The Fernandeno Tataviam Education and Cultural Learning Department (ECLD) provides holistic services for K-12 Native youth who currently reside on FTBMI ancestral lands. As outlined by the State American Indian Education Program, our overall student goals include: obtaining academic achievement, building leadership skills, preparing for college and careers, and developing Native identity and community. To achieve these goals, we use a holistic Student Services Assessment to determine student eligibility and needs. More specifically, the Student Services assessment is a rubric used to identify student grade level, document the date of the assessment, apply a rating each domain area in which we provide services, and determine student services route. The overall total and individual domain ratings are tallied to determine optimal student services and eligibility.
Education and Cultural Learning Department establishes services for Native Youth based upon the following criteria: Student Services Assessment, students school grades, student behaviors, parent interviews, teacher documentation and/or observations, student interviews and programing attendance rate. The process of determining services adheres to the AIEC policy of enrollment, minimum service hours, completion of CHKS and regular participation.