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Collaboration & Coordination To

Achieve Results

For Migrant Education

Our Impact

Migrant youth participating in the Migrant Education Program in 2020-21:

2020-21 data collection may have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit ED Data Express for more details.
Source: ED Data Express

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 (or complete a HSED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment. This website provides information, tools, and resources to promote the interstate coordination of migrant programs.

Small photo of 2023 National Migrant PASS Student of the Year: Juan Oscar Leal

2023 National Migrant PASS Student of the Year: Juan Oscar Leal (ND)

After graduating from high school, my goals will be to get my bachelor’s degree at North Dakota State University and to do whatever I can to make my parents proud. They’ve done so much for me, and I can’t ever thank them enough. -

The National PASS Program provides a successful option to migrant programs seeking flexibility for their students. Many schools use PASS because courses may not be offered when a student needs them. Courses may be used to make up failed credits, to remediate in basic subjects, to assist with dropout recovery, or to offer elective credit. Students do not need to access a computer or the internet to complete a course, but there are options for students who choose to do so. Students can work on PASS courses during the school year or summer. Courses are aligned to common core standards. PASS consists of self-contained, semi-independent study courses. The program is provided by the National PASS Coordinating Committee comprised of migrant educators across the country and is used in more than 25 states.

North Dakota’s summer migrant programs take place out of Grafton and Manvel, North Dakota. Students attend classes in June and July. Oscar attended Manvel Migrant School every summer.

Latest Updates

Update: Data Reporting Webinar and Office Hours for School Year 2022-23

The Office of Migrant Education (OME) has updated its upcoming MEP data reporting sessions for School Year (SY) 2022-23 to include one webinar and one office hours session. See the webinar page for additional details.

Save the Date: Annual Directors' Meeting (ADM)

The Migrant Education Program (MEP) ADM will be held Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at the U.S. Department of Education (Department) headquarters in Washington, D.C. Information regarding event registration, travel arrangements, and a draft agenda for the ADM are forthcoming.

New Eligibility Matrix for Federal Migrant Programs

The Office of Migrant Education (OME) has developed an Eligibility Matrix for Federal Migrant Programs as a technical assistance document. View the Legislation and Policy page to find the latest information.

National Certificate of Eligibility Extension

On August 4, 2023, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extended its approval of the information collection requirements associated with the National COE, for use through August 31, 2026. See the legislation page for additional details.

Protecting Student Privacy

This resource from the U.S. Department of Education provides training modules, guidance documents, and other student privacy resources used for training stakeholders. View Training Modules