The Cherokee Nation Education Department started in 1971 with a single Adult Education program which was center-based. Also, in the first year of operation a proposal was written under Title IV which allowed for expansion of the Adult Education program, making it a community-based Adult Education project.
The program emphasizes a flexible entry and open instructional design program allowing students to enroll and begin instruction at anytime. Students study at their own pace and receive individualized and whole group instruction.
Adult Education offers a wide range of services to students entering the program. Current offerings include educational instruction in:
- Basic Skills, including reading, math and writing
- GED Preparation
- Life Skills
- Basic Literacy
- Key Train
The Adult Education Program is community-based offering classes where the need exists in the Cherokee Nation jurisdictional service area.
Support services to program participants include:
- Scheduled GED Testing
- Diagnostic and Placement
- Computer Assisted Instruction
- Free Income Tax Assistance
- Assistance with G.E.D. fees
- Mileage to and from Class
- Information on programs & other services within the Cherokee Nation
CDIB (Federally recognized tribes)
Within 14 county Jurisdictional area