Kent School District participates in a Native American/Alaska Native Education Program funded by Federal Title VI Grant monies based on Native American student counts and administered through Student Services. The program is designed to assist Native American students to meet district and state academic standards.
Kent School District offers resources for native students and families to create a strong sense of community. By building a stronger circle we strengthen our society. In traditional communities, young people have always come to know, to experience, and to lay claim to their tribal heritage, allowing individuals to define themselves in terms of their collective cultural identity. Our goal is for each native student to graduate high school and continue their education in post-secondary opportunities.
Welcome to the new school year! I am Richard Summers (HAIDA) the new Title VI Native Education Coordinator for the Kent School District. I look forward to helping to increase Native student academic success in this district. I am coming into this position having previously been a CPS child abuse and neglect investigator for the DCYF King County Indian Child Welfare Office and before that, I worked as a Dropout Prevention Specialist for Native American students in the Seattle School District. It’s great to be here in Kent and there are a few things we need to get sorted out to start our year effectively.
Please see the upcoming events page for exciting opportunities to be involved in the education and success of our Native American and Alaska Native students.