Native Student Programs at North Thurston Public Schools

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    The Native Student Program is a supplemental program designed to assist American Indian and Alaska Native students with culturally unique academic   needs to meet Washington State academic achievement standards.

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About Native Student Programs

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    Jerad Koepp | (360) 412-4670 x27802
    Native Student Program Specialist
    Office at Evergreen Forest Elementary

    Our program offers many services to our Native students that may include:
    • Academic support
    • Cultural programs and activities
    • Access to and information on supplementing education expenses
    • Family events
    • Staff development for North Thurston employees
    • Provide culturally relevant curriculum and resources
    • Assist with post-high school planning
    We are funded through a federal grant under Title VI of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The amount of funds is determined by the number of students officially registered in our program.
    • If you, your child or his/her grandparent are an enrolled member of an American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Group, then your child may be  eligible to be enrolled in our Title VII program.
    • Student eligibility is certified with a federal 506 form.
    • If this applies to you, pick up a 506 form today and join our program.

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About Title VI

  • The NTPS Indian Education, Title VI (previously Title VII) Program is grant funded through the Department of Education, Office of Indian Education. Jerad Koepp is the Native Student Program Specialist. There are approxiamately 240 Native students from over 50 tribes, bands, and nations in the district's 22 schools currently enrolled in our Title VI program. More Information
    "Indian Education"under the Title VII, Part A, Sec. 7102. PURPOSE
    (b) PROGRAMS - This part carries out the purpose described in subsection (a) by authorizing programs of direct assistance for:
    1. meeting the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives;
    2. the education of Indian children and adults;
    3. the training of Indian persons as educators and counselors, and in other professions serving Indian people, and;
    4. research, evaluation, data collection, and technical assistance.