Special Populations

At Alhambra High School we strive to support ALL of our students to earn a high school degree and to move onto to pursue their dreams and aspirations in college or in their careers.  We recognize that many of our students are overcoming obstacles and may need additional support. This page was created as a starting point with a list of resources for students, parents/guardians and educators.  It is not meant to be all inclusive.
Help for Undocumented Students/ DREAMers
  • Federal Student Aid: NERD Scholar has an online tool called the FAFSA Guide, which helps students answer questions such as “Should I fill out the form if I am undocumented?”
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund has compiled a list of other resources for Dreamer students.  Click here to download the list.
  • Repository of Resources for Undocumented Students: This document by the College Board offers detailed, state-by-state information on higher education admission policies,  financial aid and scholarships, as well as on support organizations.
Resources taken from the EducationVotes website. Sign on to see additional resources.
Resources for our Foster Youth


AB 167 FAQ
Common questions about the implementation of the AB 167 graduation requirements for students in foster care who transfer in grades eleven or twelve.


Alliance For Children's Rights
The Alliance for Children’s Rights protects the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children and youth.


10 Facts Every Foster Youth Should Know
Foster Youth Help California (2011)
Educates California foster youth about their rights and options while providing resources on how to receive their entitled opportunities.


Represent: The Voice of Youth in Careexternal link
Youth Communication
Provides inspiration and information to youth in foster care by bringing awareness to specific topics. Written by youth in care, the magazine features articles that discuss topics and stories related to birth families, foster parents, the foster care system, group homes, overcoming anger and loss, mental health, finding support, and more.


Spending Time in Foster Care: A Guide for Childrenexternal link
National Association of Social Workers (2007)
Offers information and tips for youth entering foster care about feelings that may arise while in care, reasons for entering foster care, what may happen if a permanency plan calls for reunification or adoption, and ways to make the foster care experience better. This guide also discusses biological and foster family relationships, the role of the court, and how youth can talk to their guardians ad litem or CASA workers about their desires.


Resources taken from the Child Welfare Information Gateway. We encourage you to visit their site.


Postsecondary resources in the area...


Foster Youth at Pasadena City College

PCC provides a set of services for current and former foster youth.


Foster Youth at East Los Angeles College

ELAC provides a set of services for current and former foster youth.





Leadership Development Training for Youth

California Youth Connection (CYC) is hosting a fun filled leadership development training day for youth in Southern California. The Southern California Foster Youth Summit is FREE and is open to youth from foster care and probation ages 14-24. The Summit is created and facilitated by youth for youth and will include with fun and interactive workshops.

WHEN: Saturday, December 10, 2016 l 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Los Angeles City College Student Union l 855 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029 l Next to the METRO RED LINE and the 101 l Freeway off Vermont.Free parking is available next to the Student Union.
REGISTER: Click here to register
Ally Week, this year took place on September 26-30, 2016, is a national dialogue about how everyone -- in and out of school -- can work to become better allies to LGBT youth.
We know that allyship is about more than broadly supporting LGBTQ people; it's an active, ongoing process of advocating for LGBTQ youth (and other marginalized groups) without speaking for them or over them. During #AllyWeek, we challenge one another to think critically about what allyship means, how we are allies to others, and what kind of allies we seek out for ourselves. 
Taken from the GLSEN website.
AHS is proud to announce our conference attendance at Models of Pride on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at USC.
AUSD would like to remind you that in regards to legal issues or immigration status we encourage you to reach out to licensed professionals in that area of expertise to help you obtain answers.
Scholarships For LGBTQ Youth
Events for Foster Students:
Resources for Educators and Allies