Helping Native American Students to Achieve
Who is eligible to join AIEP?
Federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native students in grades Pre-K - 12
The parent/guardian must complete a student eligibility form (506) that indicates the student, parent, or grandparent is a member of: a tribe or band or group described in the following definition:
Definition: Indian means any individual who is (1) a member (as defined by the Indian tribe or band) 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; or (2) a descendent in the first or second degree (parent or grandparent) as described in (1); or (3) considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose; or (4) an Eskimo or Aleut or other Alaska Native; or (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.
Return the completed form back to your child’s school or send to the American Indian Education Program office, 3908 Avenue B, Room 205, Austin, TX.
What does the Title VII program provide?
- Sharpen student academic skills in the core content areas, through tutoring or special events.
- Enrichment programs that would otherwise be unavailable to AI/AN students.
- After-school programs.
- Basic school supplies.
- Snacks during meetings.
We serve as a liaison between AIEP, the Office of Indian Education and each school district Native American Parent Committees.
What does the Title VII program NOT provide?
AIEP Title VII office cannot provide:
- Legal advice
- Books or specific school supplies for personal use (with the exception of annual reading books)
Join your district Native American Parent Committee. (NAPC). It is only with the parents participation that we can grow a stronger program. Join Now!
What’s does the NAPC do?
- Conduct regular open meetings.
- Consult with LEA on program development, operation and evaluation.
- You approve Part II of the application sent to Office of Indian Education (OIE).
- Abide by reasonable by-laws.
All activities are free to registered AIEP students.
AIEP is funded 100% through a federal formula grant through the Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education. Austin ISD is the Lead Education Agency (LEA) for this program. Our partners include:
- Great Promise for American Indians
- Native American Parent Committee members
- University of Texas, Austin, Longhorn American Indian Council (LAIC)
- We offer summer camps to all age groups.