The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Department of Education has services available for high school students who are enrolled members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.
ACT/SAT fees: Any high school student who is a tribal member, and wishes to have their ACT or SAT test fees paid by the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Department of Education, should send in their completed test packets/applications. Please have the application and envelope filled out completely. We will simply insert the check. Also, we will not pay late registration fees.
Concurrent Enrollment: High School Seniors who are tribal members, and who have enough hours to graduate may take college courses through their school, if available. The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Department of Education will pay for tuition and books (up to 6 hours per semester).
Senior Expense Allowance: Each year the Department of Education allows High School Seniors to use up to $100 for any type of senior expense (cap/gown, announcements, fees, pictures, etc.), Students need to send in a letter from a school official stating they have enough credit hours to graduate, and a copy of the order form for the senior expense. Priority will be for cap/gown and announcements. College Preparatory Workshops: Between semesters, the Department of Education offers a one-day college prep workshop at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford and Redlands Community College in El Reno. Eligible students can receive a stipend for their participation.
Graduation Banquet: In late April or early May a Graduation Banquet will be held for high school and college graduates. Each graduate will receive an incentive award from the Department of Education, after a copy of their diploma or transcript is received, or after their degree has been conferred. If we have received a letter from the school that the high school senior has met all requirements and is eligible to graduate, an incentive award may be processed in time for the banquet.
An “Education Gaming Application” form must be completed for each request made. Submit a one-page Certficate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) with each request.