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


Native American Parent Advisory Committee (NAPAC)
will meet on Tuesday - November 14, 2017
at 5:00 pm.  Potluck meeting
District Training Center
contact 896-0667 Federal Programs for more info. 
K-12 parents/guardians welcome!

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


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 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. 


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.



Native Program collaborates with AVID for college visit to Fort Lewis on Dec. 1.  Talk with Ms. Pahona if interested and for further information. Deadline to sign up is Nov. 14, 2017.

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.