Native American Program at RRHS/CHS

Native American Program at Rio Rancho High School
Constance Pahona - Program Support Staff, Liaison, NASU Sponsor
Rio Rancho High School - on campus Monday - Friday
Office: Humanities 212  Phone: 505-962-5141

Providing academic services for Native American Indian students in grades 9-12 and promoting student, parent and community involvement in cultural and traditional exchange.

Program At Rio Rancho High School

Support services
Academic and Attendance 
Program Eligibility
Monetary assistance (Academic related fees)
Tutoring services
Home/school liaison services
Community service and resource
Post Secondary planning
Native American Scholarships
Summer Enrichment Programs/Projects
Youth Leadership 
NAP Summer Academy
Service Learning
Native American Student Union
NAP Annual Pageant

RRHS Native students Celebrated Native Heritage Month
on campus - 
Nov. 11 - 17, 2017
Check out NASU page for more information on activities/events

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Royalty

Amaya Huskey - Miss Indian Rio Rancho Public Schools
(Rio Rancho High School student)
Jessica Sanchez -Jr. Miss Indian Rio Rancho Public Schools
(Cleveland High School student) 


High School Final Exam Days
December 18 & 19, 2017
(regular school day schedule)

Winter Holiday Break
December 20, 2017 - January 9, 2018

Native American Parent Advisory Committee (NAPAC)
will meet on Tuesday - January 9, 2018
at 5:00 pm.  Potluck meeting
District Training Center
contact 896-0667 Federal Programs for more info. 
K-12 parents/guardians encouraged to attend!


for Seniors, Juniors and interested Sophomores

Test Dates                                                     Registration Deadline
February 10, 2018 January 12, 2018
April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018 June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 July 14, 2018 June 15, 2018
For further information about test registration and paying for cost, see Ms. Pahona.  RRHS Office - Hum. 212, or call 505-962-5141.  

Prep Session will not be offered this year. Students eligible to obtain an ACT test practice book from district office. Call Federal Programs at
896-0667 for process. 


Navajo I and Navajo II language courses will be offered Spring semester at RRHS. Both courses are a dual credit course offering 3 college credits and 1 high school credit

Classes will begin in January, 2018.  Dates & Times TBD
Registration process will begin soon.  For interest, please contact Ms. Pahona or sign up in HUM 212. 

The course introduces Navajo speech forms, meta-linguistic skills, the Navajo alphabet, vocabulary and the grammatical structure of simple and complex sentences. Class is held twice a week for 16 weeks required for credit and 73% to pass for college credit.

Navajo language will help fulfill Navajo Nation Scholarship requirement.



Juniors: Native American Indian Junior Day at UNM on Wednesday - February, 21, 2018.  If interested in attending, Sign up for this field trip with Ms. Pahona in HUM 212.   Cleveland students, please listen for announcements to sign up with Mr. Flores.  

College visits to New Mexico State University (NMSU) and New Mexico Highland University (NMHU) in collaboration with RRHS AVID Program will take place second semester.  Dates will be scheduled soon!



Mr. Tim Flores - Program support
Providing field trip connections/opportunities (listen for announcements)
ACT/SAT test reimbursements - provide receipt to Mr. Flores
  AP Exam - Pre-register with AP Teacher/Coordinator

(paid exam for eligible Native American Indian students)
Program Eligibility - Obtain, complete, submit 506 form

For further assistance, you may contact Ms. Pahona at RRHS Office 505-962-5141