Ndeh Nation: Building a better future for San Carlos Youth
The SCAT Education Department is providing Administration and Oversight to the development of the Apache Language Curriculum. Their staff has been instrumental in providing both Cultural and Educational Expertise in the development of the Apache Language Curriculum. Their project staff has also coordinated with all partners and Community Cultural Experts to coordinate the development of all resources.
The Early Childhood Department has six school sites with both PreKinder and Early PreKinder classes. Their students are learning Apache Language and Culture using our curriculum . As of SY2019-2020 they will offer three PreKinder Apache Immersion Classes, and Apache Non-Immersion PreKinder and Early PreKinder Classes.
The San Carlos Unified School District has 1,550 students who attend the elementary, middle, and high schools. Their students are using the Apache Language Curriculum As of SY2019-2020 Apache Immersion Classes for Grades Kinder and First. They offer Apache Non-Immersion Classes for Grades Kinder through Twelve.
The San Carlos Apache College has developed an accredited courses in Apache Language
Apache Language APA101
Apache Language APA 102
They have also developed an accredited course in Apache History HIS 103
The development of these courses has greatly assisted in providing both content knowledge and pedagogy to the teaching staff from the SCAT Early Childhood Department and the San Carlos Unified School District.
Staff from Arizona State University have assisted with the development of the three Apache Language Labs housed at the Early Childhood Center, Rice Elementary School, and San Carlos High School. All three language labs are scheduled to open in the Summer of 2019. Additionally, the staff from ASU has lent critical expertise to the the development of both the Apache Language Curriculum and the Apache Language Resources.
The San Carlos Apache Tribe Language Preservation Department has assisted with the development of the Apache Language Curriculum by lending their Apache Language and Cultural expertise to the project. Additionally, the SCAT Language Preservation Department has provided ongoing training to teachers and staff from both the SCAT Education Department, the SCAT Early Childhood Department, and the San Carlos Unified School District.
SWECA Inc. is under contract with the San Carlos Apache Tribe to support the Tribe's educational initiatives. It facilitated the planning of the One People ~ One Nation Program and secured the funding for the project. They have remained engaged in the program by leading the evaluation. Additionally, their experts in curriculum development have assisted the Apache Language Cultural Experts in developing the framework for the Apache Language Curriculum and Resource Development.