Enrollment

Thank you for your interest in Rock Creek Grant School. Our doors are always open to new students, whether you’re new to the area or looking for a change. In South Dakota, your child can attend any school in your district (called intradistrict choice) or a neighboring district (interdistrict choice).

Kids in bleachersLocated on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, our curriculum includes the Lakota language and culture which encourages students to embrace their heritage. Our student population benefit from an outstanding staff who make personal connections help students succeed. We offer a number of athletic and other extra-curricular activities to give students the opportunity to pursue their passions while developing leadership skills and creating meaningful relationships with peers and mentors. We serve students from pre-school through 8th grade; most students continue on to McLaughlin or McIntosh High Schools.

The roots of Rock Creek Grant School date back to 1903 when it was established by the Bureau of Indian Education. It began as the Bullhead Day School and operated for 89 years until 1992. At that time, it became Rock Creek Grant School. Today, our enrollment averages between 300-350 students each year from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

With our school system spanning more than a century, we have big plans for the future as well. Our vision is for students to understand and incorporate traditional Lakota values, to pursue mastery and independence and to become models of generosity and honorable living.

New Student Enrollment

All new students will need to complete a registration packet and provide the following documentation. We will accept copies.

Required Documentation

  • Certificate of Indian Blood
  • Certified Birth Certificate (Certificate of Live Birth will not be accepted)
  • Social Security Card
  • Updated Immunization Form
  • Compact Form
  • Income Verification (for breakfast and lunch program)
Pre-School Registration Packet K-8 School Registration Packet