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5510 Foreign Exchange Students

Foreign exchange programs are a source of enrichment for local families, the participating students and Union Public Schools. Union High School welcomes these participants every year and desires for them to have a successful and meaningful year of learning the culture and language. The following admission policies apply to all foreign exchange students seeking to enroll in Union Public Schools:

A.      No more than (8) eight students from foreign exchange programs will be enrolled in Union Public Schools during a school year.

B.      No Union High School diplomas will be awarded to foreign exchange program students, since state requirements encompass a four-year educational program.

C.      Student must be in excellent academic standing and be classified as a senior, or completing his/her last year of high school.

D.      Student must have adequate English skills to handle all academic work at the high school level without special assistance.

E.       Only those students who have J-1 visas, issued pursuant to paragraph (a) (15) (J) of Section 1101 of Title 8 of the United States Code, which hold the sponsoring organization responsible will be considered for enrollment. In addition, all health, academic and discipline records must be valid, up to date and in good standing.

F.       The application to request enrollment into Union Public Schools as a foreign exchange student must be completed by June 1 and submitted to the Union High School principal. Applications are available on the district website.


Adopted 1/16/06

Revised 12/10/07