Homeless and Foster Youth

Homeless students and foster youth have the right to immediate enrollment when changing schools, even if they are missing documents normally required for enrollment. The school will work with the parents to obtain the missing documents.  Enrollment means the ability to attend classes and participate in school activities.

 Sweetwater Union High School District is committed to collaborating with caregivers, foster parents, kinship providers, group home providers, social workers, probation officers, court-appointed special advocates, and other members of the community to promote educational rights, stability, and success for students in foster care.

Sweetwater Union High School District’s Foster & Homeless Youth Education Services Program provides students in foster care with assistance related to:

  • School placement, enrollment, and transfer
  • School meals
  • School transportation
  • Educational services
  • Mental health services
  • Case consultation and management
  • Dispute resolution process

For more information, please contact Molly Ravenscroft, Family Community Services Program Coordinator, at 619-407-4969 or Molly.Ravenscroft@sweetwaterschools.org.

Related Resources:
Foster Youth Education Rights