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St. Francis Area Schools
A K-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

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 763-213-8562 or email

About the Parent Committee

All parent's, guardian's and foster parent's of American Indian student's in ISD 15 are encouraged to attend the American Indian Parent Advisory Committee meetings, which is made up of parents of American Indian students, staff and community members. The Parent Committee meets monthly to discuss issues relevant to American Indian students and welcomes new members.The American Indian Education Program includes a Parent Committee,

Meetings during the 2017-18 school year will be held from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in SFHS room C-204 on the following dates: September 19, October 10, November 14, December 12, January 9, February 13, March 12, April 10 and May 8


2018 Spring Gathering
Sunday, March 25
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Crossroads School & Vocational Center

Festival of Nations 2018 Field Trip
May 4. 9:30-4:30 p.m.
St. Paul RiverCentre

For more information contact: Carline Sargent at 763-213-8562 or email

Ongoing American Indian events through the Minnesota Historical Society

Scholarship Opportunities for American Indian Students

Clothing Order Form

The ISD 15 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

Independent School District 15 (ISD 15) 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 ISD 15. 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

ISD 15 minority students at Cedar Creek Community School, East Bethel Community 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

Email Carline Sargent or phone 763-213-1575 with questions.

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