The mission of the Migrant Education Program is to provide educational and human resource service opportunities that strengthen and enhance the development of the migrant child and the migrant family. The migrant program focuses primarily on the educational needs of the migrant child and attempts to alleviate barriers so the migrant child and family are successful in reaching educational achievement. The program serves ages 3 through 21.
The Migrant Education Program’s goal is to ensure that all migrant students reach his/her highest potential, graduate from high school, and are prepared for post-graduation opportunities such as vocational training, job of choice and/or college.
Eligibility for the program is determined by the frequency of moves across school district, county, or state boundaries for the purpose of seeking or obtaining temporary or seasonal work in agriculture or commercial fishing activities during the last 36 months.
The Madison County Schools Migrant Education staff work diligently to identify, recruit and serve every qualifying migrant child and his/her family. The services are free to those that qualify. Services include migrant summer school, providing supplemental educational materials during the school year for ages 3 through 21, referring families to community partners for health and medical needs, involving parents in decision making, and supporting both child and parent as needed.
“Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students"