Adult Education Program
This program provides GED classes for adult Native Americans who did not finish high school.
We offer classes to help students acquire the needed skills to earn their GED Diploma. Many Native Americans have received the GED diploma and gone on to better jobs, higher wages, or to continue their education.
The Choctaw Nation Adult Education program has qualified instructors to help prepare you to take the GED test. Classes are conducted within the service area of the Choctaw Nation. Our GED instructors teach Writing, Grammar and Mathematics skills to provide each student with the skills to earn their GED diploma. Class sessions take approximately 3 months to complete.
There are no costs for the classes; books and class supplies are provided for each student.
Within today’s global economy, finding and keeping a job requires higher skill levels than ever before. Employers want workers with documented skills based on “real world” experience.
The Choctaw Nation’s vision for the development of the Career Development Program is to create a pipeline to quality career and technology training as well as career services for the Choctaw people.
Higher Education Program
Any tribal member of the Choctaw Nation actively pursuing a higher education degree is eligible to receive assistance in the form of a scholarship or grant payable directly to an accredited college or university. There are no minimum blood quantum or location restrictions; however, students with multiple tribal lineages may only receive assistance from one tribe. Students must be working towards a minimum of an associate’s degree. Students may receive assistance with one Associates Degree, one Bachelor’s Degree, one Masters Degree, and one Doctorate Degree. Students seeking to obtain recognized certifications may receive assistance from theChoctaw Nation Career Development Program.
Jones Academy is a Native American residential learning center for elementary and secondary school age children. The facility is located in southeast Oklahoma and houses 190 co-ed students grades 1 through 12.
High School Student Services
Our Goal is to assist our students with academic information to promote education and/or career path beyond high school.
The Choctaw Nation believes the success of our people depends upon the education of our youth. Success Through Academic Recognition (STAR) promotes high levels of achievement by rewarding students’ academic success. By providing incentives to Choctaw students enrolled in second through twelfth grades, STAR encourages them to perform at optimal levels and reinforces the idea of “hard work pays off.” Since 2007, STAR has grown from an educational program for Choctaw students in the CNO service area to an international program servicing Choctaw youth worldwide. STAR currently serves more than 20,000 students in forty-eight states and five foreign countries.
School of Choctaw Language
The Chahta Anumpa Aiikhvna was established to promote and preserve the language, history and culture of the Choctaw people.
Student School and Activity Fund
The Student School & Activity Fund (SSAF) offers an annual $100 grant to purchase school supplies and clothing for Choctaw students possessing a tribal membership card.Students must be enrolled at an accredited school or daycare in order to receive funds. Home school students are eligible to receive the grant. Students must be at least 3 years old at the time an application is submitted. High school seniors cannot apply after their graduation date. If your high school student is 19 or older at the time of application submission, please mail a paper application and attach a document verifying that your student is still enrolled in high school.
Students qualifying for the grant will receive a $100 pre-paid Visa card within 2-3 weeks of application. If you need assistance or have questions in regards to your student’s Visa card, please contact the SSAF program.
Technology Allowance Program
The Choctaw Nation offers a one-time technology allowance to Choctaw tribal members throughout the United States who are currently attending an accredited college or university. If you received a laptop under the College Computer Distribution Program, you have already received these funds and do not qualify for this program. Students must be a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; however, there are no blood quantum requirements.