• Group Home Scholars Program
    Program Description
    The Group Home Scholars Program is a federally funded program designed to support students in out-of-home care and/or who are under the jurisdiction of the Department of Probation. The Group Home Scholars Program works as a multidisciplinary team to ensure that all students within the LAUSD have equal access to an appropriate education and a brighter future. The program provides instructional and counseling support services to students in LAUSD who reside in group homes and/or are on probation and are transitioning from juvenile detention centers.  Staff are housed in selected schools, hospitals and shelters, as well as, in our Local District Offices and Central Office.
  • Extended Day Tutors provide academic tutoring and Pre/Post testing to measure progress for students in participating group homes
  • Teacher Assistants support teachers at participating school sites, shelters and hospitals
  • Pupil Services and Attendance Counselors provide individual/group counseling; case management; transition planning; school placement services; referrals to District/Community Resources; linkage between group homes, DCFS/Probation, schools and families; training on guidelines and policies for students in out-of-home care
  • Counselor Aides provide vocational/employment linkage and college preparation support
  • Program Goals

    • To improve academic achievement
    • To ensure successful transition of students from camps to schools
    • To ensure successful transition of students from high school to post secondary education and/or employment
    • Dropout prevention
    • To engage caregivers, parents and community partners in the educational process
  • Contact


    Denise Miranda, Ed.D.



    District Homeless and Foster Youth Liaison

    District Contact: Denise Miranda, Ed.D.

    For additional information on students experiencing homelessness and students in Foster Care, please visit Specialized Support Services.  

    333 S. Beaudry Ave., 29th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    P: (213) 241-3840
    F: (213) 241-3305
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