A child or youth in state-supervised care who is in the custody of, committed to, or otherwise placed by a placement agency. This includes foster care, group homes, or other agency placement. The children and youth have a right to education; prompt enrollment in school; and the prompt transfer of school records.
Refer to the Enrollment of Child in Foster Care Form for registration of children and youth in foster care. Every school district is required to have a fostering connections liaison who serves as the point of contact with child welfare agencies to ensure school stability of children in foster care. You may contact Bethany Goodwin, Foster Care Coordinator, at 301-934-7210 (office), 301-392-7952 (google voice) or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Access to Higher Education learning for Foster Care Students:
2020 Virtual Maryland College Application Campaign
Education and Training Voucher – Foster Care to Success Program
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Maryland College Application Campaign College Checklist
Maryland Higher Education Commission
College Goal Maryland