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Posted: November 1, 2021

Choice Check for November: Native American Programs

APS provides supplemental instruction for eligible American Indian and Alaska Native students through culturally relevant teaching methods and materials.

During the 2021-2022 school year, APS is highlighting some of our many programs through a monthly feature called Choice Checks. One of the advantages of being a large urban-suburban-rural school district is offering so many choices. The APS Choice Checks webpage, as well as the 2021-2022 wall calendar distributed to families and employees across the district, feature just a few of the many educational opportunities we provide students – from dual language and dual credit, career-based and college-based learning, college prep and marketable job skills, fine arts and competitive sports. 

Native Americans make up 5 percent of the APS student body or roughly 3,500 students. The APS Indian Education Department supports more than 100 American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. Resource teachers use multi-sensory and differentiated instruction and Indigenous evaluation and assessments to empower and strengthen student self-esteem and academic skills. 

Classes and Programs 

The APS Indian Education Department supports more than 100 American Indian/Alaska Native tribes.  

  • Native American Studies
  • Native American Government and Economics
  • Navajo Government and History
  • Reading and Math Intervention
  • Diné Bizaad (Navajo) and A:shiwi (Zuni) Language Classes
  • Indigenous Instructional Unit Plans
  • Back to School Supplies
  • Distinguished Stoles and Seals Award
  • Summer Cultural Enrichment 
  • Credit Recovery