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The following article was posted on July 10th, 2013, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 14, Issue 18 [ Submit a Story ]
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Migrant summer school wraps up


The first run at a migrant summer school program finished on July 10 for the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District.

More than 150 students from Santa Maria, Ernest Righetti, Pioneer Valley, and Delta high schools participated in the district’s first migrant summer school. The program is geared toward students whose families have had to relocate within the last three years because of employment ties with the agricultural and fishing industries.

Specialized classes focusing on the value of improving English and academic skills using individualized instruction in a small group setting started on June 11 at the Learning Center on Lincoln Street.

The morning and afternoon classes enable the district’s migrant students to make up high school credits and learn about four-year university requirements.

“Many students now have a vision of what they can do and why educational pursuits are so important,” Peter Haws, the district director of English learner/migrant education programs, said in a press release.  m