Outreach Programs and Services for K-12 Students
September 20, 2012


Outreach Programs and Services for K-12 Students

Programs Coordinated by: Cherise Lookout

Osage Nation Department of Education

Students have returned to school and the Osage Nation Department of Education has programs and services available to assist Osage students. The following tribally funded programs are designed to assist Osage students with the academic assistance and services they need to excel in their educational endeavors. Applications are processed on a first come first serve basis. Anyone seeking additional information on these programs can contact Cherise Lookout (918) 287-5544 or clookout@osagetribe.org .

Sylvan Tutoring ProgramOsage Nation TutoringACT/SAT Testing AssistanceClose Up/NIEA

Sylvan Tutoring Program (Nationwide)

Sylvan Tutoring Application

The Osage Nation Sylvan Tutoring program is a nationwide program designed to serve as many Osage students as possible that are at academic risk failing required subjects. The education department works collaboratively with families and Sylvan Learning Centers, across the nation with this effort. Eligible students receive payment assistance for tutoring on a monthly basis in one subject area program for up to $3000. The funding amount does not include the initial testing or enrollment fees. The program coordinator will notify parents and cover the cost for approved applicants.

Sylvan Eligibility Requirements

·         Enrolled Osage Member

·         Student in K-12th grade

·         At academic risk

·         Current grade report of “D” or below

Osage Nation Tutoring Program (Reservation Based)

Osage Nation Tutoring Application

Teacher/Tutor Application

The Osage Nation Tutoring Program is designed to serve Osage students attending school within the boundaries of the Osage Nation. The program serves as many Osage students, in K -12th grades, as possible that may be struggling academically. The Osage Nation contracts certified teachers and paraprofessionals to work with eligible students individually in core subject areas.  

Osage Tutoring Student Eligibility Requirements

·         Enrolled Osage Member

·         Attend a public school within Osage Reservation

·         Student in K-12th grade

·         At academic risk

·         Current grade report of “C” or below

The Osage Nation continues to seek certified teachers, paraprofessional or classroom aides interested in working with the Osage students.  The positions offer flexible scheduling, are paid monthly, and work with students one to one.  Interested applicants are provided a program review packet regarding program information and functions.

Teacher/Tutor Qualifications:

  • Certified teacher or
  • Paraprofessional/ classroom aide employed by school district

ACT/SAT Testing Assistance Program

ACT/SAT Testing Assistance Application

In order to promote college readiness the Osage Nation Department of Education offers financial assistance for the ACT and SAT exams to Osage members across the nation. They can receive prepayment or reimbursement for either of the exams.  Applicants need to review the checklist of requirements for which they are applying.

Testing Assistance Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrolled Osage Member
  • Sophomore, junior, senior level student or high school graduate

ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines:

Registration Deadline                       Test Date

September 21, 2012               October 27, 2012

November 2, 2012                  December 8, 2012

January 11, 2013                     February 9, 2013

March 8, 2013                         April 13, 2012

May 3, 2013                            June 8, 2013

Close Up/NIEA Washington D.C. Opportunity

Application Coming Soon

This program is offered to Osage students nationwide that are juniors or seniors in high school. The Osage Nation wants to provide our students with the opportunity to expand their understanding of government and relevance it has on community.  This week long experience provides the unique opportunity for students to live and learn with peers from tribes nationwide, meet with congressional members and NIEA delegates, and enable them to understand their roles as dual citizens and prepare for leadership roles within the Osage Nation. The program is set for February 2013. Applications are made available in November with specific details and requirements.

Close Up/NIEA Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrolled Osage Member
  • Junior or senior in high school
  • Minimum cumulative gpa of 3.0
  • Provide additional application requirements