The California American Indian education centers established pursuant to this article shall serve as community-based educational resource centers to American Indian pupils, parents, guardians, and the public schools in order to promote the academic and cultural achievement of the pupils. The centers, based upon established priority needs, may accomplish the following:
(a) Improve the academic achievement of American Indian pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive.
(b) Improve the self-concept and sense of identity of American Indian pupils and adults.
(c) Serve as a center for related community activities.
(d) Provide individual and group counseling to pupils and adults related to personal adjustment, academic progress, and vocational planning.
(e) Create and offer coordinated programs with the public schools.
(f) Provide a focus for summer cultural, recreational, and academic experiences.
(g) Create and offer adult classes and activities that benefit parents or guardians of pupils in its programs.
(h) Provide training programs to develop pathways to college and the workplace for American Indian pupils.
(i) Provide American Indian educational resource materials to pupils, their parents, and the schools they attend in order to ensure appropriate tribal histories and cultures are made available.
(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 880, Sec. 3.)