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.
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.