Native American Program at RRHS/CHS

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

Mr. Tim Flores - Program Liaison
Cleveland High School - on campus Monday -Friday
Phone: 505-938-0300

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

2016/2017 Royalty - Maribel Garcia-Kedelty -Miss Indian RRHS; Ceara Sandoval -Jr. Miss Indian RRHS; Kayla Tennison -RRHS Princess; Lewis John -RRHS Brave; Briana Sam -Miss Indian CHS; Elipio Tsosie -CHS Brave; Deangelo Apodaca -CHS Jr. Brave


RRHS Native American Program Parent Meeting
Wednesday - August 30, 2017
4:45 - 5:25pm
Fine Arts Building, Room 202

RRHS Open House is Wednesday - August 30, 2017
5:30 - 7:45pm


for Seniors, Juniors and interested Sophomores

Test Dates                                                     Registration Deadline
September 9, 2017   Deadline passed October 28, 2017 September 22, 2017
December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017
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, see Ms. Pahona.  RRHS Office - Hum. 212, or call 505-962-5141.  

FREE PREP SESSIONS for Native Students!  The Native American Program hosts ACT Prep Sessions 4 times a school year. Take advantage of the chance to increase your scores and improve your college prospects. 

Prep Session dates and times TBD


Our first Navajo language course ended spring semester 2017 with great success!  Thank you to all who committed their time and support.

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

Classes will begin the week of August 28, 2017
Navj - 101 class meets Tuesday & Thursday, 3:20 - 4:50pm iin BE 112
Navj - 102 class meets Wednesday & Friday, 3:20 - 4:50pm in BE 112

The classes are off to a great start!  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 with the instruction of  P. Phillip.

Navajo language will help fulfill Navajo Nation Scholarship requirement.


Seniors: Sign up with Ms. Pahona (RRHS) or Mr. Flores (CHS) to attend American Indian Senior Day at UNM on Thursday, October 19,2017.  Further field trip details will be provided at later time.  Sign up sheets are on outside door/wall.

Juniors: Native American Indian Junior Day at UNM on Wednesday - February, 21, 2018.  This may still be some time away but put it on your calendar if interested in attending.  Sign up process for this field trip will take place in December.