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K-12 Education and JOM


JOM Tutor/Education Services Department Secretary  

Alayna Jackson


Phone: 405.247.2425 x112

Email: alayna.jackson@wichitatribe.com


About Me: 

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. My significant other and I have a total of 8 children, and they range from 19 down to 4. While this pandemic has us in for a loop, during our time off we enjoy dancing and singing at powwows, and have travelled around the country competing in powwows. On my time off I enjoy sewing and beading and creating new things for my family or for others.

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 citizens 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



K-12 Programs

Click on program name to view application (yellow link).


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

High School (HS)/GED/TABE Graduation Assistance:

The Education Services Department assists H.S. Senior's who are set to graduate in the upcoming Spring semester with financial assistance for senior pictures, announcements, and/or class ring (max amount of $250.00), Senior cap and gown fees, a graduation stole (while supplies last), a one-time graduation incentive in the amount of $100.00 and a one-time grade  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



Pictured: 2021 Graduation Stole


Kitikiti'sh Scholarship

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes will honor two enrolled Wichita students with the Kitikiti'sh Scholarship. 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 gage student needs for the Native students who attend the Gracemont Public School system. Please fill out if your student attends GPS. 



K-12 Resources


Native Organizations:

Center for Native American Youth

First Nations Development Institute

Indian Education Offices by State 

National JOM Association

Native Education Collaborative

Nike N7 Fund

Oklahoma State Indian Education Office

Running Strong for American Indian Youth



Indigenous/Native American Curriculum:

NARF: Tribalizing Indian Education Series

NABS: Truth and Healing Curriculum

NAMI: Native Knowledge 360 Curriculum

NIEA:  Virtual Resources

OKCPS:  From Trails to Truth: Oklahoma History from a Native American Perspective

University of Oregon: Honoring Tribal Legacies Curriculum

UpStander Project: First Light Learning Resources


K-12 Education Related Resources:

Career Pathways Guide (American Indian College Fund)

Department of Education

Erasure and Resilience: The Experience of LGBTQ Student of Color (Center for Native American Youth)

Khan Academy:  Free Online Courses

K-12 Reading List (Books with Native authors and/or main characters) 

Native Pathways College Readiness Guide (American Indian College Fund)

OK College Start

Oklahoma Edge: Individual Career Academic Planning (ICAP) 

PBS Learning Media

Internet Public Library (University of Michigan)