International Student Program

Welcome International Students

For the past 45 years, Accelerated Schools in Denver, Colorado has been committed to international student success. The International Student Program takes pride in offering quality, individualized services to you—our international guests. Our friendly, student-centered support and expertise is available to you throughout your studies. Take advantage of our specialized academic counseling, expert visa/practical training guidance, on-going personalized advising, home-stay services and special student activities to make your educational experience in the U.S. as rewarding as possible. 

Accelerated Schools is a private, nonprofit school, accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.  We offer programs that are available 12 months of the year, and students may start any day of the year.

International students are warmly welcomed into Accelerated Schools in Denver, Colorado and are encouraged to apply at any time of the year. The only common language used at the school is English. 

Fluency in spoken English is hard to measure but observers and students have been surprised that the level of English fluency of our Accelerated Schools' students can demonstrate after just a few months.

About Accelerated Schools

Dedicated to excellence in education through independent study, using individually prescribed instructional and motivational systems, our program is designed to quickly improve a student's performance in every academic area.

Students progress so rapidly that most that start below grade level are effectively doing superior work after one or two semesters. All courses include supplemental or enrichment materials so students can experience continuous challenge and success.

Program Designed for International Students

  • Authorized to issue I-20 student visas
  • At Accelerated, you can start any day of the year
  • Two, six, nine and 12-month enrollment periods available
  • Provides boarding with American host families
  • Taught by State-Certified teachers with an average of 15 years of teaching experience
  • English As a Second Language and Intensive English Courses
  • College Preparatory Program for students interested in continuing to a U.S. college
  • Low average student/teacher ratio
  • Emphasis on basic skills, reading, math and language
  • Includes study skills techniques to improve listening, memory, speaking and writing
  • Social and cultural activities
  • Educational field trips
  • Small, relaxed and friendly atmosphere

Boarding Facilities With Host Families

International students typically live with selected host families. Preferred placement with a "host family" provides valuable attention and some social activities for the international student. The supportive family environment provided by our host parents has proven most effective for our international students. 

The families we recommend have been screened and trained to support our positive reinforcement program. Some host families have other children in their homes or their own children have grown and left the home. This gives our host families a valuable perspective in dealing with our international students.

International students are treated as members of the host family and are responsible for the care of their own private room. They are expected to keep reasonable hours for their age group and follow tailored rules for each situation. The host family's geographical location within the metro areas isn't important as transportation is provided by Accelerated Schools.