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El Camino Real Charter High School

Education for Unhoused and Foster Youth

The Board of Directors of El Camino Real Alliance dba El Camino Real Charter High School (“ECRCHS” or the “Charter School”) desires to ensure that homeless children and youth: are provided with equal access to its educational program; have an opportunity to meet the same challenging state of California academic standards; are provided a free and appropriate public education; are not stigmatized or segregated on the basis of their status as homeless; and to establish safeguards that protect homeless students from discrimination on the basis of their homelessness.


If you are in any of the following situations:


  • Staying in a shelter
  • Sharing housing with others due to loss of housing or economic hardship
  • Living in a car, park, campground, abandoned building, or other inadequate accommodation
  • Temporarily living in a motel or hotel due to loss of housing
  • A student under the age of 18 living apart from parent(s) or guardian

You may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.



View/Download the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Policy.

View/Download the Education for Foster and Mobile Youth Policy.


The Executive Director designates the following staff person as the School Liaison for Unhoused and Foster Youth (42 U.S.C. Section 11432(g)(1)(J)(ii):


Melissa Harr

Special Education Teacher/Unhoused and Foster Youth Liaison

5440 Valley Circle Boulevard

Woodland Hills, California 91367

(818) 595-7500