The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to support high quality and comprehensive programs that help migrant students overcome educational disruptions such as challenges of mobility, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with a migratory lifestyle in order to succeed in school and to successfully transition to college, career and community.
Any child that currently is enrolled in the Madison Metropolitan School District attendance area, age 3-21, who has not yet graduated from high school or obtained a high school equivalency diploma such as GED qualifies for the MMSD Migrant Education Program.
Who is considered a migratory child?
- Age - Any child ages 3-21 who has not yet graduated from high school or obtained a GED
- Move across district boundaries - The child moved from one school district to another alone or to join a parent, spouse, or guardian who is a migratory worker.
- Date of Move - The child moved within the past 3 years
- Purpose of Move - The worker sought or obtained temporary or seasonal employment in agriculture or fishing work.
Services Provided for Qualified Students
- School supplies
- Transportation for school related purposes
- Advocacy group
- Coordination with other summer opportunities
- Supportive and referral services
- Monitoring of academic achievement