Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) April 1, 2011
Oaks Christian Online School announced today that it has enrolled its first international student, known as Juliet to her English classmates, in an online English course. Juliet will take the course from her hometown of Shanghai, China, while attending an English immersion school and following her passions of photography and water color painting. She is preparing to move to the Oaks Christian School main campus this fall to continue her studies in the United States. Oaks Christian Online School is providing the online learning management system, course and credentialed teacher in order to give Juliet access from China to the rigorous, college preparatory class.
“Since English is not my first language, I decided to take the online English course. I think it will help me improve,” wrote Juliet from Shanghai.
According to a March article in the Chicago Sun Times almost 128,000 Chinese students enrolled in American universities last year – 18% of all international enrolled students. With the difficulty of getting into a Chinese university and the Chinese middle class continuing to grow, many Chinese students are turning to American high school programs in order to prepare for universities in the U.S.
Oaks Christian School is a college preparatory, Christian school located in Westlake Village, California. The school was founded in 2000 and has over 1,300 on-campus students in grades 6-12. Oaks Christian’s mission is: "To dedicate ourselves to Christ in the pursuit of academic excellence, artistic expression, and athletic distinction while growing in knowledge and wisdom through God's abundant grace." Oaks Christian School has gained national acclaim for student achievements in academics, arts, and in sports. Oaks Christian Online School provides a rigorous and challenging college preparatory education for high school students in a Christian environment that builds on the best practices of the main campus.
Oaks Christian Online School is enrolling summer school, part-time and full-time students now. The Online School will be hosting its second in-person open house for prospective students and their families on Sunday, May 22nd, from 2-4 p.m. (PST) at the Oaks Christian School main campus – 31749 La Tienda Drive, Westlake Village, CA 91362. Virtual Open Houses are offered weekly on Tuesdays until May 31, at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. (PST). Interested students can visit the website ( http://online.oakschristian.org ) to R.S.V.P.
To contact the school, email online(at)oakschristian(dot)org, visit http://online.oakschristian.org, call 855.462.6257 (online school), 818.575.9900 (main campus).