To coordinate PASS activities, continuing the PASS vision of providing migrant youth with viable credit accrual options based on a learner-centered process with flexible, portable, readable and credible materials.
What Is PASS?
One of the educational challenges for secondary migrant students is credit accrual. The National PASS Program provides a successful option to migrant programs seeking flexibility for their students. PASS provides student choice, is flexible to meet differentiated student needs, and is portable. Courses are developed to help students earn credits and graduate with academic diplomas from their high schools. Flexibility in administering PASS enhances instructional opportunities for students in a variety of settings. PASS consists of self-contained, semi-independent study courses. The program is provided by The National PASS Coordinating Committee comprised of migrant educators across the country and is used in more than 25 states.
Why Use PASS?
Many schools use PASS because courses may not be offered when a student needs them. Courses may be used to make up failed credits, to remediate in basic subjects, to assist with dropout recovery, or to offer elective credit. Students do not need to access a computer or the Internet to complete a course, but there are options for students who choose to do so. Students can work on PASS courses during the school year or summer. Courses are aligned with state and common core standards.