Title VI: Indian Education Programs

Federal, Bilingual and Native American Programs


 
It is the purpose of this part to support the efforts of local educational agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, post secondary institutions, and other entities to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students, so that such students can meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards as all other students are expected to meet.
 


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Enroll Your Child in the Indian Education Program
 

In order to apply annually for the Title VII formula grant, we must determine the number of Indian children enrolled in Rio Rancho. Any child who meets the required definition may be counted for the purpose of receiving this funding. This form will become part of your child’s school record and only needs to be completed once. 
 

Important Forms:  506 Form (PDF format)
 
View Rio Rancho Public Schools District Wide Tribal Education Status Reports here!    
 

How are Native American students doing academically
 
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Questions and Answers:
 
What is the Student Eligibility Certification (506) form used for
In order to apply annually for the Title VII formula grant, we must determine the number of Indian children enrolled in Rio Rancho. Any child who meets the required definition may be counted for the purpose of receiving this funding. This form will become part of your child’s school record and only needs to be completed once. 
 
What programs are available
Each school is different; therefore, the format and structure of the program is tailor-designed to meet the school and student needs. Each school has a Native American Contact Person who serves as an academic resource for Native students, and may concentrate efforts with students on academic intervention or enhancing basic skills. Different activities for students such as enrichment, tutoring, homework help, and/or clubs may be available at the school site. In addition, help with finding scholarships for higher education and academic advisory are offered at each high school. Current Indian Education programs operate in-class or out of class, in small or large groups.
 
What district programs are available
  • The district organizes activities to support the unique cultural and educational needs of Indian children.
  • The Native American Summer Academy is a two-week Academy for Native students. The academy focuses on instilling a sense of unity and community among urban native youth, along with providing an educational, cultural and enriching experience
  • Assistance with Lab Fees, AP Exam Fees, General school supplies.
  • Laptop computers for student use.
  • Community events such as the RRPS Annual Benefit PowWow. The PowWow brings the circle of people closer to their family, friends, and Native American culture. The primary purpose of the PowWow is to, "Build community identification, celebrate intertribal connections, and culturally enhance the Rio Rancho community".
  • Continued collaboration with community agencies supporting NAPAC mission.
  • On-going support and resources provided for school staff and administration.