International Student Guidelines and Requirements

1. St. Peter will consider international applicants
              •Elementary students (Kindergarten-3rd grade) must live with a
              •Grades 4-5 and Middle School students may live with either a blood                               relative or host family
              •At least one adult in the home must have satisfactory English skills
                in order to communicate with the school. St. Peter strongly
                encourages the use of English in the home to further assist the                               student in learning the English language.
              •The host family must meet with and be approved by St. Peter
2. Each family is responsible for their own financial and housing        
     arrangements, as well as transportation to and from school.
3.  St. Peter must be notified IMMEDIATELY if the host family changes. Additional    
    paperwork will be required.
4. Students must demonstrate English proficiency.
5. St. Peter does not have an English Language program. Assignments and curriculum  
    will not be modified and teachers will not provide additional assistance
    to students due to a lack of English proficiency. Students must be  
    proficient enough in English to fully participate and communicate in the
    classroom. Parent/guardian understands that outside tutoring must be  
    provided immediately if requested by St. Peter and/or if student is  
    struggling with the English language.
6. Applicants must complete the St. Peter admissions process, submit all    
     international student forms, and be accepted before the SEVIS I-20 can  
     be issued.
7. Requirements of both St. Peter and Student and Exchange Visitor Information    
    System (SEVIS) must be met in order for the SEVIS I-20 to be issued. Contact your
    regional immigration office for specific information.
8. Upon acceptance, St. Peter will issue the SEVIS I-20 after the tuition agreement is       signed and payment of tuition, the education fee, and international student fee of  
    $1,000 are received.
9. All first year international students are automatically placed on a  probationary    
    status during their first academic school year at St. Peter. Before a student can re-
    enroll and/or progress to the next grade level, the student will be assessed and/or
    tested to be sure the student is progressing both academically and with English
10. Should the student’s English proficiency skills not be acceptable by the
      end of the student’s first school year, the student will not be re-enrolled,
      even though passing grades may have been obtained on the report
11. For subsequent years, the tuition and fees must be paid in full before
       the SEVIS I-20 program date is extended and a new I-20 issued.
       Reenrollment takes place in February each year. International students
       should re-enroll for the following year no later than March 15. The
       annual $1000 registration fee is due upon reenrollment.
12. St. Peter expects the international students to commit to attending St.
       Peter for a minimum of two academic years if reenrollment is granted.
13. Students must fulfill the requirements for graduation from 8th grade as   
      set in the Student/Parent Handbook. Credits from a student’s home   
      country can be transferred (upon review and approval of the 
      administration) and applied toward graduation requirements.