Integrated Strategy

In order to create and maintain a rigorous academic program, we are using the following practices to ensure we are successful in this charge:

Define our general academic goals and delineate specific curriculum focus

Establish a culture that instills respect and love for life-long learning

Involve parents actively, expecting and honoring that they will advocate for their children, who will become tomorrow’s tribal leaders

Weave the Tribe’s culture and language in both regular academic programs and extracurricular activities

Adopt “best practices” gleaned from discovering what succeeds in other non-traditional educational programs— especially those in Native American K-12 schools

Engage the Capay community in the environmental restoration of tribal land via culturally relevant education programs about the local ecology

Build synergistic partnerships with area colleges and universities to enhance educational opportunities for both parties

Require Yocha Dehe Program Directors to give students a rich understanding of all Tribal enterprises, thus exposing them to their future civic roles and professional opportunities 

Carry out rigorous and objective program evaluations and be guided by their results

Report on the Academy’s experiences to other educators and to the lay public via presentations and writings in various forums, both local and national