I-20 Immigration Forms
The Certificate of Eligibility, Form I-20 for non-immigration F-1 Student Status, will be processed only in extraordinary circumstances by special action of the Board of Education. The request will be made in writing to the Superintendent and will be submitted to the Board of Education for approval. Students whose I-20 forms are approved by the Board of Education will pay tuition. In order to demonstrate proficiency in the English language, foreign students will be required to take the TOEFL Test before acceptance in a High School District 214 school.
Any student who is 18 years old may establish his/her own residency in High School District 214. Marriage or a court action is needed to establish emancipation of students under 18. These admissions follow the usual school procedures.
Foreign Exchange Students
The Board of Education encourages and supports the enrollment of a reasonable number of foreign exchange students in High School District 214. The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all foreign student applications for what-ever reason deemed appropriate by the Board so long as the reason for the rejection is not based on the applicant's race, color, gender, religion, or nationality. Contact the Assistant Principal for Student Services or the District Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, 847-718-7657, for application procedures.
High School District 214 has no control over the choice of a program of foreign study for High School District 214 students who go abroad to study. It is recommended that students, parents, and staff members of the district be guided by the foreign exchange procedures, where applicable, in making a choice of a foreign study program.