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The Title VI and JOM programs are designed to assist Native American students by supporting access to programs that meet their unique educational and culturally related academic needs.

Title VI Program

Title VI is a federally funded program through the Department of Education operating within the Office of Indian Education in Washington, D.C.   Funds go directly to local programs to meet academic, social, and cultural needs, as well as college and career planning. All students of Native American descent are eligible to participate. Student's tribal affiliation must be recognized by the federal government.   Eligibility does not consider income level.   Procedures for enrolling your school-age child as a member of the program begins with the completion of a Title VI Student Eligibility Certification Form (506), which may be obtained at the Indian Education Office at the high school or any McAlester school Office. 

Johnson O’Malley Program (JOM) 

Johnson O’Malley is a federally funded program through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Education in Washington D.C.  The JOM department of the Choctaw Nation provides McAlester’s Indian Education Program  the operational support for this program.  Funds provide academic tutoring, counseling, student field trips, and cultural activities.  To be eligible for services under JOM, you must submit a copy of your child's Certified Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) Card, or tribal membership card/letter. Eligibility does not consider income level.   


  • Tutoring before, during and after school
  • College and Career Assistance
  • A two week Summer Enrichment
  • Fee paid for ACT test
  • Academic/Cultural presentation, resources and Trips
  • School Supplies
  • Cap, Gown and Tassel 
  • Native American Outdoor Classroom
  • Assistance with Tribal Benefits

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