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:

   Academics

   Child care

   Parenting education

   Transportation

   Coordinated health care and social services

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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.

Student Handbook

The Teen Parent Program Student Handbook provides more information on what the program involves.

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

Sites include:

  • 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.