In an effort to raise students’ academic achievement, the Tempe Elementary School District Native American Program consists of two federally funded programs, Title VI and Johnson-O'Malley (JOM) Programs. Native American education supplemental funds are made available to meet the specialized and unique educational and culturally related academic needs of Native American students.

The goals and objectives of both programs support the Arizona Academic Standards and students’ progress toward meeting these standards is measured accordingly. In addition, both grants involve direct participation by Native American parents and the Native American Parent Committee members. The purpose of the Parent Committee is to provide input into the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the NAP Programs.

Parents indicating American Indian on Tempe Elementary School District’s student registration forms may be eligible for Title VI and/or Johnson-O'Malley (JOM) services. In order to be eligible for Title VI, the student must have a completed Indian Student Certification (506) form on file with Tempe Elementary School District. Mandatory information that must be provided includes the name of the Indian tribe for which membership is claimed, individual’s name, enrollment number, parent's signature and date the form was signed. In contrast, JOM eligible students are enrolled members of a federally recognized tribe or at least one-fourth or more degree of Indian blood and must provide a copy of the student’s CIB. In addition, eligibility requires these children be between age 3 through grades 12.

The Native American Program works with outside agencies that support the Native American population. The Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Phoenix Indian Center, Native Health, Native American Connections, Navajo School Clothing Program, and more.

Contact Information:

Native American Program Office

Tempe School District No. 3

2020 Carson Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282