In an effort to raise students’ academic achievement, the Tempe Elementary School District Native American Program consists of two federally funded programs, Title VI and Johnson-O'Malley (JOM) Programs. Native American education supplemental funds are made available to meet the specialized and unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian students.
The goals and objectives of both programs support the Arizona Academic Standards and students’ progress toward meeting these standards is measured accordingly. In addition, both grants involve direct participation by Native American parents and the Native American Parent Committee members. The purpose of the parent Committees are to provide input into the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the NAP Programs.
Parents indicating American Indian on Tempe Elementary School District’s student registration forms may be eligible for Title VI and/or Johnson-O'Malley (JOM) services. In order to be eligible for Title VI, the student must have a completed Indian Student Certification (506) form on file in Tempe School District's Native American Program Office. Mandatory information that must be provided on the 506 includes the name of the Indian tribe for which membership is claimed, individual's name, enrollment number, parent's signature and the date the form was signed. In contrast, JOM students must be 1/4 or more degree Indian blood, the student's Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB), or letter of enrollment from the Tribe is required for JOM along with a completed 305 form.
The Native American Program works with outside agencies that support the Native American population. The Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Phoenix Indian Center, Native Health, Native American Connections, Navajo School Clothing Program, and more.
Native American Program Office
Tempe School District No. 3
2020 Carson Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282
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