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Migrant Education

The Migrant Education Program is federally funded and designed to help ensure that migratory children who move among the states are not penalized in any manner by disparities among states in curriculum, graduation requirements, or state academic content and student academic achievement standards.

About Migrant Education Program:

Migrant Education supports migrant students in achieving high academic standards and in closing the achievement gap between migrant and non-migrant students. 

The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migratory students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a HSED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.

Who is Eligible for Services?

Children 3-21 years of age who have not graduated from high school (or equivalency) in the United States and have moved within the last three (3) years with (before or after) a parent, spouse, or guardian who is a migrant worker. A migrant worker is a person who has moved within the last three (3) years to work in agriculture, fishing, livestock, or forestry. Out of School Youth (OSY) may qualify for services on their own

For more information

Migrant Education Teacher on Special Assignment
Jessica Hernandez
(707) 890-3800 x 80429

Migrant Education Family Engagement Facilitator
Stephany Barahona
(707) 890-3800 x 80429  

Migrant Ed student wearing paper mache mask


The Migrant Education Program includes:

After-School Tutoring

  • Tutoring in English Language Arts and math for elementary and secondary students.

Migrant Ed Summer School

  • This program extends learning through the summer and offers fun and engaging project-based learning options. 


  • This is a summer program for 6th through 12th graders, run by Migrant Ed at Santa Rosa Junior College. The program provides credit recovery as a central component of cultural pride in being a migrant and Latino.

Migrant Education Parent Advisory Committee Meetngs (PAC)

  • These meetings are held 6 times during the school year to give parents a voice in how federal funding may be spent. There are also presenters on topics of parents' interests and needs. All Migrant Ed families are invited to participate; snacks and childcare are provided when in-person meetings are held; however, most are online to accommodate family schedules in the evening.

Support Toward High School Graduation

  • Per Assembly Bill 2121 (AB 2121) signed in September 2018 and effective January 2019, school districts are to take specific actions in regards to migratory students and newly arrived immigrant students, including support toward earning a high school diploma.  Under certain circumstances, migratory students may be eligible to earn a high school diploma with 130 credits rather than the district’s required 220 credits.  Please review the form below and if you believe you/your child qualifies, please contact your/your student’s school counselor.
  • Exemption from SRCS Graduation Requirements Eligibility Worksheet (AB 1806) - to be completed by School Personnel