Migrant Services Program Goals

Migrant Services supports migrant students at all stages, from helping them initially access the program to providing the support they need to achieve academic success.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Identify and recruit eligible migrant students
  • Support and partner with relevant educational programs/organizations to close the achievement gap between migrant and non-migrant students in core subjects and graduation rate
  • Facilitate parental involvement activities that promote education in the home and English language development, and focus on decreasing educational interruptions
  • Provide instructional services to migrant students on an as-needed basis
  • Provide access to quality health, social and support services

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Services Offered

Identification and Recruitment

Migrant Services finds and completes a certificate of eligibility for each eligible migrant student, and facilitates their receipt of emergency assistance, including survival items, resource guide, etc.

Academic Services

Instructional services for migrant students are provided on an as-needed basis. These may include:

  • Attendance monitoring, and academic support and interventions
  • Facilitating tutoring and extended learning opportunities through partnerships with local schools and agencies
  • Providing adult education opportunities, such as classes for the GED, ESOL, vocational training, HEP, PASS, and other alternative programs

Health and Social Services

Migrant Services also supports students’ health and social development through the following services:

  • Extending access to health and dental providers
  • Supporting migrant families in locating housing, food, clothing, and other basic needs
  • Providing transportation to school-related and social service appointments for migrant students and families (when possible)

Parent and Community Involvement

Migrant Services also:

  • Partners with community and local agencies to help provide for the basic needs of migrant families
  • Facilitates opportunities for parents to develop English language learning skills, as well as opportunities to support family literacy, adult education, and parents’ understanding of their child’s education
  • Provides Parent Resource Centers, where parents have access to computers, programs, books and technology to promote home literacy and life skills
  • Oversees the Migrant Parent Advisory Council (MPAC), which affords parents the opportunity to be actively involved in the decision-making of the Migrant Services program

Contact Information

  • Auburndale, 863-291-5395
  • District Office, 863-534-0655
  • Fort Meade, 863-285-1190
  • Frostproof, 863-635-7827
  • Haines City, 863-326-5376
  • Lake Wales, 863-635-7827
  • Lakeland, 863-668-3025
  • Mulberry, 863-425-9290
  • Para Espanol Llame, 863-534-0656
  • Wahneta/Winter Haven, 863-291-5395