• MISSION

    The Indian Education Program is

    Committed to Student Success

     

    VISION

    The Indian Education Program will provide High Quality Service

    to all our Native American Students and will instill the

    Belief that they can and will Succeed

     

    GOALS

     

    1. Promote Academic excellence by engaging all students pre-K through grade 12 with a rigorous and relevant educational experience to prepare them for college and/or careers.

               

    1. Recruit, develop and retain highly effective administration and staff within the Indian Education Program who are committed to achieving academic results and positive relationships with students, parents, colleagues and community.                       

     

    1. Foster a safe, inclusive and respectful school community that values the families, cultures and heritages reflected in our schools.

     

    1. Continually improve systems, operations, infrastructure and cutting edge technology to support student education.

     

    1. Continue to work with Tribal Officials, Tribal Education Directors and Communities

     

    1. The Hahn Youth Council will work with staff, parents, students and the community to ensure success of our Native American students in different aspects and capacities of the program.

     

    1. The Native American Liaisons will be advocates for our Native American students and strive to provide the support for our students to help them graduate.

     

    1. College and Career Readiness

  • INITIATIVES

     

    1. Community Based Education and Mentorship Program to compliment Native American Studies Curriculum
    • Native American Studies Curriculum
    • Capstone Program

     

    1. Comprehensive Language Program Development
    • Strengthen tribal input, accountability in use of bilingual funds generated
    • Develop and establish explicit language and provisions in the use of resources for Native American language programs
    • Develop and establish explicit language and provisions for staff training and development for Native language teachers, recruitment, certification, salary schedule adjustments
    • Develop and establish explicit language for resource allocation for curriculum and materials development
    • Develop and establish explicit language for tribal control in the development of evaluation instruments/models that are culturally relevant and appropriate as determined by each participating Pueblo.
    • Develop and establish explicit language for tribal control in the development of student assessment tools/models that are culturally appropriate as determined by each participating Pueblo.

     

    1. Behavioral health challenges, restorative justice initiatives
    • Truancy
    • Drop outs
    • Discipline
    • Social welfare
    • Restorative justice strategies
    1. College Readiness
    • Resource allocation to contract for professional services with College Horizons to develop tailored college readiness curriculum prototype for implementation at the tribal level aligned with school district programming to include; career exploration, identifying schools that match student aspirations, familiarity with academic preparation, college application process, financial literacy, evaluation of financial needs, and identification of scholarship and financial support.

     

    1. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    • Based on documented accounts by the Bernalillo Public Schools and the Public Education Department regarding low academic performance and under achievement of students K-8 for 2015, 2016, 2017 that follows a long pattern of glaring proportions, it is recommended that resources be allocated to engage the Santo Domingo Pueblo community and the school in developing a comprehensive strategic blueprint to respond to a crisis situation.
    • Based on the well documented accounts on record by the Bernalillo Public Schools and the Public Education Department and the Bureau of Indian Education regarding the low education achievement and the under performance of students from San Felipe Pueblo, it is recommended that resources be allocated to engage the community, the BIE school, and the Bernalillo Public schools to develop a comprehensive strategic response to address the issues contributing to the long history of well documented under achievement and under performance and associated factors contributing to the education challenges