Equity Programs

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    We are intentionally working to ensure that low income students and students of color enroll and succeed in rigorous coursework which leads to more students graduating and attending college, trade school, and having choices about their next step.


    American Indian Education Program

    The District is honored to have formed an American Indian Education Program. The District and the Indian Education Program look to strengthen and support the diverse families by providing a culturally appropriate educational environment. Our goal is to provide meaningful, intentional, and targeted educational opportunities to every American Indian student, while at the same time fostering cultural identity and pride.

    The purpose of this program is to increase academic achievement, decrease the drop-out rate, and to improve the school climate of American Indian students in a culturally appropriate manner. In Minnesota, this program addresses five specific goal areas, with a special focus on ensuring that all children are ready for school, all racial and economic achievement gaps between students are closed, and that all students are college and career ready.

    An example of the FREE services available here in South St. Paul, through the Indian Education Program are, but not limited to:

    • Academic Support
    • Family/Community Resources and Advocacy
    • Cultural Events and Activities
    • College Visits & Post-Secondary Preparations
    • Resource Library featuring Indigenous authors

    We encourage you to complete a 506 Indian Student Eligibility Certification form. This is important documentation for the school district to have to be able to leverage available funding to support American Indian students. It will be kept on file at the District's Indian Education Office. ALL INFORMATION IS CONFIDENTIAL. 

    You are also welcome to join us as part of the American Indian Parent Advisory Committee! We welcome your input! Please contact our community liaison for questions and or additional information.

    Contact Information

    Chris Johnson
    American Indian Community Liaison

    Click here for updates on the 2018-19 American Indian Education Program.