The All Nations American Indian program is a unique program specifically designed for challenging and nurturing American Indian students at South High since the fall of 1989. All Nations is known for integrating resources from the American Indian community to not only help our students graduate in four years, but also to be prepared for college with a clear vision of who they are and what they have to offer the world. Students from anywhere in the district may apply to this program.
Key to the ways staff and community design programming and curriculum in All Nations are the following concepts: cultural identity, wisdom, sense of place, sense of discovery, sense of self, perspective and cultural lens, sense of connection, critical thinking and applied knowledge.
All Nations students know that they have a shared trust responsibility to give back to the American Indian community. We offer a shared commitment to students, their families and the community. This commitment extends to joining All Nations for the full four years of high school. The All Nations team teachers provide students with opportunities to cultivate and share gifts in classes such as:
The South High All Nations Program is designated as a Best Practices School for American Indian students in MPS. The American Indian community entered into a mutual and historic agreement with MPS called the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that clearly outlines and defines the need to foster the academic successes of American Indian students enrolled in the school district. We follow the Seven Grandfather Teachings of the Anishinaabe as the foundation and guiding philosophy for our climate of respect. There are Seven Guiding Themes embedded within the MOA. This is reflective of the guiding philosophy of the All Nations Program.
South High School has a tradition of excellence and achievement in academics, athletics and art. We take pride in the many accomplishments of our students. Past graduates support our commitment to excellence through our alumni foundation. We welcome the opportunity to add your unique talent to our learning community.
For visits and tours of our school, please contact Esmeralda Durant-Silvan at 612.668.4381 or Ahmed Ali at 612.668.4357.
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