Migrant Education

About Our Program 

Migrant Education is a program that provides supplemental educational services eligible to migrant children.  It is federally funded and designed to support and help migrant children reduce the educational disruptions and other problems that result from repeated moves.  The Migrant Education Program focuses on academics and social issues.  It's first priority of educational services is given to students who are not meeting the state standards.  It can help students to enjoy school and to overcome their difficulties so that they can develop skills and options for the futures.  Also, families are provided with support and health services; and parents are given opportunities to become members and leaders in the schools community.

The Goals for Migrant Education are:

  • Healthy Children

  • School Readiness

  • High School Diploma (or completing a GED)

  • Further Learning (preparing them for college)

  • Citizenship

  • Productive Employment

  • American Dream--Good Education and Good Life

Who are Migrant Workers

Migrant workers who seek:

  • Temporary Placement

  • Seasonal Work

This work is in:

  • Agriculture

  • Food Processing           

  • Fishing or Related Industries

Health Services

Health and its relationship to school success is important.  Region 5 Provides the following services:

  • Linkage to Health Services

  • Mobile Dental Clinic (for selected migrant students based on immediate needs)

  • Health Education

Parent Involvement

Parent involvement is a very important component of Migrant Education and Region 5 is actively involved in providing direction and leadership. Parents are encouraged to participate in:

  • Their child's school activities

  • The local Migrant Advisory Council

  • The Regional Migrant Advisory Council

  • Conferences and Trainings

About the Migrant Family

Migrant families move together seeking employment in a very uncertain economy effected by:

  • Supply and Demand

  • Climate

  • Economic

  • Cultural Changes

In the process of moving, the children's schooling suffers the consequences of interruption:

  • Don't have full access to the base curriculum

  • Don't benefit from school services

  • Don't have the maintenance of successful continuity in education

  • Don't accrue sufficient credits toward High School graduation

It is well understood that mobility contributes to the interruption of the migrant child's education and this creates unique needs that Migrant Education attempts to meet.  (US Department of Education)

Goals of Migrant Education

The Goal of Migrant Education is to identify and help students meet:

  • California State Standards

  • Local District Standards

  • Prepare for the High School Exit Exam

Student achievement is done through:

  • Educational Instruction

  • Health Services

The following services are available through the Migrant Education Program:

  • Outreach Program

  • Extended Day Program

  • Saturday School 

  • Home-Based Program

  • Summer/Winter Academy

  • Close-Up Program

  • HEP/GED Program

  • Kinder Camp

  • Even Start (M.E.E.S)

What Makes a Child Eligible?

To qualify for the Migrant Education Program a migrant child must:

  • Have moved within the past three (3)years across state or school district boundaries.

  • Have moved with a migrant parents or guardian, or a member of the child's immediate family.

  • Be in any grade between preschool and 12th grade and must not be older than 21.

The reason for the move has to be to obtain temporary or seasonal employment in:

  • Fishing

  • Nursery 

  • Dairy

  • Food Processing

  • Agriculture

Contact Us

Maria Ozuna
Director II of Instructional Services
Phone: (661) 845-0751

Alejandra Segura
Support Service Aide

Gabriela Alcala
Support Service Aide