Lawrence Public Schools

USD 497

Native American Student Services

"Providing educational opportunities
for our American Indian/Alaska Native children to succeed"

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 is part of the division of Student Intervention Services under the umbrella of Teaching and Learning Services. We work collaboratively within the community and the 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.


Jennifer Attocknie

   Jennifer Attocknie
   Native American Student Services

   Lawrence Public Schools, USD 497
   Centennial Adult Education Center
   2145 Louisiana Street 
   Lawrence, KS 66046
   Phone: 785/330-1814 
   or 785/330-4954
   Fax: 785/832-5966

Meet the NASS Staff

First Name Last Name Email Title Location
Carol Cowden Program Secretary Centennial
Jennifer Attocknie Program Coordinator Centennial
Kelly Walker NASS Tutor/Mentor Centennial