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St. Francis Area Schools
A PreK-12 public school district serving the communities of Athens Township, Andover, Bethel, East Bethel, Linwood Township, Nowthen, Oak Grove, St. Francis and Stanford Township

American Indian Education

American Indian Education

Form 506

Form 506, which is the Title VI ED 506 Indian Student Eligibility Certification Form, is to be completed by a parent/guardian and returned to the student's school. In order to apply for a formula grant under the Indian Education Program, the school must determine the number of Indian students enrolled. Review the 2013-14 Grant to see how the funds are being used for our American Indian students for academic and cultural programming.

For more information regarding the American Indian Education program contact: Carline Sargent at 763-213-1575 or email

About the American Indian Parent Advisory Committee

All parents, guardians and foster parents of American Indian students in St. Francis Area Schools are encouraged to attend the American Indian Parent Advisory Committee meetings, which are made up of parents of American Indian students, staff and community members. The Parent Advisory Committee meets monthly to discuss issues relevant to American Indian students and welcomes new members.The American Indian Education Program includes a Parent Committee.

Parent Advisory Committee 2019-20 meeting dates:
September 17
October 8
November 12
December 10
January 14
February 11
March 17
April 14
May 12

The meetings will be held at SFHS, Room E-210, from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

All parents, grandparents, relatives, and foster parents of Native American students are invited to attend the American Indian Parent Advisory Committee meetings. We will be discussing the American Indian Education Program, upcoming events and field trips, and most of all we want to hear your suggestions and any concerns you may have. Students attending will have the opportunity to participate in a cultural activity during the meeting. Light refreshments will also be served.

If you would like to learn more about the American Indian Education Program, please contact Carline Sargent at 763-213-1575 or email


St. Francis Middle School Academic Support
After school academic support for American Indian students is available during first Trimester at St. Francis Middle School. Lisa Cicha, American Indian Education Liaison will support your child in completing assignments and projects, and assist with organization of folders and lockers. There is no cost for the academic support and activity buses are available for transportation home.
Help is available Monday and Wednesday after school, 2:15-4:00 p.m.
At 4:00 p.m., students may board the activity bus or have parent pick them up.
If you are interested in this additional support, please register your son or daughter by filling out the registration below. If your child is taking advantage of the activity bus, an Activity Bus Request needs to be submitted.

Permission slip for this opportunity.

Native American College Fair
A Native American College Fair, will be held on October 4, 2019 at the Northstar Ballroom in Saint Paul. The event provides a setting in which youth can have meaningful conversations with representatives about college life, courses and admission and financial aid requirements.
What: Native American College Fair
Date: Friday, October 4
Location: Northstar Ballroom, St. Paul
Time: Bus will leave SFHS at 8:00 a.m. and return approximately at 2:00 p.m.
Who: For American Indian students in grades 9-12 at SFHS and SFLC
If you are interested in attending the Native American College Fair please complete and return the permission slip to Carline Sargent by Thursday, September 26.
Please contact Carline Sargent at 763-213-1575, at if you have any questions.

Sign up for this opportunity with the permssion slip.

Clothing Order Form

The St. Francis Area Schools American Indian Education Program is selling T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts. Proceeds go toward the program. Prices vary depending on clothing item and size. See order form for more information.

Data/Trends Emerge in Diversity Study

St. Francis Area Schools staff completed a project in which data on multicultural diversity within the school district and surrounding districts was gathered. Carline Sargent, Multicultural/Diversity liaison, and Sara Tramm, data coach, completed an in-depth analysis to establish baseline data, identify trends and work toward meeting the needs of all students in the district. A few highlights of the findings include:

There are 19 unique languages identified as primary home language, including Hmong, Spanish, Ukrainian and Russian

59 percent of multicultural students at St. Francis High School speak a language other than English in their homes

A five-year enrollment trend shows an increase of 3.5 percent in minority students since the 2010-11 school year, with a 2.6 percent increase in the past two years

St. Francis Area Schools minority students at Cedar Creek Elementary School, East Bethel Elementary School and St. Francis Elementary School are performing well above the state targets for proficiency on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments in both reading and mathematics.

View the complete project

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