Jones Academy Admissions

A Place to Call Home for American Indian Students

Jones Academy students come from as many as 29 different American Indian tribes across the country. Each student at the Academy is a member of a federally recognized tribe and has met the admission criteria established by the school. 

Students range in grades from 1st through 12th. Most of the students are from rural areas and small towns in eastern Oklahoma, but approximately 25% come from metropolitan areas such as Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Students have represented up to 29 tribes during the school year. The two largest tribes at Jones Academy are Choctaw and Muscogee (Creek).


Enrollment and admission to Jones Academy is a straightforward process involving four steps:


In order to be admitted to Jones Academy, an applicant must be eligible for enrollment in public school. In addition, each child must have a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) issued by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Agency or respective tribe, or provide other proof that the applicant is a member of a federally recognized tribe.


Contact Jones Academy at (888)767-2518 / (918)297-2518 or print an application to get the enrollment process started. A complete original student application must be mailed to: 

Jones Academy
909 Jones Academy Road
Hartshorne, OK 74547

If you fax in an application, you must still submit the original form.


In addition to a completed application, the following documents must also be submitted:

  • Copy of CDIB card and/or tribal membership documentation
  • Up-to-date immunization records
  • Copy of original birth certificate
  • Copy of social security card
  • Current report card (for Elementary/Junior High students)
  • Transcript (10th – 12th grade)
  • Copy of current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and current testing (if applicable)
  • Current list of medications and letter from physician explaining type of medication, dosage, and why student is on medication
  • Document(s) showing guardianship and/or legal custody (if applicable)


Jones Academy will review the student’s application to determine if we can provide an individual program plan which will be beneficial to the student. Failure to provide true and accurate information during the application process may be grounds for denial of application or dismissal of the student from Jones Academy.

Graduation Requirements

Graduating To a Successful Life

Jones students are given the care, attention, resources and success-oriented experiences needed to ensure they develop into independent, self-directed adults. The long-range goal is to help these children become capable students with a strong foundation of skills – and to graduate to a successful life.



A total of 24 credits is required for graduation. Students graduating from Hartshorne School are required to meet the following requirements.

  • English: 4 units 
  • Math: 3 units
  • Science: 3 units (1 Biology 1)
  • American History: 1 unit 
  • Oklahoma History: 1/2 unit
  • World History: 1/2 unit 
  • Humanities: 1 unit
  • U.S. Government: 1 unit
  • 14 Credits
  • 10 Electives

Download Graduation and College Entrance Requirements (PDF)

Handbooks For Success

Jones Academy Student Parent Handbook

The “do’s and don’ts” that parents and students need to know are found in the Jones Academy and Hartshorne School student/parent handbooks. All students and parents should read these handbooks thoroughly.

For elementary-level students and their parents:

DOWNLOAD the Jones Academy Student/Parent Academic Handbook (PDF)

For all students residing in the dormitories and their parents:

DOWNLOAD the Jones Academy Student/Parent Residential Handbook (PDF)


Applying to Jones Academy