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Education Services for Students in Transition

The Corpus Christi Independent School District is committed to ensuring the identification, school enrollment, attendance, and opportunities for academic success of students in transition.

Education Services for Students in Transition promotes the stability and continuity of education as well as provide social supports during a period of housing instability for students in transition including: students in foster care, students experiencing homelessness, students who are military dependents, and students who are refugees and asylees.  A goal of this office is to ensure students receive a quality education during school transitions.  


Yvonne Colmenero

Director for

Office of Special Programs

Education Services for Students in Transition Team

Susana Villagran Majors, Case Manager

Jo Ann Soliz, Case Manager

Karla Gutierrez, Administrative Assistant

Monica Vela, Data Clerk

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Office:  361-878-2571       Fax:  361-844-0244

Lozano Instructional Service Center

1761 Hudson Street, Rm. 11

Corpus Christi, TX 78416


Homeless Children

and Youth

Children and Youth

in Foster Care

Children and Youth from

Military Families

Refugee & Asylee

Children and Youth


Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness - CCISD supports homeless students and their families through the funding of McKinney-Vento Act and Title I, Part A.

The Education for Homeless Children and Youths (EHCY) program, authorized under the McKinneyVento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act), is designed to address the needs of homeless children and youths and ensure educational rights and protections for these children and youths. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) amended the McKinney-Vento Act on December 2015.  

Who is considered homeless? Under the McKinney-Vento Act, the term “homeless children and youths” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence including:

    • Children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals;
    • Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
    • Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
    • Migratory children who qualify as homeless because the children are living in circumstances described above.

The McKinney-Vento Act also requires that:

    • homeless students who move have the right to remain in their schools of origin (i.e., the school the student attended when permanently housed or in which the student was last enrolled, which includes preschools) if that is in the student’s best interest;
    • if it is in the student’s best interest to change schools, homeless students must be immediately enrolled in a new school, even if they do not have the records normally required for enrollment;
    • transportation must be provided to or from a student’s school of origin, at the request of a parent, guardian, or, in the case of an unaccompanied youth, the local liaison;
    • homeless students must have access to all programs and services for which they are eligible, including special education services, preschool, school nutrition programs, language assistance for English learners, career and technical education, gifted and talented programs, magnet schools, charter schools, summer learning, online learning, and before and after-school care;
    • unaccompanied youths must be accorded specific protections, including immediate enrollment in school without proof of guardianship; and
    • parents, guardians, and unaccompanied youths have the right to dispute an eligibility, school selection, or enrollment decision.

CCISD student in transition may be eligible to receive the following services:  
Educational Support Services
  • Identification of Homeless Children and Youth
  • Homeless Shelter Tutorial Services
  • Summer Learning Enrichment Program
  • Enrollment and Withdrawal Assistance
  • Graduation Waiver Requirements
  • Child Nutrition (Enrollment for Free Meals)  
  • Truancy  and Dropout Prevention
  • Enrollment Dispute Resolutions
  • Accelerated Education  (Coles)
  • Accessing Transportation Services
  • Immunization or School Records
  • Fees/Fines (testing, lost textbook/equipment)
  • College-Roundup & FAFSA Application
  • Unaccompanied Homeless  Youth  Verification
  • Graduation Cap & Gown
  • Prekindergarten and Head Start
  • Special Education
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Referrals to Communities in Schools
  • Professional Development
  • Education and Training on Rights and  Issues Facing Students in Transition
Student Immediate Necessities
  • School Supplies                           
  • School Uniform
  • Kids Table School Pantry
  • Clothes Closet/Shoes/Jackets   
  • Clean Kids Toiletries Closet                 
  • Academy School Uniform Vouchers
  • Holiday Sponsored Food Baskets and Gifts
Resource Referrals
  • Community Agencies
  • Emergency Shelters or Housing Services
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Services
  • Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse
  • Violence Prevention Referrals
  • Utility Assistance
Social Service Assistance
  • CHIP/ Medicaid/TANF/SNAP Application
  • SSI/SSDI Applications
  • Crime Victims Compensation Application
  • Birth Certificate Request – Vital Statistics
  • Free Cell Phone Application
  • Immunizations/Records