Our Program

Program Overview:

The Indian Education Program is a federally funded program that supports American Indian students in a variety of ways. The Indian Education Program serves American Indian students by developing their understanding and appreciation of their American Indian history and culture. The Secondary Program focuses on students in grades 7 -12 and is designed to assist students with educational opportunities beyond high school. The Indian Education Program is committed to working together with parents and families to meet the unique educational and cultural needs of American Indian students. 

Indian Education Program services include:

  • Culturally Relevant Activities and Field Trips
  • Academic Assistance and Tutoring
  • Monthly Culture Nights
  • Post-secondary Preparation
  • Special Education Team Support
  • Information on community resources (school activity funds, etc.)
  • Dakota and Ojibwe Language Tables
  • American Indian Research Rights Experience (AIRRE)
  • Spring Achievement Celebration
  • Fall Powwow 
  • Provide culturally authentic materials and relevant lessons for classroom teachers (Cultural Trunk) 

Student Eligibility

An eligible American Indian person is one of the following: 

  1. a member of an Indian tribe or band, including those Indian tribe or bands terminated since 1940, and those recognized by the state in which the tribe or band reside.
  2. a descendent in the first or second degree (parent or grandparent) as described in #1.
  3. considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose.
  4. an Eskimo or Aleut or other Alaska Native.
  5. a member of an organized Indian group that received a grant under the Indian Education Act of 1988 as it was in effect October 19, 1994.

What is a 506 Form?

In order to apply for a formula grant under the Office of Indian Education, Robbinsdale Area Schools must first determine the number of American Indian students attending its schools by having those families fill out a 506 Form. 

Families are not required to fill out a 506 form. However, if you choose not to submit a form, the district cannot count your child for funding under the program.

This form will be kept with the Indian Education Program and is confidential. 

Required Forms:

Johnson O’Malley form 
Johnson O'Malley Explanation
506 Form
506 Form Instructions

Contact Robbinsdale Indian Education Program

Robbinsdale Indian Education
​Robbinsdale Middle School
Room 2
3730 Toledo Ave N
Robbinsdale, MN 55422