Fedral Programs

The mission of Federal Programs is to ensure the academic and personal needs of all eligible students and their families are met by providing resources that promote teamwork and collaboration in the delivery of support services.

At ThrivePoint High School, we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all students. We understand the importance of federal programs in addressing the unique needs of our students. By complying with Federal and Arizona laws, we strive to ensure that all students have equal opportunities to succeed academically and thrive in their educational journey. Programs and services are designed to address the academic needs of these eligible students. ThrivePoint High School works in partnership with other district departments, sites, programs, as well as external community agencies and programs.

Rights of Homeless Students

ThrivePoint High School shall provide an educational environment that treats all students with dignity and respect. Every homeless student shall have access to the same free and appropriate educational opportunities as students who are not homeless. This commitment to the educational rights of homeless children, youth, and unaccompanied youth applies to all services, programs, and activities provided or made available.

ThrivePoint High School Homeless Liaison
Curtis Gardner
4744 W. Grovers Ave. Glendale, AZ 85304
(602) 769-3036

Students in Foster Care

ThrivePoint High School promotes and establishes protocols supporting the educational stability and success of students in foster care. Through the removal of barriers and enhancement of collaborative efforts, ThrivePoint High School has created a consistent learning environment for the students in foster care to ensure academic achievement.

Students in foster care are children or youth placed in the legal custody or care of the state child welfare agency or a court-appointed guardian due to abuse, neglect, or other factors requiring out-of-home placement.

Support for Students in Foster Care

ThrivePoint High School provides support for students in foster care to include:

  1. Enrollment support regardless of documentation, including school record or immunization record
  2. Support in maintaining school stability, even if placement changes occur.
  3. Collaboration with child welfare agencies to address educational needs and support the transition
    between schools
  4. Access to educational resources, such as tutoring, counseling, and extracurricular activities
Students in Foster Care Attendance

Students in foster care are to be counted present at school when attending court proceedings related to
their care and placement.

District’s Foster Care Point of Contact

ThrivePoint High School has designated the following person to serve as the Foster Care Liaison:

4744 W. Grovers Ave. Glendale, AZ 85304
(602) 769-3036

Military Affiliated Students

ThrivePoint High School recognizes the sacrifices made by military families and is committed to supporting military affiliated students. The Interstate Compact (MIC3) addresses key educational transition issues encountered by children of military families.


Military Affiliated Students are eligible if their guardians are:

  • Active-duty member(s) of the uniformed services, including members of the National Guard and
    Reserve on active-duty orders
  • Members or veterans who are medically discharged or retired within the last year
  • Members who die on active duty, for a period of one year after death
  • Uniformed members of the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
    Administration (NOAA), and United States Public Health Services (USPHS)
Support for Military Affiliated Students

Eligible military affiliated students may receive support in enrolling at ThrivePoint High School to include:

Enrollment and Educational Records:

  • Accepting unofficial or “hand -carried” education records
  • Enroll and appropriately place student pending validation of official records
  • Flexibility in enrollment and school transfers due to frequent relocations.


  • Student is given thirty (30) calendar days from the date of enrollment to provide immunization records

Kindergarten & First Grade Entrance Age:

  • The student can continue their enrollment at grade level commensurate with their grade level (including Kindergarten) from a local education agency (LEA) in the sending state, at the time of transition.

Support Systems and Course Program Placement:

  • Receiving school shall honor placement based on student’s previous enrollment and/or educational assessments. The receiving school is not barred from performing subsequent evaluations to ensure appropriate placement and continued enrollment.
  • Access to support systems, such as school guidance counselors and military installation specific school liaisons and Family Readiness Officers (FRO).

Graduation Requirements:

  • Waiving courses required for graduation if similar coursework has been completed
  • Waiver Requirements: Specific required courses shall be waived if similar course work has been satisfactorily completed. If a waiver is denied, the LEA shall provide an alternative means of acquiring required coursework so the child may graduate on time
  • Flexibility in accepting state exit or end-of-course exams, national achievement tests, or alternative testing in lieu of testing requirements for graduation in receiving state
Military Affiliated Student Liason

Military Student Liaison
4744 W. Grovers Ave. Glendale, AZ 85304
(602) 769-3036

Migrant Students

Migrant students are children or youth whose parents or guardians have moved within the past 36 months to obtain or seek seasonal or temporary employment in agricultural or fishing work.

ThrivePoint Commitment

ThrivePoint High School demonstrates its commitment to supporting immigrant students and families by actively fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment. This is achieved through programs and initiatives designed to address the unique needs of immigrant communities. By
prioritizing inclusivity and creating a safe space for students and their families. ThrivePoint High School aims to ensure that every individual feels valued and empowered to succeed academically and socially. This commitment is crucial because it recognizes the importance of providing a nurturing environment where immigrant students can thrive, overcome challenges, and fully integrate into their new communities.

Services for Migrant Students

The following services may be available:

  • Access to supplemental academic and support services
  • Assistance in transferring educational records between schools
  • Collaboration with community organizations to address healthcare, housing, and other
  • Language support if needed
Migrant & ELL Support

4744 W. Grovers Ave. Glendale, AZ 85304
(602) 769-3036