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    Welcome to Huchoosedah: SPS Native Education Department

    Native Education is a referral service. We work with students, parents, teachers, principals, and SPS departments on a case by case basis to address the broad scope of needs our Native students face. We want every family to understand how to navigate the resources of the district and support all schools in understanding the unique experience Native students face interacting with our system. Our goal is to ensure all Native Students have a high-quality education experience and reach the goal of graduation.

    Please call or email us! We are here to help, problem solve, and inspire.


    Native Education’s Summer Program!

    Enhance skills in reading (including math story problems), writing, listening and speaking. Students will read and write in small groups and one on one with certified teachers and instructional assistants.

    Where?  Meany Middle School, 301 21st Ave E Seattle, WA 98112 in Room #46
    When?   Monday, July 29th through August 9th, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Monday through Friday

    For more information: Parent letter and application


    Summer Learning Opportunities

    *Application deadlines have been extended please check with your school. 

    High School Credit Retrieval

    High school students who are interested in recovering a credit from a class that they did not previously pass may earn up to 1.0 credit (two classes) toward graduation free of cost. The program will be held July 1-July 26,

    2019, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. 

    Ingraham and Rainier Beach will be hosting the summer credit retrieval programs. 
    students who are enrolled will be provided with metro tokens to commute to and from the 
    program.

    For more information go to https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=23001913
    Registration form:
    https://www.seattleschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_543/File/District/Departments/SummerSchool/2019_SummerCreditRetrievalApplication_ADA.pdf

    Skills Center

    The Seattle Skills Center is a free program in Seattle Public Schools that prepares students for
    college, careers, and life. We provide this training through our regular school year courses and 
    our summer program. For more information go to https://skillscenter.seattleschools.org/

    Kindergarten Jump Start

    Jump Start is a free Transition Program for New Students entering kindergarten. The week-
    long Jump Start experience is offered at most Seattle elementary and K-8 schools.

    Information on how to apply: 

    https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=9084976

    Summer Staircase

    Students who are currently in kindergarten through fourth grade and have preformed below grade level by MAP, Amplify or Smarter Balanced standards can consider Summer Staircase

    When: July 1 - July 26, 2019, Monday - Friday, times vary by site. No school 7/4.

    Cost: Free (Breakfast and lunch are provided)

    Transportation: Provided to students who live outside of a one-mile radius to a Summer Staircase site. 

    How to register: Contact your child's teacher or the interventionist at your child's school.

    https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=23001865  


    "I Am Native" Film Honors Students 

    (Above is the film "I am Native" which highlights Native SPS students.)
    "At the Sept. 5 Seattle School Board meeting, Gail Morris, Native American Education program manager and Stacia Hawkinson, Native Education consulting teacher, debuted the short film, which showcases Native Seattle Public School high school students and staff sharing their stories, hopes, and dreams for their future.

    'We have many Native students that are doing exceptionally well in SPS, and we want to share the pride we have in them with a broader audience, through this beautiful film,' Morris says.." - click here to read more


    Contact Us

    Gail T. Morris
    NuuChahNulth
    Native American Education
    Program Manager

    Contact our Staff
    Huchoosedah
    206-252-0948

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