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Student Services

The Department of Education monitors Santa Ana students who reside on the Santa Ana reservation and attend Bernalillo Public Schools, students who commute to out of district schools on a daily basis, and those who attend and dorm at SFIS.

Phone: ( 505)867-1623
Fax: (505)771-6782

Home School Liaison Services
Scholarship Funding
After School Program
Summer Program
Language and Culture Programs
Santa Ana Public Library
Staff Directory: Childcare, Education, Language and Culture Program

Home School Liaison Services

The Home School Liaison Program advocates for students, and maintains communication between the school and home for students attending public, private, and contract schools.

The following documents are required to receive Tribal and Johnson O’Malley funding: All students must have a Parent Authorization Form and Certificate of Indian Blood on file with the Santa Ana Department of Education. For more information, please stop by the Liaison Office or call 771-6727

Scholarship Funding

Higher Education Scholarship:

The Tribe has higher education scholarship funds for members wanting to attend higher education.   Students wanting to apply for a scholarship may pick up a scholarship packet at the Department of Education.  When a student has completed the application process and submitted all the necessary documents in a timely manner,  the student’s file is reviewed by the Santa Ana Education Board.  The Santa Ana Education Board determines eligibility and scholarship award or denial.

Youth Scholarship:

The tribe funds youth K-12 to attend leadership programs, summer college prep programs, summer enrichment classes and other education conferences/workshops.  Student must apply for this scholarship through the Department of Education.  You may pick up an application at the Department of Education. All students follow the same application procedures.  Once the student has submitted all the required documents, the file is reviewed by the Santa Ana Education Board who determines eligibility and scholarship award or denial.

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After School Program


Santa Ana Department of Education After School youth receive academic support from staff to complete homework and reinforce classroom learning. In addition, SADE Afterschool program youth can utilize Computer Resource Center to improve their literacy and computer skills.


After School Program youth develop their creative minds and bodies in various arts and culture programs. Some of the art activities given are creative writing, visual art, computer art, and various crafts.

Recreation Activities

At Afterschool, youth participate in a range of physical fitness activities. Youth are encouraged to develop their abilities in various team sports and learn new skills many of which are through teamwork challenges. After School Program offers a balance of games, team challenges and recreational fitness opportunities.

Program Schedule

August 17, 2009 – May 25, 2010
Monday - Thursday 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

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Summer Program

Santa Ana Department of Education Summer Program encompasses much of the same outlined program like the After School Program, In addition Tamaya language and culture are incorporated into the program. The Summer Program also takes various field trips through-out the summer.

Program Schedule

June, 2009 – July , 2009
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Registration (After School / Summer)

Registration for After School Program is always open from August through May. Summer Program registration to be determined. For more information about the  After School / Summer Program, call (505) 771-6722. To register your child, please come down to the Santa Ana Library and pick up a registration packet.

Language and Culture Programs

Beginning Keres Language Class:  PSA Library PCs

This class is offered to adults who have little or no Keres language skills. 

Women’s Talking Circle: 

This class is designed for women to come together and share information and knowledge about the duties and roles of women in traditional activities. 

Men’s Talking Circle: 

This class is designed for men to come together to learn about their duties and roles in traditional activities.

Tapestry Classes:

These classes are offered to learn belt weaving, sash weaving, kilt embroidery for men and women: 


These class sessions are designed for men and women to come together to make Tamaya pottery.  Instruction is

available for new pottery makers.


The Department of Education is in the process of making final arrangements for a sewing instructor. 

For more information regarding the Language & Culture classes stop by the Department of Education or call (505)771-6769

Keres Language Classes at Bernalillo Public Schools :

Through a federal grant and collaboration with Bernalillo Public Schools, the Tamaya Keres Class is currently being offered at Bernalillo Middle & High Schools to students of Santa Ana Pueblo. The Keres Class is a regular scheduled class at both schools. Students who attend and successfully complete the Keres Class at the Bernalillo High School can receive a foreign language credit.

Language & Culture Program Manager


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Santa Ana Public Library (Click Here For Website)

 Hours :PSA Library

Monday- Thursday 9:30am-6pm

Friday  8am - 4:30pm

What You Can Borrow :

The Library has a wide range of items including Books, Magazines,Videos, and DVDs. You can borrow up to a total of 5 items (books), and or 2 DVDs.  

Overdue, Renewal, and Returns :

Please ensure your items are  returned on time to avoid

any infringements. You can  renew items by coming into the library if the item is not required by another borrower, an extension of up to two weeks may be available.

Reader Request Program :

If our library  does not hold a particular title  that you require a purchase request can be made, and the book will become apart of the library collection and also made available for check-out. The required selection may also be accessed and borrowed from another public library through the Santa Ana Public Library.

Computer Applications  Available:

Microsoft Office:

· Word
· Publisher
· PowerPoint
· Excel
· Internet Access is also available.
* Some restrictions apply when utilizing SADE network.

For more Information Contact  Santa Ana Library


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Tamaya Pueblo
2 Dove Rd
Pueblo of Santa Ana, NM 87004
Ph. 505-771-6700
Fax. 505-771-6745

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