Purpose & Services
The purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to:
- Ensure that migrant students have the opportunity to meet the same challenging state content and performance standards that all students are expected to meet.
- Support high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migratory students to help reduce the educational disruptions and other problems that result from repeated moves.
- Ensure that migrant student are provided with appropriate educational services (including supportive services) that address their special needs in a coordinated and efficient manner.
- Design programs to help migrant students over-come educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that inhibit the ability of children to do well in school. The programs should help prepare students to make a successful transition to post-secondary education or employment
Academic Student Services
- Supplemental counseling: monitoring of grades, credit evaluations and referrals to remediation programs
- Individual learning plans to inform parents of their child’s needs and recommendations for academic and support services
- Writing & English Language Development (Rosetta Stone Advantage) Academies
- Cyber High for credit accrual and recovery (High School)
- Educational trips and university visits
- Career/vocational and college awareness
- Speech and Debate Academy and Tournaments
- School materials and supplies
- Annual health needs assessments for each migrant student
- Fall and spring health screenings: dental, vision and body mass index (BMI) with follow-ups as needed.
- Referrals to appropriate low or no cost health, social & community resources. Emergency dental and vision care
- “Christina’s Smile” Charity Clinic in February
- Medical insurance information and enrollment assistance
Parent participation is a key component to the success of Migrant Education. Parents are offered the opportunity to gain or strengthen their leadership and parenting skills by participating in a variety of activities such as:
- Migrant Parent Needs Assessment (topic survey)
- Monthly evening workshops (at each site)
- Parent Computer Literacy Academy
- Parent Mentor Leadership Program at MCOE
- Workshops on academic and community resources
- Health/Nutrition Academies
- District Migrant Parent Advisory Council
- Annual district-wide Parent Conference in collaboration with Title I
Migrant Program services are solely provided to migrant students and parents who qualify for the program.
The following is the qualification criteria:
- The student or young adult must be under the age of 22 years old and not a high school graduate,
- One or both of the parents, the student or the unaccompanied young adult experienced a change of residence within the last 36 months,
- The student moved with his or her parents, joined his or her parents after a move, or preceded his or her parents prior to their move.
- The move was primarily to seek or obtain temporary or seasonal employment in agriculture or fishing and working with the raw product,
- The parent obtained work in agriculture or fishing soon after their move.
Migrant Education Program Brochure (English)
Migrant Education Program Brochure (Espanol)
HMS Migrant Program Services, Questions or Concerns
Harden Middle School’s Migrant Resource Counselor
(831) 796-7300 extension 8210
Migrant Program Eligibility Questions and Referrals
Migrant Community Liaison
(831) 796-7500 extension 2632
(NSHS, HMS, MTHS & EPS)
Office: North Salinas High School, Rm. 201