School of Choctaw Language
Chahta Anumpa Aiikhvna
School of Choctaw Language James Parrish Ext. 2250
Phone: (800) 522-6170
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The Chahta Anumpa Aiikhvna was established to promote and preserve the language, history and culture of the Choctaw people. The School currently employs thirty one people. At the present time, there are eighteen Language instructors. These Language instructors have developed Choctaw Language Curriculum I, II, & III which is taught to the public schools and colleges. The Choctaw Language classes are taught through the distance learning OneNet system to 31 public schools, five colleges and carry a foreign language credit. The Choctaw Language is also taught through the distance learning to 14 Head Start Centers. Language classes are also taught in the communities throughout the Choctaw Nation 10 1/2 counties and there are a few taught outside of the Nation. The AVAcaster System takes the Choctaw Language into the world of the Internet. Current enrollment for the School of Choctaw Language is approximately 1,500.
The School of Choctaw Language has developed and published a definer, a history book, a social history book, five children’s books, a Choctaw Christmas CD, and two traditional hymns CDs. Choctaw Nation
Interlocal Cooperative Ken Keeling, Superintendent The Interlocal Cooperative is currently located at the Kiamichi Vo-Tech Center in Durant and serves approximately sixty five alternative students in grades 9-12 yearly. A great number of these students have a Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB card). Morning and afternoon sessions are taught by three teachers. The Interlocal Cooperative is engaged in a collaborative effort in early childhood with the Head Start Program. GED is also taught through the distance learning OneNet program.