1301 Marquette Avenue
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783
(906) 635-5055 - phone
(906) 635-3805 - fax
Educational School Day
8:20 A.M - 3:50 P.M.
Main Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 7:30 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
1994 - opened as tribal school sponsored by the Sault Ste. Marie band of Chippewa Indians
1995 - the school is chartered by Northern Michigan University to become a public school academy and is renamed Bahweting Anishnabe Public School Academy. Added service for 7th Grade students.
1996 - Added service for 8th Grade students.
1998 - Bahweting Anishnabe PSA is renamed to Joseph K. Lumsden Bahweting Anishnabe PSA in honor of the late tribal leader.
The school is currently funded a Public School Academy, chartered through Northern Michigan University and grants from the Bureau of Indian Education. The average annual enrollment is over 475 students.
JKL Bahweting Anishnabe School, in cooperation with parents and community, provides an educational program that develops each student’s individual abilities. We are committed to providing educational excellence through rigorous and relevant programs within a safe, nurturing, and culturally rich environment with specific emphasis on the Anishinaabe traditions and language.
JKL Bahweting School Academic Service Program is a federally funded program through Title I of Public Law 107-110. The purpose of the Title I Program is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging State Academic Standards and academic assessment through additional assistance. To inquire about the program, a parent/guardian should contact the Federal Programs Coordinator.
JKL Bahweting School provides Special Education services for students identified as having a disability defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Students are found eligible for Special Education services through the proper evaluation and placement procedures, governed by State and Federal Guidelines. Parents/guardians are encouraged to be active participants in the Child Study and referral process. To inquire about the procedure or program, a parent/guardian should contact the Special Education Coordinator.
Gifted and Talented:
JKL Bahweting Schools Gifted and Talented Program is a federally funded program through the Bureau of Indian Education. The purpose of the Gifted and Talented Program is to provide targeted enrichment in an accelerated educational program, including the use of school-wide programs or additional services that increase the amount and quality of instructional time. To inquire about the program, a parent/guardian should contact the Federal Programs Coordinator.