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 Wednesday - Friday
Office: Humanities 212  Phone: 505-962-5141
Cleveland High School - on campus Monday & Tuesday
Office: A1208 (9th Grade Office)  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.

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


for Seniors, Juniors and interested Sophomores

Test Dates                                                     Registration Deadline
February 11, 2017                                          January 13, 2017
April 8, 2017      March 3, 2017
June 10, 2017    May 5, 2017

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. 

Two (2) Sessions left: February 4th and April 1st.
Receive a free prep book, reimbursement for test registration, prepare with other students. 

Prep sessions are conducted Saturday morning from 8:00 am to 12:00pm at the new C and I Training Facility, located on the North side of RRPS District Office building. 500 Laser Rd. off of Vortex or Highway 528 to Northern, Turn on Vortex. (course and materials are valued at $300)

For further information about test registration and sign up for prep session, see Ms. Pahona.  RRHS Office - Hum. 212, CHS Office - A1208, (9th grade office).  


Navajo I- NAVJ101- A dual credit course offering 3 college credits and 1 high school credit

Our first Native language course is off to a great start!  On January 17, 2017, RRHS hald its first language class on campus with an enrollment of 20 students. The course introduces Navajo speech forms, metalinguistic skills, the Navajo alphabet, vocabulary and the grammatical structure of simple and complex sentences. Class is held twice a week with the instruction of M. Chiquito.