Interruption in Phone Service

Phone service is unavailable due to cabling and phone system replacement at Rice Lake Elementary, Golden Lake Elementary, Blue Heron Elementary, and Centennial Middle School. If you need to reach one of these schools, please communicate by email. If you have an urgent request, please call the District Office at 763.792.6000.

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American Indian Education

American Indian Education

Since its beginning the Indian Education Program at Centennial has focused on the education needs of American Indian students.

Mission Statement:

  • To assist Native American students in attaining academic success.
  • To provide Native American students with information about Indian culture and heritage taught by Native American staff.
  • To promote cultural diversity by building bridges between community, staff, parents, and students.


Program services are available to all American Indian students who are:

  • An enrolled member of a tribe, band or other organized group, including Alaskan and Hawaiian natives.
  • A child of a parent or grandparent who is an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe or group of Indians.
  • Enrolled upon approval of the Title VII Student Eligibility Certification.


Program coordinator: Tricia Garvie-Carlson 763-792-5199
LEA Representative: Dr. Bonnie Thoms, Director of Alternative Learning 763-278-4011

Information of Importance:


2015 Indian Education Event

American Indian Culture Class Schedule 2014-2015

2014-2015 Parent Meeting Dates

AI Enrichment and Summer Programs

American Indian Films


American Indians are embracing the 'decolonized diet'

U. S. Department of Education Office of Indian Education

The Parent Committee

The Parent Committee is a collaborative effort of parents, guardians, students, and administrators to assist the school district in providing effective school programs and services for American Indian students.The committee meets monthly throughout the school year.

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