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    šəqačib High School Course Available for Native Students
    Posted on 10/08/2020

    šəqačib high school course now available to Native American, Alaskan Native, Canadian First Nations students

    This class, offered at Nathan Hale and Chief Sealth high schools, is now available for high school students across the district to participate remotely.

    šəqačib is offered through the Title VI Native American Education Program of Seattle Public Schools. šəqačib is a partnership between Native Ed and both Chief Sealth International High School and Nathan Hale High School. Students are provided a welcoming, academically focused environment where identity safety and academic progress are fostered. The focus of the class is to promote school engagement and academic progress in a culturally sensitive environment. šəqačib is a place of community building and belonging for Native youth. Students receive small group instruction, one on one support and direct class instruction. Students receive support in their core classes as necessary.

    šəqačib students and their families receive support and advocacy in everything from navigating the school system, communicating with teachers and attending IEP meetings.

    Prerequisites: Instructor permission, Native American/Alaskan Native/Canadian First Nations students. Students must have a 506 form on file with Native Ed.

    Course Credit: šəqačib is an elective class. students may take this course as many times as needed and as their schedule accommodates. High school credit is awarded .50 per semester

    Grading: Learning is a process and always worthy of celebration. However, we must submit grades. As such, grades are awarded for ongoing learning, participation and communication in class and completion of assigned work.

    Please work with your child's teacher or principal if you are interested in enrolling in this course.

    Read more about Native American Education at Seattle Public Schools.