WSA science instructor Karen Mattick with Xue from ChinaIn order for international students to enter into WSA at the grade level appropriate for their age, they must be Intermediate to Advanced English speakers.

Students entering grades 11 and 12, in particular, should have strong English competency in line with the scores indicated in the table below in order to successfully complete the demanding college preparatory curriculum.

Students with proficient English may apply and be considered on a case by case basis.

Students with proficient English may apply and be considered on a case by case basis. Results of a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score are normally required by the school. For information on test sites and dates, contact TOEFL or IELTS directly. West Sound Academy’s TOEFL school code is 8801.

West Sound Academy’s English language proficiency standards are as follows:

 
 
 

IELTS

 

TOEFL (iBT)

 

Admissible Grade Level

 

Classification

<5.0

<59

A student scoring less than 5.0 or 59 may not be accepted

 

5.0-5.5

60‐69

9th grade

           ENG II

5.5-6.0

70‐79

10th grade

           ENG III

6.0-6.5

80‐89

9th-11th grade

           ENG III/IV

6.5+

90+

9th-12th grade

           IB Language B

 

The West Sound Academy English teacher’s recommendation form, found as part of the application package, is a mandatory submission for all international candidates. A personal interview with a West Sound Academy admissions officer or representative is required. If an in-person interview and campus visit are not possible due to unusual circumstances, a telephone or Skype interview can be arranged by contacting the office.

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