Student Exchange



    In consultation with our local health department Cabarrus County Schools will resume the hosting exchange students during the 2021-22 school year under the following conditions:


    • All foreign exchange students must be fully vaccinated for COVID 19 prior to attending any CCS school

    • Students who are not vaccinated at the time of arrival in Cabarrus County are required to quarantine for 14 days prior and immediately begin the regimen of full vaccination

    • Fully vaccinated means two weeks after receiving the final dose

    • Prospective exchange students are advised to complete or initiate the vaccination process as soon as possible as unvaccinated students will not be permitted to attend any CCS school

    • Exchange students, host families, and/or agencies should be prepared to provide copies of vaccination records at the time of application to Cabarrus County Schools

    Cabarrus County Schools value student exchange programs.  The mixing of cultures and backgrounds provides students and staff members with unforgettable experiences and a lifelong appreciation of each other. 
    Initial Student Exchange Program Approval
    All student exchange programs operating in Cabarrus County Schools must be granted a full listing in the current Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) and be approved by Administrative Services.  You can find an approved listing of these agents
    Acceptance of Students
    Student Exchange Programs representatives should contact the CCS Student Services office to review the guidelines governing exchange programs in Cabarrus County.  This contact should be made before contacting a high school to request a student's placement.
    Student selection shall be limited to high school students between the ages of 15 and 19 years who have adequate English to function without assistance in regular classes.  Students must have acceptable academic achievement in their native countries and be screened for maturity and the ability to get a maximum benefit from an exchange program.
    School Guidelines
    Placement in Cabarrus Co Schools and with host families must occur by August 10th.
    Each exchange program may place up to three students per high school each year. Placement is dependent on the availability of space in the schools and be at least one semester unless specifically approved by the high school principal.
    Exchange students should, whenever possible, be placed in families with other school-aged students.
    Exchange students are placed in the twelfth grade and regarded as members of the senior class.  Since the fundamental purpose of the exchange program in cultural exchange, student diplomas are not awarded. Students are awarded honorary certificates.
    For more information contact your school counselor.

    Exchange programs in CCS

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