Student Information and Resources

Firekeeper

"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

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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."

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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."

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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. 

 

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Arizona Department of Education


Take a practice ACT or SAT Test

Take a practice AIMS test

 

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Resources


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.

 

Math Resource

 

Language Arts Resource

 

Science Resource

 

Miscellaneous Resource

 

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IMPORTANT
Dates & Deadlines

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High School 

ACT Test Schedule 
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Complete Practice Test - FREE!!
Registration Deadline:  January 9
Test Date:  February 7


SAT Test Schedule   
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FULL Practice Test - FREE!!
Registration Deadline:  December 29
Test Date:  January 24


District Test Schedule

AIMS 2014 Fall Test Dates:
(Cohort 2016 and above only)
Tue, October 28 - Writing
Wed, October 29 - Reading
Thu, October 30 - Math

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


State required assessment to be announced (i.e. PARCC).



Elem/Middle School

District Test Schedule

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) 

State required assessment to be announced (i.e. PARCC).


Grading Periods

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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Learn Your History

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Local Tribal Nations

Hohokam

O'Odham
 - Tohono O'odham (Desert People)
 - Akimel O’odham (River People)
 - Ak-Chin (Mouth of the Wash)
 - Onk Akimel O'odham (Salt River)
 - Hia-C'ed O'odham (Sand People)

Yoeme (Pascua Yaqui)



Surrounding Tribal Nations

Apache
 - San Carlos
 - Yavapai
 - White Mountain

Dine' (Navajo)

Hopi



Across the Nations

Caddo

Cherokee
- Cherokee Nation (Oklahoma)
- United Keetoowah Band (Oklahoma)
- Eastern Band (North Carolina)

Kiowa

Pawnee

Seminole
- Seminole Nation (Oklahoma)
- Seminole Tribe (Florida)

Sioux