Native American Education Program

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The USD383 Title VII, Part A Educational Program for Students of

Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Island Heritage


The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) amends the Indian education programs as Title VII, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This landmark in education reform embodies four key principles: stronger accountability for results; greater flexibility in the use of federal funds; more choices for parents of children from disadvantaged backgrounds; and an emphasis on research-based instruction that works.

In accordance with NCLB, the mission of the USD383 Title VII Program is to support the efforts of parents, teachers and administration in meeting the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Pacific Islanders so that these students can achieve the same academic success as all students.

The current USD383 Title VII program began in school year 2012-2013. Funding is provided by a U.S. Department of Education formula grant with allocations based on a yearly count of certified students with a direct Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Island heritage. Qualified student enrollment for the past four years has ranged from 92 to 108.

The goals of the USD383 program are:

1. Provide every Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Island student with the opportunity to integrate socially  and succeed academically the same as other student

2. Provide increased opportunities for parents to become more involved in their children’s education

3. Increase graduation rates Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Island students, an

4. Increase post-secondary educations opportunities for Native American and Alaska Native students.

For information about services and activities contact:

Riley Hundley
Manhattan High School East Campus

901 Poyntz Avenue, Room 223
Phone:  785.587.2150 Ext. 1350