ERIC Number: ED332834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Migrant Exemplary Program Nomination.
Stadler, Anne K.
This paper describes the migrant program in the Yuma (Arizona) Union High School District (YUHSD), and its documented successes in parental involvement and student graduation rate. Statistical profiles offer an image of the YUHSD and the migrant student population it serves. The migrant program's goal is to provide the best education possible by supplementing other school programs. Migrant resource centers were opened on each school campus to meet the immediate needs of active migrant students who arrive late and leave early in the school year. Programs for English as a Second Language (ESL) were created and encouraged for limited English proficient students. Subsequently, few ESL students have dropped out of high school. Other programs allow migrant students to receive credits through correspondence courses or attend extended-day classes to make up deficient credits. Also offered are summer school and counseling services that include bilingual counselors and dropout advisors. The YUHSD migrant program successfully encourages a high degree of parent involvement and teaches parents and students to become better advocates for themselves as they follow seasonal work to other districts. The document also describes countywide coordination and interstate tracking systems. Graphs and charts illustrate YUHD graduation figures for the past several years. (TES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Yuma Union High School District AZ
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education (Portland, OR, May 1-4, 1989).