Indian Education Programs & Services



    The mission of Title VI Indian Education is to enhance the educational achievement and Native cultural awareness of American Indian & Alaska Native students in Portland Public Schools.


    • To assist in improving the reading, writing, science, & math achievement of Project students in grades K-12
    • To assist in increasing the high school graduation rate for Project high school students
    • To assist in increasing the attendance rate for Project students

    Federal funds are based on the number of enrolled American Indian/Alaska Native students in the Title VI Project.  Approximately 650 pre K – 12 students of documented American Indian/Alaska Native ancestry are enrolled annually.



    Student must:

    • be enrolled in a PPS school or contracted program
    • meet federal eligibility requirements (student, parent or grandparent enrolled in a state or federally-recognized Tribe/Band/Nation)

    Parent/Guardian must:


    • Advocacy for Project students
    • Summer ACE (Academic & Cultural Enrichment--full-day, 4 week Language Arts focus w/ math, science, & cultural arts for elementary students)
    • Back-to-School Picnic
    • Basic School Supplies    
    • Northwest Children’s Theater Tickets
    • Native Reading Clubs at selected elementary schools
    • Student/Family Fun Nights, Family Math & Science Nights, Family Literacy Nights
    • Financial Aid, Scholarship, and College Search workshops
    • Saturday Academy Classes (for Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math classes, grades 6-12)
    • Honor Day Celebration (graduation recognition)
    • Tuition support for credit retrieval at Night School & Summer Scholars
    • Cultural Arts & Crafts Classes
    • Youth Conferences
    • Summer Program Opportunities: Summer ACE, College Horizons, Na-ha-shnee Nursing Institute; American Indian Physician Association, National Native American Youth Initiative; Kona Nika Tillicum, and a variety of other summer camps/programs/internships
    • Professional development workshops for teachers
    • Indian Education Resource Library: books & other media available
Indian Ed Student at OMSI Camp
Indian Education Students