Homeless Students

Hogan Preparatory Academy is dedicated to helping all of its students, including those facing homelessness. The McKinney-Vento Assistance Act ensures education rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness

Homeless children and youth

Individuals who lack fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.


Unaccompanied youth

A homeless child or youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.

  • Children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals.
  • Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
  • Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
  • Migratory children (as defined in section 1309 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended) who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above.

For further assistance, please contact Jan Thomas, Student Enrollment Coordinator at jthomas@hoganprep.net or by calling 816-444-3484.