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Mission Statement

The mission of the Native American Education Program (NAEP) is to assist our Native American students so they’ll have a successful educational process; and to preserve and enlighten the understanding of Native American cultures within the Federal Way community.

Program Goals:

  • To improve the academic success of Native American students in grades K-12.
  • Increase the knowledge and awareness of cultural values, traditions and contemporary issues relevant to Native American students.
  • Increase parental participation in NAEP Program and school activities.
  • Encourage and support post-secondary education for all students.
  • Preserve and enlighten understanding of the Native American culture within the Federal Way community.

Native American Education Program (NAEP) Staff promises to provide the following services:

  • Provide academic assistance, advise, advocate and refer resources to Native American students and families.
  • Offer cultural awareness opportunities and other resources to students, teachers and families.
  • Track Native American students’ academic achievement.
  • Keep in regular contact with Native students and have a cooperative relationship with teachers and parents.

How to Register Your Student:

Eligibility Guidelines -To receive supplemental services and/or supplies, families claiming Native American ethnicity or heritage for their child must adhere to the following definition and eligibility guidelines:

How to Register Your Student:

Eligibility Guidelines -To receive supplemental services and/or supplies, families claiming Native American ethnicity or heritage for their child must adhere to the following definition and eligibility guidelines:

A. In order for the parent/guardian to request/receive services, they must meet the definition of an Indian which is:

(1) a member (as defined by the Indian tribe or band) of an Indian tribe or band, including Indian tribe or bands terminated since 1940, and those recognized by the State in which the tribe or band reside; or
(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 grant under the Indian Education Act of 1988 that was in effect on October 19, 1994.

B. Child must currently be enrolled in Federal Way Public Schools
C. Parent/Guardian must complete a Title VII Eligibility Certification Form also known as a Form 506, Office of Indian Education to be kept on file with the Native Education Office.

The 506 form asks for the following information:

• Student name (as it appears in the district database)
• Birthdate
• School name (where student attends)
• Grade
• Name of United States Tribe, Band or Group
• Federal, state, terminated, organized status
• Name of child, parent, or grandparent with tribal affiliation
• Enrollment number if available of child, parent or grandparent
• Name and address of tribal organization- NAEP Office can assist with this
• Parent signature
• Home mailing address

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Contact Information:

Maxine Alex
Native American Education Coordinator
Native American Education Program
Federal Way Public Schools
33330 8th Ave S
Federal Way, 98003
253-945- 4583 (phone), 253-945-4582 (fax), 253-797-0843 (cell/text)

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