Yes, we do. The process for applying as a transfer student is the same as applying for freshman admissions. Sending your transcript will be very important so we can ensure that we will be able to graduate the student within four years of beginning high school.
We want students, first and foremost, who want to come to our school. We will look at grades, any standardized tests, and teacher recommendations. We will also hold an interview with the student. We want it to be the right fit for both the student and the school.
Yes, we can. Our Registrar will issue your I-20 and help you with any necessary paperwork to get you through the visa process.
The school has dormitories at our classroom site. We provide 24-hour supervision for our dormitory students. Students are provided with three meals a day.
We do not offer financial; we do, however, offer merit scholarships. These merit scholarships may cover partial to full tuition. To learn more about our scholarship application process, go to our Admissions tab.
Yes, we do. We currently offer about 21 AP and Honors courses and hope to add additional courses in the future. You can find a complete list of our course offerings on the Course Descriptions page.
Once a student arrives on campus, the student will be given math and English placement tests. Based on these test scores and any previous course work, the Head of School will create a class schedule based on student needs and interests. We do not automatically put all ninth graders in the same classes; we individualize each students schedule to ensure that they are properly placed.
All teachers offer tutorial times when they are available for extra help. Tutoring is available after school on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:15 – 4 pm. Most importantly, our classes are quite small so teachers will be able to give students a lot of individual attention during the class period.
Our graduation requirements meet if not exceed the requirements to apply to University of California, the California State University, private, and public universities and colleges throughout the United States. Students will have to do their part by earning high grades, taking required standardized tests, and completing applications.
We have a four-year academic and college-planning process to ensure students have the necessary information to make informed decisions about college applications. Students will meet with the college counselor on a regular basis but they make request an appointment at any time if a need arises. The college counselor will work with students from the introduction of college topics through the actual applications and financial aid paperwork.
The school has a whole list of summer opportunities listed on the website. Additionally, students can meet with the Head of School about classes and programs which may be appropriate for the student.
Students are required to complete ten hours of community service for each year of attendance at the school. The school plans group activities to help students complete these hours or students are always welcome to find their own community service options.
The school provides social activities and/or field trips each month. As a small school community, it is important that our students know and are comfortable with one another. Each month we have a Birthday Celebration to honor those students whose birthdays occurred during the month. We have holiday and cultural celebrations. As the school continues to grow, we will had more clubs and events for our students.
Yes, the application must be completed in English. Complete the application, provide the requested documents and submit to the school.
No, we are non-denomination school
You can find our teachers’ biographies on the Faculty page.
Our school does not have a specific academic focus. We are college preparatory; our goal is to send 100% of our students to a college or university.
Even though we are a small school, we strive to provide our students with a well-rounded high school experience. In addition to classes, our students participate in community service activities, monthly social activities, birthday celebrations and more.
Yes, ESL courses are included in the tuition. ESL classes are given credit and are counted towards our graduation requirements.
Valley International Academy has rolling admissions, which means our school can accept students at any point during the year. The criteria the admissions committee uses for the basis of acceptance are your transcripts, essays, past scholastic and community achievement, and an interview.
However,we would suggest that you submit your application and other documents no later than April 15 for fall semester and November 1 for spring semester.
VIA does not currently require that students submit standardized test scores (such as SLEP, TOEFL, SSAT, SLATE Plus etc.) with their application.However, if a student wishes to send score reports, we will take them into consideration.
No, we conduct interviews with students in foreign countries via Skype or phone. Local students will have an on-site interview.
If a student is applying for grade 9, the student should submit his/her transcript showing 7th and 8th grade grades. If a student is applying for grades 10, 11 and 12, the student should submit his/her transcript starting in 9th grade.
Based on a student’s transcript and teacher recommendation, VIA may allow a student to repeat the same grade again. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.
No, the GPA will be a reference for our Dean,but it is not a main consideration for admission.
VIA does not currently require that students submit an essay with their application.However, if a student wishes to send it, we will take it into consideration.
If students meet our admissions requirements , it is not difficult.
We only provide this service for students who apply to live in the dorm. We will help to contact the shuttle company to pick up the student from airport to dorm after we receive student’s payment (tuition, dorm, airport pick up fee and other fee).