School Liaison Officers

The School Liaison Officer’s primary function is to serve as a conduit between parents, educators and the command so that military-connected children experience a seamless transition during the transfer between schools. Most military children move up to nine times in their PreK-12th grade years and consistency and retention of educational goals is a major focus for families when planning to PCS. The School Liaison Officers can offer information on area schools and help facilitate communication between the military family on matters relating to regional public and private schools as well as home school and alternative modes of education.

The School Liaison Officer provides information and resources for military families on internal organizations including, but not limited to, Fleet & Family Support Programs (FFSP), Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), Child & Youth Program (CYP) activities as well as some external organizations, such as but not limited to, the Armed Services YMCA, Military Family Collaborative, and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. They also serve as a subject matter expert in education-related issues such as the Interstate Compact for Military Children, Department of Education, local school districts and other education related organizations.
*Please see Core Services for specific school related supports available.

The School Liaisons can:
• Answer questions about school enrollment options
• Provide information about local schools and boundaries
• Assist with inbound/outbound school transfers
• Help you understand and navigate the special education process
• Provide resources for college readiness
• Assist with agency referrals
...And much more!

School Liaison Officers are available to assist all service members and their families with school-related questions. Visit our Directory  for contact information or for program updates and assistance.


Why School Liaison Officers?
• Families move an average of every 2.9 years
• Children attend up to 9 different schools by graduation
• Families experience increased stress related to deployment during wartime

Core Services
• School Transition Services (PCS Cycle): School Liaison Officers assist families with school transfers and help “level the playing field” for military children and youth.
• Deployment Support: School Liaison Officers connect educators with the Navy deployment support system to inform them about the cycles of deployment and the tools available to assist educators in working with Navy children.
• Command, School, Community Communications: School Liaison Officers serve as subject-matter experts for installation commanders on K-12 issues, helping to connect command, school and community resources.
• Home School Linkage and Support: School Liaison Officers assist Navy families by gathering and sharing information on home schooling issues, policies and legislation from local school districts. They also help leverage Navy Child and Youth Programs resources to support these families.
• Partnerships in Education (PIE): PIE creates a volunteer network of resources to support installation and community members who have a vested interest in the success of all youth.
• Post-Secondary Preparations: School Liaison Officers leverage installation and school resources to provide graduating military students with access to post-secondary information and opportunities.
• Special Needs System Navigation: School Liaison Officers provide information about installation and community programs and services, make referrals to the Exceptional Family Member Program, and offer assistance in navigating the administrative systems within local education agencies.

ACADEMIC ANCHOR

Academic Anchor is Navy Region Southwest's bimonthly School Liaison Newsletter. It addresses educational issues that affect military children in our region and provides information about upcoming events.

 

What is a School Liaison and how can they help me?
- School Liaison Officers (SLO) help by providing you with educational information on your new area (based on residence) and link you up with a SLO in your next duty station if you are leaving NRSW. SLOs also offer resources on deployment support, are the liaison between command, schools and military families, work with commands and schools on the Partnership in Education program, can help families navigate the special needs programs in districts, and offer information and support for Home School and Post Secondary preparation.

How do I choose a school?
- We know the importance of choosing a school that best meets the needs of your military child(ren). Even though we are unable to make direct recommendations for schools, we are available to help you acquire information and research the schools in your area and within NRSW. We can provide overall information on districts as well as help you determine what schools you might be mapped to once you have a residence.

What is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)?
- A New Education Law: The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation's schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation's national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. The new law builds on key areas of progress in recent years, made possible by the efforts of educators, communities, parents, and students across the country. For more information, please visit: https://www.ed.gov/ESSA

What are the health and immunization requirements?
- Immunization and health check up fact sheet for the California Dept of Education can be found at: www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/cefimmunization.asp. Once you determine where you will live and what school your child will attend, you should also check with your school to be sure there are no additional district requirements.

What are the School Registration procedures?
- This depends on what school district you are looking to enroll your child in. We recommend that once you establish residence, that you contact the school directly. However, one thing you can do to prepare is to use the Checklist for School Moves to ensure that you hand carry all necessary documents.

What do I do if I’m on a housing wait-list or am in temporary housing?
- Most military housing areas and school districts within school boundaries of military housing are familiar with this situation. We recommend that you ask your local housing office for a letter indicating that you are on the waitlist, and will be moving into housing within 30 days. Most times this is all the schools need to proceed with registration. If you have questions or issues, please contact your SLO.

What is the Interstate Compact and what can it do for my family?
- The Interstate Compact seeks to make transition easier for the children of military families so that they are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children and are not penalized or delayed in achieving their educational goals. More information can be found at: www.mic3.net.

What options are there for before and after school care?
- Before and After school care is something that has created a challenge for some families given the lack of availability. We recommend that you start looking for care early! As soon as you arrive and have registered your child in school, begin by asking your school or district what they offer. This is many times the best option, particularly if they offer on site care. If they don’t, many times the school will know what is available close to the school or in your community. If you are still having difficulty, contact your School Liaison Officer and they will work with you to try to find other options.

What do I do if I’m moving with a child with special needs?
- In the Navy, your School Liaison Officer can help you with the special needs navigation of the school or district that you are planning to send your child(ren) to. You should also contact the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) to ensure that you are enrolled and that you have all information and resources that they offer. * Please note that the Marine Corps School Liaisons do not assist with Special Needs navigation. They have an EFMP that covers both medical and educational assistance. This is important to know in NRSW, and especially in Metro San Diego since we work jointly to serve our military families.

Can School Liaison Officers advocate in an IEP for my child?
- The Navy School Liaisons are not able to advocate on your behalf. In our program, we offer information, resources and help you find the right people to talk to at the school or district. If you ever have issues with your IEP or school, please call your School Liaison since we also have many community resources that can offer guidance and direct assistance.

ORGANIZATIONS DEVOTED TO THE MILITARY FAMILY

militaryinstallations.dod.mil: Are you a service provider looking for a program or service across all installations? Simply select the program or service and then choose any installation or enter any zip code. A downloadable directory for all installations will be available on the results page.

DoDEA: The Department of Defense Educational Activity instructional program provides a comprehensive pre-kindergarten through 12th grade curriculum overseas and at select locations in the continental U.S.

Military Youth on the Move: A website to help kids learn about new duty station.

SchoolQuest.org: Includes school finder based on state or military installation, blog, library, state education resources and “Ask Aunt Peggie.”

Plan My Move: Installation specific information to help families PCS.

Home Front San Diego

The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC): MCEC's work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. MCEC School Quest is a school finder.

National Military Family Association: Founded 43 years ago, the National Military Family Association is the leading non-profit organization focusing on issues important to military families.

Fleet & Family Support Programs: Information on installations in Navy Region Southwest and the many services provided for military families.

Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA): A national organization of school superintendents. Our mission is to serve school districts with a high concentration of military children.

Interstate Compact for Military Children:  The Compact has been signed by the state of California and addresses the key issues of Eligibility, Enrollment, Placement and Graduation encountered by military families. Roll out has taken place in some districts in Metro San Diego and is pending in others. Contact your School Liaison for more information.


SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

Your child should be enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) if he or she has special needs.

*This is a mandatory program for any family member who has special medical, educational, developmental, and/or emotional need or concern. For questions and enrollment information, please call the EFMP Lead at: 619-532-3195  or visit http://navylifesw.com/sandiego/families/ffsc/.

DirectSTEP® eCourses explain legal requirements and best practices for behavior management, autism, IDEA eligibility, IEPs and more. They also teach parents and educators how to handle critical education issues to obtain positive outcomes while applying education laws to the day-to-day world of teaching and learning. These eCourses are available for use by all Sailors, parents, Military/DoD personnel assigned to Navy installations and K-12 educators serving military children. Go to http://navycyp-ds.lrp.com and self-register for eCourses.

Navy EFMP: Exceptional Family Member Program. For questions and enrollment information, please call the EFMP Lead at: 619-532-3195 or visit http://navylifesw.com/sandiego/families/ffsc/

Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK): A nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to enable individuals with disabilities to reach their maximum potential by providing them, their families and the professionals who serve them with training, support, information, resources and referrals, and by providing community awareness programs.

PACER: With over 30 different projects, the Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights provides individual assistance, workshops, publications, and other resources to help families make decisions about education and other services for their child or young adult with disabilities.

LD On-line: The world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month.

NICHCY: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities serves the nation as a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth.

Military Homefront Special Needs/EFMP: This site includes all enrollment information, toolbox of resources, and worldwide directory.

Military One Source: ROC: The EFMP ROC is a ready, one-source access point to the Resources, Options and Consultations available to military families with special needs through Military OneSource.

San Diego Regional Center: The San Diego Regional Center provides a variety of services to persons with developmental disabilities and their families that are based on individual needs and supports their independence: 


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Tutor.com: for U.S. Military Families, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, is a free program that allows eligible college and grades K-12 students in U.S. military families to connect to a live tutor online at any time for one-to-one help with homework, studying, test prep, proofreading and more. The service is available at no charge to all grades K-12 students and service members-regardless of whether the service member is serving full-time or part-time-plus some adult dependents on active duty.

National Parent Teacher Association: An organization dedicated to making a difference in the education, health, and safety of America’s children and youth.

The Education Trust: Promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels—pre-kindergarten through college.

Guide to Online Schools: From K-12 to college, explore online learning modes, hear from experts, and read how Khan Academy and other free resources help students get ahead.

Todaysmilitary.com: Provides overview of joining the military- resources for parents and educators.


POST SECONDARY SUPPORT

CollegeBoard.org: Offers students free grade, activities and test score specific profiles and information on hundreds of colleges.
StudentAid.ed.gov: Provides student financial assistance resources.
GIBill.va.gov: VA website for Post 9/11 GI Bill, transferability and Yellow Ribbon.
fastweb.com: Find schools and ways to pay on FastWEB.
finaid.org: The smart student guide to financial aid.


ACADEMY AND ROTC

defense.gov: Military Academy Links for West Point , Navy, AF, CG, Merchant Marine.
todaysmilitary.com: ROTC links for Army, Navy and Air Force.


MILITARY SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

aid.military.com: Military scholarship search.
deca.org/scholarships: DECA scholarships for military children.
fra.org: Fleet Reserve Association.
amra1973.org: American Military Retirees Association.
vfw.org: Veterans of Foreign Wars.
anchorscholarship.com: Anchor Scholarships Foundation.


ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

bigfuture.collegeboard.org: College board scholarship search
collegenet.com: College Net Scholarship database.
nationalmerit.org: National Merit Scholarships.
petersons.com: Peterson’s Undergraduate Scholarship Search.
princetonreview.com: Princeton Review Scholarships and Aid.
scholarships.com
www.wingsoveramerica.us
 

CORONADO AREA

 

The city of Coronado is located across the bay from San Diego and is connected to the mainland by the San Diego – Coronado Bridge. Coronado is home to 25,000 people and covers 32 square miles. Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) and Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) are located in Coronado. School placement in Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) is based on where you live. Additionally, there are two private schools in Coronado. For more information on local public, private or homeschools, please contact your Naval Base Coronado School Liaison Officer at nbcslo@navy.mil.
 

Public Schools Serving the Military Housing and Community Neighborhoods in Coronado

Silver Strand and Coronado Cays:
Silver Strand Elementary (K-5): 1350 Leyte Rd., Coronado, CA 92118, 619-522-8934
Coronado Middle School (6-8): 550 F Ave., Coronado, CA 92118, 619-522-8921
Coronado High School (9-12): 650 D Ave., Coronado, CA 92118, 619-522-8907
 
Naval Amphibious Base
Village Elementary School (K-5): 600 Sixth St., Coronado, CA 92118, 619-522-8915
Coronado Middle School (6-8): 550 F Ave., Coronado, CA 92118, 619-522-8921
Coronado High School (9-12): 650 D Ave., Coronado, CA 92118, 619-522-8907

Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado Shores and Village
Village Elementary School (K-5): 600 Sixth St., Coronado, CA 92118, 619-522-8915
Coronado Middle School (6-8): 550 F Ave., Coronado, CA 92118, 619-522-8921
Coronado High School (9-12): 650 D Ave., Coronado, CA 92118, 619-522-8907
 

Enrollment Documents Needed:

1. Proof of Residency – 2 documents required
2. Signed Proof of Residency Affidavit
3. Driver’s License or other picture ID
4. Original Birth certificate
5. Current immunization record
6. Withdrawl slip (if mid-year), name and address of previous school (unofficial transcripts required for 10th -12th grade students)
7. School Entry Health Check-up required for K/1st grade entrance
8. Oral Health/Dental Exam required for K/1st grade entrance
9. Last Report Card - middle school students and incoming 9th grade students
10. Pertussis Immunization - Grades 7-12 students only
 

Transportation Services

There is a school bus for elementary students living in the Cays to and from Silver Strand Elementary. There is a school bus for middle school students living in the Cays, Silver Strand, and NAB to and from Coronado Middle School. High school students can ride the city bus for $36/month. A bus pass can be purchased at Vons grocery store, 868 Orange Ave., Coronado.
 

Important Dates

Coronado Military Spouses Meetings:
  • November 7, 8:30-9:30 am - Village Elementary School
    Topic: Building Resiliency in Children
  • February 6, 8:30-9:30 am - Coronado High School
    Topic: Supporting Your Child Through Deployment
  • May 1, 8:30-9:30 am - Strand Elementary School
    Topic: Life in Balance: Relaxation and Stress Relief

Important Links

The first step to registering your child can be found at this link: http://coronadousd.net/parents-students/registration-enrollment/. The second step is going into your child’s school to submit remaining paperwork.

Silver Strand Elementary before and after school care option: 
Silver Strand Child & Youth Center, 1302 Leyte Road, 619-435-5056, www.militarychildcare.com

Village Elementary before and after school care option:
http://coronadousd.net/departments/preschool-child-care/child-care-villagecms-k-7-information/

Coronado Middle School: http://cms.coronadousd.net/

Coronado High School: http://chs.coronadousd.net/

Islander Sports Foundation (middle and high school sports): www.islandersportsfoundation.com

Military Families link: http://coronadousd.net/parents-students/military-families/

By February 1 of each year, every school in California is required by state law to publish a School Accountability Report Card (SARC).
The SARC contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school. Under the Local Control Funding
Formula (LCFF) all local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to prepare a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), which
describes how they intend to meet annual school-specific goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities.
Additionally, data reported in an LCAP is to be consistent with data reported in the SARC. The link to find all of CUSD’s SARC’s is: https://coronadousd.net/about/school-accountability-report-card-sarc/school-accountability-report-cards-for-2013-2014/
 

Supports in place for military students

  • Naval Base Coronado and Coronado Unified School District MOU and Local Partnership Council
  • Anchored4Life Transition and Resiliency Program
  • United Through Reading site at Silver Strand Elementary
  • Military Family Life Counselors
  • Tutor.com/military
  • Special Ed Connection/Direct Step
  • Partnerships in Education
  • Operation Bigs
  • Operation Pals
  • DoDEA Grants
  • Federal Impact Aid
  • MIC-3
For more information about any of the above, contact your School Liaison Officer at 619-545-9845, 619-991-2509, or nbcslo@navy.mil.


Private Schools

Sacred Heart Parish School, TK-8
706 C Ave., Coronado, CA 92118
619-437-4431
www.sacredheartcoronado.org

Christ Church Day School, K-6
926 C Ave., Coronado, CA 92118
619-435-6393
www.ccds.org
 

FAQs Based on the SLO 7 Core Services

School Transition Services

My child is ready to transition out of the CDC and I need to register my child for Kindergarten, how do I do that?
Parents can attend a Kindergarten Transition Brief that is offered at their CDC. The brief provides information such as eligibility, enrollment requirements, school options, checklists, and resources. The Naval Base Coronado School Liaison also provides this service to families on an individual basis, if needed.
 
We are PCSing this summer and the schools are closed. We have several questions that need to be answered. Who do we contact?
The first step is to look online at the schools webpages. There you will find answers to most of your questions. If you need more information, the School Liaison Officer works year round and is available to answer your questions throughout the summer. In addition, you can also contact Coronado Unified’s Student Services at the District Office at 619-522-8900 ext. 1032.
 
How do I request before and after school care?
If you attend Silver Strand Elementary and need before and after school care, visit militarychildcare.com where you can find comprehensive information on child care programs worldwide, conduct a customized search for the care you need and submit a request for care at any time and from any location. If you attend Village Elementary School, more information can be found at: http://coronadousd.net/departments/preschool-child-care/

We are staying at the NASNI Navy Lodge; can my children attend Coronado schools?
While staying in temporary Navy lodging, there are designated schools for your child to attend until your family receives permanent housing. Those schools are: Village Elementary, Coronado Middle, and Coronado High School. If you move to a permanent house that is located in a different district, other than Coronado, your child will be assigned to a different school.

How do I request an inter-district transfer request?
Submit the completed application, which is available online, to your district of residence for review and release. Once the resident district has reviewed your application, they will send the signed application to CUSD’s Office of the Superintendent. Depending on your resident district, you may be able to pick up your request after review/release and hand carry it to CUSD’s Office of the Superintendent. Applications will be reviewed beginning in June, and are based upon space availability. Transfers are not first come first serve. Once admitted into a school, an inter-district student is generally allowed to continue at that school to the highest grade level.
 
How do I dis-enroll my child from school?
Over the holidays is a busy time for schools as many current students transfer to new locations. Requesting unofficial records from the school’s office at least one week prior to transferring will allow enough time for the school to make copies. Also, student obligations must be cleared before the release packet is given to the parent/guardian. This includes the following: return of library books, textbooks, and other educational materials, payment for lost or damaged materials, and lunch account must be cleared. Informing the front office at least one week prior to leaving will ensure a smooth transition from the current school to the receiving school.
 
What is the Interstate Compact and what can it do for my family?
The Interstate Compact seeks to make transition easier for the children of military families so that they are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children and are not penalized or delayed in achieving their educational goals. More information can be found at: www.mic3.net
 

Deployment Support

What deployment supports are in place for students (and their parents)?
Operation Pals, an after-school deployment club, operates at Silver Strand Elementary and Village Elementary, for students in grades K-3. Students meet weekly, in sessions throughout the school year, and are mentored by sailors, who assist with homework and participate in an activity with them. Operation Bigs, an after-school deployment club, operates at Silver Strand Elementary for student’s ages 7-11 years old. Students meet weekly throughout the school year with their mentor. Anchored4Life is offered to students at Silver Strand Elementary School and Village Elementary School. It is a transition and resiliency program and deployment kits and activities are offered to students that participate. Each school in Coronado has a MFLC (Military Family Life Counselor) that offers individual counseling, as well as group counseling to students for deployment support. Deployment club, military kids club, and friendship club are just a few of the options that military students can participate in. Coronado Military Spouses meets quarterly and offers deployment support for military spouses in the community. MFLCs lead the themed interactive discussions and provide an opportunity for spouses to share their experiences and gain new insights from other experienced spouses. These meetings rotate school sites and are offered the 1st Wednesday from 8:30-9:30am. In addition, the School Liaison has a list of deployment resources you may find useful.


Command, School, Community Communications

What are Federal Impact Aid Survey Cards and why are they important?
At the beginning of every new school year the Federal Impact Aid Survey Cards will be sent home to every student in the district. A separate card must be completed and returned for each child. These completed cards will result in more federal money to help reimburse the California Department of Education for the cost of educating federally connected (military and DoD civilian) children whose families do not pay California state taxes. This will mean more resources for the schools and ultimately our children. These funds help to pay for things such as text books, technology, and substitute teachers which can impact our military connected child’s learning. Your information is not going to be shared with anyone outside the state and federal government, and the money for the school districts comes directly from the Department of Education and is based on the number of military connected children educated by the state.
 

Homeschool Linkage and Support

What supports are in place for my K-12 homeschool students?
The Coronado Homeschool Network meets quarterly for STEAM outings on Naval Base Coronado and in the surrounding community. Students have the opportunity to experience static displays at local Navy commands and parents have the opportunity to network with other families that are homeschooling their children.


Partnerships in Education (PIE)

How are Navy commands providing support in the local schools?
Sailors are volunteering in the local schools by providing support for jog-a-thons, Operation Pals, fall festivals, luaus, Friday Family Fun nights, and other special events. Sailors enjoy providing community service to the local schools and have provided years of support to Operation Pals, the after-school deployment club, and the jog-a-thons.
 
What partnership opportunities are available to my command?
If your command is looking for a COMREL opportunity, contact the School Liaison. The School Liaison always has opportunities for sailors to volunteer in the local schools. The ways to volunteer are endless.
 

Post-Secondary Preparation

I have the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefit and I’d like to transfer it to my child. Can I do that?
Transferability of the Post 9/11 GI Bill is a retention tool and in order to find out if you are eligible to transfer it, you must contact the VA. The School Liaison can provide you with the contact information. Additional information can be found at: www.GIBill.va.gov


Special Needs System Navigation

My child is 3 years old and I suspect there are delays that require early intervention. What should I do?
You must first contact the Student Services Department at your neighborhood School District. There are five basic steps to become familiar with in the special education process:
  1. Referral or request for evaluation,
  2. Evaluation,
  3. Eligibility determination,
  4. Individualized Educational Program (IEP) development, and
  5. Progress Monitoring and IEP review.
My child has an IEP and I need an advocate. Can the SLO advocate?
The School Liaison is a liaison between the school and the military and cannot be an advocate for a family. There are other organizations that can, and the SLO can refer to those organizations. The SLO’s role is to assist families in navigating the special education system within the school district and to assist with connecting you to the right people at the school or district office. The SLO can also connect you to military resources that are available.
 
 
 
 

Point Loma Area 

SAN DIEGO COUNTY AND SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Links to the 42 school districts in San Diego County can be found on the San Diego County Department of Education website and the Naval Base Point Loma School Liaison Officer has additional resources to assist families who are relocating to Naval Base Point Loma and San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD).

There are no DoD schools located on Naval Base Point Loma, however, there are many public schools belonging to the San Diego Unified School District located close to many Lincoln Military housing locations, including Gateway Village, Village at NTC, Admiral Hartman, Chesterton and Villages at Serra Mesa. 

Your school is determined by your residence address and you are always guaranteed your neighborhood school site within SDUSD. Determine your neighborhood in the SDUSD at School Finder.  

If you would like to choose a school other than your neighborhood school, please review the Choice Application process and all of your options in the SDUSD Choice Enrollment Guide. Be aware that the Choice application priority period typically opens on/about October 3 and remains open until on/about November 14 to apply for the following academic year.
 

TRANSPORTATION

In San Diego Unified School District transportation services transportation is very limited. Students attending their residence or “neighborhood” school, in most cases, do not qualify. Transportation is also not provided for those attending a school outside of their neighborhood school through the Choice program. Some exceptions include non-public, Special Education and Magnet schools. You may review additional transportation at SDUSD Enrollment Options Transportation Information. Or if your child requires special education services, contact the Special Education office to get started.
 

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Public charter schools located in San Diego County can be located at San Diego County Office of Education and California Department of Education. Each charter school of interest should be contacted for individual policies on eligibility, enrollment and application processes/procedures. As with the SDUSD Choice program, enrollment periods for these schools can be as early as a year in advance and some school sites may not have waiting lists.
 

INDEPENDENT STUDY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

SDUSD offers is a K-12 Independent Study school that offers an alternative to traditional schools at Mt. Everest Academy (MEA). Additional Independent Study schools can be located at California Department of Education Independent Study Schools.
 

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Private school addresses, phone numbers, school administrators, grade span, programs offered, and enrollment by grade can be found on the Private School Directory, which lists private schools that filed the annual Private School Affidavit and reported enrollments of six or more students.
 

HOMESCHOOLING

There are no statutes in California at this time dealing specifically and exclusively with private home education or schooling at home.
However, there are four legal alternatives for homeschooling:

1. Home educators may establish a private school, based I their home, but must file a private school affidavit with the Superintendent of Public Instruction of California.

2. Homeschooling parents may enroll their children in a private school PSP (private school satellite program) that has filed a private school affidavit with the Superintendent of Public Instruction of California.

3. A child being taught by a home-schooling parent, who has valid California teacher’s credential.

4. The home-schooled puplil may enroll in a public school independent study program.

For more information visit California Department of Education Schooling at Home.

For special events and networking with other military homeschool families contact the Naval Base Point Loma School Liaison Officer at 619-553-8290. 
 

SPECIAL EDUCATION NAVIGATION

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) includes identification of the family member's special needs and enrollment in the program, assignment coordination and family support.

SDUSD Special Education Department The San Diego Unified School District identifies, and assesses all students within the district from birth to 21 years of age who may have disabilities, and providing appropriate support and/or related services to those students determined by an educational evaluation.
 

CARE OPTIONS

Visit militarychildcare.com where you can find comprehensive information on child care programs worldwide, conduct a customized search for the care you need and submit a request for care at any time and from any location.

SDUSD offers the FREE PrimeTime Extended Day Program, for elementary and middle school students with a fun and engaging learning environment during the hours most parents/guardians are working. An application must be filed and be aware that most schools have a waitlist.
 

IMMUNIZATIONS

For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, visit the California Department of Public Health or SDUSD Enrollment Requirements.
 

KINDERGARTEN AND TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN

SDUSD Kindergarten Enrollment Requirements Children entering Kindergarten must turn 5 on or before September 1.

SDUSD Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is offered to children who turn 5 between September 2 and December 2. TK students enter kindergarten the following school year.
 

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Traditional and Year Round SDUSD Academic Calendar(s).
 

MILITARY INTERSTATE COMPACT

The Interstate Compact seeks to make transition easier for the children of military families so that they are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children and are not penalized or delayed in achieving their educational goals. More information can be found at: www.mic3.net.
 

CHOOSING A SCHOOL

We know the importance of choosing a school that best meets the needs of your military child(ren). Even though we are unable to make direct recommendations for schools, we are available to help you acquire information and research the schools within NRSW. We can provide overall information on districts as well as help you determine what schools you might be mapped to once you have a residence. Academic, demographic, and fiscal information on California schools can be found using the following resources:
Ed-Data
California Dashboard
School Accountability Report Card
Greatschools.org
SchoolDigger.com

What to do if we're on the housing wait-list or am in temporary housing?
In SDUSD you are able to enroll in your neighborhood school site while on a military housing waitlist for up to six months. Please request a letter from your Lincoln Military Housing representative stating you are on the housing waitlist and take it, along with all required documents, directly to the school site to enroll. 
 

 

 

SAN DIEGO AREA

San Diego Unified School District is the second largest School District in the state, offering more than 220 schools and charters, and the largest in San Diego County sprawling from the metro coast to I-15. The District is shared between Naval Base Point Loma, serving Point Loma, Mission Bay, West of I-5 (contact info and NBPL web link) and Miramar, serving Serra Mesa, Kearny Mesa and schools North of MCAS Miramar (contact info) You can go directly to the District's web site at www.sandiegounified.org  and connect with the School Liaison in your area for additional information and resources.

Youth Sponsorship (grades 3-12) provides access to positive peer groups and social activities, helping military children feel connected at their new duty station. If interested in connecting your child with a local youth sponsor, complete the fields below. Once received, you will be contacted by a School Liaison Officer/Youth Center Manager.

For Youth Sponsorship with School Age Care or Youth Programs, participants must be enrolled or a registered user.

Select your family’s new duty station to get started:

 

 

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