Education Program, funded by Title VII and Johnson O’Malley (JOM),
intends to meet the specific academic and cultural needs of
American Indian students in the Aberdeen School District.
Education Program is coordinated through the American Indian
Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC), composed of parents and
guardians of American Indian students, a district representative
and American Indian high school students. They advise the Indian Education Coordinator and Aberdeen
School District in the direction and implementation of the
Indian Education Program. Meetings
are held once a month at a designated location and time. The public is encouraged to attend.
Education Program supplements already existing programs of the
Aberdeen Public School District.
Program services may be provided to any American Indian student
who is enrolled in the Aberdeen School
District, grades K-12,
and meets the following criteria:
Qualify for JOM
The student must
be an enrolled member of a tribe, band, or other organized
group, including Alaskan Natives. A copy of their blood degree from the tribe where the
student is enrolled needs to be filed in the Indian Education
Qualify for Title VII
The student must be enrolled or have a parent or grandparent
enrolled in a recognized tribe. They must also have a signed Title VII Certification form
on file in the Indian Education Office.
VII 506 Form
Services provide academic assistance to American Indian
students in grades K-12. Referrals
can be made by parents, guardians, teachers, and principals.
Nights are available each month for all American Indian
students to attend.
and Honor Roll Incentives are given to reduce absenteeism
and promote academic performance for JOM students K-12.
Newsletters inform parents/guardians of Indian Education Program activities.
Presentations are arranged to promote and increase knowledge
of the American Indian culture. Requests can be made by teachers, parents/guardians and
Development all students are encouraged to join the Native
American Students Association (NASA) during their high school
years. NASA attends
many cultural related activities throughout the year.
Clinic funding is provided to all American Indian students
who attend the NSU Reading Clinic.
Math and Dakota STEP Tutoring provided for students K-12.
Fees are paid for up to $20 for JOM students for class
projects or activity pictures.
Costs are established according to eligibility for the free
and reduced lunch program. Those families who are eligible and
are a JOM student are encouraged to apply. Each student is allowed $40 or $65 (depending on free or
reduced lunch status) per school year for the students need. We will pay for the following:
shoes ($65 maximum)
Applications may be picked up at the Indian
Education Office at Central
High School at
2200 S. Roosevelt Street.