Ninth Grade Counts

Ninth Grade Counts

NAYA’s Ninth Grade Counts is a yearlong mentorship program that starts with a summer camp for students to explore and learn about high school, college, and beyond. The two-week, no-cost hybrid summer camp provides an opportunity for soon-to-be ninth grade students to get a jump start on their journey into high school.

Students will review high school graduation requirements, explore college and career possibilities, and gain new academic skills while learning about Native American art, teachings, and science. Students will also be introduced to college and university students and staff, and learn about careers from Native professionals.

Students may receive .5 high school elective credit and may complete one Career Related Learning Experience (a graduation requirement for many students) during the summer camp.

Two opportunities for students to participate this summer:

  • Camp 1: Monday, July 11 Friday, July 22, 2022 (deadline to sign up June 17th)
  • Camp 2: Monday, August 1 Friday, August 12, 2022 (deadline to sign up July 22nd)

Hybrid schedule:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, students meet online from 14 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, students meet in-person for campus visits and outdoor activities. Drop-off at NAYA at 10 a.m. Pick up is at NAYA at 4 p.m.

Students can apply at