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We are here to help ensure your child receives the education, services and support they need.

If your family is living in any of the following situations, come talk with us.

  • Displaced and living in a shelter?
  • Living in a motel or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation?
  • Living in a car, park, abandoned building, bus or train station?
  • Living with other people at their residence due to loss of housing or economic hardship?

We understand that unexpected events in life can bring about unexpected challenges and hardships. We also believe a child's right to an education must be protected.

Your eligible children have the right to:

  • Receive a free, appropriate public education.
  • Immediate enrollment in school, even if you don't have documents required for registration.
  • Enroll in school and attend classes while the school helps you gather needed documents.
  • Enroll in the neighborhood school or continue attending the school of origin.
  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if eligible.
  • Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to your children's needs.

If you believe your children may be eligible, contact the HEART program to find out what services and supports may be available. Support for your preschool-age children may be available.


Sherrie Garth
HEART Program Coordinator

Charm Albritton
HEART Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Crowl
Foster/Guardianship Liaison

Kristopher Neal
HEART Dropout Prevention Specialist

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Educational Support System (Paperâ„¢)
What is Paper ESS?

Paper logoWe have partnered with Paper™ to provide unlimited access to its 24/7 Educational Support System (ESS)! Now, students at Sabino High School, as well as select students from HEART Cares and Asian Pacifica and Refugee Student Services can ask questions, work through problems, and grow their confidence—all at no cost to families. 

Paper’s online ESS provides students with unlimited academic support, practice, and career and college readiness opportunities. Whether learners are stuck on homework, studying for a test, need insight into careers, want help applying for college, or anything in between, Paper is there. 

These features are available around-the-clock, and Paper’s expert tutors are always online to assist students 1:1 in all subject areas and in more than four languages! 

Visit Paper’s FAQ page to learn more, and read the press release for additional information.

How students use this?

Paper provides features that assist students at every stage of the academic journey to encourage lifelong learning. 

  • Live Help – Live Help is Paper’s 24/7 tutoring service. 
  • Review Center – Submit drafts to tutors for insights to improve writing. 
  • Paper Reading – Helps younger students by listening to them as they read aloud. 
  • Paper Missions – Helps students polish their skills by completing game-like tasks.