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Native American Education Program

The CUSD Native American Education Program is a federally funded program to provide additional support for students of Native American Indian heritage. This program is designed to address the unique education and culturally related academic needs of Indian Education students so that they can achieve the same challenging state standards expected of all students.



The Native American Indian Education Program brings together the best academic principles of education and student identities rooted in the value of culture, community, and tradition.



The mission of the Native American Indian Education Program is to serve as a national model for the Native American Indian community by providing a student-centered museum program that emphasizes education, cultural identity and community by:

  • Enhancing student awareness of the traditions of Native Americans, their history, and the dreams for the people in the future.
  • Creating greater interest in earth studies, history, geography, language, math, art, sign language, and literature.
  • Sharing the native culture: rich with tradition and close relationship to the earth and all its inhabitants.
  • Providing teachers a framework of studies that reflect the community, state, region, nation, and the world.

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All students who are of Native American Indian descent are eligible to be part of the Native American Education Program. Each student must have on file the federal Title VI Student Eligibility Certification form on file with the CUSD Native American Education Program. This form establishes the status of the student as a Native American Education Program student eligible to receive supplemental services under the grant.



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The Lobo Lodge is a student-centered teaching museum of Native American Indian anthropology, ecology, heritage, and history. Located at Lobo Elementary School, the Lobo Lodge houses indigenous Indian artifacts and provides teachers and students with a social science program emphasizing the cultural aspects of the Indian experience, within seven regions within the United States.

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American Indian Scholarship Fund of Southern California,  


The American Indian Scholarship Fund of Southern California (AISF) was organized in 1976 to raise funds and provide scholarships for American Indian college students attending trade schools, community colleges, and universities in Southern California. 


Our aim is to provide equal access for American Indian students who demonstrate financial need, outstanding scholarship achievement and exemplary community involvement. 


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American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California

The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California offers student scholarships for American Indian/Native Alaskans in college. 


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The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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