The Education Department administers various education, and employment and training programs. The function of the department is to further develop and improve the basic education skills of adult tribal members; upgrade and improve the academic performance of eligible Indian children; provide on-site work experience within tribal operations; provide support for academic and technical training for eligible participants. The Education Department administers several federal grants which include: Johnson O'Malley, Adult Education, Tribal Prep, and Basic Library. Each program has specific guidelines a person must meet in order to participate.

Special Announcements

Fred L McGhee Early Learning CenterPre-K

This program is a Pre-K Program designed to meet the development and academic needs of four-year old children. Children are also presented with the opportunity to learn about their Native Culture and Language. This program accepts 20 children each year and the selection process is based on Tribal Member preference. This program operates from August to May each school year. Applications are available below for the school year beginning in August 2017.

Please note that no applications will be accepted until April 17, 2017.

Education Success Story

Are you interested in participating in the Education Success Story Series? These articles feature Tribal Member and First Generation students who have completed their educational journey with the aid of the McGhee-Tullis Tuition Assistance Program or the First Generation Tuition Assistance Program.

Student Support Services ProgramK4 - 12th Grade

Tribal Member Students and First Generation Students in K4-12th Grade are eligible to receive up to $700.00 REIMBURSEMENT for fees or costs of participation in athletic or other extracurricular activities. Student must be 4 years old by September 1, 2016. Activities must be school-based and/or Tribal-based. Including band, cheerleading, ball, etc. and/or fees for labs, driver's education, or other school-based charges which are required for student participation. This includes rental of cap and gown for high school graduation.

August 1, 2016- June 1, 2017

More Education Resources:

Education Staff

(click any staff member to send an email)

Indian Education Resource Coordinators

Early Learning Center Staff

GED Instructor

Julie McDonald
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2243

After School Tutors

Melba Smith
Cassie O’Brien
Tanisha Henderson
Magaline Marshall
Krista Huber

(251) 368-9136 ext. 2244