Uniting Culture and Education: The YPT ACE Story

Welcome to YPT ACE, a pioneering program dedicated to supporting the educational journey of Native American students in grades 5 through 12 attending Yerington Intermediate and High School. Administered by the Yerington Paiute Tribal Education Department and funded by an Office of Indian Education grant, ACE stands for Accessing Choices in Education. Our program is built on the principle of choice, empowering students and parents to select the services that best meet their educational needs.


Our Mission

At YPT ACE, our mission is to provide a platform where educational opportunities are not just available but are tailored to the unique needs and aspirations of Native American students. We believe that by offering a range of choices in education, we can facilitate a more engaging, relevant, and impactful learning experience. Our goal is to support each student's academic journey, cultural heritage, and personal growth, preparing them for success both in school and beyond.

How ACE Works

The ACE program redefines educational support by putting the power of choice in the hands of students and their families. Enrollment in ACE is your gateway to accessing a variety of educational services, from tutoring and supplemental classes to cultural and language preservation programs. Here's how it works: upon completing the simple enrollment process, students are invited to select the classes and services that resonate most with their interests and goals. Our approach ensures that education is personalized, flexible, and aligned with each student's path.

Community Engagement and Feedback

YPT ACE is a community-driven initiative at its heart. Through surveys and the invaluable insights of our parent and youth advisory group, we continually refine and expand our offerings to meet the evolving needs of our students. We believe that the strength of our program lies in our responsiveness to the community we serve, and we are always open to new ideas and suggestions for enhancing our services.

Getting Started with ACE

Joining the ACE program is straightforward and begins with filling out the YPT ACE Registration Form, the Photo Release, and the LCSD Consent Form. Applicants are also required to submit a copy of their tribal ID or certificate of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe. Once your enrollment packet is approved, the exciting part begins: selecting your classes and ordering the necessary supplies to embark on your educational journey with ACE.

Why Choose ACE?

Choosing ACE means embarking on an educational journey that respects your identity, honors your culture, and meets your academic needs. Our program is designed to be as flexible and accommodating as possible, ensuring that every student can find their path to success. Participants in the ACE program have the unique opportunity to shape their learning experiences, benefiting from a supportive community that believes in the power of education tailored to individual needs and aspirations.

Closing and Welcome Message

We warmly welcome you to explore what YPT ACE has to offer. Whether you're a student eager to expand your horizons or a parent looking for supportive educational options for your child, ACE is here to open doors to a world of possibilities. Welcome to the beginning of a transformative educational journey.