Foreign Exchange (FOE) students who are at a school with no bona fide family move fall into this category. This includes students who are and are not on approved exchange programs.
FOE students have a LIMITED PERIOD OF VARSITY ELIGIBILITY – Students on a J-1 visa An international student shall have varsity eligibility for no more than three consecutive sports seasons, beginning with his or her first varsity season.
However, no foreign student is eligible if he/she is a HIGH SCHOOL graduate in his/her own country OR has attended the time equivalent of an American K-12 program OR has attended high school in another state. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ALL OTHER RULES OF ELIGIBILITY.
1870.2 CHSAA CONDITIONS OF VARSITY AND SUB-VARSITY ELIGIBILITY FOR FOE STUDENTS – He/She shall be eligible provided an International Student Waiver has been approved and filed in the CHSAA office when the following conditions have been met:
§ Has not enrolled in a Colorado high school in order to participate in any scholastic athletic program.
§ Has not been recruited to play interscholastic athletics in violation of Article 1900.2 by any high school or college representative.
§ Is not a graduate in his/her own country, nor has attended the time equivalent of an American K-12 program.
§ Has not attended high school in another state.
§ Is in compliance with all other CHSAA eligibility rules.
§ Has on file a completed physical examination in compliance with Bylaw 1780.1.
§ Has not participated at your school or any other Colorado school or U.S. school.
NEW 2019-2020, ALL TRANSFER ATHLETES MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STEPS, BEFORE, THEY PARTICIPATE AT NEW HIGH SCHOOL. (PAPER TRANSFERS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED).
The following process can be accomplished as quickly/slowly pending parent/students completion of the following steps.
Step #1: (following process is best completed in Google Chrome)
a. go back to the home page and click on the "ATHLETIC REGISTRATION/ORANGE PERMIT PROCESS" tab.
b. Complete step #1, 2 & 3 of the registration process. Once step #1 & 2 have been completed an orange card will be issued for Foreign Exchange Athlete to PRACTICE ONLY, until Step #3 has been completed and CHSAA approval for eligibility has been given.
Call or e-mail Rosalyn Seale (Athletic Assistant) at 488-7016, to set up a meeting with Athletic Director Shawn Terry to complete necessary online info for Colorado HS Athletic Association.
Eligibility for Varsity or Sub Varsity (includes JV/C or D team) is determined by CHSAA ONLY. This determination can only be decided if all information has been placed with them.