Resources

Resources for Families In Crisis:

Homeless Youth/McKinney Vento

The McKinney-Vento program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, Nevada Virtual Academy ensures that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, as other children and youth.

Homeless children and youth should have access to the educational and other services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held. In addition, homeless students may not be separated from the mainstream school environment. Nevada Virtual Academy is required to review and undertake steps to revise regulations, practices, or policies that may act as a barrier to the enrollment, attendance, or success in school of homeless children and youth.

Nevada Virtual Academy ensures that students are not segregated or stigmatized on the basis of their status as homeless. Services provided do not replace the regular academic program, but are designed to expand upon or improve services provided as part of the school's regular academic program. The McKinney-Vento Liaison will be able to provide hygiene supplies, food, backpacks, bus passes, school and other important supplies are available to students who need them.

Please find links below with information from our McKinney Vento Liaison:

Foster Care

Nevada Virtual Academy places great emphasis on student achievement, the Nevada Academic Content Standards, graduation rates, and the importance of social-emotional well-being. Our Family Resource Coordinator and FAST Team play a key role in providing children in foster care a positive and supportive educational experience, while addressing their unique needs. Our Family Resource Coordinator focuses on prevention and intervention by facilitating engagement between schools, families, and the community.

Please find links below with information from our Foster Care Liaison: