Mckinney-Vento Homeless Student Act.

Under the ESSA and Mckinney-Vento Homeless student Act, Alpha Academy participates in N.C. Homeless Education Program.

Its designed to address the needs of homeless children and youths and ensure their educational rights and protection.

Who is Considered Homeless?

Under the McKinney-Vento Act, the term “homeless children and youths” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. It includes children and youths (i) who are sharing the housing of others 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; (ii) 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; (iii) who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.

Migratory children who qualify live in one of the above circumstances.

Homeless Liaison Contact:

Rao Chatla | EC Administrator

Phone: (910)-223-7711 Ext 203


State Coordinator: Lisa Phillips
NCHEP Website:

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