The Pierre Indian Learning Center offers students in grades one through eight a unique educational experience. Lower-level classes (grades one through six) are self-contained, while upper-level grades (seventh and eighth) are departmentalized by content. All students receive an education in accordance with the State of South Dakota Department of Education (SDDOE) content standards, which align to the required Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) content standards.

PILC provides, as needed, on-site special services. Examples of these services include: speech-language therapy, resource room assistance, and inclusion support.

Instructional methods used at PILC include: precision teaching methods, diagnostic-prescriptive teaching applications, specific reading fluency and phonological coding/multi-syllabic decoding practices, and integrating content standards into the curriculum. Our school also uses practices associated with the Applied Humanism Theory when working with students. 

Academic Policy

Consistent and punctual attendance is required of students each and every day while enrolled at the Pierre Indian Learning Center.

No students may be checked out during the school day from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

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