Migrant Education

  • The Migrant Education Program is a federal program that provides supplemental educational and support services to migrant children and their families. Our goal is to provide advancement opportunities for migrant out of school and drop-out youth, facilitate school transition for our participants and close the achievement gap between our migrant students and their peers by assisting with high-quality academic support and creating high expectations for our students.

    Some of the resources the Migrant Education Program provides in Clarke County for eligible migrant participants include:

    • Pre-school program: home-based pre-school lessons for children ages 3-5 that encourages active parent involvement and assists with school readiness
    • Tutorial program: in school and afterschool tutorial program for students grades K-12 that focuses on remediation and acceleration
    • Adult ESOL Program: conversational English course available for migrant out-of-school
    • Summer school program: three-week summer program serving students grades Pre-K-5 with preview and acceleration, in addition to other summer leadership and enrichment opportunities available for students grades 6-12
    • Other assistance: assistance with referrals to community organizations that provide support with food, clothing, employment, etc. along with our annual Thanksgiving and winter holidays assistance.

    To qualify:
    Migrant families who move because of economic necessity to any school district in the United States within the last three years to seek or obtain a job in agriculture or fishing may qualify for our program. Migrant participants should be younger than 22 years of age and without a high school diploma or its equivalent to receive services.