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Indian Education

STAR Program

An incentive program for Choctaw members enrolled in grades 2 through 12 that rewards students for academic excellence and encourages success in the classroom.


  • Students must be enrolled in grades 2-12 and possess a Choctaw Nation tribal membership card.


Apply in the Chahta Achvffa member portal. Application Dates:

  • Jan. 1 – April 1 (for the previous Fall semester)
  • June 1 – Sept. 1 (for the previous Spring semester)

Please contact the program for a paper application.


APPLY ONLINE—The parent/guardian is now responsible for filling out all information on-line.  If you need help or more information, contact Royce Bell-Indian Ed coordinator or Celia Abernathy, Counselor.  Phone—918-969-2341 (school)

STAR Program
PO Box 1210
Durant, OK 74702


Incentives are given twice a year at the end of each semester for the following academic achievements:

  • All A’s: $50 gift card
  • All A’s and B’s: $25 gift card
  • Perfect Attendance: $25 gift card

Choctaw Code Talkers

Learn more about the famous WWI and WWII Choctaw Code Talkers.  The link below is about  Joseph Oklahombi from Bokchitao, Oklahoma and was the most-decorated WWI soldier from Oklahoma.