The Highline School District recognizes the benefits derived from the placement of foreign exchange students in our school programs. The district believes strongly that the exchange of students will increase the understanding between peoples of the world.
A foreign exchange student is a non-immigrant student between the ages of fifteen and eighteen entering the Highline School District under the sponsorship of an approved foreign exchange organization (J-1 Visa) or an individual sponsor (F-1 Visa).
Non-immigrants who are in the U.S.A. on a visitor visa (B-2 Visa) may apply for entry into the district by obtaining a change of their visa status to a student visa. These students must meet all United States Information Agency (USIA) and Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSET) requirements established for J-1 or F-1 foreign exchange students.
A foreign exchange student shall be accepted in district programs when there is space available and when admission of such a student is consistent with all rules and regulations of the Immigration and Naturalization Services and policies and procedures of the district.
The superintendent will establish procedures to ensure that the acceptance and placement of foreign exchange students in our schools will be a beneficial experience for all involved.
Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: June 1990
Revised by the Board: 08.91, 01.92