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Migrant Education

Phone: 720-972-4000 


Students from the ages of birth-21 whose parents / guardians are transient (moving across state or district boundaries) seeking temporary or seasonal work in agriculture, fishing, or similar industries. * Adams 12 Five Star Schools will receive approval from CDE regarding a student’s eligibility prior to the student being flagged in Infinite Campus. The Migrant Survey is a tool to help with the identification of students who might be eligible for services, but it is the responsibility of the recruiter and CDE to determine official eligibility. Eligibility in the Migrant Ed. Program lasts for a 3 year period, after which time the family may either attempt to re-qualify or eligibility is ended. Students in the Migrant Ed. Program are categorically eligible for free lunch and as such are eligible to have district level fees waived.

What is MEP

MEP is a National Program, established in 1966 through an amendment to Title I (part C) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, providing supplemental educational and support services.  This program is funded with Title I Part C Entitlement Monies from the Federal Government.

Agriculturally Related Work

Dairy & Cattle Raising (feeding, milking, rounding up, etc.)


Processing & Packing (fruit, vegetables, chicken, eggs, pork, beef, lamb or other livestock, etc.)

  Processing & Packing    

Agriculture or Field Work (planting, picking, sorting crops, soil preparation, irrigation, fumigation, etc.)

Agriculture or Field Work 

Nursery or Greenhouse (planting, potting, pruning, watering, harvesting, etc.)

Nursery or Greenhouse    

Forestry (soil preparation, planting, growing, cutting trees, etc.)


Fishing & Fish Processing (catching, sorting, packing, transporting fish, etc.)

   Fishing & Fish Processing   

Length of qualifying services: Families who qualify for services will be served for 3 years from their last qualifying move.  Families will re-qualify every time they move across school district boundaries for a qualifying (agricultural) job.

Services and Benefits Provided

  • Referrals
  • Food Banks, Clothing Banks, Low Cost Medical Services and Clinics
  • GED Classes, citizenship classes, adult education, legal services
  • Assistance with Summer School enrollment and Tuition
  • Transfer of student records to and from Mexico through Bi-national program
  • Scholarship  awareness and opportunity assistance 
  • Youth guidance and educational support
  • Supplemental instructional services
  • College Preparation
  • RTD bus passes for high school summer school when applicable
  • Translation/interpretation between home and school
  • Parent involvement opportunities (Parent Advisory Committee, conferences, parent training, parent information packets.)

More Information

For more information regarding the Migrant Education Program please visit the Colorado Department of Education website at:

For more information regarding the Migrant Education Program in Adams 12 Five Star Schools please contact the Family Outreach Liaison for Migrant Ed. Greg Mirelez at (720) 972-6016 or at

For more information regarding eligibility for the program please contact our district’s recruiter, TBD.