American Indian Education Program
The American Indian Education Program supports American Indian/Alaska Native students in meeting and exceeding the state academic standards. The program offers free tutoring services after school at several school sites, a recognition and celebration ceremony for high school seniors, cultural events celebrating American Indian/Alaska Native culture, and a center with resources for students and teachers. San Juan Unified School District has approximately 600 self-identified American Indian/Alaska Native students. Annual student enrollment in the American Indian Education Program fluctuates between 100-200 students.
American Indian/Alaska Native students enrolled in any of San Juan Unified's schools are eligible for services. The parent/guardian must complete a Title VII Student Eligibility Certification Form (506 form). This form should be kept on file and will not need to be completed every year. For questions, call (916) 979-8984.
The program is funded under the Indian Education Act. All services are provided to students free of charge. Our goal is to improve student academic performance by providing supplemental educational services. The main purpose of the Act is to ensure educational success for American Indian and Alaska Native students.
The tutoring program, available free of charge for eligible students, provides after school assistance for students in 1st through 12th grades who are below grade level in reading, math and/or language arts. Your child is eligible if we have a current and complete "506" form on file for him/her, and if they meet specific academic requirements.
The American Indian Education Program offers several cultural events throughout the school year, culminating in a Senior Celebration for graduating seniors who are enrolled in the program.
The program provides a resource directory which includes American Indian community resources in our service area.
Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)
The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is a committee of American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) parents, families, students, teachers and community, entrusted to promote the local American Indian community.
Members are elected each year by parents and high school students of the San Juan Unified American Indian/Alaska Native community. Committee meetings are held in the evening during the school year on agreed-upon dates.