The Bemidji Indian Education Program is designed to meet the identified educational and cultural needs of American Indian Students attending the Bemidji Area Public Schools. Annually, a needs assessment is conducted where the educational and cultural needs of American Indian students are outlined, based on that Needs Assessment. The ultimate goal of the Indian Education Program is to assist American Indian students to successfully complete high school and to encourage and prepare students to seek post-secondary training and education. The Indian Education Program has become an integral part of our public school system. The Local Indian Education Committee in cooperation with the Board of Education and school staff governs the Indian Education Program.