Youth in foster care often experience frequent changes in placements and are shuffled from school to school, sometimes mid school year. This frequent disruption, coupled with the fact that credits for work they’ve already done don’t make the move, causes students to fall behind and can prevent them from graduating high school. A partial credit policy formula for awarding credits to foster youth when they change schools was recently approved by California’s Child Welfare Council. The Alliance for Children’s Rights and the First Star UCLA Bruin Guardian Academy and its students created a video on the need for a partial credit policy. We encourage you to watch the video to learn more about how this policy will put more youth on track to high school graduation and on to college.