ERIC Number: ED297894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Chemawa Indian School: A Strong Spirit of Growth.
Chemawa Indian School, Salem, OR.
This picture booklet was prepared as a public-information tool describing programs, facilities, students and faculty at the 108-year-old Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon. The boarding school, operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), has a capacity of 400 students, housed in 10 dormitories. It serves American Indian students in grades 9 through 12, offering academic and recreational programs both on- and off-campus. Accredited by the Northwest Association for Schools and Colleges, Chemawa has a wide variety of standard and vocational classes, electives, and individualized services (including special education). Other programs, funded by the Federal Office of Indian Education Programs, target gifted, talented and creative students. School guidance programs allow counselors, social workers, tutors, and a school psychologist to work with students in their dorms. Two dorms are set aside for students needing special attention for substance abuse problems. If they need inpatient treatment off-campus, tutors are provided to help them keep up with their studies. Post-care group counseling is available upon their return. Students are assisted with their post-graduation plans and goals. There are facilities for football, basketball, softball, and swimming and the booklet lists the Chemawa sports teams and their recent achievements. It also describes daily, weekly and annual events at Chemawa. (TES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chemawa Indian School, Salem, OR.
Identifiers: Bureau of Indian Affairs Schools; Office of Indian Education Programs; Oregon (Salem)
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