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Migrant Education Program (MEP)

  • The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District Migrant Education Program (MEP) provides services and resources for students and their families through the support of a federal grant. The MEP's goal 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.



    Your family depends on subsistence activities to feed your family, and...
    Your child(ren) has, in the past 3 years, participated in seasonal subsistence fishing, commercial fishing and/or berry picking and brought the food home (dates must fall within a one year period);
    AND the activities were at least 20 miles away from your primary residence for 7 overnights or more (does not need to be consecutive);
    OR your child(ren) traveled with you while you were logging and/or farming outside of the Mat-Su Borough School District (MSBSD) for 7 overnights or more (does not need to be consecutive).
    Eligible youth must be under 20 years old but are not required to be registered in a school. Therefore, preschoolers, homeschoolers, and out of school youth are also eligible if they have not graduated.
    If the answer is yes, your child(ren) may qualify for Migrant Education Services.  All activities must meet economic necessity for program qualification.  Please complete the Parent Request Form below.


  • Migrant Education Program flyer


    Parent Advisory Committee


    SY 2023-24 Migrant Education Program Events and Services

    •After-School Tutoring

    •School Supplies/Winter Gear

    •Swim Lessons – Next Registration Dates:

    11/6/23 – 10:00am (Wasilla Pool

    11/16/23 – 7:30am (Palmer Pool)

    12/14/23 – 7:30am (Palmer Pool)

    12/18/23 – 10:00am (Wasilla Pool)

    1/25/24 – 7:30am (Palmer Pool)

    2/5/24 – 10:00am  (Wasilla Pool)

    2/22/24 – 7:30am (Palmer Pool)

    3/11/24 – 10:00am (Wasilla Pool)

    •Virtual PAC Meeting – Next Meeting Dates:

                11/2/23 Migrant ED PAC Meeting PP

                1/25/24 – 6:00pm-7:00pm

                4/11/24 – 11:00am-12:00pm

    •Family Literacy Night - Next Event Dates:

    10/17/23 - Author Seth Kantner – 6:00pm-7:30pm

    12/5/23 – Authors Barbara and Ethan Atwater – 6:00pm-7:30pm

    Spring Date Pending - Author Shelley Gill

    •Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid Certification – Next Class Dates:

                11/11/23 – 9:30am-3:00pm

                2/3/23 – 9:30am-3:00pm

                5/29/23 – 9:30am-3:00pm

                5/31/23 - 9:30am-3:00pm

    •Winter Book Distribution - February 1st-29th

    •Spring Book Distribution- April 1st-30th 

    •Distribution Event – TBD

    •Summer STEAM - Elementary 

    •Summer YOUCUBED - Middle School

    •Summer CTE – High School



    Before or after-school tutoring offered at the following schools (Please check with your child's school for specifics) 

    • Big Lake Elementary
    • Birchtree Charter
    • Burchell High   
    • Butte Elementary  
    • Colony High 
    • Colony Middle 
    • Cottonwood Creek
    • Dena'ina Elementary
    • Finger Lake Elementary 
    • Goose Bay Elementary  
    • Houston Middle 
    • Houston Sr High 
    • Iditarod Elementary
    • Knik Elementary
    • Knik Charter
    • Laron Elementary 
    • Machetanz Elementary
    • Mat-Su Career Tech
    • Meadow Lakes Elementary
    • Palmer High
    • Palmer Jr Middle
    • Pioneer Peak Elementary
    • Redington Jr/Sr High
    • Shaw Elementary
    • Sherrod Elementary
    • Snowshoe Elementary
    • Su-Valley
    • Swanson Elementary
    • Talkeetna Elementary
    • Tanaina Elementary 
    • Teeland Middle School 
    • Valley Pathways
    • Wasilla High
    • Wasilla Middle 



    Get online tutoring for subjects like math, English, and history. Work with a live tutor or use the resources to study independently, all at no charge to you! Live Homework Help also provides all Alaskans free help finding and applying online for a job, writing resumes and cover letters, interview prep and applying for unemployment assistance.

    Live Homework Help

For More Information Contact:

Migrant Education Program Teachers, Graduation Coaches, Tutors and Counselors

  • Please contact your school or our office for contact information.

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Last Modified on November 16, 2023