International Students

International students are welcome at The Academy at Ocean Reef.

SEVIS is the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System – this is the system that we use to enter international students information into their database.  SEVP is the Student Exchange Visitor Program – parents and students (upper division) would refer this by name. Please visit the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website for more information.

Even if a family/student has been properly issued Forms I-20, visa, etc., entrance to the US is at the discretion of CBP at the port of entry. A Business (B-1) and Tourist Visa (B-2)  is not acceptable for educational purposes.  Paperwork can only be for grades K-8th.  Families must also fill out a SEVIS I-901 ($200.00). The I-20 Form information must be an exact match to the Passport information.

In order for the process to begin – We require documents such as copies of passports for each individual, and parents must provide must a bank statement (signed/notarized by a bank official).  Parents must also show proof of US residency (or rather where will they reside while in the US).

If you have questions, please contact Ileana Diaz, Administrative Assistant, at 305.367.3055 or via email.