Student Information and Resources
The 4th annual Arizona State University RECHARGE conference will empower Native American students in grades 7-12 to take charge of their education and invest in their future and community. The event will include engaging activities and inspiring presentations from a variety of ASU schools and offices including the Herberger Institute of Design and Arts, American Indian Student Support Services, the Office of the President for American Indian Initiatives, and current ASU students. Topics will include college readiness, financial aid and scholarships, college majors, and specialized ASU campus resources.
"When our mind is cowering in the corner and is on the verge of giving up, our spirit is what steps up and pulls us through the fire."
- D.J. Vanas, Odawa, Motiviational Speaker/Storyteller
Voices of Hope: Voices from our Noble Heritage
By Howard Rainer
"Happiness or depression; the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat. Each of us in our lives experiences highs and lows. Life has a way of delivering both. But we, as individuals and as a people, do not need to be either confined or defined by what happens to us, or how we feel about it. We are bigger than the things that happen to us."
YouCanGo! Meet Aaron
"The struggles Aaron observed on the reservation influenced his attitude toward life. By taking advantage of opportunities and challenging himself, Aaron reached his goal of attending college."
Advanced Placement Courses (AP Courses)
The College Board's Advanced Placement courses are college-level classes in a wide variety of subjects that you can take while still in high school. They offer you challenging course work and a taste of what college classes are like. AP helps hundreds of thousands of high school students achieve their college dreams each year. Get the facts.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB)
The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Arizona Department of Education
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Indigenous Language Resource
- Gomyson (Navajo)
A website that provides learning software to "preserve, perpetuate, and improve" the ability in learning the Navajo language
- Dakota Sioux Language (Games for Kids)
- Language Geek (Indigenous languages)
A website resource that provides the tools to communicate online or in print including FREE fonts and keyboard layouts for writing Indigenous languages.
- Anishinaabemowin (Odawa)
- It's Up 2 You! (Tohono O'Odham)
Available in the iTunes/iPad Apps. A comic about three teens who learn about diabetes prevention. Written by Ryan Huna Smith (Chemehuevi/Navajo) and Lisa Falk. Illustrated by Ryan Huna Smith. Audio is in Spanish, Tohono O'Odham, and English.
Language Arts Resource
- Khan Academy
Our library of videos cover subjects ranging from math and finance to history and art. Test Preps also available for SAT Math, GMAT.
- Britannica Online (Encyclopedia)
The following links are available if you have access through your local school:
Dates & Deadlines
AIMS 2015 Spring Test Dates:
(Cohort 2016 and above only)
Mon, February 23 - Writing
Tue, February 24 - Reading
Wed, February 25 - Math
TBD (Between 3/16-4/24) - Science
Az-MERIT 2015 Spring Test Dates:
March 30–May 8* – Online Testing
*Writing must be completed by April 24
April 13-24 – Paper Testing
District Test Schedule
Detailed Assessment Testing Calendar for 2014-15
DIBELS Test Dates (Grades K-1)
Fall Aug 13 - Sept 4
Winter Jan 7 - Jan 29
Spring Apr 15 - May 6
MAP Test Dates (Grades 2-8)
Fall Aug 25 - Sept 19
Winter Jan 5 - Jan 30
Spring Apr 20 - May 15
AIMS Science (Grades 4 and 8)
TBD (Between 3/16-4/24)
1st Qtr Aug 7 - Oct 10
2nd Qtr Oct 20 - Dec 18
3rd Qtr Jan 5 - Mar 13
4th Qtr Mar 23 - May 21
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