Migrant Education

  • 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


    Health Services

    • 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 Services
    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

    Program Eligibility
    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
    Irene Bailey
    (831) 796-7300 extension 8210

    Migrant Program Eligibility Questions and Referrals

    Migrant Community Liaison
    Brenda Medina
    (831) 796-7500 extension 2632
    Office: North Salinas High School, Rm. 201