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506.16 International Exchange Students

506.16          

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE STUDENTS

To provide International Exchange students the greatest opportunity for academic/social success, we will use the following criteria for accepting exchange students.

The initial contact between the placing agency and Muscatine High School administration must be prior to May 1 of the school year prior to attendance.

The identity and academic record of the applicant must be secured by Muscatine High School administration prior to May 1 of the school year prior to attendance.

The academic standing must be at least equivalent to 11th grade.  The academic record must include the level of English (written or verbal) at a competency of at least 8th grade and overall academic skills not lower than a 3.0 (B average).

The initial home stay must be identified and in contact with Muscatine High School administration prior to June 1 of the school year prior to attendance.

The applicant’s schedule (with host parent input) must be completed by June 1 of the school year prior to attendance.

The placing agency must make all final (visa) arrangements prior to July 30 of the school year prior to attendance.

Any major violation of our Good Conduct policy may result in permanent removal from Muscatine Community School District.

The district is free from all legal and moral obligation/expectations of the host family, placing agency and parents/guardians.

Approved:         6/9/03              Reviewed: ___7/08/13___ Revised: __________

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