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Academic Activities and Learning Trips

NACA involves students in complementary academic activities and learning trips in order to strengthen and enhance the classroom learning experience. Some examples of our commitment to academic activities include:

  • Student Demonstrations
  • Student Council
  • 8th Grade Emerging Leaders Development Trip to Washington D.C
  • 11th/12th Grade Cultural Exchange trip to New Zealand


 Student Demonstrations

At the end of every school year, NACA celebrates student learning and growth through Student Demonstrations. Each student chooses a project that reflects their best work and demonstrates it publicly for family, peers, and community members. Through this process students also practice the skills of giving a proper introduction, sharing content knowledge, making a personal connection, bettering their visual and oral presentation skills and interacting with their community.



Student Council

Student Council is group of peer-elected representatives.  They serve as leaders of their grade level and promote NACA Core Values.  They model positive relationships among each other and staff.  Student Council will facilitate school wide events to foster school spirit.

Emerging Leaders Development Trip to Washington D.C

 Every summer, about 30 8th grade students take part in an Emerging Leaders Development Trip to Washington D.C. This trip is an important opportunity that promotes youth leadership for indigenous students while engaging students on a deeper academic level.  It provides an experience-based understanding of the endless opportunities that higher education can provide and encourages the pursuit of academic success. Students who attend this trip are greatly impacted, and strive for completing their high school education in a more focused and determined manner and begin making plans for college. The trip also creates awareness of the significance of Washington D.C./U.S. government and importance of government to government relationships (i.e. federal, tribal, state).