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Native American Programs

About the Program

Title VI-Indian Education Program

The Title VI Indian Education program strives to maximize student success by providing a variety of resources and services tailored to meet the unique academic needs of Native American students. These offerings encompass tutoring, counseling resources, and college and career readiness programs, among other initiatives.


How does it work?

Native American Student Specialists: The specialists will be assigned by region to serve your Native student. Your student’s specialist can help with academic support, connect you to tribal resources, connect you to all Indian Education programs and services, and be a liaison between your student and EPIC schools for your needs.


College & Career Readiness Specialists will connect high school students with post-high school planning, advising, and funding opportunities. Students living in the Northeast and Southeast Regions are assigned to the Eastern CCR Specialist, and students living in the Southeast and Southwest Regions are assigned to the Western CCR Specialst. 



Student Academic Support

  • High School Native American Studies courses

  • STEM Camps and Activities

  • Oklahoma Indian Student Honor Society

  • Oklahoma Indian Challenge Bowl

  • Tutoring and Homework Check-Ins


Student Cultural Enrichment

  • Epic Live Cultural and Language Classes

  • Cultural Enrichment Workshops and Camps

  • Spring Dance/Powwow

  • Native Identity, Mental Health & Wellness

  • Community Events

  • Indian Education Parent Committee


Native College and Career Readiness

  • Senior Consultations

  • Post-High School Planning

  • Fee Assistance: ACT/SAT Prep & College Applications

  • College Fairs, College Campus Tours

  • College & Career Readiness Events Statewide


Student Organizations (Virtual)

  • Student Organization (NASO): Grades 9-12

  • Jr. Native American Student Organization: Grades 5-8

  • Native American Club: Grades 3-4

  • Native Warrior Book Club: Grades Pk - 2

  • STEMs Organizations: Grades 8-12 & 5-7

  • Tribal Language Connections: Grades 8-12 & 5-7


We have some incredible events and activities planned for next year's Indian Education program, and we can't wait for you to be a part of it all! To stay informed and up-to-date, please join our Facebook Group, Epic Indian Education. Our dedicated specialists will keep you in the loop with regular updates, emails, and messages.


We also invite you to become an active participant in our program by joining our Parent Committee. Together, we can create an inclusive and supportive community for our Native American students at Epic.


For questions or more information, please email us at indianeducation@epiccharterschools.org.


Meet the Native American Programs Team

Leslie Montemayor

Native American Programs Coordinator

Muscogee

leslie.montemayor@epiccharterschools.org


Kylee Montgomery

College and Career Specialist- Western OK

Choctaw

kylee.montgomery@epiccharterschools.org


Travis Wolfe

College and Career Specialist- Eastern OK

United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees

travis.wolfe@epiccharterschools.org


Ryan Fowler

Native American Tiered Support Specialist

Cherokee

ryan.fowler@epiccharterschools.org


Jessica Thompson

NW and Lead Native American Programs Specialist

Osage and Kaw

jessica.thompson1@epiccharterschools.org



Amy Winterbottom

NE Native American Programs Specialist

Osage and Cherokee

amy.winterbottom@epiccharterschools.org


Asa Lewis-Thompson

SE Native American Programs Specialist

Kiowa

asa.lewis@epiccharterschools.org


Jordan Mackey

SW Native American Programs Specialist

Comanche and Wichita

jordan.mackey@epiccharterschools.org

Prerequisites

Who is Eligible for these Services?

Enrolled Epic students who have a Title VI Student Eligibility 506 Form on file with Epic. In order for this form to be completed, students must provide proof that they are an American “Indian” or a descendant of a biological parent or biological grandparent who is:

  • A member (as defined by the Indian tribe or band) of an Indian tribe or band including those Indian tribes or bands or groups terminated since 1940; and those recognized by the state in which they reside; or

  • Considered by the Secretary of Interior to be an Indian for any purpose; or

  • An Eskimo or Aleut or other Alaska Native; or

  • A member of an organized Indian group that received a grant under the Indian Education Act of 1988, as it was in effect on October 19, 1994.

  • Canadian Tribes are not eligible.

Advisor(s)

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