Federal Programs at ACVS

    • ACVS complies with Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).  Under that Act ACVS monitors students as applicable to ensure they succeed.  ACVS uses a variety of liaisons to ensure that, such as our McKinney-Vento liaison or our Foster Care liaison.  Please contact the front office or your advisor if you have any questions or concerns.

    • Title 1 - At ACVS we offer a Title 1 program. Title I is designed to help students served by the program to achieve proficiency on State academic achievement standards. Our programs use instructional strategies based on scientifically based research and implement parental involvement activities. Please contact your student’s teacher or advisor if you have questions. 

    • Bilingual Education - At ACVS we support our English language learners (ELLs) through a single point of contact in order to facilitate a successful educational experience for our students.  We work very hard with many students and their families using multiple languages by using a number of instructional programs to improve the quality of education for all our ELL students. If you feel you would benefit from this program please contact your teacher or advisor for assistance. 

    • Special Education / 504 Services - ACVS offers a full range of special education and accommodation services based on the need of the student.  We want your student to be fully successful in their education and at times this requires extra intervention.  If you feel your student requires Special Education or a 504 Accommodation Plan and they are not currently receiving that please contact your advisor or teacher for assistance.  

    • Unaccompanied Youth are students who are not in the physical custody of a parent or a court-appointed legal guardian. Regardless if this living situation is temporary or permanent please do communicate this information to your advisor or our front office staff at any lab location. You and your education are important. We want to ensure you have the supports needed to continue benefiting from your education.

    • The Title IX-A Education for Homeless Children and Youth section of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) ensures that students who lack a fixed and regular nighttime residence are provided a free, public education. It was most recently reauthorized as Title IX-A of The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on December 10, 2015.

      The Act ensures the educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness and includes:

      • The right to immediate enrollment in school even without giving a permanent address.

      • The right to attend school in the school of origin (if requested and is feasible), or in the school in the attendance area where the family or youth is currently residing.

      • The right to receive transportation to the school of origin.

      • The right to services comparable to those received by housed schoolmates.

      • The right to attend school along with children not experiencing homelessness.

      • The posting of homeless student rights in all schools and other places around the community.