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Seven Areas of Focus

Identification & Recruitment
The Migrant Education Program actively seeks to identify and recruit all eligible migratory children and youth residing in the state. Identification is essential in order to offer migrant students opportunities to learn and succeed in school.

New Generation System
This system is used to encode all educational and health data from an identified migrant child and for transferring student information not only within the state, but also to the 46 receiving states that also serve Texas migrant children.

Migrant Services Coordination
This area of focus is required at all grade levels and seeks to ensure that migrant students and their families have their needs for educational and support services met, and are able to access all services for which they are eligible from entry in the Migrant Education Program’s early childhood program for three-year-olds through transition into post secondary education or employment.

Parental Involvement
Parent Advisory Councils empower parents to be advocates and to take advantage of all available resources for the education of their children. A local advisory committee is established for each regular school year on each campus for planning, implementation, and evaluation of the local Migrant Education Program, with meaningful consultation and involvement of the parents of the children to be served.

Early Childhood Education
The emphasis placed on Early Education for three and four-year-olds enhances performance opportunities for young migratory students. The Migrant Education Program provides models for home-based education directly involving parents and school-based early childhood programs which coordinate with other available services such as the  “Bright Beginnings” program.

Secondary Credit Accrual
As secondary education students move from school to school, documentation of courses taken and recommended becomes significant in their educational development. Districts are also responsible for partial and complete credits awarded by schools.

Graduation Enhancement
The Migrant Education Program promotes the transition to post secondary education through the promotion of student leadership academies, the development of college entrance exam programs, state assessment performance improvement strategies, correspondence courses, admissions counseling, and coordination of activities which ensure that all migrant students are processed for post secondary opportunities.