What is the Migrant Education Program?
In the Denver Metro area Migrant Education services are provided by:
The Migrant Education Program is a federally funded program designed to meet the unique needs of children of migratory agricultural workers. The program is funded with Title 1, Part C grant funds. The region’s allocation is based on the number of students who qualify for the program. The program assists both the schools and families with supplemental educational and support services.
Who is eligible for the Migrant Education Program?
- Any family member who has worked, intended to work or is presently working in a seasonal or temporary agricultural position.
- Any family that has moved in the Metro Region I area within the last three years.
- Any child must be between the ages of 3 and 21 years old.
How long can families qualify for services?
Families qualify for three years from the last qualifying move. The family re-qualifies every time they move across school district boundaries to look for an agricultural job.
What is an agricultural position?
Temporary and seasonal positions may include locations such as:
- Poultry Plant
- Dairy Farm
- Hog Farm
- Meat Packing Plant
- Vegetable Warehouse
- Plant Nursery
- Fruit Orchards
- Sod Farm
- Produce Shed
What can the Migrant Education Program do for the schools and families?
- The program funding to the school districts may assist schools with supplemental educational programs and services such as: qualified staff and materials for Adult ESL/GED/ABE classes; staff and materials for before/after school tutoring programs in ESL/math/literacy/native language instruction; supplemental ESL/bilingual curriculum materials for the classroom; and staff and materials for Family Literacy Programs .
- Assist the families and schools with communication in English and Spanish.
- Offer referrals to families for various services offered in the metro area (i.e., medical clinics for immunizations, Denver Rescue Mission for clothes).
- Scholarships are offered for outstanding secondary migrant students.
- Summer school assistance for staff and curriculum materials is available to the school districts and schools.
- Metro Area Migrant Education services
How do school staff identify Migrant students?
- A survey to identify Migrant students can be presented to parents during the registration process or it can be sent to student’s homes. Click below to print the surveys in both English and Spanish.
- Based on information provided in the surveys, bilingual staff will follow up with the individual families to formally qualify the students to receive Migrant Education services.
- The Migrant Education Brochure offers a complete description of the program. The brochure includes information in both English and Spanish.
Links to additional Migrant Education information: