Migrant Services

The purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to provide migratory students opportunities to achieve excellence and equity in the classroom to improve the academic achievement. Migrant services are provided to children and families who migrate to find work in the agriculture and fishing industries.

What is the Migrant Education Program?

The goal of the Migrant Education Program (MEP) is to ensure that all migratory students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or obtain a high school equivalency) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment. The program works to ensure that migratory children fully benefit from the same public education provided to other children and that they master the educational content. The program offers services to help reduce educational disruptions and other problems that can result from multiple moves.

Who is eligible?

The VCPUSD Migrant Education Program (MEP) works with SDCOE professionals to conduct outreach and enroll new students into the program. The criteria are:

A family member that who has moved within the last 36 months to perform qualifying work, which includes, but is not limited to:

Special needs of migratory children and youth:

Migratory children and youth face unique challenges which may lead to limited academic achievement and opportunities because their families move to follow growing seasons and new work. This movement interrupts a student's education, sometimes multiple times within the same school year. Migratory youth often drop out of school to work and have limited access to educational and social services.

What does the program offer?

A variety of free educational services are available to eligible migratory students to help them overcome the challenges of a migratory lifestyle. Examples of possible services include, but are not limited to:

Do I qualify?

Have you moved across county or state lines in the past 36 months?

Do you have children ages birth to 21 years?

Are you currently working or seeking seasonal agricultural occupation?

If you answered "Yes" to the questions above, please contact us!