The Nandagikendan Seek to Learn Academy provides students with the core knowledge of what it takes to get started in college, and how to be successful in college. Students will have lived on a college campus, completed real college work, and heard first-hand from those who have been there and are successful. The academy is a great opportunity for high school students planning to attend college.
Our goals are to:
- Assist high school students with their college and career plans
- Provide hands-on, experiential learning of college life
- Build relationships and intercultural communication skills
- Prepare students for academic success
Our Summer Academy is a week-long program that focuses on the college experience. Typical activities during the week include:
- Ojibwemowin language
- Sample college math and writing courses
- Fun college art studios
- Great guest speakers
- Evening social activities
- Fabulous field trips
The Nandagikendan Seek to Learn Academy provides high school students the opportunity to learn and experience college life on the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College campus. The program has been operating since 2011 on campus in Cloquet. Our Summer Academy is a great time to meet new people, make lifelong friends, and learn about what it takes to be successful in college!
This year’s Summer Academy is set to be held on June 23-26, 2020, so please start making your plans to attend!
You can also register online. Please click here to go to the online registration page. (Live link coming soon.)
For more information, contact:
Ariel Johnson, Director, Nandagikendan Academy
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-879-0871 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a link to a self-produced video featuring the 2017 Nandagikendan Summer Academy participants.
Take a quick look at this video featuring students who participated in the summer of 2011 through 2012. Narration was voiced by Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College graduate Rita Aspinwall.
This is a quick video testimonial from Guy, an Academy participant during 2012-2013.
Take a quick look at this video featuring students who participated in the Seek to Learn Nandagikendan Academy during the summer of 2013.
This is a quick video testimonial from Larissa, an Academy participant during 2012-2013.