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Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 Map

Phone: (505) 884-6392

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The Indian Education Department provides special programs to students and families who have submitted a Form 506 and Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) to the department. 

There are several resource teachers available at various elementary, middle, and high school to provide academic and cultural enrichment to Native American students.

The Indian Education Department (IED) was established as part of the Albuquerque Public School district in 1974, with the primary purpose for advocacy and representation for the 115 different American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribes enrolled in the school district. There are approximately 5,650 or 5.1% AI/AN students currently enrolled in APS.

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Indian Education News

Summer Cultural Enrichment Program is FULL!

The Indian Education Department is having a summer cultural enrichment program at Valley High School this year. It is extremely popular and all the classes are full. The GradPoint program which offers classes for high school students who need to make up credits for graduation is being offered this summer and still has openings for eligible students. Contact Phil Farson at for more information.

Posted May 25, 2021

Indian Education and Indian Parent Committee Meeting May 20, 2021

All Native parents of APS students are invited to join this committee meeting to hear what is happening in the department and share their comments and concerns.

Posted May 19, 2021

 Chief Manuelito Scholarship Information

The Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance (ONNSFA) is requesting nominations for the 2021-2022 Chief Manuelito Scholarship. Navajo seniors are required to meet all eligibility criteria prior to graduating high school. ONNSFA will review the high school transcript for cumulative grade point average (GPA), corresponding ACT/SAT test score, must earn 1 unit of Navajo Language and 0.5 unit of Navajo Government. Weighted GPAs will be used for high schools that include the information on the final transcript. The Chief Manuelito Scholarship was established in 1980 by ONNSFA to provide merit scholarships to qualified Navajo students who excel academically. The estimated award of $7,000.00 for the 2020-2021 academic year will be awarded early July 2021.

Posted April 14, 2021

Title VI Public Hearing & Indian Parent Committee Meeting

April 15, 2021 5 PM Zoom Meeting

Posted April 12, 2021

 Healthy Native Youth Virtual Conference

Healthy Native Youth Virtual Conference April 26-29, 2021

Posted April 5, 2021