Rock Point Community School

ARIZONA

Rock Point Community School is a community-controlled contract school on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona , serving 500 students in grades K-12. Rock Point has a history that is rich in its support of education. The community's first "school house" was built in the 1930s by the BIA. The school program has evolved from an elementary boarding school to a K-12 day school, with the first Senior class graduating in 1982.

Today, Rock Point Community School continues to be a model for high quality bilingual/bicultural education. A new Navajo language partial immersion program was instituted in the 1999-2000 school year for grades K-6, which will promote Navajo language literacy and, thereby, English language achievement.

Retrieved from Rock Point Community School homepage: http://www.sidecanyon.com/rpcs.htm

 

Rock Point site visits:

May 12, 2000
We met with the new high school librarian, Debbie Waters, Bessie Arnold, the library assistant and Ella Wilson, the elementary librarian. We discussed the reading project and distributed incentives. We had lunch with a class and told scary stories.

Loriene Roy and Sara Joiner


December 5, 2004
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