• Teacher swarmed by students.

     What is Migrant Education?

    • The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.
    • Migrant Education is a federally funded program that is authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA).

    Who is a Migrant Student in Anchorage?

    • A child from birth to age 21 
    • Has not completed and received a high school diploma
    • Has moved across school district boundaries on his own, with, or to join a family member who participates in seasonal, temporary moves for:
      • Commercial fishing or fishing activities (including shrimping, crabbing, and clamming) for the purpose of producing food for a family's use and needs.
      • Berry picking for the purpose of producing food for a family's use and needs.
      • Agricultural Industry
      • Logging Industry
      • Fish processing (cannery work)
    • Has moved within the last 36 months.
    • This also includes:
      • Not yet school aged children (Birth to four years old)
      • Preschool students
      • Homeschool Students
      • Out of School Youth 

    What happens next?

    • Families are interviewed by our Recruitment Staff to begin the process of determining eligibility.
    • A Certificate of Eligibility (COE) is completed in the office and sent to the parent for verification and signature.
    • When the signed COE is received by our office, the eligibility information is reviewed by the state Migrant Education Office in Juneau.
    • Families are notified of eligibility. If eligible, appropriate services begin.

    Next Steps?

    • Gather dates.
      • Because eligibility is determined by seasonal moves and the economic need for those moves in and out of Anchorage School District boundaries, our recruiters will be asking for calendar dates as part of the interview. 
      • To access a fillable PDF of the 2020 MEP Fishing Calendar click here.
      • To fill out a paper Migrant Education Questionnaire click here, Mail to 5530 E. Northern Lights, Anchorage, AK 99504 or fax to 742-4268.
      • On-line Questionnaire 

     For more information, please contact Shauna Bushnell at 742-4231 or email here.