The Harlingen CISD Migrant Education Program is a supplemental instructional program that provides services for identified migrant students ages 3-21.
The purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to provide support and appropriate educational services to migrant children who may experience obstacles such as educational disruptions as a result of their mobile lifestyles. The supplemental services provide our migrant students the opportunity to meet the same challenging state content and student performance standards expected by all students.
Eligibility for participation in the migrant program is dependent on whether the migrant student has crossed school district lines during the past three years so that the student, a parent, or other member of the immediate family may seek employment in agricultural or fishing related activities.
In accordance with the Texas Migrant Education Program, the Harlingen CISD Migrant Education Program provides support services for migrant students through the following seven areas of focus: Identification and Recruitment, New Generation System (NGS) for Migrant Student Record Transfer, Migrant Services Coordination, Early Childhood Education, Graduation Enhancement, Secondary Credit Exchange and Accrual, and Parental Involvement.
The following services are provided to eligible migrant students through the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Migrant Education Program.
Migrant Services Coordination
A district Migrant Services Coordinator along with Migrant Education Support Staff serve as advocates for migrant students and their families by providing access to academic and support services as well as career counseling from entry into school until graduation.
Early Childhood Education
Throughout the year continuous efforts are made to identify preschool migrant children and enroll them in our home-based program A Bright Beginning. The teacher works with both the parent and their children at home to prepare the children for a successful transition into public education.
New Generation System for Migrant Student Record Transfer
The New Generation System (NGS) is an innovative data transfer system developed for the internet that allows educators to record the movement of migrant students through the educational process by producing on-line records of a student's educational progress and health profile. Student transfer documents are generated to facilitate academic placement as students transfer from school to school.
Identification and Recruitment
Children are eligible to participate in the district Migrant Education Program if they have moved within the last 36 months with their parents, a guardian, a spouse or on their own across school district boundaries so that the parent, spouse, child or other member of the immediate family may seek or obtain temporary or seasonal, agricultural, or fishing activity. The qualifying work must be a principal means of livelihood.
Graduation Enhancement (ages 3-21)
Migrant Education Program counselors work to identify effective strategies to assist students in meeting high school graduation requirements. Strategies include monitoring students' academic progress, tutorial services, and referrals to the College Assistance Migrant Program at participating colleges and universities, as well as University of Texas correspondence courses.
Secondary Credit Exchange and Accrual
The Migrant Services Coordinator and Migrant Education Counselors work collaboratively to document courses completed by migrant students in grades 6-12. Reports are then submitted to the New Generation System (NGS) clerk for data entry purposes. Migrant Education Counselors continue to track partial and complete credits earned by students for work completed during the enrollment period in each school.
The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, disability, or any other legally protected status in employment or provision of services, programs, or activities.
El distrito escolar de Harlingen no discrimina en base a raza, color, origen de nacionalidad, edad, religión, sexo, discapacidad, o cualquier otro estado legalmente protegido en el empleo o en la prestación de servicios, programas o actividades.