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Indian Education


Vanoss Native American Club


Welcome to the Vanoss Public Schools American Indian Education page. The American Indian Education program is directly funded through Indian Education grants. The program is meant to increase student educational success and cultural appreciation through activities and support. For more information, please contact:

Leah Patterson

Eligibility for Title VII services are available to:

      • An enrolled member of a tribe, band or other organized group, including Alaskan and Hawaiian natives
      • A child of a parent or grandparent who is an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe or group of Indians.
If your child/children has any Native American background, please fill out these two forms (listed below) to the best of your ability.
      • Title VII Student Eligibility Certification form (506 Form)
      • Johnson O'Malley Program Certification Form
Our services include:
      • Academic advising (6-12)
      • Assistance in preparation for college or vocational training (6-12)
      • College visits
      • Cultural activities
      • Field trips
      • Parent Advisory Committee



NEW – Choctaw Nation Announces Changes for STAR Program for Student Achievement

The Choctaw STAR program recognizes students for outstanding grades and perfect attendance.  Until this semester, the Choctaw Nation has allowed schools to apply for STAR awards on their students’ behalf, then distribute the awards to students from each school site.  Beginning June 1, 2022, parents and guardians will be responsible for submitting the STAR application for their eligible students in grades 2-12.  The Choctaw Nation will accept reward applications from June 1 to  September 1, 2022.  Additional information is found on the STAR website at  

In closing, please note that as a result of these changes, Vanoss School will no longer request STAR awards for Choctaw students.  This change only affects students who are members of the Choctaw Nation since other tribal nations, including Chickasaw Nation, already require parents and guardians to apply on behalf of their children.  If you have questions, please contact Vanoss JOM Director Leah Patterson.  You may also contact the Choctaw STAR office at (800)522-6170.