Join students in a US Public High School on an F-1 Visa
You could become a student in a United States public high school. Two main options exist for entry as a teenager into a secondary school, as an exchange student using a J-1 visa and as a fee-paying student using a F-1 visa. An official explanation can be found on the State Department's website.
A J-1 student must have a majority of their funding from a source other than personal (such as sponsorship or scholarship), while a F-1 student will be funded either by personal or outside funds or a combination of both. There are restrictions on student F-1 visa holders attending public school in the United States primarily a one year maximium period and the requirement to make payment for the full cost of education without subsidy.
Serveschools works with public high schools to offer an F-1 program to international fee-paying students.