US HISTORY ACADEMY
Students completing grade 7 participate in four mandatory educational sessions taught by credentialed teachers, three prior to the culminating Washington DC trip and one upon their return. Students visit their local city government office prior to their one-week study visit to the Nation’s capital. This service includes ELA/ELD, writing, social studies, and the use of technology. Students create a presentation to present at a Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting, school board meeting, faculty meeting, or classroom presentation. Students increase their knowledge of US history and how the government works, and will be better prepared for the 8th grade US History course. The trip to Washington DC is a contracted service.
MIGRANT STUDENT LEADERSHIP INSTITUTES
Region 2 will contract for at least one two-week residential program at a California University campus to serve up to 110 migrant high school students. Students live on campus, eat in the residential dining room, and experience college living. Students participate in courses that focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education and in some Institutes English Language Arts. Through the program, migrant students develop leadership skills, cultural pride, and confidence to apply to college. Programs integrate performing arts, drawing, arts and crafts, and cultural studies. In some institutes, students earn college credits. This is a contracted service.
SHADY CREEK OUTDOOR EDUCATION CAMP
The Outdoor Education Program is a collaboration with the California Mini-Corps Program, Region 2 Migrant Education and Sutter County Office of Education. The program provides migrant students in grades 4th – 6th a weeklong residential outdoor learning experience. The program curriculum centers on environmental science curricular themes: the water cycle, habitats, the ecosystem, and conservation. This is a contracted service.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTAL CAMP
Students in grades 6th – 8th travel to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to learn about ocean animals and ecosystems the day prior to participating in Camp KEEP Ocean Environmental Camp. In collaboration with Camp KEEP and California Mini Corps, Region 2 students will experience 5 days of environmental education concentrated on ecological concepts while they explore and study a variety of ecosystems through first-hand experiences. Five regional staff will accompany students to provide instructional support and social-emotional support to students throughout the service. This is a contracted service.
MATH/STEM SUMMER ACADEMIES
This academy provides a space for children to explore STEM related concepts and develop a passion to pursue a career in STEM field. To familiarize themselves with the concept and vocabulary, student will tinker using batteries, bulbs, buzzers, switches, and other electrical components. They will apply their knowledge of circuitry by designing and creating a paper circuit and a scribble bot. Binational teachers from Mexico will assist the local teachers in delivering instruction during the academies. They will also support student learning by contributing and enhancing knowledge of history, culture, values, and national identity.
HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PROGRAM, CSU SACRAMENTO
The High School Equivalency Test Summit (HiSET) is a residential program held at the CSU Sacramento campus with a goal to prepare migrant out-of-school youth to obtain the High School Equivalency Diploma. HiSET Summit participants will stay overnight for twenty-six (26) nights at CSUS's Sierra Hall and will receive all meals at campus eateries. HEP staff will deliver the HSEP academic program to each HiSET Summit participant, which will focus on Language Arts Reading, Language Arts Writing, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science. In addition to instructional services, participants will receive career development and placement assistance (e.g., introduction to community college, vocational careers, the military, and opportunities for improved employment). The HiSET Summit will include several off-site field trips for academic enrichment. Fifty migrant OSY from regions across the state of CA will attend the Jan/Feb 2020 HiSET.
BINATIONAL TEACHER PROGRAM
Binational Teachers provide first language support to students attending district and/or regional summer programs to increase student comprehension of the lessons being delivered. In addition, Binational Teachers provide rich cultural learning experiences to migrant students through history, music, dance, and art. The academic focus is to enrich the migrant students’ first language, cultural identity, self-esteem, and academic achievement. Regional and district staff ensure Binational Teachers are assigned a host family, receive their pay and reimbursements, arrive at their designated school sites, and receive the support they need to successfully teach in their summer placements.
SCHOOL READINESS SUMMER ACADEMIES
Summer academies will focus on developing both first and second language skills to prepare students for school. Students will learn concepts of print, alphabetic/word recognition, number sense, colors, shapes, name identification, and beginning name writing. They will participate in activities to help them develop social emotional skills and problem solving.