This Title VI program is designed to address the unique cultural, language, and educationally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students, including preschool children. The programs funded are to meet the unique cultural, language, and educational needs of Indian students and ensure that all students meet the challenging State academic standard.
The Department of Educational Equity of the Granite School District has hired mentors to work closely with Native American students. The mentors track the students’ performance, attendance, test scores and behavior. The mentors also provide support to the students and families.
Here is the student eligibility form or 506 form to enroll your student in the Title VI program. Even if your student does not need help in school, we would ask that you fill out the form as this is how our program is funded.
The beginnings of Indian Education began with colonization of the frontier. The federal government created “Indian Schools” as a way of dealing with the education of American Indians. In 1879 Carlisle Institute, the first federally created boarding school opened. Numerous off-reservation boarding schools were then opened. In the early 1930’s with John Collier as Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Indian Education began to change. Several large off-reservation boarding schools were closed. There then began an emphasis on local day-schools on reservations. Beginning in the 1950’s, many American Indian families moved to urban areas and Indian students attended public schools. Consequently, public schools became a venue of serving a large number of Native students. Legislation in 1972 created the Indian Education Act as a result of American Indians actively promoting self-determination.
The federal government recognized that it had a special responsibility to ensure that educational programs for all American Indians and Alaska Native children be responsive to the needs, and under the direction of, Indian people themselves.
Therefore, the Office of Indian Education (OlE) under the United States Department of Education was created to focus on the educational needs of American Indian students.
Special Thanks to Nola Lodge
University of Utah
Rose Jakub – Arcadia, Beehive, Farnsworth, Hunter Elem, Monroe, Redwood, West Kearns, West Valley
Macie Muir – Bonneville Jr, Churchill Jr, Evergreen Jr, Kearns Jr, Kennedy Jr, Olympus Jr, Wasatch Jr, West Lake Jr
Megan Larsen – Bennion Jr, Eisenhower Jr, Granite Park Jr, Hunter Jr, Jefferson Jr, Matheson Jr, Valley Jr
Addy Silva – Cottonwood High, Granger High, Hunter High, Kearns High
Rebecca Ibarra – Administrator