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Migrant Education Program



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.

MEP Eligibility:

  • The child is younger than 22 and has not graduated from high school or does not hold a high school equivalency certificate.
  • The child is a migrant agriculture worker or a migrant fisher or has a parent, spouse, or guardian who is a migrant worker or a migrant fisher.
  • The child has moved within the preceding 36 months in order to obtain (or seek) or to accompany (or join) a parent, spouse, or guardian to obtain (or seek), temporary or seasonal employment in qualifying agricultural or fishing work; and such employment is a principal means of livelihood.
  • The child has moved from one school district to another; or in a state that is comprised of a single school district, has moved from one administrative area to another within such a district.
  • Resides in a school district of more than 15,000 square miles and migrates a distance of 20 miles or more to a temporary residency to engage in fishing activity. (This provision currently applies to Alaska only)

NCDPI State  MEP website


When students enroll, please look at the Migrant Education Program Occupational Survey in the application packet.

If parent(s) have checked 'YES" to questions 1 & 4, refer them to the migrant recruiter, Clara Molina.

Tutorial Services:

Tutorial services are provided for those migrant students who are at risk of failing to meet state standards. 

These services can be a part of the regular school day or after-school hours.

Summer Programs:

A range of extracuricular and supplemental instruction programs are provided during the summer programs for migrant children.

 Clara Molina

Migrant Recruiter

Bertie County Schools