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We help every child in our Group Homes develop individual academic/life plans that include educational goals. We offer on-campus tutoring and our education team also advocates on behalf of children who need extra help. The staff work with teachers and others in the public school system to make sure our children get the attention they need and deserve. Our students must maintain a C average or better.
PCHAS is a member of the Coalition for Residential Education (CORE), the national group of nonprofit organizations that serve economically and socially disadvantaged children through residential education.
Children in our care attend schools that are approved or accredited by the Texas Education Agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and/or the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission. These schools also provide services for children who need special education assistance.
All families in our Child and Family and Foster Care programs have access to PCHAS education staff for consultation and educational advocacy. Our education team trains foster parents and child and family staff about ways to emphasize education with kids in our care and how to work with schools to help students succeed.
As children graduate from high school, the PCHAS education team helps them define their educational objectives and choose the university, college or technical school that best fits their needs. We even help them submit applications to educational institutions, apply for financial grants and secure housing. A reimbursement program is part of the PCHAS scholarship that supports children obtaining their educational goals. Many of the children in our care qualify for grants and scholarships on their own, but PCHAS provides financial support for youth who qualify through our educational endowment fund for tuition, room and board, and other expenses
Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) provides several programs for former residents of their Group Homes. Two of these programs, the Transitional Living Program and the Advanced Education Program, help former residents make a successful transition to independent living, apply to college and adjust to college or the workforce.
The Transitional Living Program serves former residents ages 18 to 25.
The Advanced Education Program serves former residents 18 and older.
Our team of dedicated staff members and tutors offer consistent and skilled support by mentoring, tutoring and advocating for the children in our care. After children leave our Group Homes at age 18, they are welcome to come back at any time and get additional education-related counseling.