As a parent or expectant parent, your student is eligible for participation in the Teenage Parent Program. This is a voluntary program designed to provide support to students dealing with the special needs associated with teen parenting. The program provides participating students with educational and ancillary services to facilitate completion of high school including, childcare, case management, parenting education and transportation. The parenting education component is delivered via a variety of modalities including online classes, classroom presentations, small group learning, and individual mentoring.
If you choose to have your student participate in the TAP program, the student has the option to remain in their district assigned school or attend the alternative program located in the Harllee Full Service Center. The alternative program’s primary mode of learning is an online curriculum where students move at their own pace with the support of teachers, aids, a social worker and guidance counselor. More information regarding this program can be provided by a TAP social worker.
Participation in the TAP program is available at any time during the student’s enrollment in the Manatee County School District. The student will be expected to complete a parenting based curriculum as determined by their school guidance counselor and TAP social worker. Services will remain available to the student during and upon successful completion of that curriculum.
The School District of Manatee County
Alternative Programs, Truancy, & Drop-Out Prevention
2501 63rd Ave. East
Bradenton, Florida 34203