The NAYA Ninth Grade Counts Summer Program is a four-week, no-cost program that gives soon to be ninth-grade-students an opportunity to get a jump start on their journey into high school.
Students meet Monday–Thursday to review high school requirements, explore college and career possibilities, and gain new academic skills while learning about Native American art and teachings. Students will go on field trips to various locations on Tuesdays and Thursdays, including an overnight college visit at the end of the program.
This program’s goal is to support students and help them develop the skills that allow them to think about their future and plan for it—particularly as they make a successful transition into high school.
Students may receive .5 high school elective credit and may complete one career-related learning experience (a graduation requirement for many high schools) during the summer program. Students entering 9th grade in the fall are eligible to enroll.
Applications will be available in Spring 2020