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.
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