Jordan School District welcomes foreign exchange students who are issued a J-1 Visa from immigration who have entered the United States for up to one year for a cultural and educational experience, and whose placement is approved by the Jordan School District Board of Education and the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET).
The Utah State Office of Education establishes quotas regarding the number of foreign students each secondary school may accept. CSIET organizations submit student applications to Planning and Student Services, and when an application is accepted, the student is placed in a host family’s boundary school (or permit if approved by the school). Applications are accepted from host families that reside in Jordan School District only.
Jordan School District is not a designated district to issue I-20’s (F-1 visa) and is unable to place F-1 foreign exchange students.
In most cases, a child dependent visa status (a child who accompanies a principal visa holder to the United States) is allowed to attend K-12 school. The student must still abide by the rules governing his/her non-immigrant status, and may not extend his/her stay for the purpose of finishing the school year. Students in the United States with a “visitor” or “tourist” status are not eligible to attend a Jordan School District school.
All foreign students on a visa will need to obtain a “Verification of Guardianship” prior to registration at the local school. This form is available at the Planning and Enrollment Department of Student Services, Jordan School District, 7387 S Campus View Drive, West Jordan. The following documents are required to obtain a “Verification of Guardianship”:
- Birth Certificate
- Immunization Records
- Proof of Residency
- Guardian Identification
Foreign students who have previously graduated from high school or equivalent, or whose class has graduated, will not be eligible for enrollment.
Questions regarding foreign student registration? Please contact the Planning and Enrollment Department at 801.567.8183.