Pregnant & Parenting Students
Support for Pregnant & Parenting Students
Student Support & Health Services (SSHS)’ Pregnant and Parenting Students program is focused on supporting the well-being of SCUSD adolescent parents and their babies. Our goal is to maintain students’ academic success and support life skills to enter the world, college or career ready.
Once a student is identified as pregnant or parenting, a referral form is sent to the program Coordinator. The Coordinator will meet with the student to complete a collaborative assessment and provide them a welcome packet. The packet contains resources for health care, birth control, lactation rights and their student rights and protection under Title IX.
Title IX protects students who are pregnant, parenting or who have been pregnant from being excluded from or participating in any part of an educational program. SSHS will partner with community agencies to refer students for comprehensive services and support when needed. With strategic partnerships, SSHS’ goal is to improve the knowledge and skills of adolescent parents to be advocates in their own education, successful parents and have healthy transitions into adulthood.