Migrant Education Program

2 years ago

Migrant Education Program

The Migrant Education Program provides free education and support services to students and families who move through school districts due to temporary and seasonal work in agriculture or fishing.

Program Information

Our program is designed to provide educational assistance to children who have educational gaps, or who have trouble getting enough credits to graduate from high school, due to family members making frequent moves in search of agricultural employment. It works to ensure that migrant children fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children and that they master the educational content provided in the local districts by offering services to help reduce the educational disruptions and other problems that can result from these moves.


To qualify, you must have at least one member of the household working or that has worked in agricultural jobs during the last three years as a main source of living. In addition, you must also have school age children (ages 3-21) and have moved across school districts in search of the work in agriculture.

    Agricultural Jobs may include:

  • Planting, cultivating, or harvesting grain, fruit & vegetable crops
  • Beef, pork, chicken processing
  • Fruit & vegetable processing
  • Dairies 
  • Feed Yards
  • Nurseries


  • Early Literacy Services
  • Tutoring virtual and in person

  • Student and family advocacy
  • Summer Programs
  • School Supplies

  • College and career readiness
  •  English classes and GED Program

Program Accomplishments

Here is a brief video going over our services provided, accomplishments and plans for the future from our 2019-2020 school year.


Migrant Refferal

Migrant Referral Tool

If you think you or somebody you know may qualify for our program, you can fill out a referral here.

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Migrant Education Legislation and Policy

This section includes general information about the legislation and policy related to the Migrant Education Program.


International services for Out-Of-School and Secondary Youth.

Contact Us! 575-543-1000

Deming Public Schools Migrant Education Program

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McKinney-Vento Program

2 years ago


Mckinney-vento Program

The McKinney-Vento Program

supports students/families from our District, in an equitable manner, to ensure educational stability by eliminating barriers during registration, provide transportation, access to school meals, as well as access to appropriate educational and extracurricular activities.



In order to qualify for the McKinney-Vento program, one of the following conditions must be met (NMPED Guidance):

  • Children whose families live in homeless, domestic violence or transitional shelters
  • Children whose families are (doubled up) living with  friends or relatives waiting for housing.
  • Children or youth who runaway
  • Children or youth who go from family to family
  • Children or youth who live with no utilities for extended periods of time
  • Children who stay in motels or travel trailers waiting for adequate accommodations

McKinney-Vento Scaffolded Support

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Scaffold "A" Support

Eligible students will be assigned an Equity Mentor or Liaison.


Scaffold "B" Support

Ineligible students will NOT be assigned an Equity Mentor or Liaison but will still receive support.  

Note that if a student is ineligible, our team will reach out to school administrators, social workers, counselors & teachers to provide resources to students/families that they may need.


The McKinney-Vento program supports students/families with the following:


Facilitate registration process regardless of having an address or necessary documentation required to register student into a school.


Transportation and medical representation during doctor appointments or to various resources in the community.

Clothing Bank

Access to the DPS clothing bank (offering clothing/shoes for the entire family).

School Supplies

Provide basic school supplies.


Assist in finding community resources.


Educational support in the classroom.

Professional Development 

Here is a professional development video training from the Department of Equity, if you would like to understand our program better and meet some of our staff.


Healing House

Healing House

Advocacy & shelter for women & men affected by domestic violence.

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

This link leads to general information about the legislation and policy related to the McKinney-Vento Program


New Mexico Department of Health

Promotes health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and assure safety net services for all people in New Mexico.

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Deming Public Schools McKinney-Vento Program

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English Learner Programs

8 months ago

English Learner Programs

Parent/Student English Learner Guide

The Deming Public Schools (DPS) English Learner Guide (ELG) provides guidance to district schools regarding the policies and requirements of the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) relating to the provision of equal education opportunity for English Learners (ELs), and those of Title III of the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA), formerly the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), and other state and federal statutory requirements (U.S. Department of Education, 2002). The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law by President Obama in 2015, replaces the NCLB.

 The DPS English Learner Guide was developed in direct alignment to the Serving English Learners Technical Assistance Manual provided by the New Mexico Public Education Language and Culture Division.

To view the guide in its entirety, view the below link.

Our English Learner Programs 

are designed to help students achieve English language growth and proficiency targets through intentional language development and close the achievement gap through scaffolded instruction.


Our program begins with the identification of students who are English Learners (EL's).  In order to do this, we begin with a Language Usage Survey (LUS).  All parents of students entering the public school system for the first time must complete a LUS.  Each student should have only one LUS completed during his/her public education career in the United States.  The LUS is kept in the student's cumulative file and transfers as part of the student records to the schools that the student attends.

WIDA Screener

If there are one or more responses confirming the use of a language other than English on the LUS, then the district must continue the identification process by administering the WIDA Screener, which is the department-approved English language proficiency screener used in New Mexico. The WIDA Screener results must be kept as part of the student records.

Click Here for a Language Usage Survey Process Map

EL Status and Reclassification

If a student is not yet proficient in English, as measured by the WIDA Screener, the student is classified as an EL.  The student must take the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 English proficiency assessment annually until he/she achieves a composite score of 5.0 or higher, at which point the student is no longer classified as an EL.

Achieving this score means the student is proficient in English. The former EL's language status must be changed to reclassified fluent English proficient (RFEP) and monitored for two years to ensure the student succeeds academically. A RFEP student must no longer be assessed for English language proficiency on the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 assessment.

Language Assistance Programs & Services for ELs

ELs must have meaningful access to the district's educational program.  Therefore, Deming Public School District and its schools will provide students who are classified as ELs with appropriate English language assistance programs and services. Such EL programs and services will be:

  1. Educationally sound in theory;
  2. Effective in practice;
  3. Designed to enable ELs to become proficient in English and to achieve academically in the standard instructional program within a reasonable length of time.

Program standards must consider the following three specific areas:

Research Based

Is the program based on educational theory recognized as sound by experts in the field? Or, is the program considered to be a legitimate experimental strategy?


Are program and practices, including resources and personnel, reasonably calculated to implement this theory effectively?

Timely Results

Does the program succeed, after a legitimate trial, in producing results, indicating that students' language barriers are actually being overcome within a reasonable period of time?

Program Design 

EL programs and/or services will be designed to ensure the ELs:

  • Develop academic English, such that English language proficiency is achieved within a reasonable length of time; and
  • Meet the state's academic standards in all areas.

The Deming Public Schools implements several models and/or approaches to meet the needs of ELs such as:

English Language Development (ELD) 

An approach in which EL students are provided explicit instruction in the use of the English language. Instruction is based on a targeted curriculum that focuses on English language learning (not subject matter content). ELD instruction is designed to further develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills to achieve English language proficiency by addressing the social, instructional, and academic language that students need to engage with peers, educators, and the curriculum in school.

Sheltered Instruction

This approach integrates the development of English language proficiency and the acquisition of grade-level academic content area knowledge and academic skills.  Protocols used to implement Sheltered Instruction include Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD), Achievement Inspired Mathematics for Scaffolding Student Success (AIM4S3), as well as strategies acquired through participation of WIDA trainings (scaffolding, language acquisition, formative assessment, data analysis, standards implementation), and TESOL endorsements programs.

Dual Language Immersion

A bilingual education model that uses English and Spanish as mediums of instruction. The goal is to develop bi-literacy proficiency   and meet college career readiness standards.


English Learner Tool Kit

The English Learner Tool Kit helps state and local education agencies help English Learners (ELs)


Starfall is a children's website that teaches basic English reading and writing skills. The main demographic is preschoolers, and kindergarteners. 


Duolingo is an American language-learning website and mobile app, as well as a digital language proficiency assessment exam.

Contact Us! 575-543-1000

Deming Public Schools English Learner Programs

Bilingual Program

2 years ago

Bilingual Program

The goal of New Mexico’s Bilingual Multicultural Education Programs (BMEPs) are for students to: Become bilingual and biliterate in two languages: English, and Spanish: and Meet state academic content standards and benchmarks in all subject areas.

What are Dual Language Education Programs?

The definition of dual language education encompasses the following components:

  • The program Involves instruction in English and Spanish.
  • The program involves separation of language where only one language is used during instruction at any given time.
  • Both native English speakers and Spanish speakers are participants.

The goals of dual language programs are:

High levels of bilingual proficiency.

Grade level literacy in English and Spanish.

Content area achievement at or above grade level.

Benefits of being literate in two languages

  • The ability to speak, read, and write is an asset in the global society.

  • Students who learn two languages often have linguistic, cognitive, and cultural advantages over monolingual speakers of either language.

The Guiding Principles of dual language programs consider the following:

  • Assessment and Accountability
  • Curriculum
  • Instruction
  • Staff Quality and Professional Development
  • Program Structure
  • Family and Community
  • Support and Resources

Deming Schools with dual language programs

  • Bataan - 90:10 - K-5th
  • Bell - 50:50 - K-4th
  • Columbus - 50:50 - K-5th
  • RST - 50:50 - K-5th
  • Deming Intermediate 50:50 - 6th
  • Red Mountain - 50:50 - 7-8th
  • Deming High - 50:50 - 9-12th

Spanish is the second most widely used language in the United States and is becoming increasingly important for business, trade, schools, government agencies, the legal system, the media, advertising, the internet, politics, and the private sector.

"One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way." Frank Smith



Duolingo is an American language-learning website and mobile app, as well as a digital language proficiency assessment exam.

English Learner Tool Kit

The English Learner Tool Kit helps state and local education agencies help English Learners (ELs)

Two-Way & Dual Language Education

The Association of Two-Way & Dual Language Education (ATDLE) was formed into a national organization in 2013 having been part of a state organization for over ten years.

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Deming Public Schools Bilingual Program

Career Technical Education

2 years ago

Career technical education

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) was reauthorized by the United States Congress in 2018 and is now named the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). Like Perkins IV, Perkins V supports the expansion of Career and Technical Education (CTE). It challenges students with rigorous academic and CTE instruction, a method that prepares students for high-skill, living-wage or in-demand and emerging professions.

Program Information

Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. Funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins), CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing hands-on experiences in various industry sectors. Build New Mexico highlights the eight priority sectors identified by Governor Lujan Grisham. Career Pathways NM provides labor market information by school district and custom reporting for every district in New Mexico.

Always Improving

Perkins incorporates national research and information to continuously improve CTE programs and activities, while providing services such as professional development for educators at the State and local levels. This full circle framework also advocates for strong partnerships between secondary schools, postsecondary institutions and the local workforce.