Migrant Education Program in Maryland
The goal of the Migrant Education Program (MEP) is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a GED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment. The Migrant Education in Maryland is available to students who meet the definition of “migratory child”. Migratory families move regularly in order to find work. The largest influx of migrant students is between the months of June thru August. Migratory families come to the Eastern Shore of Maryland to seek temporary or seasonal employment in agriculture or fishing. During the summer months, there are two Summer Intercession Migrant Education Programs offered. One site is located in Queen Anne’s County and provides services to students in Queen Anne’s, Kent, and Northern Caroline Counties. The second site is located in Somerset County and provides services to students in Somerset, Wicomico, and Dorchester Counties.