Rural STEM School Participants

  • Venetie,

    Alaska
  • Contact: Terri Mynatt

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John Fredson School

Venetie, Alaska , the home of the John Fredson School, is a village north of the artic circle with a population of 166 according to the last census taken with a dedicated group of teachers matched only by the enthusiasm of their students. The Mission of the John Fredson School is, "Working cooperatively with the families of Venetie, John Fredson School will integrate traditional knowledge with modern educational methods. Authentic, informed education will instruct our youth, preparing them to be active and contributing participants in our village and the world at large.” Due to the remoteness of the school, the delivery of resources to the school by the DHEDF Rural STEM Initiative via the internet and other modern technology will help bridge the gap between the students at the school and the students in less remote communities. In short, the Initiative will help provide some of the resources the teachers need to help them fulfill the Vision of the school “To educate all students in both traditional and contemporary knowledge sufficient to be happy and productive in a modern world, along with a deep appreciation for Gwichʻin values. Our vision is to instill knowledge of history, pride in culture, and confidence to go forth into today's world.“