American Indian Education
Coordinator: Janet Canyon - 801.578.8479 or fax: 801.578.8536
Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship/Financial Aid
The Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship/Financial Aid web applications are ready. Students can now enter ONNSFA applications via the web. To apply online, visit: https://onn.empower-xl.com.
Useful for identifying chapter affiliation: http://www.navajochapters.org/
The purpose of the Salt Lake City School District-Indian Education Program is to support schools by assisting AI/AN students in meeting state academic standards. The program offers resources for culturally appropriate curriculum to teachers, and educational mentoring services and enrichment activities to students.
Support programs are located at specific school sites and targeted grades. Particular attention is made to intervene on critical needs, as identified through district performance data analysis and advisory feedback from the parent committee. NOTE: The Parent Committee and the school district both review and approve the program plan and submit it to the USDOE-OIE for approval and funding. (The approved program must be supplemental in nature. That is, it should add to/or enhance existing School District services to its students.)
The program is focusing on three areas of concern:
- Literacy (Primary Level)
- Attendance (Secondary Level)
- Cultural Enrichment
Although a school may not receive direct services there is an outreach effort, which is available to all schools.
The project has a variety of resources for students, parents and teachers, such as:
- Cultural Lending Library (books & visual aids)
- Tribal and or College Scholarship Information
- American Indian Social Studies Curriculum
- Beginning Navajo Language Course for high school students via Electronic High School
- Educational Enhancement Opportunities
- Local American Indian Service Organizations Listing
- Coordinating Classroom Cultural Presentations