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Project RISE


Parent Choice Survey!

Parents please participate in our parents choice survey to select options for your students through the Project RISE Program!

Survey Link


Talihina Public School is excited to host a tremendous opportunity for our students through the Project RISE Program. 

What is Project RISE?

The Choctaw Nation is proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Education and local school districts to support Project RISE (Renew Indigenous Strength with Empowerment). Project RISE is a grant funded college and career readiness program that utilizes student and parent input, community partnerships and data to connect Native American students with opportunities after high school graduation.

Why Should I Join Project RISE?

  • College Advisement
  • Career Training
  • STEM Awareness
  • Concurrent Enrollment Assistance
  • ACT Assistance 

Activities available through Project RISE?

  • Native American Centered Summer Camps
  • Corresponding Educational Field Trips
  • ACT Prep Workshops
  • Online Tutoring
  • Virtual Job Shadowing


Eligibility Requirements

  • Member of a Federally recognized tribe
  • Enrolled middle or high school
  • Enrolled in the district of Wright City, Talihina or Hartshorne

Ultimately, the purpose of Project RISE is to help increase graduation rates and put Native American students on a path to further their educational and career-based success in the future.Through Project RISE, participants will have a broader array of choices in educational services, college and career exploration and Native enrichment programs.

The Project RISE instructor for Talihina Public School 

is Mrs. Haynes. If you need to contact her 

please email: 

The Project RISE Coordinator is Jessica Locke

If you have any questions about the program 

Please call: 580-740-8579