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THE EXTENDED CURRICULUM T H E K N O W L E D G E YO U N E E D T O E XC E L The RIA Extended Curriculum is designed specifically to prepare our international students for admission to top US universities. Each student’s Extended Curriculum is customized to meet their personal needs and goals and is mapped out in the student’s Now to College Roadmap™. Interactive Extended Curriculum classes are designed to assist students in the development, expansion and mastery of language skills, testing strategies and college readiness factors. These classes are held in the evenings and weekends at the RIA facility and are taught by RIA’s fulltime professional educators.

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THE • • • • • • •

CURRICULUM CONSISTS OF Foundational & Advanced Language Proficiency Classes Writing Workshops Emphasizing the College Application Essay College Readiness Classes Test Prep Classes (SAT/ACT/TOEFL) Tutoring & Supervised Study Sessions Cultural Immersion Activities American Culture and Classroom Intensive (required for new students - see p. 50)

A D VA N C E D S T U D E N T S PA R T I C I PAT E I N • Community Internships (p. 22) • Specialized Study Programs (p. 51) • Mentorships With University Professors • Classes at Brown, RISD and other RI universities


IN-SCHOOL SUPPORT P R OAC T I V E S T U D E N T A D V O C AC Y While students are in class, our staff works hard to make sure they are getting the support and guidance they need to succeed at their Host School. Our proactive in-school support program solves problems before they grow. RIA staff make sure students are completing assignments, help students and teachers manage complicated language barriers and coordinate tutors to best support each student on a daily basis.

SPECIALIZED TUTORING During supervised study hours, RIA provides tutors specializing in major subject areas such as Math, Science, English and History.

PROGRESS MONITORING Our Personal Deans and Guidance Counselor meet frequently with Host School staff to monitor student progress.

PA R E N T R E P O R T I N G Frequent student Progress Reports include Host School grades as well as other student information such as health, discipline and Roadmap status.

PA R E N T-T E AC H E R C O N F E R E N C E S Personal Deans also attend regular parent-teacher conferences to meet with teachers one-on-one.

I D E N T I F Y S T R E N G T H S A N D TA L E N T S We help students identify academic and non-academic areas in which they excel. Our staff can often see what passions and talents set a student apart and help build these strengths inside and outside of their Host School. RIA can arrange classes at local universities, unique Community Internships and customized Specialized Study Programs for motivated students.

S U P E R V I S E D S T U DY T I M E Based on in-school performance, students are assigned to supervised study rooms from 7–10 p.m. on weekdays. This ensures that students complete school assignments and are prepared for tests and other Host School requirements.

N O W T O C O L L E G E R OA D M A P ™ The Roadmap sets out recommended classes and activities at the student’s Host School and tracks student achievement.

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45% of RIA’s international students are accepted to Top 50 Universities.

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AMERICAN CULTURE & CLASSROOM INTENSIVE P R E PA R E F O R L I F E A S A N A M E R I C A N S T U D E N T All new RIA students will arrive 2-3 weeks before the start of their Host School’s academic year to participate in this intensive and fun program. It focuses on cultural acclimation, social networking and helping students learn the rules and expectations of their Host Schools. The Culture & Classroom Intensive is an interactive and exciting summer program that prepares students for success at school and eases them into life in the US. C L A S S R O O M AC T I V I T I E S I N C L U D E : • Practicing classroom participation one-on-one and in groups • Learning to meet and exceed teacher expectations • Practicing communication with Americans • Learning vocabulary used in the classroom for each of the major subject areas: Math, Science, History and English • Learning to read and understand American textbooks and literature • Improving writing and grammar • Conducting research and avoiding plagiarism

O T H E R AC T I V I T I E S I N C L U D E : • Orientation at Host School • Orientation at RIA Facility • Setting up bank account and mobile phone • Learning basic cultural/social rules • Team building exercises • Getting to know classmates and RIA staff • Guided exploration of Providence area • Field trips throughout Rhode Island


SPECIALIZED STUDY PROGRAMS G E T A H E A D S TA R T O N YO U R D E G R E E Advanced students in the RIA program have the opportunity to take classes and work with mentors from Brown University, RISD and other nearby colleges and universities. RIA staff facilitate extraordinary opportunities for our students to help give them a competitive edge as they apply to top tier universities. Choose from one of our specialized tracks or create your own.

S P E C I A L I Z E D S T U DY T R AC K S : • Business and Entrepreneurship • Art and Design • Technology • Create Your Own

PROGRAM BASICS: • Designed to help students achieve Top 50 University placement • Focused on building college resumés and portfolios • Students may earn college credits • Students choose from one of the existing tracks or design their own custom track • Dedicated SSP Mentors guide each student through the program

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COMMUNITY INTERNSHIPS G A I N R E A L- L I F E E X P E R I E N C E RIA students are active in the Providence community. The realworld training they receive by doing Community Internships helps students build their resumés and portfolios and gain experience in their desired degree track.

“Participating in DownCity Design was an awesome experience for me. I didn't just learn how to use all kinds of saws, I also learned to work with a group of students who come from different backgrounds. We built two cool projects in the last two years. One of them was a bee education outdoor classroom and another was a bench which is located in downtown Providence.” – BOB

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RECENT COMMUNITY INTERNSHIPS INCLUDE: • DownCity Designs • Landmark Medical Center • Healthy Tutor Program • Women’s Center of RI • International Coastal Clean Up • WaterFire • The Color Run • Audubon Society • Thanksgiving Basket Assembly • Local Public Library • Nearby Elementary School


PEER ADVISORY GROUPS

“My Advisory has given me twelve little sisters.” – A L I C E L . , 1 2 TH G R A D E

S T U D E N T S S U P P O R T I N G E AC H O T H E R Some lessons cannot be taught in the classroom. RIA organizes Peer Advisory Groups so that older students can provide support and advice to younger ones. This helps younger students acclimate to life in the US and provides older students with valuable leadership training.

“Our Advisory Group gives us insight into American life and helps us grow as people through household games, leadership training, and team building activities.” – C H R I S T I N E , 1 2 TH G R A D E

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RIA HOST HIGH SCHOOLS

LINCOLN SCHOOL Lincoln School offers unique learning opportunities for girls in areas like engineering, technology and design. Lincoln’s partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University allows students to experience college level courses while extracurricular opportunities such as Girls Who Code (computer programming) help students develop a unique resume for college applications. YEAR FOUNDED STUDENT BODY

1884 Girls

NUMBER OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AV E R AG E C L A S S S I Z E

AV E R AG E S T U D E N T / T E AC H E R R AT I O G R A D U AT I O N R AT E

170

13 6:1

100%

C O L L E G E AC C E P TA N C E R AT E

100%

Boston University, Brown University, George Washington University Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Skidmore College A C C R E D I T A T I O N S National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, Association of Independent Schools in New England, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, National Association of Independent Schools, Friends Council of Education, National Business Officers Association L O C A T I O N Providence, Rhode Island, USA W E B S I T E www.lincolnschool.org C O L L E G E S AT T E N D E D B Y G R A D U AT E S


Lincoln School is an independent college preparatory school for girls where high academic and ethical standards challenge students to nurture their special talents and interests. Drawing on its Quaker heritage, Lincoln School focuses on character and values, as well as knowledge, simplicity, cooperation, mutual respect, and nonviolent resolution of conflict. The aims of a Lincoln education are confidence, achievement, commitment to service, and a life-long love of learning. Lincoln School presents a diverse curriculum to students through a challenging college preparatory program that provides an exceptional grounding in English, foreign languages, mathematics, the sciences, history, technology, and the arts. A wide array of electives, Honors courses, and AP offerings adds depth and breadth to the academic experience and allows students to chart their own course once they have completed core requirements in each discipline.

AC A D E M I C S SAT middle 50% range for the last 3 years is: CRITICAL READING

520-660 M A T H 510-630 W R I T I N G 540-660 AP COURSES: 13 Art History
 Biology
 Calculus AB
 Calculus BC
 Chemistry


English Literature
 Environmental Science French Language Latin Vergil
 Physics B
 Spanish
 Statistics
 United States History FAC I L I T I E S Science Wing (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Robotics and Environmental Science Labs)


Two Indoor Gymnasiums Fitness Center
 New Music Center (Seats 420)

Two Level Library Language Lab Facility 33-Acre Athletic Facility SPORTS, ARTS & AC T I V I T I E S Art Major Honors Program Over 20 Students Clubs

PARTNERSHIPS & SPECIAL PROGRAMS Girls Who Code • World Leadership School • i2 Learning • RISD’s School of Architecture • Brown University’s School of Engineering and Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning • The Steel Yard • Save the Bay • Online School for Girls • Narragansett Boat Club

Named a Safe Sports School Offering: • Soccer • Cross country • Basketball • Swimming • Squash • Field hockey • Tennis • Lacrosse • Crew


RIA HOST HIGH SCHOOLS

PROVIDENCE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL Everyday at Providence Country Day School students are challenged to participate fully across all venues of school life—academically, socially, athletically, artistically, and in service. PCD’s unique programs, facilities, and culture support a vibrant experience that inspires individual achievement. YEAR FOUNDED STUDENT BODY

1923 Girls & Boys


NUMBER OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AV E R AG E C L A S S S I Z E

AV E R AG E S T U D E N T / T E AC H E R R AT I O G R A D U AT I O N R AT E

170

12 6:1

100%

C O L L E G E AC C E P TA N C E R AT E

100%

Boston College, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Purdue University, Trinity College, Tufts University, University of Chicago, University of Maryland, University of Pittsburgh, University of Southern California, Wellesley College, MIT A C C R E D I T A T I O N S Association of Independent School in New England, Rhode Island Department of Education, American Association of Independent Schools L O C A T I O N East Providence, Rhode Island, USA W E B S I T E www.providencecountryday.org C O L L E G E S AT T E N D E D B Y G R A D U AT E S


The mission of the Providence Country Day School is to inspire lives of engaged citizenship in a diverse community of motivated learners. By meeting high standards for academic achievement, ethical behavior, and community participation, PCD students grow with confidence and prepare for a lifetime of learning and leadership. The PCD faculty and staff believe that individual commitment and active participation are the personal contributions that open doors to confidence and competence. Their educational program balances rigorous academics, visual and performing arts, and competitive athletics. PCD’s values and mission are upheld by faculty and distinguished by student’s academic excellence, and deep personal commitment.

AC A D E M I C S

FAC I L I T I E S

AV E R AG E S AT S C O R E

31.5-Acre Campus that includes:

1800-1840 AP COURSES: 10 Art History Biology
 Calculus AB Calculus BC European History English Literature I Government and Politics Latin Spanish
 US History


10-Acre Living Classroom 2 Main Teaching Buildings Gymnasium Athletic Training Facility Theater Computer Labs Library

SPORTS, ARTS & AC T I V I T I E S Wide range of sport including: • Baseball • Basketball • Cross-country • Football • Golf • Ice hockey • Lacrosse • Sailing • Swimming • Tennis • Wrestling • Yoga

PROGRAMS & PARTNERSHIPS Atlas Rotating Schedule • John H. Chafee Leadership Forum • Freshmen Foundations • Compass College Placement Program • Nature Lab • Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School • Audubon Partnership • Senior Wellness Groups • Arts Winter Session

Arts classes in: • Painting & drawing • Sculpture • Photography • Computer graphics • Printmaking & design • Performing arts Over 20 academic clubs and activity groups


RIA HOST HIGH SCHOOLS

ST. MARY ACADEMY - BAY VIEW The customized curriculum and large number of AP courses make Bay View a great fit for many international students. As an all-girls school, Bay View gives girls the benefit of learning and growing in an environment that is made just for them. YEAR FOUNDED STUDENT BODY

1874 All-Girls

NUMBER OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AV E R AG E C L A S S S I Z E

20

AV E R AG E S T U D E N T / T E AC H E R R AT I O G R A D U AT I O N R AT E

429

10:1

100%

C O L L E G E AC C E P TA N C E R AT E

99%

Yale University, Berklee School of Music, Boston College, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Duke University, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York University, Northwestern University, Rhode Island School of Design, Syracuse University, University of California-LA, University of Pennsylvania, Worchester Polytechnic Institute A C C R E D I T A T I O N S New England Schools and Colleges Association, RI Department of Education, National Coalition of Girls’ Schools L O C A T I O N Riverside, Rhode Island, USA W E B S I T E www.bayviewacademy.org C O L L E G E S AT T E N D E D B Y G R A D U AT E S


St. Mary Academy-Bay View is an independent, Catholic school serving a diverse population of girls. In the tradition of the sisters of Mercy, the school fosters academic excellence in an innovative and creative learning environment. Bay View is committed to empowering each student to be a confident, independent, compassionate and socially conscious young woman who fully lives her faith.

AC A D E M I C S AV E R AG E S AT S C O R E

1690-1750 AP COURSES: 17 Biology Calculus Chemistry English Language English Literature French Literature Macroeconomics Microeconomics Physics Psychology Spanish Language

Statistics Italian Language Studio Art: Drawing U.S. Government & Politics U.S. History FAC I L I T I E S 14-Acre Campus with: State-Of-The-Art Athletic Wellness Center Training Room Workout Room 3 Basketball Courts Spacious classrooms Language Lab

Walsh Dining Room Keyboarding Lab Theatre Art Gallery SPORTS, ARTS & AC T I V I T I E S 82% of students participate in sports 19 sports offered Over 25 clubs and school activities including: • Debate • Cooking • Chorus • Orchestra

FACTS Bay View girls significantly outperform other Rhode Island girls on the SAT in critical reading, writing and math.   A twenty-year Australian study found that girls scored between 15 and 22 points higher on standardized tests (like the SAT) when they went to an all girls school.


RIA HOST HIGH SCHOOLS

BISHOP HENDRICKEN HIGH SCHOOL With a large student population and a wide range of available classes, Bishop Hendricken has developed a flexible curriculum that allows international students to customize coursework to meet their unique needs. As an all-boys school, many students thrive in Hendricken’s highly focused and motivated environment. YEAR FOUNDED STUDENT BODY

1959 Boys

NUMBER OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AV E R AG E C L A S S S I Z E

AV E R AG E S T U D E N T / T E AC H E R R AT I O G R A D U AT I O N R AT E

950

24 12:1

99%

C O L L E G E AC C E P TA N C E R AT E

98%

Harvard University, Columbia University, Princeton University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, Georgetown University, Yale University, King’s College London, Univ. of Edinburgh, St. Andrew’s University A C C R E D I T A T I O N S Schools and Colleges Association of New England, Rhode Island Department of Education, The Providence Church school office L O C A T I O N Warwick, Rhode Island, USA W E B S I T E www.hendricken.com C O L L E G E S AT T E N D E D B Y G R A D U AT E S


Bishop Hendricken High School is the region’s premier Catholic college preparatory school for young men operated in the tradition of the Congregation of Christian Brothers and Blessed Edmund Rice. Named for the first bishop of Providence, Thomas Hendricken, the school attracts gifted scholars, artists and athletes who become men of character and compassion. Dedicated faculty, a rigorous curriculum, strong community support, rich student life and a commitment of service to others serve as the school’s pillars. They combine to help Bishop Hendricken strengthen its students’ relationship with our God through the development of the total person: heart, mind, soul and body.

AC A D E M I C S AV E R AG E S AT S C O R E

1810-1920 AP COURSES: 15 Biology Calculus Chemistry Economics English Language English Literature European History French Physics Spanish

Statistics U.S. Government U.S. History

outdoor Sports Training Ground

FAC I L I T I E S

SPORTS, ARTS & AC T I V I T I E S 256 state athletic championships

34-Acre Campus Original Building holds 22 Classrooms New Building holds 12 Classrooms Center for the Arts and Technology 16,000-square-foot Gymnasium 5,000 square feet of

Large Football Stadium

14 sports including: • Football • Basketball • Baseball • Swimming • Tennis • Golf • Running

FACTS 98% college placement at the nation’s top colleges and universities $22 million in scholarships awarded to the class of 2015 Over 400 National Merit and Commended Scholars in the past 50 years  Academic Decathlon State Champions, 2011-2015  7 varsity and 4 freshman state athletic championships in 2014-2015 178 state championships since 1959  Our students provide over 41,000 hours of volunteer service annually

36 clubs including: • Academic Decathlon Club • Art Club • Diplomats Club • Billiards Club • Business Club • French Club Arts programs including: • Drama • Media arts • Instrumental music • Vocal music • Visual arts


RIA HOST HIGH SCHOOLS

ROCKY HILL SCHOOL Rocky Hill’s unique teaching and discussion-based learning method is particularly advantageous for international students. The Harkness classroom where students sit around an oval table rather than at desks provides an energizing platform for debate, the exchange of ideas, collaboration and problem-solving. Students in small classes at Rocky Hill develop outstanding language skills and are constantly challenged to excel academically. YEAR FOUNDED STUDENT BODY

1934 Girls & Boys

NUMBER OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AV E R AG E C L A S S S I Z E

AV E R AG E S T U D E N T / T E AC H E R R AT I O G R A D U AT I O N R AT E

160

12 5:1

100%

C O L L E G E AC C E P TA N C E R AT E

100%

Harvard, Brown, Cornell, Boston College, NYU, Northeastern, RISD, George Washington, Tufts, and University of Michigan A C C R E D I T A T I O N S England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Association of Independent Schools in New England(AISNE) L O C A T I O N East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA W E B S I T E www.rockyhill.org C O L L E G E S AT T E N D E D B Y G R A D U AT E S


Rocky Hill School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. The school is located on 84 acres on Narragansett Bay and has a unique waterfront campus that fosters exploration and discovery within a safe environment. Rocky Hill focuses on innovative teaching and an interactive educational experience that prepares students to become leaders and responsible global citizens. The diverse student body is challenged academically and afforded opportunities not found at other schools.

AC A D E M I C S

2 0 1 3 - 2 0 1 5 S A T S C O R E S :

(Middle 50%) CRITICAL READING:

520-650 M A T H : 510-670 W R I T I N G : 520-680 T O TA L :

1600-1970

AP COURSES: 15 Calculus
AB Calculus
BC Biology
 Chemistry
 English Literature


Environmental Science 
 French Latin
 Physics
 Spanish
 Statistics 
 Studio Art: 2-D, 3-D, Drawing
 US History FAC I L I T I E S 84-Acre Campus

Gymnasium Flynn Lecture Hall

SPORTS, ARTS & AC T I V I T I E S

Fine Arts Building

13 sports teams

Library

21 clubs and activities

Health Center 6 playing fields Fleet of sailing boats and kayaks All classrooms contain a Harkness table and an LCD projector

14 Buildings on Campus 4 Science Laboratories

PROGRAMS & PARTNERSHIPS Trinity Repertory Company Save the Bay University of Rhode Island Ecology Lab Outdoor Learning/Marine and Environmental Sciences Developmental Designs & Mindfulness Month-long Senior Internship Land of Fires Nature Trail


RIA HOST HIGH SCHOOLS

MOSES BROWN With one of the most beautiful and technologically advanced campuses in the state, Moses Brown offers an education that combines rigorous academics with an unwavering commitment to integrity. YEAR FOUNDED STUDENT BODY

1784 Boys & Girls

NUMBER OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AV E R AG E C L A S S S I Z E

12-16

AV E R AG E S T U D E N T / T E AC H E R R AT I O G R A D U AT I O N R AT E

400

8:1

100%

C O L L E G E AC C E P TA N C E R AT E

100%

Brown, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Dartmouth, Columbia, Boston College, Boston University, University of Chicago, Duke, Emory, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins University, University of Michigan, MIT, NYU, Northwestern University, Northeastern University, U Penn, Tufts, University of Southern California, University of Virginia, Washington University (St. Louis)
 A C C R E D I T A T I O N S NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges), Rhode Island State Department of Education, Friends Council on Education. Also affiliated with: Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) L O C A T I O N Providence, Rhode Island, USA W E B S I T E www.mosesbrown.org C O L L E G E S AT T E N D E D B Y G R A D U AT E S


Founded in 1784, Moses Brown is a Quaker school enrolling over 700 girls and boys, with roughly 400 in the High School. The school’s founder — an innovative thinker, philanthropist, and entrepreneur named Moses Brown — envisioned a progressive school that defined excellence. At Moses Brown, faculty emphasize process as much as content; the curriculum prepares students for a globally-interconnected world; and Quaker values impart an ethical mindset grounded in tolerance and respect for differences, the willingness to confront injustice, and the desire to do both well and good.

AC A D E M I C S AV E R AG E S AT S C O R E :

Spanish Language & Culture Statistics

SPORTS, ARTS & AC T I V I T I E S

FAC I L I T I E S

49 Clubs and Extracurriculum Programs

1730-2030 AP COURSES: 13 Biology Calculus AB Calculus BC Chemistry Comparative Government and Politics English Literature Environmental Science French Language & Culture Latin Italian Language & Culture Physics

Over 200-year-old, 33-acre campus Student Centers Assembly Halls Library Performing Arts Wing Science Center Gymnasium Fitness Center Track and Fields (baseball, football, soccer) Fine Arts Facilities

16 Sports with 56 Teams on Campus, including: • Field hockey • Football • Cross country • Tennis • Soccer • Basketball • Squash • Wrestling • Swimming • Track indoor/outdoor • Lacrosse

FACILITIES The school’s new Woodman Center will feature professional-quality performance auditorium, a forthcoming sailing and marine education center offers access to Narragansett Bay, and the innovative Y-Lab will empower students, parents, and alumni to prototype ideas with freedom and creativity.

• • • •

Golf Sailing Softball Baseball

20 Erts Programs, including: • Vocal music • Instrumental music • Chamber music • Drama • Dance


RIA HOST HIGH SCHOOLS

WHEELER SCHOOL Known for its dedication to innovation and creative learning, Wheeler School has expanded its creative design, robotics and engineering programs with the opening of the DesignInnovate-Build Lab offering a unique hands-on learning experience for students. YEAR FOUNDED STUDENT BODY

1889 Girls & Boys

NUMBER OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AV E R AG E C L A S S S I Z E

11

AV E R AG E S T U D E N T / T E AC H E R R AT I O G R A D U AT I O N R AT E

343

6:1

100%

C O L L E G E AC C E P TA N C E R AT E

100%

Brown University, Colombia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology A C C R E D I T A T I O N S New New England Association of Schools and Colleges, National Association of Independent Schools L O C A T I O N Providence, Rhode Island, USA W E B S I T E www.wheelerschool.org C O L L E G E S AT T E N D E D B Y G R A D U AT E S


Founded in 1889, The Wheeler School is an independent day school for girls and boys from Nursery through Grade Twelve in Providence, RI. Preparation for college is a primary goal of the Upper School, and the program is intended to be both academically rigorous and developmentally appropriate. All those who participate in the Wheeler experience recognize, celebrate and respect: Individuality, Commonality, Opportunity, and Awareness. The School believes in the importance of high expectations and standards. At Wheeler, each graduate will have learned to solve problems, to express themselves creatively, to engage confidently in new activities and to communicate effectively and sensitively with others.

AC A D E M I C S AV E R AG E S AT S C O R E

1950, a range of 1900 to 1990 AP COURSES: 23 Art History Biology Calculus Chemistry Chinese Computer Science English Language English Literature Environmental Science

French Language German Italian Language Latin Macroeconomics Microeconomics Music Theory Physics Spanish Language Statistics US History FAC I L I T I E S

Stadium 8 Tennis Courts Track and Field 4 Computer Science Labs with 425 Computers, 8 Mobile Labs 3 Libraries SPORTS, ARTS & AC T I V I T I E S 20 Sports Teams 45 State Championships

14 buildings 2 Gymnasiums

PROGRAMS & PARTNERSHIPS • • • • •

Aerie Program offering advanced personalized classes. Technology Integration Initiative brings student devices into the classroom for educational purposes.  Design-Innovate-Build Lab offering Digital Design, Robotics, Applied Physics & Engineering classes. Community Garden teaches students about food and agriculture.  Public Art Initiative brings installations from world-renowned artists to the Wheeler campus.

Program focus on arts including: • Music Instrument Playing • Drama • Stage Performance • Chorus Over 40 Students Clubs


RIA HOST HIGH SCHOOLS

SCHOOL ONE School One was one of the first private schools in the nation to develop a student advising program. Now, as a model for other private schools it offers the highest quality personal guidance for students. School One’s focus on writing and critical thinking uniquely helps students prepare for the college admissions process. YEAR FOUNDED STUDENT BODY

1973 Girls & Boys

NUMBER OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AV E R AG E C L A S S S I Z E

90

9

AV E R AG E S T U D E N T / T E AC H E R R AT I O C O L L E G E AC C E P TA N C E R AT E

9:1

95%

RISD, Massachusetts College of Art, Parsons, Bard, Vassar, Wheaton, Rochester Institute of Technology A C C R E D I T A T I O N S New England Association of Schools and Colleges
 L O C A T I O N Providence, Rhode Island, USA W E B S I T E www. school-one.org C O L L E G E S AT T E N D E D B Y G R A D U AT E S


School One is a small, progressive, independent high school located on the East Side of Providence that serves students with diverse backgrounds, learning styles and educational goals within a vibrant, safe and inclusive community. School One’s graduates successfully navigate the academic demands of competitive colleges and choose meaningful and creative careers. At School One, the faculty teach students to think, write, analyze, and create. As a community, students treat each other with care and respect. The school environment is very accepting and students appreciate each other’s differences as people and as learners.

AC A D E M I C S AV E R AG E S AT S C O R E :

Newly renovated Digital Art Lab

1580 S AT W R I T I N G AV G :

SPORTS, ARTS & AC T I V I T I E S

S AT M AT H AV G :

Theatre

565 531 484

S AT R E A D I N G AV G :

FAC I L I T I E S Science Lab 2 Photo Dark Rooms

Photography Music Ping Pong

Ceramics/Jewelry Making Studio

Offering many clubs depend on student interest.

Off Campus Lunch Policy

Creative Writing Yoga and Zumba Dance


RIA HOST HIGH SCHOOLS

BARRINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY The personal attention that Barrington Christian Academy offers students is unique due to its small size. Support from educators, staff and also other students helps international students improve their language skills and prepare for college success. YEAR FOUNDED STUDENT BODY

1979 Girls & Boys

NUMBER OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AV E R AG E C L A S S S I Z E

AV E R AG E S T U D E N T / T E AC H E R R AT I O G R A D U AT I O N R AT E

75

16 8:1

100%

C O L L E G E AC C E P TA N C E R AT E

95%

Boston University, Brown University, UMass Dartmouth, Parsons College (The New School, NY), Penn State, Curry College, Mt. Ida A C C R E D I T A T I O N S New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Association of Christian Schools International L O C A T I O N Barrington, Rhode Island, USA
 W E B S I T E www.bcacademy.org C O L L E G E S AT T E N D E D B Y G R A D U AT E S


Barrington Christian Academy is a regional K-12 Christian collegepreparatory school that provides 21st century instruction that nurtures, equips, and encourages students in the development of their God-given potential, partnering with parents to prepare and inspire their children to follow God’s calling for their lives.

AC A D E M I C S AV E R AG E S AT S C O R E :

1579 540 510 529

S AT R E A D I N G AV G : S AT W R I T I N G AV G : S AT M AT H AV G :

AP COURSES Three offered in house and several others available online. Calculus
AB Calculus
BC Biology

FAC I L I T I E S 28,000 sq, feet building: • Library • Music Room • Classrooms and Offices • Athletic Facilities shared with nearby communities SPORTS, ARTS & AC T I V I T I E S 8 Sports Teams: • Soccer • Basketball

• Baseball • Softball • Track & Field Clubs and Activities include: • Student Council • National Honor Society • Yearbook • Theater • Photography


RIA HOST HIGH SCHOOLS

MOUNT SAINT CHARLES ACADEMY At Mount Saint Charles, we believe in a holistic approach to education. We believe that a young person learns from his or her total experience of the school setting. We address the religious, academic, social, physical, and cultural development of the young person through the school’s programs, courses, and policies. YEAR FOUNDED STUDENT BODY GRADES

1919 Girls & Boys

7-12

NUMBER OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AV E R AG E C L A S S S I Z E

AV E R AG E S T U D E N T / T E AC H E R R AT I O G R A D U AT I O N R AT E

941

22-25 14:1

100%

C O L L E G E AC C E P TA N C E R AT E

100%

Harvard, Brown, Northeastern, NYU, University of California, Boston University, Dartmouth University, Syracuse University, Brandeis University, New York University. A C C R E D I T A T I O N S New England Association of Schools & Colleges Accreditation (NEASC) L O C A T I O N Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA
 W E B S I T E www.mountsaintcharles.org C O L L E G E S AT T E N D E D B Y G R A D U AT E S


Mount Saint Charles Academy, a private, Catholic Junior-Senior High School in the tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart serves a co-educational community in a college preparatory environment. We challenge our students through a rigorous academic program and through religious and co-curricular experiences to become people of faith who use their talents and intellects to serve others.Each and every student is known, valued, treasured and taught in partnership with the family.

AC A D E M I C S

Lab

Tennis

Ski/Snowboard Club

AV E R AG E S AT S C O R E :

Athletic Fields

Cheerleading

Model Legislature

Library

Volleyball

National Art Honor Society

Lounges

Swimming

Service Learning Club

Art Studios

Baseball

Photography Club

Gymnasium

Music Club

Auditorium

Student Government

Student Leadership Association

Cafeteria

Chess Club

Music lab

Drama Club

1810 580 W R I T I N G A V G : 610 M A T H A V G : 620

S AT R E A D I N G AV G : S AT S AT

AP COURSES: 16 English Psychology US History European History

Dance Club

FAC I L I T I E S

C L U B S , AC T I V I T I E S & SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Ice Rink

Ice Hockey

Jazz Band

Theater

Basketball

Math Club

Chapel

Soccer

Choir

Technology/Computer

Field Hockey

Debate Club

FEATURED PROGRAM S T U D E N T L E A D E R S H I P A S S O C I AT I O N

The SLA is an organization within the Academy at the core of extracurricular activities at MSC. Its purpose is to create an atmosphere of friendship, unity, and cooperative participation. Activities include Spirit Week, Winter Carnival Week, Mount Day, dances, special assemblies, Blood Drives, and more.

Environmental Club Foreign Language Club

National Honors Society


APPLICATION PROCESS S T R E A M L I N E D A P P L I C AT I O N By applying to RIA you gain access to all of the Host Schools in our Consortium. Our admissions office works with you to navigate the admissions and enrollment process of our Host Schools and ensure that you will be accepted at the best Host School based on your interests and qualifications. D UA L A D M I S S I O N RIA utilizes a “dual admission” system. First, the student interviews with an RIA admissions representative. If approved, the student is then recommended to one or more of our Host Schools. After a second interview with the Host School, the student receives a final acceptance to the Program. F I N D I N G T H E B E S T M AT C H Because RIA has many Host Schools, our admissions office will help applicants to select the school that best matches their interests and skills. WHO • • • •

S H O U L D A P P LY ? Students who meet the requirements of one or more of the Host Schools listed in the School Selection Chart Independent thinkers who want the power to customize their study abroad experience Students who don’t want to be limited by traditional homestay options Students who want to discover new ways to explore, learn, and grow in and outside of the classroom

For a complete application package, please contact an RIA admissions representative or e-mail us at: admissions@rooseveltacademy.us

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WANT TO LEARN MORE? To apply, please visit our website: WWW.ROOSEVELTACADEMY.US

U.S. OFFICE Phone: + 1 401 519 6611 ext. 655 admissions@rooseveltacademy.us

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RIA Global Scholar Program  

3-5 year High School Program

RIA Global Scholar Program  

3-5 year High School Program