Migrant Education Program

  • 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.


      • IS THIS YOU?
        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.
        APPLY HERE

      Migrant Communication

      • 2023-2024 MEP Events and Services: Tutoring Opportunities
        After-School Tutoring  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
        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
        • 4/17/24 – 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
        • 4/226/24 Author Shelly Gill - 6:00pm-7:30pm

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

        • 11/11/23 – 9:30am-3:00pm
        • 2/3/24 – 9:30am-3:00pm
        • 5/29/24 – 9:30am-3:00pm
        • 5/31/24 - 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


        Get online tutoring for subjects like math, English, and history. Work with a live tutor or use 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

      Program Committee Meetings

        Thursday October 26, 2023 11:00AM - 12:00PM Remote Video Conference (Zoom)
        Thursday January 25, 2024 6:00PM - 7:00PM Remote Video Conference (Zoom)
        Thursday April 17, 2024 11:00AM - 12:00PM Remote Video Conference (Zoom)

      Parent Advisory Committee

      • Migrant Ed Program Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is open to interested parents/guardians of migrant eligible students.  Parent input is vital to the Migrant Ed Program's operations - we welcome new members and encourage anyone with a migrant eligible student to join the Committee.  The committee generally meets three times per year to discuss needs, offer ideas, and assist with program planning.
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