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Student Rights & Responsibilities

SFIS Community Honor Code

Santa Fe Indian School is owned and operated by the Nineteen Pueblos of New Mexico. We strive to represent the best of tribal communities by supporting those core values that our tribes have identified. These core values define who we are as tribal people and represent what we believe to be our ideals. The following statements represent the core values identified by our tribal leadership and our stakeholder groups to clarify Native American best practices here at Santa Fe Indian School.

STUDENT FOCUS: A continuous and unwavering emphasis on doing what is in the best interest of students – putting students first.

TRADITION AND CULTURE: Demonstrating Pueblo [Native] ways in all aspects of school life.

CARING: Demonstrating a genuine concern for the well-being of every other member.

RESPECT: Showing consideration for and valuing everyone’s needs, perspectives, and opinions.

GIVING BACK: Recognizing the need for, and taking an active role in the stewardship of the school and its environment.

PERSEVERANCE: Continuing to do what’s right, even when it’s difficult or time-consuming.

INTEGRITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY: Demonstrating honesty and candor in all matters.

CONCERN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: Taking responsibility for maintaining and enhancing all aspects of the campus.

HUMILITY: Recognizing one’s place in the universe and not placing oneself as being any more important than anyone else.

FAITH: A belief in your own and other’s goodness and ability to have a positive impact on others and the world at large.

ACCEPTANCE: Loving and including one another for who we are, regardless of color, age, size, gender, race, ethnicity, tribal affiliation, disability, and sexual orientation because we are 'Braves', not bullies. 

Student Responsibilities

The following reflects our expectations of SFIS students:

  • I am responsible for my own learning and making the most of the opportunity to learn at Santa Fe Indian School
  • I am responsible for daily attendance, participation in academics, dorm life, and extracurricular activities
  • I am responsible for having respectful and positive behavior towards myself and others
  • I will work hard and be a positive and contributing member of the Santa Fe Indian School community
  • I am responsible for being a good representative of Santa Fe Indian School both on and off-campus
  • I will be respectful and supportive of the cultural diversity of my peers and staff