Indian Education Program
Indian Education Program is mandated by Title VI, Part A of the
Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The intent of this law is to
provide financial assistance to school districts for the development and
implementation of programs specifically designed to meet the culturally
related academic needs of American Indian/Alaska Native students. The
program receives funding through a federal grant from the Office of
Indian Education in Washington, DC. The focus for our grant is student
attendance and graduation completion.
The Student Eligibility Form (506) only needs to be completed once. If you believe you have completed a form, please check with Indian Education Coordinator Jewel Crow. Information may need to be updated or added to the form you previously completed.
- For a child to be eligible to receive services from the Title VI Indian Education Program, a student Eligibility Form (506) must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian.
- No Specific blood quantum is required to enroll in the program and it is not required for the student to be enrolled in a tribe, if the student has a parent or grandparent who is enrolled.
- Student and family support
- Advocacy for students
- Academic tracking
- College and career information
- Scholarship and financial aid assistance
- Educational field trips
- Information on community resources available to students and their families
- Access to programs and services that encourage leadership and aim to instill a strong sense of cultural identity and belonging
Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)
Parent Advisory Committee works to advise the Aberdeen School District
on development, operation and evaluation of the program. The committee
consists of : Parents of Native American students participating in the
program (at least half of the committee must consist of these parents).
In addition to parents and secondary students participating in the
program, district teachers and staff are also welcome on our committee.
The committee assists the district in:
- Assessing student needs
- Developing program goals
- Evaluating program effectiveness
The committee meets with parents, staff and community at least 3 times yearly.
The next Parent Advisory Committee Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 3rd at 6:00pm in the Community Room at AHS.
Indian Education Coordinator
216 North G Street
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Phone: (360) 538-2029
Fax: (360) 538-2021