604.8 - Foreign Students


    Foreign students must meet all district entrance requirements including age, place of residence and immunization. Foreign students must be approved by the board. The board reserves the right to limit the number of foreign students accepted and will accept only three foreign exchange students per school year.  Students who are citizens of a foreign country will be considered residents if they meet one of the following requirements:

    • The student resides with a host family living in the North Polk CSD;
    • The student is in the United States with appropriate documentation (Form I-20) from the United States Department of Justice-Immigration and Naturalization Services; or
    • The student is a participant in a recognized foreign exchange program; and
    • The student is physically able to attend school and has provided the school district with such proof, including a current TB test.

    No requests for a foreign exchange student will be accepted after July 1st prior to the school year in which the student will attend.


    Legal Reference:                    Iowa Code §279.8 (2009).

    Cross Reference:                   501    Student Attendance

                                                507.1  Student Health and Immunization Certificates

    Approved:  09/21/2006

    Reviewed:  09/21/2006, 06/17/2010, 10/14/2014

    Revised:    03/26/2013, 08/15/2019