To provide information, resources, parenting education, academic guidance, and emotional support to pregnant and/or parenting teens in order to empower all students to reach their individual potential and become contributing members of a diverse community.
The Round Rock ISD Teen Parent Program is a comprehensive program designed to help pregnant and/or parenting students successfully graduate from high school. It consists of 5 components designed to support students so that they can continue in school.
These components are:
Prior to delivery, a student may only access homebound services if she has a medical condition that endangers the health of herself or her unborn child (documentation required from doctor). Otherwise, students are expected and encouraged to attend classes on campus up to their delivery date.
The Teen Parent Program staff can work to make in-school accommodations for the student as she reaches term to make her more comfortable (i.e. elevator keys, rest periods in the nurse’s office, extra time between classes, snacks, etc.).
WHAT TO EXPECT: Once a student begins homebound services, she meets with the homebound teacher 4 hours per week, usually split into 2 hour visits twice a week.
- The homebound teacher collects assignments from teachers, delivers assignments to the student, and returns completed assignments back to the teachers.
- The homebound teacher introduces new concepts, assists students with assignments, proctors exams, and more.
- When the homebound period is over, the homebound teacher helps to coordinate the student’s transition back to school.
Students learn about basic parenting issues, teen parenting issues, pre-natal and post-natal self care, child development, child care issues, bonding and attachment, family relationships, and more!
Additionally, each year the Teen Parent Program hosts the “Teen Parent Seminar” which is an all-day field trip where students attend workshops on parenting issues, independent living skills, college and career information, and community resources.
IN SCHOOL/COMMUNITY: Teen Parents are encouraged to enroll in high school classes which will increase their parenting skills (i.e. Preparation for Parenting, Child Development, Personal Family Development, Food and Nutrition). The Teen Parent program also maintains a lending library where students can check out books on pregnancy and parenting topics.
SPHS and RRHS students can visit their campus library’s “Teen Parent” book section.
Students are always encouraged to attend parenting classes offered in the community. Teen Parent Program staff will publicize known opportunities.