Students who plan to secure an F-1 visa must apply for a federal I-20 form. Before BVSD issues an I-20 form students must meet certain requirements for admission to the Boulder Valley School District. The qualifications include:
Legal Requirements for F-1 foreign Students in Public SchoolsAs of November 30, 1996, the following restrictions were legislated regarding foreign students on F-1 visa status:
Application TimelinesFor first semester attendance, all application materials must be submitted by June 30th of the same calendar year. For second semester, all application materials must be submitted by December 1st of the preceding calendar year.
GraduationThe non-immigrant foreign student (F-1) will not qualify to graduate from a Boulder Valley School District high schools.
Students may attend BVSD under the auspices of an approved foreign exchange organization which secures a J-1 visa for each foreign student. Any organization wishing to place high school students in BVSD must contact the Student Enrollment Center prior to soliciting host families in the district. Organizations that have gone through the BVSD approval process work directly with high school principals to secure placement of students.
Application TimelinesForeign exchange organizations wishing to solicit host families must submit applications for approval to BVSD no later than February 20th of the prior academic year.
GraduationThe non-immigrant foreign exchange program student will not graduate from a Boulder Valley Schools District high school and will not participate in graduation ceremonies.
Non-immigrant foreign students wishing to attend school in the Boulder Valley School District must make application through the Office of Student Enrollment. For additional information, contact Mike Wilcox, 720-561-5104.