American Indian Education
Meaningful Educational Experiences for American Indian Learners
We are working to support Big Lake’s mission to prepare American Indian learners for their future through meaningful, equitable, and targeted educational experiences that affirm and value their unique cultural identities.
The Big Lake Schools American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) serves in an advisory role to the district and helps to ensure that American Indian students are receiving culturally relevant and equitable educational opportunities. Through a partnership with the Minnesota Department of Education Office of American Indian Education the Big Lake Schools American Indian Parent Advisory Committee is able to create program goals that enhance American Indian education programs and initiatives.
Program goals fit within the focus areas defined by the Minnesota Department of Education Office of American Indian Education:
- Support postsecondary preparation for American Indian students
- Support the academic achievement of American Indian students
- Make curriculum relevant to the needs, interests, and cultural heritage of American Indian students
- Provide positive reinforcement of the self-image of American Indian students
- Develop intercultural awareness among students, parents, and staff
Meetings of the Big Lake Schools American Indian Parent Advisory Committee are held throughout the school year.
American Indian Education Coordinator