Program Overview

Mission

The Polk Migrant Education Program (MEP) will provide eligible migrant students and their family access to quality educational, health, and other social service opportunities through partnerships with local schools and community agencies.

Goals

  1. Identify and recruit eligible migrant students
  2. 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.
  3. Facilitate parental involvement activities that promote education in the home, English language development, and focus on decreasing educational interruptions
  4. Provide instructional services to migrant students on an as needed basis
  5. Provide access to quality health, social, and support services

Services Offered

Identification and Recruitment

  • Find and complete a Certificate of Eligibility for each eligible migrant student
  • Facilitate emergency assistance (survival items, resource guide, etc.)

Academic Services

  • Instructional Services for migrant students on an as needed basis
  • Monitor attendance, academics, and provide interventions
  • Facilitate tutoring/extended learning opportunities through the partnership with local schools and agencies
  • Partner with local agencies to provide adult education opportunities like classes for the GED, ESOL, Vocational Training, HEP, PASS, and other alternative programs

Health and Social Services

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

Parent and Community Involvement

  • Partner with community and local agencies to help provide for the basic needs of migrant families
  • Facilitate opportunities for parents to develop English language learning skills, family literacy, adult education, and understanding of their child’s education
  • Provide Parent Resource Centers where parents have access to computers, programs, books and technology to promote home literacy and life skills
  • Migrant Parent Advisory Council (MPAC) affords parents the opportunity to be actively involved in the decision making of this program that directly affects the education and services provided to migrant students and their families.

Resources

Contact Information

  • Fort Meade (863) 285-1190
  • Frostproof (863) 635-7827 or (863) 635-7891
  • Haines City (863) 421-3308 or (863) 421-3351
  • Lake Wales (863) 679-4264
  • Lakeland (863) 499-2207
  • Auburndale (863) 499-2207
  • Mulberry (863) 647-4233 or (863) 425-9298
  • Wahneta (863) 326-5376 or (863) 291-5395
  • Winter Haven (863) 295-5115
  • District Office (863)-534-0655
  • Para Espanol Llame (863)-534-0656