Native American Services
PVSchools offers the following Native American services:
- Academic intervention for students who meet the set criteria for the school year
- Cultural materials and presentations for Native American students and their families
- Youth conferences for middle school and high school students
- Partnership with PVCC for Hoop Of Learning
Services are limited based on the current budget, student need and eligibility. Eligible students are those who have a completed and signed 506 form on file with the district and who are a member of a federally recognized tribe or band, state recognized tribe or band, or a tribe, band, or other organized group of native Americans including those terminated since 1940, or are a child or grandchild of any such member previously mentioned, or Inuit, Aleut, or Alaskan native.
What is Title VI?
According to the U.S. Department of Education, the purpose of the Title VI Indian Education Formula Grant is “to support the efforts of local educational agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, post-secondary institutions, and other entities to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students, so that such students can meet the same challenging state student academic achievement standards as all other students are expected to meet.”
The Office of Indian Education states, “ The No Child Left Behind Act amends the Indian Education Programs as Title VI, 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.”
Paradise Valley Unified School District Native American Education Program receives its' financial support form the Title VI program. The funds from this program are available to increase academic achievement for Native Americans by supporting Arizona’s Academic Standards and by meeting the needs of Native American students.