Nevada Online School 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 plays 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:

Migrant Youth

A migratory child is defined as any youth who has relocated from one district to another or moved to another location, out of economic necessity, to work as a migrant agricultural worker or migrant fisher. Additionally, any youth who is the child of a parent, spouse or guardian working as a migratory agricultural worker or a migratory fisher are also considered Migrant Youths. The child is entitled to a free public education and should not be older than 21 years old, or below the age of compulsory school attendance; have moved within the last 36 months to seek, obtain, accompany, or join the migratory agricultural worker/migratory fisher.

As members of the overall student population, migrant students are affected by a number of sections of the Title I, Part A regulations (e.g., such as supplemental services or parental involvement, etc.). The general purpose of Nevada’s Migrant Education Program (MEP) is to ensure that migrant students fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children.

Migrant Education Liaison:

Deborah Whitmoyer, EL and Testing Director
702.407.1825 x 7039

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