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Wake County Indian Education Program

If you are affiliated with any federally recognized or state‐recognized Indian tribe, your Wake County Public School System enrolled child may be eligible to gain benefits from the Wake County Indian Education Program. WCIEP offers many programs and events including tutoring, ACT/SAT prep workshops, summer camps, cultural programming, and more.

To be eligible for the program, the individual must be:

Proof of tribal membership is required. The individual enrolling must have an enrollment or membership number for the student or family members; a certified letter from the tribe confirming membership for student or stated family members; or a letter of Certified Degree of Indian Blood, or any other document stating proof of tribal membership.

WCIEP is funded through a federal grant program by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Indian Education, and each entity must reapply each year. The grant funding awarded to WCIEP is determined by the number of completed 506 forms, which is required to be filled out by an applicant to be eligible for the program. Visit wcpss.net/domain/14405 to download the required form and learn where to turn in the form.

Contact Gwen Locklear at 919-779-5936 or glocklear@wcpss.net with any questions.