Cherries TCVB 7282

Migrant & English Language Services

TBAISD seeks to ensure migrant students and their families and English language learners have their  educational and human services met. Services span seven counties including Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau and Manistee through a partnership with Char-Em and Manistee ISDs. We collaborate with 18 school districts and organizations across the region to provide students and families with a strong network of support. 

What is a Migrant Student?

A migrant student is a student whose parents:

  • Work in qualifying seasonal agricultural work
  • Have made a qualifying move (to find employment) in the past three years

Migrant Services Goal: to give students access to all academic areas leading to high school graduation.

  • In-class support/pull-out support offered by TBAISD instructional services certified teachers.
  • Assistance with contacting parents
  • Referrals: Health and human services assistance programs

FACT: 85% of this region's migrant students are English Language Learners

Resources for Teachers & Migrant Students

Below are links providing additional resources for migrant students

What is an English Language Learner?

An English Language Learner is a student who:

  • has parents that indicate a language other than English is spoken in the home.
  • scored a level of 1-4 on the nationally recognized WIDA English Language assessment.

Each local public school district is responsible for providing English Language Learners with an alternative language program.

FACT: Most foreign exchange students are considered English Language Learners