Public schools are required to accept and use the substitute address as the legal address of an Address
Confidentiality Program (ACP) family when presented with an ACP authorization card. All student records must
show only the ACP substitute address to protect students. The location of the actual residence is not permitted.
Schools are allowed to make a copy of the card and are encouraged to do so to ensure student safety. Schools
are also encouraged to contact ACP to verify that the family is actively enrolled in the ACP program.
The ACP participant is encouraged to provide the school with emergency contact information for the child or children.
If an ACP participant requests transportation, the parent or guardian must provide the drop-off and pick-up location.
The school is authorized to use the ACP substitute address for regular First-Class correspondence and forwarding records.
School District Eligibility
Upon request from the family or the school, Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) staff may send a letter verifying the
residence is within district boundaries. Staff will mail the verification letter to the ACP participant and ask that the
participant redact their residential address from the letter. The letter can be shared with the district or school.
Sample ACP Authorization Card