Foreign Exchange Student Program

No FE students in the 20-21 SY

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Foreign Exchange Students Sponsored by FE Organization (J-1)

Students attending a High School in Douglas County that are sponsored by a FE Organization are required to complete and submit the following information to the Student Data & Information Services department.

  • A certified English translated birth certificate must be provided to the District before approval can be given.

  • FE HOST Information Form - Available for download below.

  • A copy of the Foreign Exchange Organization's Power of Attorney from the parent(s) must be provided to the District when the completed HOST Information form is turned in.  It must contain the student's name, date of birth, parent(s) information, parent(s) signature and information about the Foreign Exchange Organization.

  • Proof of the English proficiency testing must be provided.  Tests currently being accepted are: 

    • SLEP (Second Language English Proficiency) proctored at their home country High School/University
    • iBT TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    • ELTiS (English Language Test for International Students)
  • A foreign student will receive a certificate of attendance (not a diploma) 

Download the Foreign Exchange Host Information Form (for J-1 Students)


Privately Sponsored Foreign Exchange Students (F-1)

Below are documents that outline the process you must go through when you apply for an I-20 form for a F-1 Visa. To have the application and approval process completed for the coming school year, it has to start by March of the previous year. In order to have the student attend a Douglas County School District school, we need to get the information back from you, present it to the school, they see if it is a fit and that they have room at their school to have a foreign student attend. Filling out this paperwork is not a guarantee that the student will be attending one of Douglas County School District Schools. It is very important that this is completed before the end of this school year (end of May). The high schools are on vacation and we will have to schedule a counselor and administrator at the school to review the paperwork.

Please remember:  

  • A foreign student does not receive ESL (English as a Second Language) services
  • Proof of the English proficiency testing must be provided.  Tests currently being accepted are: 
  • SLEP (Second Language English Proficiency) proctored at their home country High School/University
  • iBT TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • ELTiS (English Language Test for International Students)
  • A foreign student will receive a certificate of attendance (not a diploma) 

Please be aware that the tuition for Privately Sponsored Foreign Students is $10,454 for the 2019-2020 school year.

For more questions, please call our department at 720-433-0095. 

Forms for F-1 Students
Application Procedure
Enrollment Procedures
Student Visas
Request for Enrollment
Affidavit of Support
Application Checklist

Policies
Admission of Foreign Students

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