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Federal Programs

The mission of Federal Programs is to ensure the academic and personal needs of all eligible students and their families are met by providing resources that promote teamwork and collaboration in the delivery of support services.

At Valor Arizona, we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all students. We understand the importance of federal programs in addressing the unique needs of our students. By complying with Federal and Arizona laws, we strive to ensure that all students have equal opportunities to succeed academically and thrive in their educational journey. Programs and services are designed to address the academic needs of these eligible students. Valor works in partnership with other district departments, sites, programs, as well as external community agencies and programs.

  • Students Experiencing Homelessness (McKinney-Vento Act)
  • Migrant Education
  • Foster Care
  • Military Affiliated Students
  • English Language Learner (ELL)

McKinney-Vento (Students experiencing homelessness)

The term “homeless children and youths”— means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes students who are staying in transitional or emergency shelters, campgrounds, motels, sharing housing with other families due to a loss of housing or an inability to afford housing, abandoned in a hospital, staying in substandard housing, or living in places not ordinarily used for sleeping. This includes students who have run away or students whose parents have put them out of their home. A homeless student may stay in the same school all year, if feasible, even if he/she moves out of our boundaries. Additionally, the student may enroll in the district in which he/she currently resides.

Also, a student may qualify for services as an “unaccompanied youth” if they are temporarily living with someone other than their parent or legal guardian, is moving from place to place, is in a shelter, or otherwise not in the physical custody of a parent or legal guardian.

Primavera Online School is committed to providing a stable educational environment and support to students who qualify under the McKinney-Vento Act.

The following services may be available:

  • Receive a free, appropriate public education
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment
  • Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents
  • Enroll in the local school; or continue attending their school of origin (the school they attended when permanently housed or in the school in which they were last enrolled), if that is preferred
  • Receive transportation assistance to and from Primavera Online Schoo required events such as state testing if necessary.
  • Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students.

In general, Valor Arizona will:

  • Ensure access to education
  • Connect families with services
  • Form collaborations and partnerships with community outreach organizations
  • Inform and provide learning for all stakeholders

If you are experiencing homelessness, please contact the Homeless Student Liaison. Determinations of qualifying students are made on a case-by-case basis.

Homeless Student Liaison

Jaimee Miller
[email protected]
(480) 498-5097 Ext: 32045

Public Notice Poster (English)Public Notice Poster (Spanish)Rights of Homeless StudentsStudent Residency Questionnaire

Foster Care

Foster Care Liaison

Jaimee Miller

[email protected]

(480) 498-5097

Military Affiliated Students

Valor Arizona recognizes the sacrifices made by military families and is committed to supporting military affiliated students. The Interstate Compact (MIC3) addresses key educational transition issues encountered by children of military families.

Military Affiliated Students are eligible if their guardians are:

  • Active-duty member(s) of the uniformed services, including members of the National Guard and Reserve on active-duty orders
  • Members or veterans who are medically discharged or retired within the last year
  • Members who die on active duty, for a period of one year after death
  • Uniformed members of the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and United States Public Health Services (USPHS)

Eligible military affiliated students may receive support in enrolling at Valor to include:

  • Enrollment and Educational Records:
    • Accepting unofficial or “hand -carried” education records
    • Enroll and appropriately place student pending validation of official records
    • Flexibility in enrollment and school transfers due to frequent relocations.
  • Immunizations:
    • Student is given thirty (30) calendar days from the date of enrollment to provide immunization records
  • Kindergarten & First Grade Entrance Age:
    • The student can continue their enrollment at grade level commensurate with their grade level (including Kindergarten) from a local education agency (LEA) in the sending state, at the time of transition.
  • Support Systems and Course Program Placement:
    • Receiving school shall honor placement based on student’s previous enrollment and/or educational assessments. The receiving school is not barred from performing subsequent evaluations to ensure appropriate placement and continued enrollment.
    • Access to support systems, such as school guidance counselors and military installation specific school liaisons and Family Readiness Officers (FRO).
  • Graduation Requirements:
    • Waiving courses required for graduation if similar coursework has been completed
    • Waiver Requirements: Specific required courses shall be waived if similar course work has been satisfactorily completed. If a waiver is denied, the LEA shall provide an alternative means of acquiring required coursework so the child may graduate on time
    • Flexibility in accepting state exit or end-of-course exams, national achievement tests, or alternative testing in lieu of testing requirements for graduation in receiving state

Military Student Liaison

Jaimee Miller

(480) 498-5097 Ext: 32045

[email protected]

Migrant Students

Valor Arizona demonstrates its commitment to supporting immigrant students and families by actively fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment. This is achieved through programs and initiatives designed to address the unique needs of immigrant communities. By prioritizing inclusivity and creating a safe space for students and their families, Valor aims to ensure that every individual feels valued and empowered to succeed academically and socially. This commitment is crucial because it recognizes the importance of providing a nurturing environment where immigrant students can thrive, overcome challenges, and fully integrate into their new communities.

Migrant students are children or youth whose parents or guardians have moved within the past 36 months to obtain or seek seasonal or temporary employment in agricultural or fishing work.

 The following services may be available:

  • Access to supplemental academic and support services
  • Assistance in transferring educational records between schools
  • Collaboration with community organizations to address healthcare, housing, and other needs
  • Language support if needed

Valor has designated the following person to serve as the school’s Migrant Student Point of Contact:

Migrant Student Liaison

Jaimee Miller

[email protected]

(480) 498-5097 Ext: 32045

English Language Learners

English Language Learner (ELL) Liaison

Gina Little

[email protected]