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MIGRANT PROGRAM

A federally funded program designed to enrich and respond to the educational and health needs of the children of migratory workers.

MIGRANT PROGRAM

Support Services Available

Transportation – District school busses transport students who participate in our Saturday Program and for other selected activities.

Health Services – Through L.A.C.O.E. (Los Angeles County Office of Education), Dental Screening and Dental Clinics are provided to the Migrant students with the greatest need. Where other medical concerns arise, referrals are made to L.A.C.O.E.’s Health Coordinator who, in turn, finds medical services for the students and their families.

Parent Involvement - Parent workshops and trainings are given throughout the year. These include, but are not limited to, family literacy, math/science and parenting skills. Parents are also able to participate in the Parent Advisory Council.

LAUSD Implementation

The LAUSD Migrant Education Program is reviewed by the State of California every year. For the past three years, the LAUSD Migrant Education Program has had a perfect review with only outstanding commendations. In addition, pre and post testing is done, as well as an Individual Learning Plan, for all migrant students actively participating in the program.

E-Library

Visit the Migrant Education section for our E-Library for more information.

What is the Migrant Education Program?

The Migrant Education program is a federally funded program designed to enrich and respond to the educational and health needs of migrant children. The program is an addition to the supplemental services already being received by students and provided for all children through the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Who is Eligible?

The children of migratory workers, ages 3 to 21, whose parents or other members of their nuclear family have worked in, either, fishing, agriculture, dairy, food processing (packing), forestry, or livestock industries within the last 36 months are eligible. During the move to do this temporary work, the parents, or a relative, must have taken the student away from his/her regular school district to a different school district, whether or not the student attended school at the second location.

Why Migrant Education?

Migrant children need special services because most are not working at grade level and must be helped to meet state and district standards. On the average, they attend 3 different schools in one year. Sixth-grade surveys indicate that most migrant children plan to complete high school, but a large number drop out before graduation.

District Programs Available

Saturday School Classes – Our curriculum is aligned to state and national standards, is researched based, and contains relevant, high-interest content and concepts. Classes emphasize English Language Development, Reading and Writing skills based on District and State Standards. Since Pre-K to adult classes are offered, all of the family members are able to enjoy Saturday Sessions of learning and fun.

Family Literacy Program (MEES) – An important component of our Saturday Classes is our Migrant Education Even Start Program, which is designed to include parents in the education of their pre-school children. Parents are required to participate in the adult education component of the MEES program. The family education model is designed to assist migrant parents by providing instruction on parenting skills and English as a Second Language. If needed, childcare for infant siblings is available.

Extended Day Program – After school program for grades K-12 offered in selected schools. We work with teachers in providing standards based instruction to strengthen literacy, science & math skills.

Summer Program – Migrant students, grades, K-6, are invited to attend summer school at a selected site. Teachers use a thematic, hands-on interdisciplinary approach to instruction, with a focus on math/science and language.

Leadership Camp – Migrant students that take part in the 3 day Leadership Camp are provided with authentic learning experiences that promote the development of communication skills, critical thinking, collaboration and understanding the importance of teamwork. These authentic learning experience include: Adventure hike, nature studies, challenge and adventure rope course, career exploration, natural history, and outdoor camping.

Intersession – Offered to K-12 Migrant students during their winter or spring off-track time at a selected school site.

Portable Assisted Study Sequence (PASS) – The PASS program is offered on Saturdays and after school. This program offers high school migrant students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to “catch up on credits,” by working with a teacher on individual units and then passing required exams. Five credits per class can be earned upon successful completion of exams and units of study. Students are expected to succeed, to improve their self-confidence and to receive necessary credits toward graduation.

Cyber High – Migrant students in grades 10-12 enrolled in Cyber High work at their own pace, use the Internet for instruction; take test online, and makeup the courses they’ve missed. Cyber High provides students a research based innovative curriculum that will help them to graduate and prepare for success in the future.

Adult English as a Second Language Classes – Our (E.S.L.) program offers adults with non – or limited English proficiency an opportunity to acquire and learn English communication skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing.