The Primacy Collegiate Academy

Empowering and motivating its students to develop wisdom, live healthfully, care for others, and know God.

English Fluency Program

During the application process, students might test into our English Fluency Program. It has three levels of training, and, once placed, students will finish out the remainder of the program before they reach the Open High Program.

High School Prep 1 (HSP1)

The High School Prep 1 program’s design supports students with basic English Language experience who need to expand their vocabulary and develop their comprehension, writing, conversational, and technical skills. At the end of the semester, they take a test to determine if their language ability has progressed to the next level. If so, they will progress to HSP2; if not, they will continue to work on their skills at this level.

HSP1 students will take four ESL classes per semester that won’t count as high school credit (listed below). Beside these non-credit ESL subjects, HSP1 students can also take one elective-credit class (such as PE or Art).

  • HSP1 Writing
  • HSP1 Reading
  • HSP1 Grammar
  • HSP1 Listening and Linguistics
  • HSP Religion
  • Choir
  • Physical Education or Art
  • Study Hall

High School Prep 2 (HSP2)

The High School Prep 2 program focuses on students who have a fair understanding of the English language, but need ongoing support as they continue to build their verbal and written English communication skills. Students will begin to “Open High” classes to help them learn in the context of American high school. At the end of the semester they will take a test to determine if their language ability has progressed to the next level. If so, they will progress to POH; if not, they will continue to work on their skills at this level.

HSP2 Students will take four ESL classes per semester, none of which offer high school credit (see list below). In addition to these ESL subjects, HSP2 students will take three credit classes: Religion and two subjects of their choice, such as Keyboarding, Art, Photography, Music, Drama, etc.

  • HSP2 Reading
  • HSP2 Writing
  • HSP2 Grammar
  • HSP2 Conversation
  • Religion I
  • Choir or Keyboarding
  • Art, Drama, or PE
  • Study Hall

Pre-Open High (POH)

The Pre-Open High program supports students who have a functional understanding of English language, but need continued support in refining the technical aspects of their language ability. Students at this level will take more than half of their courseload in the “Open High” Program continuing to practice and demonstrate their language ability in the context of American high school classes. Once they successfully pass their POH classes with a “C” or above and the language placement exam, they will fully transition into the “Open High” Program.

The POH Students will take two non-credit and one credit ESL classes (see list below). They will also take Religion and two other credit classes, such as Algebra I or English I, and one elective, such as PE or Choir.

  • POH Reading
  • POH Writing
  • Intro to Communication
  • Religion
  • English I
  • Algebra I or II
  • Any Elective Class
  • Study Hall