Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month!
We recognize and celebrate the history and contributions of American Indians throughout the year. However, the month of November offers additional opportunities to do so because it is American Indian Heritage Month nationally. Learn more about the Governor's 2012 proclamation here, as well as information provided here. This year's statewide theme is "Our Music Tells Our Story."
Purpose of Title VII Program:
The federal Title VII program supports educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska native students, so that such students can meet the same challenging academic achievement standards as all other students within CMS. The ongoing program will provide opportunities for these students by ensuring that programs that serve them are of the highest quality and provide for not only their basic elementary and secondary educational needs, but also meet the unique educational and culturally related needs of these students.
The CMS Title VII Parent Advisory Board meets regularly during the school year to plan special cultural activities and to review needed programs for our eligible students, such as tutoring or assistance with any program within CMS, career counseling, college preparedness, and CMS teacher continuing educational opportunities. Meetings are generally open to all parents of CMS American Indian and Alaska native students.
Title VII Eligibility:
Title VII eligibility is open to any CMS student who is a member of a federal or state recognized tribe; or a child of any member of a federal or state recognized tribe; or the grandchild of any member of a federal or state recognized tribe. Completion of EDForm 506 is required to determine a student's eligibility for Title VII support. Click here to access EDForm 506. Completed forms should be sent to Karin Dancy, CMS Director of Grants (contact information is listed below).
Resources and News to Know:
Intertribal Timber Council Scholarship Opportunity (for high school seniors and current college students)
Learn NC: K-12 Teaching and Learning (a UNC School of Education resource)
For more information about the Title VII program, contact:
CMS Director of Grants
Fax: (980) 343-5322
Oakhurst Administrative Building
4511 Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC 28205-7715
Courier #: 668