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Indigenous Education Program

What is Title VI?    White background with black text
Title VI is a federally funded formula grant program that currently services 270 Native students in the Massena Central School District. Our program continues to provide courses and services that support our Mohawk Language and Culture Instruction. We also provide academic instructional support and enrichment activities.
Title VI (Part A) 
Indian Education supports the efforts to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students to assist them in meeting the same challenging state student academic achievement standards as other students.
Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies supports local educational agencies in their efforts to reform elementary school and secondary school programs that serve Indian students in order to ensure that such programs – (1) are based on challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards that are used for all students; and (2) are designed to assist Indian students in meeting those standards.

Our Team 

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Additional Programs and Contact Information

The MCSD is fortunate to have many programs serving students. Some of these programs are housed right here in the school on a full time or part-time basis, others are available to come to the school on an as-needed basis.
Agency Name Phone Number Email
Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club Nikaiataa Skidders 518-358-9911 [email protected]
Title VI Program Coordinator  Danielle Chapman  315-764-3700
Massena Athletic Dept. Gavin Regan 315-764-3710 [email protected]
Police Activities League of Massena Jodell Hammock  315-705-6075
Massena Director of Curriculum Nicole Charleson 315-764-3700
Massena Director of Special Education Samantha Brown  315-764-3700
MCS Community Schools Coordinator Kristin Colarusso-Martin 315-764-3700 [email protected]
NCSTEP Ryan Ransom 315-267-2623 [email protected]
SRMT – Adult/Child Protection Marla Light 518-358-9659 [email protected]
SRMT – Intensive Preventive IPP-DSS Jean Square 518-358-3416 [email protected]
SRMT – Preventive Foster Care Joni Cole 518-358-4516 [email protected]
SRMT Education Division Stephanie Cook 518-358-2272 [email protected]
SRMT Mental Health Wahienhawi Hall 518-358-3141 [email protected]