WCSD Requirements
Washoe County School District provides exchange opportunities

NOTE:  for District 5190 RYE Forms and Complete Inbound and Outbound Program information, go to:  www.RYE5190.org

WCSD Exchange Student Requirements

Washoe County School District provides many seats in their schools for exchange students by offering a means for the student exchange to be filled with new friends, a new learning approach and community enrichment. WCSD is very clear on their requirements for this opportunity, including the following:

  • WCSD requires that each Counselor meet with Cecilia Mansfield for an annual  exchange representative orientation training – the last training was April 1, 2015 – and if the counselor did not attend this meeting, they will be required to meet with Cecilia for a private orientation
  • Each host family must be identified prior to the student moving in with the first and following families using the Host Family Information Sheet (Host Family Info Sheet)
  • Once all requirements are met for enrollment – history of grades, English proficiency, declaration of the student not having been in a prior exchange program, and proof of non-graduate status – WCSD will issue an Approve to Enroll Form for the high school Principal’s signature
  • The student must have all of the required immunizations before they will be allowed to attend school as follows:
    • 5 DTap (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) – 4 okay if last one given after age 4
    • 4 IPV or OPV (polio) – 3 okay if last one given after age 4 and all 3 are the same type (OPV or IPV)
    • 3 Hepatitis B
    • 2 Hepatitis A
    • 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
    • 2 Varicella (or History of Chickenpox)
    • 1 Polio Vaccine
    • Washoe County recommended Immunization schedule
  • Attendance must be a minimum of 90% – if the student fails out of school for poor attendance, their exchange will be terminated
  • School Grades must be maintained at a minimum of a C in each class (not an average of all classes) – if the student fails out of school for not meeting grade standards, their exchange will be terminated