One of the unique features of Lighthouse Christian Academy boarding is the home stay program. Instead of an impersonal dorm setting, we believe international students living with American families are provided a much better learning environment. They also receive more focused social and emotional support. The host family is caring, friendly and genuinely interested in welcoming student into their home. Host families are chosen after reference and background checks, personal interviews and home inspections. Orientation and ongoing support is provided to host families as well. Once we assign a host family it is expected that the student will remain there for one academic year. LCA maintains communication with the host family throughout the year.