Migrant Program

  • Mission

    The mission of the North Carolina Migrant Education Program is to help migrant students and youth meet high academic challenges by overcoming the obstacles created by frequent moves, educational disruption, cultural and language differences, and health-related problems.

    We do this by supporting locally-based Migrant Education Programs in:

    • Identifying and recruiting migrant students;
    • Providing high quality supplemental and support services;
    • Fostering coordination among schools, agencies, organizations, and businesses to assist migrant families;
    • Collaborating with other states to enhance the continuity of education for migrant students.

    The NC MEP is federally funded as part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and is regulated by Title I, Part C. 


    To help migrant children and out-of-school youth overcome difficulties that occur due to frequent moves, so that they can be successful in school and graduate from high school.
    Eligibility Requirements

    Children and young people ages three to twenty-two years old who fulfill the following criteria:

    • Have not yet received a high school diploma or its equivalent;
    • Have moved into a school district within the last 36 months;
    • Whose parents, guardians, spouses, or themselves have moved to obtain or seek seasonal or temporary work in agricultural production or fisheries;
    • This work in agriculture or fisheries provides a principal means of livelihood for the worker and family.


    Instructional Services

    • Tutorial assistance to students;
    • Preschool for children ages 3-5 years old;
    • Educational field trips;
    • Parent meetings and involvement;
    • Translation for parents at meetings and school communication.

    Support Services

    • Information about community agencies, clothing, and health services;
    • Referrals to GED and English classes;
    • Transportation to appointments/meetings on an emergency basis.


Contact Us

  • VACANT (Contact the Executive Director for Learning & Teaching in the interim)

    K-12 Curriculum and Instruction Director
    MTSS Coordinator

    (252) 534-1371 Ext. 2265


    Luisa Palacio

    EL/MEP Programs Educator