Applications will be accepted February 1st, through the end of the business day (4:30 p.m) on March 31st; or upon acceptance of five approved applications.
It is the goal of Liberty Hill Independent School District (LHISD) to provide international students from diverse cultures, who are approved for enrollment, the opportunity to experience the rewards of participating in quality educational programs, to meet and interact with students with a variety of interests, and to become more fluent in both written and spoken English. It is recommended that students have a proficient level of English writing and language skills to have a more enjoyable exchange student experience.
Due to rapid growth in the area, the District has applied for and been granted a waiver from the Texas Education Agency to limit the number of foreign exchange students at any high school to a maximum of five students per year. If a foreign exchange student is returned to his/her country or is moved to another district, no new foreign exchange student will replace the student withdrawn.
The following guidelines have been developed to assist nationally recognized foreign exchange organizations, foreign exchange students, and host families regarding the requirements and expectations for application, acceptance, and participation as a Foreign Exchange Student in Liberty Hill ISD.
The application window will open on February 1st and close on March 31st. Once all completed applications are submitted to the Liberty Hill ISD Administration Office, the applications will be reviewed and five will be selected based on first come, first serve basis. If all five spots are filled prior to the March 31st closing window, Liberty Hill ISD will close the application process. All Agencies will be notified no later than the second week of April if the student has been accepted or denied.
Representatives of foreign exchange organizations are encouraged to contact Liberty Hill central office regarding questions about the application process, identification of the potential host family’s attendance zone, or any other issues pertaining to the foreign exchange program. Representatives of foreign exchange organizations should not make contact with individual campuses prior to approval by the District’s Foreign Exchange Administrator. If you have additional questions, please contact Sarina Johnson (512) 260-5560 ext. 1035 or email email@example.com.
Liberty Hill ISD will accept up to five Foreign Exchange Students per year, dependent on the Agency and Student completing the requirements listed below:
**Please note, any cost for student records required by the foreign exchange organization or home country is the responsibility of the foreign exchange student.