Teen Parent Program
The Teen Parent Program is designed to meet the needs of pregnant or parenting students and their children. This voluntary program provides participating students with educational and ancillary services to facilitate the completion of high school. Services include:
Coordinated health care and social services
Teen Parent Program
Student Eligibility Criteria
Pregnant and parenting students who are enrolled in a K-12 public school are eligible to participate in the Teen Parent Program. Pregnant students must present medical documentation as proof of pregnancy. Parenting students must present the child’s birth certificate or other official medical record(s) of the child’s birth.
Teen fathers, who are currently enrolled students, are also encouraged to participate in the Teen Parent Program. Documentation of fatherhood must also be presented. A child’s birth certificate with the father’s name documented or a notarized affidavit of fatherhood is acceptable.
The decision to attend the Teen Parent Program is based on a voluntary agreement between the student, the home school guidance counselor, and the student’s parent/guardian.
An appointment is then made with the appropriate Teen Parent Program staff member to continue the enrollment process.
Program Options and Locations
There are two service options available to students entering the Teen Parent Program.
1. Enroll at a Teen Parent Program Site
- Haines City High School Pilot Teen Parent Program, Haines City
- Ridge Teen Parent Program, Ridge Technical College, Winter Haven
- Traviss Teen Parent Program, Traviss Technical College, Lakeland
2. Remain at the Student's Home School
Students may remain at their home school and receive the benefits from education at that school. In addition to continuing their regular academic studies, pregnant or parenting students who complete the required parenting course with a grade of “C” or better will then receive ancillary services, including vouchers for child care services, transportation, and coordinated health and social services.