ACE Program

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Cokv Kerretv Enhopoke “Educational Choice”

About: The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Accessing Choices in Education Project enhances student and family educational choice by creating a Service Provider System that includes evidence-based, culturally responsive service options to improve Native American student academic outcomes. A variety of education options and services are offered, from which parents or students can choose. We look forward to providing additional support to students, families, and communities within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation.

  • American Indian/Alaska Native Student
  • Attending School and Residing in the Muscogee Nation Reservation Boundaries
  • Enrolled in Pre-K-12th Grade

MCN Cultural Experience – Meet the Artist – Virtual Session #1

PK-12th Grade

Application Opens October 23, 2023 – December 1, 2023

Connecting our Native students to culture, art, and various artists. This session will teach students about the importance of ribbon vests and ribbon skirts. Students will receive an enrichment bundle.

ACT Test Prep Workshop

8th-12th Grade

Coming November 2023 and Spring 2024

MCN ACE provides students with a practical, hands-on workshop designed to increase student’s ACT© test scores. The workshop covers general test-taking strategies as well as focused interventions for English, Math, Reading, and Science questions. At the workshop, students will receive notes and concepts discussed in the presentation. Upon completion of the workshop, students will also receive a Texas Instruments TI-84 calculator to assist with the math portion of the test. *Students will be referred to the Muscogee Nation Employment & Training Department for assistance with ACT testing fees.

Education Materials

PK-12th Grade

Application Opens Noon, November 1, 2023 – Until All Options Have Been Exhausted.

The purpose of the ACE Education Materials option is to provide students with materials to assist in their educational success at school. Informational flyer and service information will be updated on October 2nd.

College Concurrent Fee Assistance

11th-12th Grade

  • Fall 2023 Assistance Applications Open November 20, 2023
  • Spring 2024 Assistance Applications Open April 15, 2024
  • If funding is available Summer 2024 Assistance Will Be Offered.

College Concurrent Fee Assistance is up to $500 per semester for tuition, fees and/or books. Application processing is first come, first served. College Concurrent Fee Assistance closes when funds are exhausted. Students can only receive funding once during October 1, 2023-September 30, 2024.

Indigenous Readers – “The Joy of Reading” REPLAY

PK-12th Grade

Application Opens October 9, 2023 – November 24, 2023

For students who couldn’t attend the in-person event on 09.21.23. Students receive a book bundle.

MCN Cultural Experience – Educational Trunk Request

PK-12th Grade

Requests Open October 2, 2023

The MCN Cultural Experience- Educational Trunk Encounter is a hands-on, cultural experience for students, PK-12th Grade in classrooms and communities. ACE Cultural Academics Specialist utilizes Mvskoke artifacts and lesson plans to bring this cultural learning opportunity to life for students. During each encounter, 5th-12th grade students will engage in an enrichment activity (PK-4th enrichment activities are under development).

Indigenous Readers – “Read Across America”

PK-12th Grade

Application Opens January 8, 2024 – January 24, 2024

Virtual session to celebrate Dr. Seuss Week. Students will receive a book bundle that fosters literacy.

Cultural Labs

PK-12th Grade

School Requests: Open October 2, 2023

Upcoming Events:

*10.7.23_Paint a Mvskoke Word_Beggs 

*10.9.23_Paint a Mvskoke Word_Okmulgee 

*10.14.23_Corn Husk Dolls

Cultural Labs will provide a learning experience centered around art experimentation. Students will gain insight into Mvskoke art through hands-on activities such as moccasin making, painting, creating cornhusk dolls, beading and storytelling. These labs culturally enrich students’ knowledge of Mvskoke people while also incorporating a variety of styles and methods of contemporary Mvskoke artists.

Indigenous Readers – ELEMENTARY Session #6

PK-5th Grade

Application Opens February 5, 2024 – March 29, 2024

ACE Indigenous Readers- Elementary Session #6 is a virtual event for students where stories are read ‘aloud’. The topics of the stories focus on enhancing student’s understanding of the value of family and communities, native culture, determination, and resiliency. By hearing each story brought to life in a literary adventure, ACE hopes to foster a love for books and Indigenous authors. Students will receive a book bundle that fosters literacy.

College Application Fee Assistance

12th Grade

Application Opens December 1, 2023 – Until Funds Are Exhausted

College Application Fee Assistance provides financial assistance up to $60 (reimbursement with proper documentation), to students enrolling in a college they will attend Fall semester after graduation from high school. Application processing is first come, first served. College Application Fee Assistance closes when funds are exhausted.

Indigenous Readers – MIDDLE SCHOOL Session #3

5th-8th Grade

Application Opens April 1, 2024 – May 17, 2024

ACE Indigenous Readers- Middle School Session #3 is a virtual event for students where stories are read ‘aloud’. The topics of the stories focus on enhancing student’s understanding of the value of family and communities, native culture, determination, and resiliency. By hearing each story brought to life in a literary adventure, ACE hopes to foster a love for books and Indigenous authors. Students will receive a book bundle that fosters literacy.

Industry Certification Fee Assistance

12th Grade

Application Opens December 1, 2023 – Until Funds Are Exhausted

Industry Certification Fee Assistance provides financial assistance up to $200 (reimbursement with proper documentation), for students who seek a credential recognized by business and industry. Application processing is first come, first served. Industry Certification Fee Assistance closes when funds are exhausted.

STEM

PK-12th Grade

Coming Spring of 2024

MCN Cultural Experience – Meet the Artist – Virtual Session #2

PK-12th Grade

Application Accepted June 3, 2024 – August 1, 2024

Indigenous Readers – Elementary – Replay Sessions 4/5

PK-5th Grade

Service Closed

For students who have not previously participated in Sessions 4 and 5. Students who sign up and complete the end of session survey will receive a book bundle. **Book Bundles have limited quantities. Service will close when items have been claimed.

Indigenous Readers – “The Joy of Reading”

PK-12th Grade

Service Closed

This in-person event will be held at the Glenpool Conference Center on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 10:00am. Check-in begins at 9:00am. Joy Harjo will read her newest book, “Remember”. The first 200 eligible students will receive lunch and a book bundle including “Remember” and Joy Harjo’s memoir.

Indigenous Readers – Middle School – Replay Session 2

5th-8th Grade

Service Closed

For students who have not previously participated in Session 2. Students who sign up and complete the end of session survey will receive a book bundle. **Book Bundles have limited quantities. Service will close when items have been claimed.