Maadaadizi Program Weekly Update

Week of November 20, 2015

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Gateway to College

Has your path to a high school diploma been sidetracked?

If so, then the Gateway to College program might be the alternative educational program to help you reach your educational goals.

SPPS Gateway to College serves students aged 16-20 who have dropped out of school or are missing credits, and want to get back on track. Our students not only have a second chance to earn a high school diploma, but Gateway participants will also earn college credits toward an associates degree or certificate.

Gateway students are:

  • Are 16-20 years old
  • Are behind in high school credits for their age and grade
  • Have dropped out of high school or may drop out soon
  • Are committed to completing their high school diploma
  • Read at an eighth grade level or higher (English proficiency) and have passed a skills assessment
  • Work hard and want to change their lives
  • Actively participate in class
  • Motivate themselves to work independently and do collaborative group work
  • Can complete their high school diploma before turning age 21

Interested students must fill out a program application and submit it as soon as possible. For more information, including an application, please click here.

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Kerrie's Schedule for November 23-27

  • Monday- Meetings at the Indian Education Office.
  • Tuesday- Harding High School (room 1352)
  • Wednesday-Como Park High School (room 1433A)
  • Thursday- No School
  • Friday-No School

School Counselor Visits to High Schools

Kerrie will regularly be visiting Central, Como Park, Harding, Highland, and Johnson High Schools this school year. If you do not attend one of these high schools, you still can receive Indian Education counseling services. Please email Kerrie ( if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet.
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February 1, 2016 Deadline: AIGC's College Horizon Program.
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Upcoming Events

Check back next week for updates.
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American Indian Scholarship Updates

For a comprehensive listing of scholarships and financial aid opportunities and information for American Indian students, please click here.

Deadlines for Scholarship Opportunties:

Ongoing: Sign up for the American Indian Graduate Center's e-newsletter for updated American Indian scholarship opportunities. Click here to register for the newsletter.

January 13, 2016: The Gates Millennium Scholars Program

TBD: Mn American Indian Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

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Volunteering & Service Opportunities

  • Be a Talking Circle leader afterschool at Harding High School. Contact Kerrie for more information.
  • Be a guest writer/contributor to this e-newsletter. Contact Kerrie with your ideas.
  • November 30, 2015 Deadline: Youth Bank Grants (free money to fund your own community project), click here for the link to request a grant.

Contact Kerrie

Have questions about this newsletter? Contact me.