Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Program (APPP)
APPP is located in the Tempe Union High School District and provides support and education to pregnant and parenting teens at all seven high schools. APPP is a drop-out prevention program preparing teens to parent and works to decrease teen pregnancy and repeated pregnancy.
APPP is a cooperative effort of the Tempe Union High School District, Maricopa County Early Head Start, First Things First, Quality First, and the Tempe Community Council.
Our TAPP Graduates
A pregnant student has two educational alternatives. They may choose to stay on their home campus and attend classes as part of the general student body. Case management, counseling, and weekly support groups are provided by the APPP staff. An alternative setting is the Teenage Pregnancy Program (TAPP) located on the Marcos de Niza campus, an Open Enrollment school. Academic credit is earned through classes at Marcos and an elective credit is earned through classes specifically designed for pregnant and parenting teenagers. Comprehensive case management services are offered to all students participating in the program.
APPP aims to:
- Help pregnant and parenting teens stay in school and graduate from high school
- Improve birth outcomes by increasing pregnant teens’ access to and use of prenatal care services
- Prepare teens to parent
- Decrease the incidence of teen pregnancy and repeat pregnancies
- Improve opportunities for parenting teens to be financially independent and self-sufficient