Homeless Student Policy

At Elgin Math and Science Charter Academy we fully support all students who are in temporary living situations. We pride ourselves on ensuring that all students have the most stable, safe, and productive learning community possible. If you are a family who is in a temporary situation, please read below to know your rights within our school. Please notify the Homeless Liaison, Sarah Said, Director of Language and Equity Programs at ssaid@emsacharter.org or (630) 883-5374.
HOMELESS CHILD’S RIGHT TO EDUCATION
as stated in the EMSA Student Handbook
When a child loses permanent housing and becomes a homeless person as defined by law, or when a homeless child changes his or her temporary living arrangements, the parent or guardian of the homeless child has the option of either:
1. continuing the child’s education in the school of origin for as long as the child remains homeless or, if the child becomes permanently housed, until the end of the academic year during which the housing is acquired; OR
2. enrolling the child in any school that non-homeless students who live in the attendance area in which the child or youth is actually living are eligible to attend.