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Tule River Education Deparment

Our primary mission is to serve the students of the Tule River Indian Reservation. Everything we do is to enhance the opportunities of our students, and help them become their best academic selves. Our product has value because education has value. What we learn today we will use for a lifetime. Education is a lifelong process, not a destination.

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The Tule River Education Department offers services that include but are not limited to:

  1. After school tutoring services for students K-12.
  2. Summer school program for students K-12
  3. Adult Education program for GED and High School Diploma
  4. Butterfield High School Satellite Program
  5. Summer Youth Work Program
  6. Tutoring for adults enrolled in college courses
  7. Extra-curricular clubs and programs for students and the community including a music program, a science club and student council
  8. Academic based incentives and awardsStudent Academic Incentives
  9. Scholarships for full-time and part-time college and university students

Teachers and tutors

The Tule River Education Department provides qualified teachers and tutors at two locations: Towanits Indian Education Center, located on the Tule River Reservation, and the Tule River Indian Study Center, located in Porterville.

Regular School Year

During the regular school year each teacher provides after school academic assistance to about 10-15 students daily.  Students attend their respective centers after their regular school day and their teachers assist them with their homework and provide supplemental work as needed. Teachers are also responsible for tracking their students’ school attendance and grades.  After normal services are done, some teachers and students have established clubs that meet weekly.

Summer Programs

During the summer the program becomes more robust.  Students in K-12 attend our summer school for six hours a day over the course of six weeks.  Classroom sizes are small, which gives our teachers the unique opportunity to tailor their curriculum to fit the specific students they have. Students get a daily dose of physical education, and they also get to participate in an elective, non-academic class for an hour every day.  At the end of each week we take the students on a field trip, or have an event at each respective center. 

Education Center

     The Towanits Indian Education Center has been around for nearly 20 years.  The center features a large library, computer lab and the Waterford and Success Maker computer-based learning programs. The staff consists of seven teachers, one librarian, one computer technician, one home/school liaison, one secretary, and two transporters.

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Study Center

     The Study Center is located in Porterville on Olive Street and is across the street from Porterville High School.  There are 17 teachers, 2 tutors, 1 secretary, 5 transporters and both a maintenance and custodial crew.  The Study Center has 6 large classrooms and a large computer lab.  It is also host to the Tribal Education Program  which provides assistance to our higher education students.



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Higher Education
Decendant Notarized Form
Financial Needs Statement
W-9 Form
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Financial Aid and Scholarship Sites:
FAFSA on the Web: www.fafsa.ed.gov
Cal Grants: www.calgrants.org
California Student Aid Commission: www.csac.ca.gov
I Can Afford College: www.icanaffordcollege.com
American Indian Education Programs: http://www.bie.edu/
Bureau of Indian Education http://www.bie.edu/ParentsStudents/Grants/index.htm

Career Exploration and Other Helpful Sites:
State of California: California Career Resource Network: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/cc/index.asp
Free Personality Assessment: http://www.queendom.com/queendom_tests/transfer
Stress Management Tips: http://stress.about.com/library/symptoms/bl_stress_symptom_quiz.htm
Test Taking Tips: www.testtakingtips.com/
Time Management Tips:https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/inside-the-classroom/8-ways-to-take-control-of-your-time
Surviving Stress and Anxiety in College and Beyond: http://www.learnpsychology.org/student-stress-anxiety-guide/

Career Specific
Decendant Notarized Form
Financial Needs Statement
W-9 Form
Part Time Program
Decendant Notarized Form

Time Sheet
CSBG Program
Preschool through 6th Grade Policy
Middle/Junior High School Policy
High School Policy
List of Incentives
Incentive Request Form
Instrument Request Forms
Instrument Rental Application

Tule River Indian
Tribe of California

340 N Reservation Rd
Porterville, CA 93257.

Phone: (559) 781-4271
Fax Number: (559) 781-4610

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