GRADS-Teen Parent Program

(Graduation Reality And Dual-role Skills)

The Vancouver School District GRADS-Teen Parent Program was developed for any pregnant or parenting high school student. The objectives of the program are to help students remain in school and graduate, while delaying subsequent pregnancies and developing skills for effective parenting and future success.

The Program Provides:

Internet Resources

The state has released a new web site called WashingTeenHelp.org that contains information on health and food state benefit programs, community resources, and other pertinent health information for pregnant and parenting teens.

ParentHelp123.org is another site helping Washington families find useful programs and available resources.

  • Licensed child care for ages 4 weeks – 3 years taught by Early Childhood Education Specialists
  • Bus transportation for student and child
  • Parenting and child development classes
  • Home tutoring available after childbirth
  • Case Management linking teens to community resources
  • Maternity Support Services
  • Prenatal education
  • Career Counseling for postgraduate plans
  • Place to connect with other teen parents
  • Program requirements include student participation in the child development center and parenting class.

    For more information, contact:

    Melanie Spencer
    Teen Parent Coordinator, (360) 313-4446, Melanie.Spencer@vansd.org

    Christie Chapin
    Case Manager, (360) 313-4436, Christie.Chapin@vansd.org

    Bonnie Watson
    GRADS Teacher, (360) 313-4557, Bonnie.Watson@vansd.org