Our mission is to educate all learners to reach their full potential as contributing and productive members of our ever-changing global community.

American Indian Education

The American 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.


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 American 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 Corinna Lyons at (952) 226-8980.

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

Our American Indian Education program receives federal grant money based on the number of students enrolled in our program. The more 506 forms, the more money we 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.