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As far as your initial question, coming to the US using a visitor visa but intending to be a student is a violation of US immigration
Because you are in the US for the purpose of studying at a US high school, you either need to apply for a change of status to student status, or you need to leave the US and get a F-1 visa stamp at the US consulate
There is no way to guarantee whether the change of status will be approved. You need to be enrolled and you need an I-20, issued by the appropriate designated school official or the school district itself. note that you may be required to pay for your year of public school. That is determined by the school and the school district, not the USCIS.
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