Indian Education Program
The MSBSD Title VI Indian Education (IEA) Program is dedicated to removing the achievement gap for Alaskan Native/ American Indian students by supporting research based instructional theories while capitalizing on the inherent strengths of indigenous children and their families.
IEA Funds are provided for and directed towards supporting academic achievement for those students who are enrolled in a federally recognized native group or who are descents of individuals enrolled as members.
Who is Eligible for Title VI IEA?
Are you, your child. or one of his/her grandparents an enrolled member of an American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Group? If so, your child may be eligible to be enrolled. For eligibility purposes an Indian is defined as any individual who is:
- A member (as defined by the Indian tribe or band) of an Indian tribe or band, including those Indian tribe or bands terminated since 1940, and those recognized by the State in which the tribe or band reside; or
- A descendent in the first or second degree (parent or grandparent) as described in (1); or
- Considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose; or
- An Eskimo or Aleut or other Alaska Native; or
- A member of an organized Indian group that received a grant under the Indian Education Act of 1988 as it was in effect October 19. 1994
Culture and academic partnerships
Cultural Awareness and NYO - Funding for this program comes from district funds set aside to support cultural activities provided by cultural elders/ experts and local Jr. NYO and Sr. NYO program. These funds are used to promote diversity and are accessible to all students who participate.Alaska Native Education Grants - These are competitive grants which have been written and awarded to MSBSD. These funds must be directed toward self-determined members of ethnicities Alaska Native/ American Indian. The Dzuuggi Program,the Enanauq Program and the Duch'deldih Partnership currently operate under these funds.
Why should I certify my children?
IEA Certification benefits:
- Educational Advocacy and Parent Committee membership
- Class Size Reduction
- After/before school programs
- Educational software supports
- Family nights and special events
- Raffles and educational prizes
- Individualized tutoring based on the child's needs
Where are Title VI IEA Services available?
SCHOOLS WITH IEA CLASSES
Wasilla High School Benjamin Dexter 907-352-8299 Wasilla High School Pamela Pianalto 907-352-8200 Career and Tech High School Jennifer Barnes 907-352-0494 Joe Redington Jr/Sr High School Crystal Daniels 907-864-5470 Colony High School Tim Lecount 907-861-5500 Swanson Elementary Karen Don 907-861-5313EXTENDED DAY PROGRAMS (Before/After School Programs TBA TBA TBA