明昊还有一个建议，很多高中会开设summer school(暑期课程)，和以游玩为主的夏令营不同，学生是固定在某个学校上课，每天的作息安排也和正式课程一样 ，可以体验真正的美高生活，同时对自己是否喜欢和能否适应在国外读书也有比较清楚的认知。不要过于担心更不要过于放心不为录取率，读美高的优势又是什么呢？“宽松的教育环境在一定程度上培养了我的创造性和独立性。” 美国高中注重培养学生的自主性和独立思辨能力。例如，学生每学期需要阅读多部文学作品之后自己讲评，艺术课要求学生自己画油画做雕刻并赏析，健康课要学习常用急救知识，培养家庭责任。明昊认为，相比国内高中生，独立的学习和生活经历赋予学生更为批判的成长环境和反思的空间。这使他在申请大学和规划未来方向的过程中更加理性，明白知道自己要什么 。“家长既然选择放飞我们，就应该相信我们，过度的担心只会加大我们的压力与不适。当然，家是永远的避风港，有些同学的家长因为工作忙，经常对他们不闻不问，这样也是不对的。毕竟我们还小，需要父母适当的监督与引导。”
Established recently in 2012, American Homestay Services is a CSIET (Council on Standards for International Educational Travel) certified educational service provider that offers comprehensive support to international students seeking homestays across the United States. With our headquarters based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and branch offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Beijing, we are ideally situated to welcome students into U.S. schools. AHS strives to ensure that children and adolescents are given an authentic American experience by matching students with one of our registered host families. We aim to create a stress-free experience for our host families by offering experienced coordination and managing the bulk of the homestay.
As of the present, our agency has utilized a network of over 1000 host families across the country to successfully serve over two hundred middle and high school age students from abroad. AHS collaborates with over fifty schools in various districts, both public and private, affording students a multitude of choices to suit their individual talents, needs, and educational goals.
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