Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools provides a high-quality education for students in grades E-12. Our district is known for its E-STEM curriculum, which stands for Environmental Education, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Indian Education

The Indian Education Program supports all Title VII students in developing and achieving academic, cultural, social, and personal goals. We provide access to available community resources and create opportunities that ensure all American Indian/Alaskan Native students have access to a high quality, standards-based education that inspires learning, critical thinking, cultural awareness, and self-esteem.

FAQ

Who is eligible for services?

Any student with American Indian ancestry who is either an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe; has a parent that is an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe; or has a grandparent that is an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. At least one of the above must apply.

How much do services cost?

Program services are free of charge to all American Indian students.

How do I enroll my children in Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools' Indian Education?

To enroll in our program you must fill out a 506 Form and drop off at your child's school office. For more information, contact Wayne Wells at 952-226-8651.

Why should I fill out a 506 form for my children?

Our Indian Education program will receive federal grant money based on the number of students enrolled in our program. The more 506 forms, the more money we will receive for student programming.

What services are currently available for my children?

The following are free services offered this year:

  • Native Pride Group in the High School and Middle Schools.
  • Academic advocacy - monitoring grades, attendance, and academic support.
  • Family advocacy - information and referrals.
  • Information for post secondary planning, financial aid and scholarships.

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