Program Description

Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal and the Arizona Department of Education are committed to providing the highest quality education to Arizona’s 60,000 American Indian students in the Arizona public/charter school system.

The ADE Indian Education office is in the Academic Achievement Division, Office of Innovative and Exemplary Programs in the Arizona Department of Education. Our mission is to promote leadership, education and training to schools, agencies and governments which are responsible for the quality of education of Arizona’s American Indian children.

The ADE Indian Education program utilizes state and federal funds to maximize teaching and learning levels while validating the unique cultural identity of American Indian students today. The ADE Indian Education office activities include publications, school districts/tribal supplementary education assistance, and a variety of public education and outreach activities.

The goal of the ADE Indian Education Office continues to be providing technical assistance to improve Academic Achievement for all American Indian students in Arizona.

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Contact Information

Academic Achievement Division
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street, Bin 21
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Fax: (602) 364-1938
Phone: (602) 542-2784
Director of Indian Education: Debora Norris
Debora.Norris@azed.gov