"It all started with LCA. I had great support from people like Mrs. Schuhmacher and many more LCA faculty, staff, friends and families who helped my family in difficult situations and teachers who invested in me."

Academic English and Cultural Immersion Program (AECIP)

AECIP is a boarding program specifically designed to develop functional fluency in international students, while our rigorous and interactive academic culture helps students prepare for what they will encounter in the best American schools. AECIP is a ten month-long course of studies designed for 8th graders planning to attend American upper schools. The curriculum combines core American Studies, Academic English, STEM and Arts/Music/Physical Education courses.

AECIP is:

  • A unique educational program for highly motivated international students planning to attend selective US secondary schools, offered by one of New England’s premier college preparatory schools of long history
  • Designed to help students understand and successfully meet the academic expectations of elite American educational institutions
  • Equipping our graduates with the vital communication, academic and cultural tools needed to thrive in the most rigorous American school programs

  Apply online to AECIP  


CURRICULUM

American Studies
An intensive interdisciplinary study of core themes in American History and Literature. Students will learn to cultivate investigation, communication and expression techniques they will experience in elite US education systems. These studies coupled with weekly cultural discovery trips will provide opportunities for in-depth exploration of American Culture. This core course, taken by all students, meets daily. 

Academic English
A group of courses taught exclusively by native speakers. Courses range from vocabulary development, academic speaking and listening skills, writing, grammar and research techniques. Students are placed into small groups that correspond to their ability level so that their specific needs are addressed. There is ample opportunity for practice and interactive learning.

STEM (Science, Technology, English, Math)
American middle school level math and science courses designed specifically for international students. The course enables students to acquire STEM vocabulary and interactive, lab-based learning necessary to succeed in rigorous American upper schools.

Arts/Music/Physical Education
One of the key advantages of AECIP is that it can draw from resources of Lexington Christian Academy, an accredited New England college prep school. Students in AECIP will have opportunities to participate in vibrant Arts, Music and Physical Education courses mingling with domestic American students of LCA. This will allow AECIP students meaningful, real-life experience of practicing their newly acquired English skills. LCA’s main campus boasts a state-of-the-art performance center and a new fitness center staffed with a full time professional trainer. An integral part of balanced American education is participation in these extracurricular activities.

Graduates from AECIP will be well prepared to take advantage of enrichment opportunities US upper schools provide in Arts/Music/Sports disciplinesAdmission to AECIP has a priority deadline of May 1st plus some limited seats available on a monthly rolling basis.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

8-9

Am Studies

LCA

Eng.

North

English

North

Am

Studies

LCA

Math

North

Am

Studies

LCA

9-10

Math

LCA

Eng.

North

Eng

North

Math

LCA

Eng

North

Science

LCA

10:15-11:15

Science

LCA


Eng

North

Bible

LCA

Study

LCA

Eng

North

English

North


11:15-12:45

Bible

Lunch

LCA

Math

North

Lunch 12-12:30

Art 6

Lunch

LCA

Bibk

Lunch

LCA

Study

LCA

Lunch


Eng

North

Lunch

12-12:30

12:50-1:50

English

North

Math

North

Am Stud

LCA

Eng

North

 

English

North

1:50-2:50

English

North

Study

North

Science

LCA

Eng

North

Science

LCA

Study

North


3:00-3:30

           

OUR TEACHERS

All LPS teachers are native speakers of English. Many have lived and taught in international environments as well as within the U.S., giving them special insight into the experiences of international students. They hold advanced professional degrees from elite US universities including Harvard, Boston College and the University of Texas.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Complete an application for AECIP by choosing one of the following:
  • Supporting documents:
    Students should obtain and send the following documents:
  • Interview
    • Interviews may be conducted in-person or via Skype
    • Please email admissions@lca.edu to schedule your interview
    • We are unable to accommodate interviews and tours without a prior appointment.

UPON ENROLLMENT

  • Once LCA has received a signed copy of your Enrollment Contract and required deposit, you will receive instructions on how to begin the I-20 application process.
  • An English Placement Test will be required in order for us to place students in appropriate small group.

TUITION

$63,750

CHECKLIST

  • Apply by May 1st to meet the priority deadline for the AECIP program. All checklist items must be completed by this date. After May 1st, limited seats available on a monthly rolling basis
  • Send supporting documents (Teacher Recommendation, financial documents)
  • Schedule interview
  • After enrollment, begin I-20 process
  • English Placement Test

CONTACT

Email: admissions@lca.edu
Phone: 781-862-7850  ext. 152
Fax: 781-863-8503

Quick info

Tuition

$63,750

Important Dates
  • May 1st* - AECIP application due (all checklist items should be completed by this date)

*Admission to AECIP has a priority deadline of May 1st plus some limited seats available on a monthly rolling basis

Checklist
Contact Us

Main: 781.862.7850 x152
Fax: 781.863.8503
Email: admissions@lca.edu

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