MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM (MEP)
Migrant Title I Part C
MISSION :: The mission of the Vance County Schools Migrant Education Program is to help migrant students and youth meet high academic challenges by overcoming the obstacles created by frequent moves, educational disruption, cultural and language differences, and health-related problems.
We do this by:
- Identifying and recruiting migrant students;
- Providing high quality supplemental and support services;
- Fostering coordination among schools, agencies, organizations, and businesses to assist migrant families;Collaborating with other states to enhance the continuity of education for migrant students.
*The Migrant program in Vance County serves children and youth who fulfill the following criteria:
Have not yet received a high school diploma or its equivalent;
Have moved into the school district within the last 36 months;
Whose parents, guardians, spouses, or selves have moved due to economic necessity and have worked in agricultural production or fishing within the last 36 months.
After potential students are located, they are interviewed by our program recruiter Lesli Turner, who will complete a Certificate of Eligibility (COE), the document that establishes a student's eligibility for services.
Students who have moved during the school year and who are most at risk for not meeting state standards are given priority for services. The staff at the state level collaborate with locally-based programs to conduct a Comprehensive Needs Assessment and design programs to fit students' needs.