"Building educational excellence through culture, community, & collaboration"
Since 1972, the Native American Student Services (NASS) program has provided educational opportunities and support for American Indian/Alaska Native children in the Lawrence Public Schools. The goal of NASS is to enhance and provide support to the student's overall growth and development through cultural and academic programs for students and families.
Presently, the American Indian/Alaska Native student population makes up around 5% of the Lawrence school district's total enrollment. We serve more than 530 students who represent more than 100 tribal affiliations. Our program operates under the umbrella of Inclusion, Engagement, & Belonging. We aim to work collaboratively within the Lawrence community and Lawrence Public Schools to meet strategic goals by being a student-centered environment that ensures all students learn academic and life skills to reach their maximum potential.