Native American Education Program
The mission of the Native American Education Program (NAEP) is to assist our Native American students in succeeding with their educational process and to preserve and enlighten understanding of Native American cultures within the Federal Way community.
WHAT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED?
- Provide academic assistance, advising, advocacy and resource referral for Native American students and families.
- Offer cultural awareness opportunities and other resources to students, teachers and families.
- Track Native American students' academic achievement.
- The program staff are in regular contact with Native students and have a cooperative relationship with teachers and parents.
- To improve the academic success of Native students, grades K-12.
- Increase the knowledge and awareness of cultural values, traditions and contemporary issues relevant to Native students.
- Increase parental participation in program and school activities.
- Encourage and support post-secondary education for all students.
- Preserve and enlighten understanding of the Native American culture with the Federal Way community.
ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES: FAMILIES CLAIMING NATIVE AMERICAN ETHNICITY/HERITAGE FOR THEIR CHILD AND REGISTERING WITH FEDERAL WAY PUBLIC SCHOOLS INDIAN EDUCATION PROGRAM MUST ADHERE TO FOLLOWING DEFINITION AND ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES TO RECEIVE SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICES AND/OR SUPPLIES:
• Child must be currently enrolled in Federal Way Public Schools
• Parent/Guardian must complete a Title VII Eligibility Certification Form also known as a 506 form to be kept on file with the Native Education Office.
• In order for the parent/guardian to request/receive services the components of eligibility must be met and are as follows: The student, a parent, or grandparent must:
• Must meet the definition of Indian which means any individual who is:
(2) a descendent in the first or second degree(parent or grandparent) as described in (1); or
(3) considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose; or
(4) an Eskimo or Aleut or other Alaska Native; or
(5) a member of an organized Indian group that received a grand under the Indian Education Act of 1988 as is was in effect October 19, 1994.
• Child, a parent, or a grandparent must meet the definition of Indian. Descendent in the first, second, or third degree
• Alaska Native; Eskimo or Aleut or other Alaska Native Corporation or Village
• 506 Form on file with Indian Education Office signed by parent/guardian
506 Form Summary:
• Student Name
• School Name
• Name of Tribe, Band or Group
• Federal, State, Terminated, Organized Status
• Name of child, parent, or grandparent with tribal affiliation
• Enrollment # if available
• Name and address of tribal organization-We can assist in Native Ed Office
• Parent Signature
• Home mailing address
506 Eligibility Form:
• This form is required to be completed one time and will be kept on file in the Native Education Office.