Title I, Part C –Education for Migrant Children states the following: we are to support high quality and comprehensive educational programs for migratory children to help reduce the educational disruptions; ensure that migratory children who move among the States are not penalized in any manner by disparities among the states in curriculum, graduation requirements, and State academic content and student academic achievement standards; and design programs to help migratory children overcome educational disruptions.
Secondary Credit Exchange and Accrual: As secondary education students move from school to school, and migrate from state to state, documentation of courses taken and recommended becomes significant in their educational development. Districts are also responsible for complete and partial credits awarded by schools.
Graduation Enhancement: The Migrant Education Program promotes the transition to postsecondary education through the promotion of students leadership academies, the development of college entrance exam support, TAKS performance improvement activities, correspondence courses through The University of Texas of Austin, counseling, and coordination of activities that ensure that all migrant students are processed for post secondary opportunities.
The following websites are beneficial for Coordinators, Directors, and Counselors;
Office of Migrant Education
The mission of the Office of Migrant Education OME is to provide excellent leadership, technical assistance, and financial support to improve the educational opportunities and academic success of migrant children, youth, agricultural workers and fishers, and their families.
Counselors and teachers can find current workshops and latest information relative to migrant students:
Intercultural Development Research Association
IDRA is a vanguard leadership development and research team working with people to create self-renewing schools that value and empower all children, families and communities. Audio classnotes podcast available.
Texas Education Agency
The mission of the Texas Education Agency is to provide leadership, guidance, and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students.
Counselors have access to conference information, frequently asked questions, guide for program development, links, and contacts.
Graduation Requirements for students entering 9th grade from 2001-2002 and thereafter; 2004 -2005 and thereafter; and 2007 -2008 and thereafter;
Senate Bill 1108 passed during the 78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session 2003, requires that secondary schools create Personal Graduation Plans for secondary students who are not passing the TAKS and those who, are at risk of not graduating.
The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) and the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) have existed since 1967 and 1972 respectively.
Migrant Scholarship information:
National Portable Study Sequence Program
The Portable Assisted Study Sequence (PASS) Program consists of self-contained, semi-independent study courses which enable students to earn secondary-level academic credits.
Out of State TAKS testing and intra/inter state coordination of migrant student services;
ACT is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides more than a hundred assessment, research, information, and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development.
Teachers and counselors are the linchpins to excellence in education. College Board Advocacy aims to raise awareness of the value and importance of K-12 teachers and counselors, who provide direct services to students and their families.
“Children in the Field”
Texas Migrant Interstate Program
Contact TMIP at 1-800-292-7006