The Migrant Education Program (Title I, Part C) is a federally-funded program that provides educational and support services for the eligible children of migrant workers, or the migrant workers themselves, if they are under 22 years old and have not graduated from high school.

These students have unique educational needs because their schooling can be frequently interrupted as their families move in search of work. Often, they fail in school, or are at risk of failing or dropping out, due to circumstances which arise from their situation. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 holds migrant children to the same challenging state content and student performance standards as all children.

An eligible student (birth to age 22) has moved to obtain or seek, or so that a family member could obtain or seek, employment in fishing or agriculture (including food processing, dairy, vegetable, fruit and sod farms, and lumbering operations). This move from one school district to another must have occurred within the last three years.