Director of Federal Programs
P: (480) 420-2101 ext.1132
F: (480) 398-2073
Homeless Education for Children and Youth
Under the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act, students that are determined to be homeless qualify for a truncated enrollment process and additional services once enrolled. The law defines homeless children as:
- Children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and includes children and youth who are:
- Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.
- Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations.
- Living in emergency or transitional shelters
- Abandoned in hospitals
- Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
- Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.
If you meet any of these qualifications and intend to apply for admittance into American Leadership Academy, please ensure you notify the registrar at the campus you are enrolling at or fill out the contact information below: