Under AB 490 and the Fostering Connections Act for foster youth, and AB 2276 for probation youth, you have the right to be immediately enrolled in school even if you don’t have the necessary paperwork (like a birth certificate, immunization records, or school records).
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DCFS (or the child welfare agency in your county) must give you bus passes or pay your caregiver for the cost of driving you to your school of origin. Continue Reading →
No. AB 490, AB 1933, and the Fostering Connections Act are laws that protect the rights of foster youth to a stable and consistent education.
Absolutely! Under the McKinney-Vento Homelessness Act, you can go back to your old school — even if you don’t have all the necessary paperwork, like a birth certificate or your immunization records. The school must enroll you even if you don’t have these documents.
Yes! Here are 4 options to completing high school.
Here are 4 steps to making sure you can get your high school diploma.
You have a right to request your academic transcript and to speak with your high school counselor to make sure you are on track to graduate. Be certain to check your transcripts and ask questions about the credits you’ll need to graduate.
Generally, you must complete a minimum number of courses to graduate with a diploma. You no longer need to pass the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) to receive your diploma.