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The American Indian Magnet School (AIMS) in St.Paul, Minn. (Next Generation Radio/Angela Nguyen)

The American Indian Magnet School (AIMS) in St. Paul, Minn. (Next Generation Radio/Angela Nguyen)

Meet Santino.

His dream is to have a good life by passing his classes, graduating from high school and getting a college degree. 

He’s a sixth grader at the American Indian Magnet School (AIMS) in St.Paul, Minnesota. This school, which serves students in grades Pre-K to 8, specializes in teaching students about indigenous culture through music, dancing, history, language, art, and literature.

AIMS is also classified as a priority school, meaning its test scores rank in the lowest five percent of all Minnesota schools. However, Santino feels optimistic about the school and believes AIMS will help him achieve his dreams.

 

An American Indian Studies teacher talks about the school. (Next Gen Radio Project/Kyle Stokes)

An American Indian Studies teacher talks about the school. (Next Gen Radio Project/Kyle Stokes)

What keeps him so happy?

Find out more about the school, the statistics and Santino in posts to come.

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