American Indian Education

  • Welcome to Columbia Heights Public Schools' American Indian Education program. The American Indian Education program, which is a partnership between the Columbia Heights, Fridley and Spring Lake Park school districts, receives federal and state funding.

    Eligibility for Title VII services are available to:

    • An enrolled member of a tribe, band or other organized group, including Alaskan and Hawaiian natives.

    • A child of a parent or grandparent who is an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe or group of Indians.

    • Enrolled upon approval of the Title VI Student Eligibility Certification form.

    Our services include:

    • Academic advising (6-12)
    • Assistance in preparation for college or vocational training (6-12)
    • Check & Connect mentoring
    • College visits
    • Cultural activities
    • Field trips
    • Liaison for students with special needs
    • Monitoring student's school programs to provide assistance (K-12)
    • Ojibwe & Dakota language
    • Parent Advisory Committee

    View the AIE PowerPoint Presentation.

    For more information, contact Interim Director of Student Services Laura McLuen at 763-528-4429 or

    Karen Monette
    Cultural Collaborative Liaison

    David Larsen
    Check and Connect Mentor, Grades 6-12