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Native American Education Program

The Native American Education Program works collaboratively with the Scottsdale Unified School District to support the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Natives enrolled in Scottsdale Unified schools. The program is funded by Title VI Indian Education Grant and Johnson O’Malley Grant with the purpose to provide the tools to encourage and help the Native American students to graduate and succeed in their college and career endeavors.

Services Provided

  • High school class fees paid (paperwork and eligibility on file with program required)
  • High school after-school tutoring provided at Arcadia HS and Coronado HS
  • High school Summer School registration fees paid (paperwork and eligibility on file with program required)
  • Help provide limited school supplies (contact Program Coordinator)
  • Elementary Summer School program during June
  • Help with filling out free/reduced lunch application

Title VI Indian Education Grant

This grant is designed to address the unique cultural, language and educationally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students, including preschool children. The funds are used to meet the unique cultural, language and educational needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students to ensure that all students meet the challenging State academic standard.

Eligibility Requirements:

(1) Be an American Indian/Alaska Native or a descendant of a biological parent or biological grandparent who is:

  • A member of an Indian tribe or band, as membership is defined by the Indian tribe or band, including any tribe or band terminated since 1940, and any tribe or band recognized by the State in which the tribe or band resides;
  • A descendant of a parent or grandparent who meets the requirements described in the above definition and is:
  • Considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose
  • An Eskimo, Aleut, or another Alaska Native
  • A member of an organized Indian group that received a grant under the Indian Education Act of 1988 as it was effective on October 19, 1994.

(2) Must have a Title VI eligibility 506 form on file with Scottsdale Unified Schools District Native American Education Program office.
(3) Student must be currently enrolled with Scottsdale Unified School District

Title VI forms are for all Native American students currently enrolled with the Scottsdale Unified School District. All portions of the form must be completed in order to be eligible for services.

OneSight Vision Care

Now accepting applications till August 17, 2018 at Noon

Forms may be electronically sent to Susan Nayatewa (Susan.Nayatewa@SRPMIC-nsn.gov) or dropped off at the address below:

DHHS Prevention & Intervention Services
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
10005 E. Osborn Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ  85256
Phone: 480-362-5616

On the day of event meet outside  of the Salt River Gym/Community building and walk-in as a group.
Scottsdale schools will be seen will be on Monday, August 27, 2018, time unknown at this time.

Johnson O’Malley Grant

The Johnson O’Malley (JOM) grant provides supplemental funds for programs to meet the special educational needs of eligible JOM students.

JOM forms are for all eligible Native American students enrolled in the Scottsdale Unified School District. A completed form and a copy of the student’s Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) are required.

College Bridge Program (Hoop Learning)

In collaboration with Scottsdale Community College, we help high school students transition to higher education.
Click here to learn more about the Hoop Learning program.

Click to Download: American Indian Program at Scottsdale Community College - Fall Semester 2018 - Hoop of Learning
SUSD Students should contact Sheila Cepress for any questions about Hoop Learning.

SUSD Native American Enrollment

SUSD Native American Enrollment - Click to Expand
SUSD Native American Education
  First Day Last School Year 8/8/16 First Day 8/7/17 Aug 17 Sept 17 Oct 17 Nov 17 Dec 17 Jan 18 Feb 18 Mar 18 Apr 18 Last Day 5/24/18
Anasazi (K-5) 9 15 18 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
Cherokee (K-5) 7 8 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 10 11 11
Cochise (K-5) 9 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6
DCES (K-5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Hopi (K-5) 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Kiva (K-5) 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10
Laguna (K-5) 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Navajo (K-5) 29 35 37 39 39 41 41 40 39 38 38 38
Pima (K-5) 24 31 32 32 33 32 32 32 32 32 32 31
Pueblo (K-5) 7 9 9 9 9 9 9 7 7 7 7 7
Redfield (K-5) 11 8 8 8 9 8 8 8 7 7 7 8
Sequoya (K-5) 9 10 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Tavan (K-5) 36 30 30 31 30 30 30 30 30 30 31 31
Yavapai (K-5) 33 34 34 37 38 38 38 39 39 39 37 37
Hohokam (K-6) 39 54 53 50 50 51 51 45 44 44 44 44
Cheyenne (K-8) 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Copper Ridge (K-8) 1 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Echo Canyon (K-8) 17 12 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 12 12
Tonalea (K-8) 59 44 45 45 45 42 42 44 44 48 48 48
Cocopah MS 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Desert Canyon MS 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5
Ingleside MS 24 21 21 22 23 23 21 21 21 20 20 20
Mohave MS 29 27 27 27 28 28 28 28 28 28 27 27
Mountainside MS 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 5 6 6
Arcadia HS 32 38 38 37 36 36 35 35 34 34 34 34
Chaparral HS 14 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
Coronado HS 81 71 73 72 72 73 72 74 72 72 73 73
Desert Mountain HS 14 16 18 17 17 17 17 19 20 20 20 20
Saguaro HS 40 51 52 52 52 51 48 49 48 47 47 47
SOL 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 2
Total 573 587 601 599 604 601 593 595 588 592 593 593

Contacts

Sheila Cepress
Program Coordinator
480-484-5011

Marty Long
Instructional Support Specialist
Coronado High School
480-484-6800 x 6742

Marta Kreutzberg
Instructional Support Specialist
Arcadia High School
480-484-6308 (shared office so leave message)

Upcoming Events

SCC Hoop of Learning Fall Classes
TBD

OneSight Vision Care Applications Due
August 17, 2018 12:00 p.m.

OneSight Vision Care Scottsdale Schools Event
August 27, 2018 12:00 p.m.

Miss Indian Arizona Pageant
October 18, 2018
Chandler Center for the Arts

2019 Native American Youth, Educators and Employers (NAYEE) Conference
January 10-12, 2019
For students 7th thru 12th grade.

2019 Student Art Show & Sale at the Heard Museum
Submission of entries: March 18–25
Artwork Sale: March 29–April 1
Click here for more details.