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The Department of Safe Schools

Teenage Parent Program (TPP)

TPP Program Services

TPP is a voluntary program that offers pregnant students and teen parents the opportunity to become responsible parents and complete requirements for graduation.  TPP services are available in all geographic areas of Palm Beach County.

  • Participants in TPP complete a 1/2 credit Parenting Course while continuing to earn credits toward a high school diploma.
  • Child care and referrals to social services, health services, and transportation are provided for TPP students and their children.
  • Students who have completed a TPP program continue to receive services if they stay in a school and earn credit toward graduation.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must meet the criteria listed below in order to meet eligibility requirements for TPP.

    • Students must be enrolled in a high school diploma program.
    • Students must be enrolled in an approved parenting course.
    • Students must provide a copy of ONE of the following:
      • Doctor's certification of pregnancy
      • Child's birth certificate
      • Notarized affidavit of fatherhood signed by mother and father

     

    Students under 18 years of age interested in participating in TPP must obtain parent or guardian permission YEARLY and prior to student enrollment in the program. 

    School counselors are available to provide students with detailed information about the Teenage Parent Program. The Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach Countyalso provides assistance to pregnant women and teens.

Teenage Parent Offerings

High School Programs

Many high schools in Palm Beach County offer a parenting skills course as part of the school program.

Dropout Prevention - Alternative Education

TAPs are offered through Academic Intervention Programs to support pregnant and parenting teens who are in need of specialized support.

Palm Beach Virtual School (PBVS)

PBVS offers a parenting skills course. Students who earn credit in the PBVS parenting skills course are eligible for TPP services while they attend school.

Florida Virtual High School (FLVHS)

FLVHS offers a parenting skills course. Students who earn credit in the FLVHS parenting skills course are eligible for TPP services while they attend school.

Charter Schools

TPPs are offered at some Charter schools as a part of their school program.

Please CLICK HERE to learn more about TPPs in Florida.

Contact Information

June Eassa, Director
June.Eassa@palmbeachschools.org
(561) 494-1569
Kelly Mullen, Program Planner
Kelly.mullen@palmbeachschools.org
(561) 494-1511
Amy Crease, Resource Teacher
Amy.Crease@palmbeachschools.org
(561) 494-1592
Jacqui Barnette, Budget Technician
Jacqui.barnette@palmbeachschools.org
(561) 494-1574