PK-12 Education and JOM

About Us

Alayna Jackson

Alayna Jackson

JOM Tutor/Education Services Department Secretary

My name is Alayna Jackson and I come from the Diné People of the Diné Nation. The community I am from is Dilkon, AZ. My clans are: Redhouse clan, born for the Towering House clan. My maternal grandparents are Salt clan and my paternal grandparents are Edge Water clan. I was born and raised in Arizona and graduated from Winslow High School in 2011.

I always want others to create a great path for themselves, with the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Education Services Department, my goal is to be there for the tribal members by supporting and encouraging them to become someone they are proud of and to achieve great things.

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” -Lucille Ball

PK-12 Programs

6th-11th Grade Academic Incentive

End of year grade incentives will be distributed the summer after each Academic Year for 6th-11th grade students who have completed the grade level requirements to move to the next grade. HS students must complete the semester with a minimum 2.0 GPA (C Average) or higher. Academic incentive amounts for gift cards are listed below:

$25.00————6th-8th Grade Students who are promoted to the next grade level
$25.00————9th-11th Grade Students with a 2.0 GPA or higher
$50.00————9th-11th Grade Students with a 2.5 GPA or higher
$75.00————9th-11th Grade Students with a 3.0 GPA or higher
$100.00———–9th-11th Grade Students with a 3.5 GPA or higher

Amounts are based on the availability of funds and are subject to change.

Chromebook/Mobile Hot Spot Borrower’s Application

The Education Services Department recognizes the need for the use of mobile devices to assist in the completion of courses and training. This application will allow for Wichita tribal members to borrow available Chromebook devices and/or a mobile hot spot for use during their semester or the duration of their chosen training course. Based on available devices.

All current applicants will be put on a waiting list.

Education Assistance

  • Must be enrolled in the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes
  • Must be planning to attend or currently attending a PK-12th grade school with the intent to obtain thier primary or secondary education, with the ultimate goal of obtaining a HS diploma.

ESD staff reviews applicants’ documents to ascertain eligibility and submission of all required supporting documentation. Based on available funds, the applicant’s financial need and academic standing, grants are awarded to eligible applicants. Grants are always paid directly to the institution.

High School (HS)/GED/TABE Graduation Assistance

  • Must be enrolled in the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes
  • Must be a H.S. Senior expected to graduate in the upcoming Spring semester

Applications will be considered to help with financial assistance for senior pictures, announcements, and/or class ring (max amount of $250.00), senior cap & gown fees, graduation cord, graduation stole, a one-time graduation incentive in the amount of $100.00 and a one-time grade academic incentive

Academic incentive amounts for gift cards are listed below:

$25.00————12th Grade Seniors with a 2.0 GPA or higher
$50.00————12th Grade Seniors with a 2.5 GPA or higher
$75.00————12th Grade Seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher
$100.00———–12th Grade Seniors with a 3.5 GPA or higher

Amounts are based on the availability of funds and are subject to change.

Kitikiti’sh Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes
  • Scholarship will be awarded to two enrolled Wichita students
  • Undergraduate and Graduate college students encouraged to apply.
  • Please include as much information as possible in each of the four (4) main criteria and the supplemental information areas.
  • All written responses should be typed, double-spaced and attached to the application

Gracemont Public Schools JOM Program

The JOM program is for students enrolled in Gracemont Public School ONLY. Students in Pre-K through 12th grade receive assistance in the following areas: school supplies, athletic shoes, senior cap & gown, ACT test fees, tutoring assistance, and an incentive program. Students must be enrolled with a federally recognized tribe or be at least 1/4 degree of Indian Blood. Official documentation must be submitted to our office.

JOM Assistance Application

Assistance can be used to provide athletic shoes for gym/PE/basketball, ACT Fees, High School (HS) Senior cap and gown.

JOM Student Certification

This form is used to determine eligibility for JOM services. Student (Age 3 to Grade 12), is eligible if they are 1/4 degree or more Indian blood OR a member of a federally recognized Indian Tribe (25 CFR, Education Contracts under JOM Act, 273.12). Must submit copy of CDIB or Verification of Tribal Enrollment along with application.

JOM Needs Assessment Survey

Used to gauge student needs for the Native students who attend the Gracemont Public School system. Please fill out if your student attends GPS.

Education Programs

View current and past scholarship winners.
Discussions with the Education Services Department and honored guests on various education/career topics.
View current and past student of the month winners.
Learn about this year’s Education Banquet and to view previous graduate pictures and slideshows.

Student of the Month

Nominations are being accepted now!

Do you have a K-12, college or adult student who you would like to recognize for their hard work and commitment to their education?

Consider nominating them for the Wichita Tribe Education Services Department Student of the Month by clicking on the button below.

Tutoring Services

To sign up and get connected with a tutor, please contact us:

405-247-8612     Email Us


$20,000 in scholarships available to Wichita students – only one application needed!

Students can also apply for other scholarships through the American Indian College Fund.

Application is always open! (Next academic year, priority given to those who apply before the end of May.)

K-12 Resources

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405-247-2425, ext. 112

Mailing Address

Department of Education
PO Box 729
Anadarko, OK 73005