Navigating high school is challenging enough with academics, social dynamics, and planning for the future. But if you find yourself facing a pregnancy during these years, you may feel overwhelmed by an entirely new set of concerns and decisions. 

From understanding your rights and educational options to accessing health care and support systems, we’ll cover the crucial information you need to make informed decisions and maintain both your well-being and education.

A Hope Center can offer you no-cost pregnancy services to help you feel supported during this time. You can make a confidential appointment today. 

Knowing Your Rights

As a pregnant student, your rights are safeguarded by federal law. Title IX, a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination, ensures that you are entitled to:

  • The ability to continue attending classes and participating in extracurricular activities without facing discrimination
  • Authorized absences for pregnancy or childbirth, along with the right to make up any missed assignments
  • Reasonable accommodations to facilitate your comfort and access at school, such as a larger desk, frequent bathroom breaks, and use of elevators
  • Access to homebound instruction, tutoring, or independent study if necessary, throughout your pregnancy

These are just some of the rights in place to help you maintain your educational progress and well-being during your pregnancy. Talk to your school’s counselor to learn more about what you’re entitled to under Title IX. 

Getting Resources 

Though it may feel impossible now, take comfort in knowing you can still complete your educational goals if you are pregnant. 

A Hope Center provides no-cost pregnancy testing, STD testing, ultrasounds, pregnancy options education, and additional services to assist you along the way. 

Contact us to get the support and resources you deserve.

*A Hope Center does not provide or refer for abortions.