New Mexico Public Education Department, Title I Part C, Migrant Education
Vision: To provide the best possible services and supports to migrant families in New Mexico.
Mission: To ensure schools provide the necessary educational programs and supports for highly mobile and migratory families by addressing their unique educational needs.
Purpose of the Migrant Education Program (MEP)
SEC. 1301.[20U.S.C. 639] PROGRAM PURPOSE
The purpose of this part are as follows:
(1) To assist States in supporting high-quality and comprehensive educational programs and services during the school and, as applicable, during summer or intersession periods, that address the unique educational needs of migration children.
(2) To ensure that migratory children who move among States are not penalized in any manner by disparities among the States in curriculum. graduation requirements, and challenging State academic standards.
(3) To ensure that migratory children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet.
(4) To help migratory children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that inhibit the ability of such children to succeed in school.
(5) To help migratory children benefit from State and Local systemic reforms.
New Mexico Reports
U.S. Department of Education Guidance
Resources for Districts and Schools
Resources for Parents and Families
The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) assists students who are migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) enrolled in their first year of undergraduate studies at an institution for higher education (IHE).
For more information on CAMP, please visit the links below to the participating campuses in the State of New Mexico.
The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) helps migratory and seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) who are 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in school to obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma and, subsequently, to gain employment or begin postsecondary education or training.
For more information on HEP please visit the links to the participating campuses in the State of New Mexico.