The Office of Secondary Education for Migrant Youth (SEMY) (pronounced sem' ee) serves middle school and high school migrant students and educators. The office administers programs to ensure that migrant youth have an opportunity to graduate. We publish a newsletter.
Statewide program.SEMY staff offer training for Migrant Graduation Specialists and advocates who work in middle or high schools to ensure that migrant students are engaged and graduate. An emphasis is on case management, parental involvement and individualized student support. See MGS tab for training plan.
Through the Student Leadership Program (SLP), SEMY staff provide direct service to secondary school-aged migrant youth. As a clearinghouse of select information which will help the migrant student graduate, leadership conferences and an online role model database, scholarships opportunities, career exploration and leadership activities are available to migrant students at this website.
Ensuring that mobile students in grades k-12 who travel across state or national boundaries gain access to education is a priority in the Migrant Education Program. SEMY staff support interstate and binational collaboration efforts. We offer the Portable Assisted Study Sequence (PASS) Program and the Student Leadership Program (SLP), serving schools throughout the State of Washington.
Interstate coordination. SEMY provides support and technical assistance to educators in Washington and other states to help ensure that mobile interstate or intrastate students have the opportunity to graduate from high school. This includes troubleshooting credit accrual issues, coordinating Texas competency test schedules, and serving as liaison between sending schools and/or states.
Funded by: WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Randy Dorn, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Migrant and Bilingual Education Programs
In partnership with: Sunnyside School District, Dr. Richard D. Cole, Superintendent