Eagle Butte School

Eagle Butte School

School VISION:  Keeping our Wakanyaja (children) sacred through positive thinking.

E.A.G.L.E. Center I, II, and III

Mission Statement:

To empower all learners to succeed using customized learning, nurturing cultural, academic, and personal growth, and supporting students’ natural motivation to learn, resulting in a stronger sense of well-being.


This alternative program is for students in grades 7-9 who have had significant academic, social, or emotional difficulties within the regular school program and may have exhibited various degrees of disruptive, counter-productive, or withdrawn behavior. This program serves a maximum of fifteen students. Students enter the program at Level I Social Skills status and can advance to Levels II, III and Advanced status. Students who have earned Level III Social Skill status or Advanced status (or other criteria as determined by the EC Principal) may remain in EC I or begin in the regular education program or EC II at semester.


This alternative program is for at-risk high school students (grades 9-12) who are experiencing specific school or life challenges. To be eligible, students may be 5 th year seniors, young parents, or lack credits to graduate (not an all-inclusive list). The C-EB High School principal or designee may place up to fifty-five students in the EC II program per semester, but that total of fifty-five students includes all EC students from the previous semester who have maintained good standing regarding credits (2.5 credits or whatever is specified on their plans) and attendance (94%). All enrolled EC students in good standing have priority, and the EC principal reserves the right both to recommend continuation of any student in the EC program and to accept emergency placements above the maximum of fifty-five. All individual student plans supersede requirements for continuance in all EC programs.

E.A.G.L.E. Center III:

This is an Interim Alternative Educational Schedule/Setting (IAES), and the student will be able to progress in the general curriculum with a schedule and accommodations unique to the student. An IAES may be used if a student’s transition placement is pending (per Individual Accommodation Plan, Individual Education Plan, or Section 504 Accommodation Plan, and per Discipline Policy) or as determined by the EC Principal. Book work classes will be made available per student’s academic plan, and computer classes may be assigned as determined by the EC Principal. EC III schedules vary, but the minimum requirement for all EC III students is that they attend a minimum of five hours per week or a maximum of 30 hours per week, and they are required to sign in and sign out daily. EC III students count toward the maximum enrollment numbers set for both EC I and EC II, fifteen and fifty-five respectively.

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