Hillsborough County Public Schools - In terms of having an impact and making a difference in education, HCPS offers numerous opportunities for novice educators to experience success in multiple areas of interest because of its size, need, and diversity. Furthermore, HCPS is an exceptional choice for future educators as it is considered to be one of the most innovative districts in the nation in the context of current reform efforts aimed at improving student achievement by targeting the single greatest indicator of student achievement - highly effective teachers and school leaders.
The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a federally funded program authorized by the NCLB, Title I, Part C. The goal of the Migrant Education Program 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 MEP's purpose is to identify eligible children and their families and provide education and support services. These services include: academic instruction; remedial and compensatory instruction; bilingual and multicultural instruction; vocational instruction; career education services; special guidance; counseling and testing services; health services; and preschool services. The MEP services are designed to assist families whose primary source of income is harvesting fruits and vegetables in various areas of the school district.