School Support Services

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Hours of Operation

Monday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact

4700 Mow-Way Road

Tel:
+1 (580)442-2130

Military DSN Tel:
(639)312-2130

School Support Services (SSS) provides Army school-aged youth with educational opportunities, resources and information necessary to achieve academic success. A branch of Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS), SSS is home to the School Liaison Office, where School Liaison Officers (SLOs) help deliver the best educational resources and information for your children. 

We specialize in education transitions, and make sure incoming and exiting Families have information about local schools, graduation requirements, after-school services/programs, youth sponsorship programs and home schooling. We also help parents better understand the education process, school organization and interaction strategies.

How SLO's Can Help
  • Build relationships and facilitate communication among Army Families and the local school community 
  • Inform and assist parents with school transitions and deployment challenges
  • Establish school and community partnerships
  • Facilitate access to home school resources for parents
  • Provide information about college and other post-secondary opportunities and preparation materials
  • Inform and assist parents on youth education and school issues

Fort Sill Area Public Schools

 

Bishop - PK-6th Grade

http://www.bishop.k12.ok.us/

+1 (580)353-4870 

 

Boone-Apache - PK-12th Grade

http://www.apache.k12.ok.us/

All levels - +1 (580)-588-3577 

 

Cache - PK-12th Grade

http://www.cache.k12.ok.us/

Primary (Pre-K-1st Grade)  +1 (580)429-3542

Intermediate (2nd-4th Grade)  +1 (580)429-8536

5th/6th Grade Center  +1 (580)429-0222

Middle School (7th-8th Grade) +1 (580)429-8489

Mid-High (9th-10th Grade) +1 (580)429-3008

High School (11th-12th Grade)  +1 (580) 429-3214

 

Central High    PK-12th Grade

http://www.central.k12.ok.us/

All levels  +1 (580) 658-6858

 

Chattanooga    PK-12th Grade 

http://www.chatty.k12.ok.us/

Elementary   +1 (580)597-6638

Middle/High School  +1 (580)597-3347

 

Cyril    PK-12th Grade

http://www.cyrilschools.org/

Elementary   +1 (580) 464-2437

High School   +1 (580)464-2277

 

Duncan   PK-12th Grade

http://www.duncanps.org/

All levels   +1 (580)255-0686

 

Elgin   PK-12th Grade

http://www.elginps.org/

All levels   +1 (580)492-3655

 

Fletcher  PK-12th Grade

http://www.fletcherschools.org/

Elementary    +1 (580) 549-6020

Middle/High School   +1 (580) 549-6015

 

Flower Mound    PK-5th Grade

http://www.flowermound.k12.ok.us/

All levels     +1 (580) 353-4088

 

Frederick  PK-12th Grade

http://www.frederickbombers.net/

Elementary   +1 (580)335-3513

Middle School   +1 (580)335-2104

High School   +1 (580)335-5521

 

Geronimo   PK-12th Grade

http://www.geronimo.k12.ok.us/

Elementary   +1 (580)353-0882

Middle/High School   +1(580)353-3160

 

Indiahoma      PK-12th Grade

http://www.indiahoma.k12.ok.us/

All Levels   +1 (580)246-3333

 

Lawton    PK-12th Grade

http://www.lawtonps.org/

Administration   +1 (580)357-6900

Enrollment Center   +1 (580)353-0171

Special Education Services   +1 (580)353-0334

Lawton Public Schools Online Registration Instructions

 

Marlow   PK-12th Grade

http://www.marlow.k12.ok.us/

All Levels   +1 (580)658-2719

 

Sterling   PK-12th Grade

http://www.sterling.k12.ok.us/

Elementary   +1 (580)365-4166

Middle/High School   +1 (580)365-4303

 

Walters    PK-12th Grade

http://www.waltersps.org/

All Levels +1 (580)875-2568

 

Private Schools/Home School and Virtual School Resources

 

Lawton Christian School   PK-312th grade

http://www.lcscrusaders.com

Preschool   +1 (580)536-3278

Elementary   +1 (580)536-9810

High School   +1 (580)536-6885

 

St Mary’s Catholic School   PK-8th Grade

http://stmarys-ok.org/

All levels   +1 (580)355-5288

 

Trinity Christian School     PK-3—8th Grade

http://www.tcalawton.org

All levels   +1 (580)355-5288

 

Lawton Academy of Arts and Sciences   PK-3—12th Grade

http://www.lawtonacademy.com

All levels   +1 (580)536-1900

 

Home School Association 

Lawton Christian Home Educators

Email

 

K-12 Virtual Academy

http://K12.com/military

+1 (866)667-1262

Tuition-free (for military dependents) online public school in 27 states including Oklahoma

 

Epic Charter Schools

http://epiccharterschools.com

+1 (405)749-4550

State chartered Oklahoma Public school – tuition free; K-12; several options including one-on-one

 

Oklahoma Virtual High School

http://www.oklahomavirtualhighschool.com

+1 (888)425-7178

Free online education for students under 21

 

OSU K-12 Distance Learning Academy

http://k12.okstate.edu

email: [email protected]

+1 (888)824-5147

AP Calculus, German online, Spanish online, HS Physics and concurrent enrollment

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Demographic and Performance Data 

Oklahoma School Report Card

School Dress Code

Lawton Public Schools Profile

Cache Public Schools Profile

Elgin Public Schools Profile

Sterling Public Schools Profile

 

 

School Enrollment Information

Where will my child go to school?

There are 17 public and 4 private schools of varying size that serve Fort Sill families. Check school web sites for more information when choosing a school district. If you have children who need before/after school care, check on the availability in your area prior to selecting housing in a school district without child care that may not meet your needs. In the areas outside Lawton, most child care does not open early enough to accommodate morning PT.

Children who live on Fort Sill attend school on post at Freedom Elementary (Pre-K-5th Grade), Central Middle School (6th-8th Grade) or Lawton High School (9th-12th Grade).  Additionally, families who live off-post but utilize CYSS before and after school care for Kindergarten-6th grade students may apply for a transfer to the on-post elementary schools. Transfers are approved on a space available basis and priority goes to single parent soldiers and dual military families. Prior to applying for a transfer, children must be registered with CYSS and enrolled in before and after school care.

What do I need to enroll my child in school?

All area schools require the student’s official birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residence (utility bill in parent’s name, rental contract, Fort Sill housing contract, etc.) within the district. Some area schools also require the student’s Social Security number. For students in 1st-12th Grades, you will also need withdrawal papers, records from previous school (or contact information so official records can be requested), copies of report cards, transcripts, test scores, etc.  For High School students, if end of course test scores are NOT listed on the transcript, be sure to request a copy of the test scores to they can be evaluated as potential substitutes for Oklahoma’s End of Instruction Tests, which are required for graduation in Oklahoma.

When do I enroll my child in school?

If you arrive during the summer, check your school’s website for enrollment information. Lawton Public Schools operates an Enrollment Center year round and most other schools have designated dates near the first day of school for new student enrollment. If you arrive during the school year, go to the LPS enrollment center (you can download and complete the enrollment packet prior to your arrival). For schools outside of Lawton or the private schools, go directly to the school.

How much time do I have to enroll my child in his/her new school?

Students who miss more than 10 school days in a semester are at risk for retention, if they cannot demonstrate subject matter competency. The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children provides for additional excused absences at the discretion of the local school district for deployment related absences. This exception generally applies to families who PCS from an overseas duty station during the school year as well.  If you know that your student will miss more than 10 days during the move, it is recommended that you visit with the receiving school to alert them to the situation.

Upon request, Oklahoma students may be allowed to earn credits for graduation in core academic areas based on demonstration of mastery through tests. Students must score 90% or higher on these tests to receive credit. This can be helpful for students who miss more than 10 days of school due to a PCS move.

We are moving to Fort Sill in April or May – does my child need to enroll in school when we arrive or can we wait until the next school year?

Unless the student took semester tests and received end of year grades and the transcript or report indicates that he/she completed the course or was promoted to the next grade, it will be necessary to complete the school year once the family arrives here. To make any other decision would put the student at risk for repeating the course or the grade. 

Keep in mind that state testing occurs in April and early May of each year. A PCS during that time will likely result in a student taking tests he/she is not academically prepared to take. This results in frustration for the student, teachers and families. Students who arrive after testing have the opportunity to take the required tests during the alternate testing window during the summer.

Pre-K Eligibility/Enrollment:

Pre-K is optional in Oklahoma, but enrollment in a Pre-K or Pre-School program is beneficial to children. Pre-K offered by a public school is free. Collaborative Pre-K programs operated at several area child care centers (including Pre-K in the Child Development Centers on Fort Sill) include before/after care for a fee, combined with free Lawton Public Schools Pre-K classes.  If your child attends one of these collaborative programs, you must pay for before/after care whether is utilized or not. In a two parent household, full time employment (or full time student status) of both parents is required for these programs. For the programs located on Fort Sill, at least one parent must be working on Fort Sill and the other must be employed full time or a full time student. Priority is given to single parent soldiers and dual military families.

Children entering Pre-K must be 4 years old before September 1 of the school year. While the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children addresses Kindergarten and First Grade entrance age, it does not address Pre-K; therefore schools are not obligated to enroll a student who does not meet the age requirement, even if he/she was in Pre-K in another state.

 There are half-day and full day Pre-K programs available at area schools. Choose a Pre-K program that best meets your child’s developmental and academic needs. Children who have been in child care or a pre-school program are generally ready for a full-day Pre-K program. Children who have not been away from home on a regular basis may be more comfortable in a half-day Pre-K Program. 

Kindergarten and First Grade Eligibility/Enrollment

Kindergarten is mandatory in Oklahoma.  Children entering Kindergarten must be 5 years of age and students entering First Grade must be 6 years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year. The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children provides the opportunity for students to be allowed to continue their enrollment at grade level in the receiving state, regardless of age, once that level is validated with an accredited school in the sending state. Keep in mind that not all private or church Pre-K and Kindergarten are accredited with their states.

While schools initially honor these placements, if a student is not on grade level with his/her peers academically or developmentally (social/emotional readiness), teachers/administrators may suggest retention or going back to the previous grade to give the student the opportunity to be successful. Please remember that when this occurs, it is not a reflection of a child’s intellect or parenting, but of the academic and social/emotional preparation the child received in the sending state.   

Middle School/High School Student Enrollment

In addition to the required documents, it is helpful to bring a copy of each course syllabus (especially for moves during the school year) to facilitate appropriate class placement. Before leaving the current school, obtain copies of all end- of -course or end of instruction test scores if they are not included on the transcript. 

High School students who are coming from a school with “Block” or “4x4” scheduling where class periods are longer and a course is completed in a semester rather than a year should make every effort to complete the course if making a mid-year move to the Lawton Fort Sill area to avoid duplication or loss of credit. 

Oklahoma High School Graduation Requirements

Oklahoma requires a total of 23 Credits for graduation

Subject

Requirement (grades 9-12)

English

4 units (English I, II, III, IV or other English course approved for college admission)

Mathematics

3 units at Algebra I level or above (Hight school math courses taken prior to 9th grade do not count toward these units)

Laboratory Science

3 units  (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or other Lab Science course approved to meet college admission requirements)

History/Citizenship

3 units (US History, 1/2 unit US Government, 1/2 unit Oklahoma History, + 1 unit approved to meet college admission requirements)

Foreign Lang. Technology

2 units (2 units of the SAME foreign/non-English Language or 2 years of Computer Technology)

Fine Art/Speech

1 unit (Music, Art, Drama or Speech)

Electives

At least 7 units  including Personal Financial Literacy

 

End of Instruction (EOI) Tests
10th grade students are tested in the following areas:

  • English/Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Students who have already scored “proficient” or “advanced” in Biology may be exempt)
  • U.S. History

These tests are NOT tied to graduation or final course grades

According to Article VII, Section A-2 of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children, States shall accept the following alternatives to state tests required for graduation:

  • Exit or end of course exams required for graduation from the sending state (an end of course test that is averaged with other course grades does not meet the intent of the provision because it is possible to fail the test, but pass the course)
  • National norm-referenced achievement tests
  • Alternative testing in lieu of testing requirements for graduation in the receiving state
Student Transfers

Fort Sill is located in the Lawton Public School District which is made up of 17 elementary schools (including Freedom Elementary located on Fort Sill), 4 middle schools and 3 high schools. Students living on Fort Sill are in the Freedom Elementary, Central Middle School and Lawton High School transportation districts.

If a particular school district is desired, make every effort to locate housing within that district and verify that the residence is in the preferred school district prior to signing a contract by calling the County Assessor’s office.

County Assessors

Comanche County: +1 (580)355-1052

Cotton County: +1 (580)875-3289

Caddo County: +1 (405)247-2477

Stephens County: +1 (580)255-1542

Tillman County: +1 (580)335-3424

 

School Transportation District Area maps can be found at: http://sites.csa.ou.edu/transportation/

Additionally, Lawton Public Schools has a tool (http://www.lawtonps.org/schoolarea/ ) that can help identify transportation areas within the Lawton Public Schools district borders.

For detailed information about student transfers, go to: http://sde.ok.gov/sde/student-transfers

Types of Transfers:

Transfers are available on a space-available basis. If the receiving school does not have space, a transfer cannot be granted. Not all schools in the Fort Sill area accept student transfers.

As a general rule, students with an IEP must attend school in the district where they reside.

Open Transfer (from one school district to another)

  • Apply between January 1 and May 31 Annually
  • Requires the approval of receiving district only

Emergency Transfer (from one school district to another)

  • Application can be made at any time during the year
  • Requires sending district to release the student and receiving district to accept the student
  • Some schools, including Lawton Public Schools, do not release students between June 1 and October 1 and the do not accept transfers between October 1 and the end of the school year

Lawton Public Schools Intra-District Transfers (between schools in the LPS district)

  • Students in grades Pre-K-5 can generally transfer from one elementary school to another as long as space is available at the requested school
  • With LPS approval, students in grades 6-12 may transfer attendance rights, but not athletic eligibility from one middle or high school to another
  • Decisions on intra-district transfers are made immediately prior to the start of a new school year

LPS Intradistrict Transfer Application

LPS Transfer Policy

 

Freedom Elementary

The only way to guarantee attendance at Freedom Elementary is to live on Fort Sill. Students who meet eligibility requirements and utilize CYSS before/after school care generally receive favorable consideration for an intra-district transfer as long as space is available.  For an out of district transfer, be sure to observe deadlines as listed above.

 

Athletic Eligibility 70 O.S. § 8-103.2:

Students who are not residents of the district are not eligible to participate in school-related sports for one year from the first day of attendance at the receiving school. However, students who transfer PRIOR TO ENTERING 9th grade are generally eligible to complete in high school without delay.

Youth Sponsorship

Sponsors for your middle school or high school teens are available either through the youth program or school. 

Army Youth Sponsorship Program

The Youth Sponsorship Club can help your teen learn about their new community and make new friends. Getting involved quickly helps children and teens fit in and feel less stress associated with their PCS move. All it takes to join the club is a visit to the school age or youth center or contact the School Liaison Officer.

Youth Sponsorship Registration

Contact your School Liaison Officer (SLO) to request a sponsor.  You can download and use the Youth Sponsorship Request form below to help your SLO pair your child with a compatible sponsor.

 

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Special Education Information

If you have a child with special needs, we can help you find information about the resources available in your school district. We can also help you connect with your local installation’s Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) office.

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The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical, and personnel services to Families with special needs. Soldiers on active duty enroll in the program when they have a Family member with a physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disorder requiring specialized services so their needs can be considered in the military personnel assignment process.

Family members must be screened and enrolled, if eligible, when the Soldier is on assignment instructions to an OCONUS area for which command sponsorship/Family member travel is authorized, and the Soldier elects to serve the accompanied tour. This screening consists of medical records review for all Family members, and developmental screening for all children 72 months of age and younger.

Soldiers are responsible for keeping their EFMP enrollment current as exceptional Family member (EFM) conditions change or at least every three years, whichever comes first.

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) provides an all-inclusive approach for community, educational, medical, housing and personnel services for Families with special needs. An exceptional Family member may be a child or an adult with any physical, emotional, developmental or intellectual disorder that limits the individual's capacity to engage in pursuits with peers or that requires:

  • Special treatment
  • Therapy
  • Education
  • Training

Respite Care Information: Army One Source: Exceptional Family Member Respite Care Program

Enrollment and Screening Information: US Army Medical Department: Exceptional Family Member Program

Contact InformationEFMP Manager +1 (580)442-4916

References and Resources for Special Education

Highly mobile children are entitled to an expedited process, including: a). evaluations in 30 days instead of 60 days, b) removed delays due to school district schedules for families moving during incomplete screenings, c) continued Extended School Year for students moving in the summer.

The Center for Parent Information and Resources offers education, acronyms, tools, webinars and a directory of local Parent and Information Training Centers to help parents advocate for their children. The center focuses on proactive support and personal accountability. 

Military OneSource has a range of resources to help with caring for a family member with special needs including education, health care, legal, financial points of contact, EFMP, School Liaisons, etc.

Military Community & Family Policy Office of Special Needs provides a directory of age-specific resources and States-at-a-Glance for localized special education resources and information.

Free Army sponsored online training for educators and parents on a host of special education topics at

DirectSTEP course listing 

DirectSTEP registration

 

Home School

Home Schooling has become mainstream and widely-used. We offer resources and information to help you provide quality home-based education.

Home School Legal Defense Association provides information on home school law, and general support and information about homeschooling.

Home School Association: 

Lawton Christian Home Educators [email protected]

Oklahoma State Department of Education
Oklahoma law provides for the compulsory attendance of all school children ages 5 through 18. This law has been interpreted by the Attorney General to allow for the education of a child in the home by a parent/guardian with the following guidelines for home instruction. These recommendations are not required by law; however, following these suggestions would allow a parent to prove they are providing a quality education.
1.    Notify the principal of the school district the child resides in and inform them that you plan to home school your child.  Some schools may have you sign a form that releases them from the responsibility of educating the student also stating that you are assuming full responsibility for the education of your child.
2.    It is important to know the Attorney General has ruled that while home instruction does not require a certified teacher, the instruction provided must be supplied in good faith and must be equivalent to the education provided by the state.
3.    Home instruction should follow compulsory school age laws requiring children, ages 5 - 18, to be enrolled in school.
4.    Home school setting should maintain compulsory school attendance as well.  This would be the equivalent of 180 days per each calendar year and six clock hours or 360 minutes per day, as appropriate for child’s age.   It does seem clear that a point of the Attorney General’s opinion is that homeschooling must not be used as a maneuver to bypass truancy.
5.    There is no required state approved curriculum, but a well-defined curriculum or design for learning should be implemented.  Required school subjects under Oklahoma law include: reading, writing, math, science, citizenship, US constitution, health, safety, physical education, and conservation.
6.    Academic progress must be established and maintained for the child.
7.    For college-bound students, refer to the Oklahoma State Board of Education Regulations for Graduation listed on our website or required courses at the college of your choice.
8.    The Attorney General has further ruled that a board of education is not required to furnish textbooks, resources, or other materials to home schooled students.   However, if the child qualifies for, or is determined to be eligible as a handicapped student, special education services will be made available.
9.    Because home schools are not accredited by the State Board of Education, a student will be required to take a standardized achievement test if he/she re-enters the public school system. Results of tests may be used to determine grade placement and/or credit for the student. All examinations will be administered by the receiving school and results, as well as copies of the exam given, will be kept on file for one year. Upon re-entry into a public school, the parent/guardian must provide documentation of compliance with the above requirements. This documentation will determine if the equivalent instruction was provided during home schooling.
10.    Homeschools are not regulated and Oklahoma law does not require parents to register with or seek approval from state or local officials, conduct state testing with their students, or permit public school officials to visit or inspect homes. 

 

Home School Resources

Lawton Christian Home Educators

http://www.lawtonchristianhomeeducators.com/

Rande Worthen; Janet Worthen              

[email protected]       

 

Oklahoma Christian Home Educators Consociation

https://www.ochec.com/Home

[email protected]
+1(405)810-0386                

 

Oklahoma State Department of Education Home School page

http://sde.ok.gov/sde/home-school

Homeschooling in Oklahoma

http://www.homeschoolinginoklahoma.com

 

Homeschool PE/Fitness classes

CYS Youth Sports program

https://sill.armymwr.com/us/sill/programs/you1

Jay Hunt

[email protected]

+1(580)442-5420

 

Virtual Education Providers registered with the Oklahoma State Department of Education

K-12 Virtual Academy

http://K12.com/military 

866-667-1262

Tuition-free (for military dependents) online public school in 27 states including Oklahoma

 

Oklahoma Virtual Charter Schools – (Accredited, State Chartered, no tuition, online schools)

 

Able Charter School                       

http://www.ablecharterschool.com/

+1(405)990-2282

Serves grades 6-12

 

Epic Charter Schools

  http://epiccharterschools.com 

+1(405)749-4550

Serves K-12

Oklahoma Virtual Preparatory Academy

https://oklahomavirtualprepacademy.com/

+1(405)421-9600

Affiliated with Epic Charter School; Serves Pre-K – 8th grade; utilizes Calvert curriculum

Oklahoma Virtual HS        

http://www.oklahomavirtualhighschool.com

888-425-7178

Affiliated with Epic Charter School; serves 6th-12th grade students

 

Insight School of Oklahoma

http://ok.insightschools.net/

877-637-2614                                     

Serves K-12

 

Oklahoma Connections Academy

http://www.connectionsacademy.com/oklahoma-virtual-school

+1(918)977-3285

Serves K-12

 

Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy

http://ovca.k12.com/

866-467-0848

Serves K-12

 

Tutoring/Subject Matter Support

Tutor.com

http://military.tutor.com/home                                                                                                                 

800-411-1970

Individualized online tutoring with certified instructors – free for Military dependents

 

SKIES Unlimited

https://sill.armymwr.com/programs/skiesunlimited

+1(580)442-3927

Call or check website for current list of programs

Concurrent Enrollment

Earn College Credit while still in High School

High school Juniors and Seniors (or home schooled students age 16/17) who meet minimum eligibility requirements are eligible for concurrent enrollment in college courses while still in High School (up to 6 hours per semester). All public higher education institutions offer tuition waiver scholarships for Seniors.  Some (Including Cameron University) also offer tuition waiver scholarships for Juniors as well, which means that a student could receive up to 36 hours tuition free.

Area School Counselors have detailed information and must approve concurrent enrollment.

Eligibility begins the summer after 10th grade, with the required GPA and ACT/SAT score.

Students are eligible for a tuition waiver of up to 6 hours per semester, however the student is still required to pay the fees (generally $350-$400 for 6 hours)

Points to remember:

  • A concurrently enrolled high school student can take no more than the equivalent of 19 colllege semester hours. Each high school course counts as 3 hours in the formula so without an exception to policy, a student could generally be enrolled in no more than 4 high school courses and 6 college hours per semester
  • Concurrent courses taken during the regular school day are posted to the high school transcript and averaged with high school grades to determine final GPA and rank in class. Evening classes are not generally included in the high school GPA.
  • Remedial (non-credit) courses to make up for deficiencies are not eligible for concurrent enrollment
  • Minimum ACT subtest scores are required for enrollment in certain classes:
    • 19 ACT in English to take an English Class
    • 19 ACT in mathematics to take a mathematics (Some colleges/universities also require a placement test for enrollment in College Algebra)
    • 19 ACT in science to take a science class (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.)
    • 19 ACT in reading to take history, social studies, psychology, speech, etc.

Institution

12th Grade Eligibility

Tuition waiver available

11th Grade Eligibility

Cameron University (Lawton)

ACT/SAT - 20/940

GPA - 3.0 & top 50% of class

ACT/SAT – 23/1050

(Tuition Waiver requires 26 ACT)

GPA – 3.5

Western OK State College (Altus)

ACT/SAT - 19/900

GPA – 3.0

ACT/SAT – 19/

GPA – 3.0

USAO (Chickasha)

ACT/SAT - 24/1090

GPA - 3.0 & top 25% of class

ACT/SAT – 24/1090

GPA – 3.5

 

Transition Support

We understand that military transitions for children include much more than school plans and enrollment. We have a number of resources to help make your move as easy as possible for the kids, including:

Military Kids Connect provides online age-appropriate resources to help parents, teachers and children cope with the unique challenges of military life.

The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (MIC3) addresses key transition issues military Families experience, including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility and graduation. All fifty states have signed the compact and are in varying stages of implementation and/or compliance. The compact applies to children of Active Duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members on active duty orders and members or veterans who are medically discharged or retired within past year. Read more. 

School Transition Information: School Liaison Officers are located on each installation to assist military Families with school transition and other education-related issues.  Go to Army OneSource for more information.

Military Youth on the Move the Department of Defense designed Military Youth on the Move as one-stop shop for parents and students with moves and deployment.

Academic and Behavioral Support

We can help you find information and resources for academic and behavioral support, including:

Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families makes live tutors available online 24/7 to help with more than forty core subjects and standardized test preparation.  

Homework Support: Army Child & Youth Services provides homework labs in before/after school programs for elementary students at the School Age Center, and for middle and high school students at the Youth Center. 

Support/Resilience Programs:

School Support Services include information about other programs you can use for support and resilience-related issues.

Military Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) are available to meet in-person on or off the military installation. The free non-medical sessions are anonymous and may occur in individual, couple, family or group settings. Child Behavioral Specialists are located on the installation in Child & Youth Services programs, and in highly-impacted schools located on and off the installation.

Military OneSource has access to free non-medical counseling that’s anonymous and available online, by phone or in person. Twelve free sessions may occur in individual, couple, family or group settings.

Real Warriors is a multimedia behavioral health support center with tips for helping children cope with deployments and reunions.

National Military Family Association produces MyMilitaryLife, a free iPhone and Android app that provides Families with credible information tailored to your needs. 

Army One Source

Fort Sill Area Enrichment and After School Programs

Number of after-school and summer enrichment programs are available on Fort Sill and in the community. The community resources listed are for information only and no endorsement is intended or implied.


Fort Sill CYS School Age Center
6599 Lucas Ave.
Fort Sill, 73503
Phone: +1 (580)442-2844


Fort Sill CYS Youth Center
1010 Ft. Sill Blvd.
Fort Sill, 73503
Phone: +1 (580)442-6745


CYS Youth Sports
010 Ft. Sill Blvd.
Fort Sill, 73503
Phone: +1 (580)442-5420 or +1 (580) 442-5926


CYS SKIES Unlimited
Phone: +1(580)-442-3488


Family and MWR Swim Lessons
Fort Sill Family and MWR offers swim lessons after school during the school year, and during the day in June and July. Children must be registered with Child and Youth Services (CYS) and have a sports physical.


For the current schedule, visit the Aquatics website:  
https://sill.armymwr.com/programs/pools


Children who are already registered with CYS can register online at:
https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/sillcyms.html


Children who are not currently registered with CYS must register at Parent Central Services before signing up for Swim Lessons
For more information, contact the Aquatics Manager, Mr. Jason Browning
[email protected] or +1(580)442-6200 or +1(580)442-6186


Lawton Family YMCA
5 SW 5th Street
Lawton, OK 73501
+1 (580)355-9622
Facebook page


Armed Services YMCA
900 NW Cache Road
Lawton, OK 73507
+1 (580)355-5520


Boys & Girls Clubs
Boys and Girls Club activities are available at the School Age Center and the Youth Center, in addition to a community based program

4-H
4-H programs are available at the School Age Center and the Youth Center in addition to a volunteer let program in surrounding communities.

 

Boy Scouts
620 NW Cache Rd,
Lawton, OK 73507
+1 (580)357-3633


Girl Scouts
1904 NW Cache Rd Ste A
Lawton, OK 73507
+1(580) 357-7374

Cameron University Summer Camps
Each summer, Cameron University offers summer programs for youth of all ages. The list of programs available is generally available April-July each year.
+1(580)581-2211


After School Programs operated by Fort Sill Area Schools
Lawton Public Schools

  • Almor West Elementary
  • Carriage Hills Elementary
  • Crosby Park Elementary
  • Edison Elementary
  • Eisenhower Elementary
  • Hugh Bish Elementary
  • John Adams Elementary
  • Pioneer Park Elementary
  • Sullivan Village Elementary
  • Whittier Elementary
  • Woodland Hills Elementary

Area Public Schools

  • Bishop
  • Boone-Apache
  • Cache
  • Flower Mound Elementary
  • Geronimo Elementary
  • Indiahoma Elementary
  • Sterling Elementary

Area Private Schools

  • Lawton Christian
  • St. Mary’s
  • Trinity Christian
Ft Sill Post Secondary Support

In State Tuition for Military Dependents

In-State Tuition Public colleges and universities typically offer two tuition rates: one for state residents and another – much higher – for students from outside the state. In the past, this system put military families at a disadvantage. States set their own guidelines for in-state tuition eligibility, but most require that students or their families live, own property and/or pay taxes in that state. Military families, who move frequently and often are legal residents of a state other than the one in which they are stationed, could have a difficult time meeting that standard. Luckily, the playing field was leveled for military families in 2009. That year, the Higher Education Opportunity Act was passed, requiring public colleges and universities to grant in-state tuition status to dependent children of service members in the state where they reside or are permanently stationed. Once a dependent child is enrolled and paying in-state tuition, they will continue to pay the in-state tuition rate as long as they remain continuously enrolled at the institution, even if the service member is reassigned outside the state. This law has been a tremendous help to military families, who otherwise might struggle to afford college for their children. However, it’s important to know that the law only applies to children of service members on active duty for a period of more than 30 days. It does not apply to the children of retirees or veterans. - See more at: http://www.militaryfamily.org/kids-operation-purple/#sthash.yIYTjclO.dpuf

 

Post-9/11 GI Bill

One of the most valuable education benefits available for military families is the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits to eligible beneficiaries. In addition to tuition, beneficiaries may receive a stipend to help pay for books as well as a housing allowance.

Since 2009, service members have had the option of transferring some or all of their GI Bill benefit to their dependent spouses and children. Service members can choose to transfer the entire 36 month benefit to one family member or divide it among their spouse and/or children.

The regulations covering transferability of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits are complex. Families should review the rules carefully to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for transferring and using the benefit. If your service member chooses to transfer his or her GI Bill benefit, it’s important to understand the following:

  • Service members must have served at least six years in the armed forces (active duty or Selected Reserve) and agree to serve an additional four years from the date of transfer.
  • Although the service member can apply to transfer the benefit after serving six years, children cannot use the benefit until the service member has served for ten years.
  • Service members can only apply to transfer benefits while they are still serving, not after retirement or separation.
  • Children may not use the benefit until they earn a secondary school diploma (or equivalency certificate), or reach age 18. They cannot use the benefit after reaching age 26.

Service members can apply to transfer their post-9/11 GI Bill benefits online through the MilConnect portal. Step-by-step instructions are available on the MilConnect website. If your student attends a public college or university, the Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay all tuition and fees at the in-state tuition level. For private or foreign colleges and universities, the amount of the benefit is capped at the national maximum rate, which changes annually. Be aware that tuition at private colleges and universities is typically much higher than the national maximum cap. Your costs will also be higher if your child attends a public university as an out-of-state student. Some schools participate in the Yellow Ribbon program, which helps make up the difference between their tuition and what the Post-9/11 GI Bill covers.

Specific questions about paying for your child’s education should be directed to the financial aid office at your child’s college or university. Those offices are familiar with programs and policies supporting military families and are often willing to work with families to make college affordable for military kids.

ACT and SAT Testing

Natiional ACT and SAT testing dates are listed below. Students who are unable to test on one of the national ACT testing dates may take the Residual ACT test by appointment at the college or university they plan to attend. All 11th grade public school students have the opportunity to take the ACT test one time at no cost. The test is administered at their high school. 

ACT Test Date

ACT Registration Deadline

June 10, 2017

May 5, 2017

September 9, 2017

Aug. 4, 2017

October 28, 2017

Sept. 22, 2017

December 9, 2017

Nov. 3, 2017

February 10, 2018

Jan. 12, 2018

April 14, 2018

Mar. 9, 2018

June 9, 2018

May 4, 2018

July 14, 2018

Jun. 15, 2018

SAT Test Date

SAT Registration Deadline

June 3, 2017

May 9. 2017

August 26, 2017

Jul. 28, 2017

October 7, 2017

Sept. 8, 2017

November 4, 2017

Oct. 5, 2017

December 2, 2017

Nov. 2, 2017

March 10, 2018

Feb. 9, 2018

May 5, 2018

Apr. 6, 2018

June 2, 2018

May 3, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Military Career Resources

United States Military Academy

www.usma.edu

U.S. Air Force Academy

www.usafa.edu

U.S. Naval Academy

www.usna.edu

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

www.usmma.edu

U.S. Coast Guard Academy

www.uscga.edu

Army ROTC Scholarships

http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html

U.S Air Force ROTC Scholarships

http://www.afrotc.com/scholarships

U.S. Navy and Marine ROTC Scholarships

http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarships.aspx 

Scholarship List

In State Tuition for Military Dependents

In-State Tuition Public colleges and universities typically offer two tuition rates: one for state residents and another – much higher – for students from outside the state. In the past, this system put military families at a disadvantage. States set their own guidelines for in-state tuition eligibility, but most require that students or their families live, own property and/or pay taxes in that state. Military families, who move frequently and often are legal residents of a state other than the one in which they are stationed, could have a difficult time meeting that standard. Luckily, the playing field was leveled for military families in 2009. That year, the Higher Education Opportunity Act was passed, requiring public colleges and universities to grant in-state tuition status to dependent children of service members in the state where they reside or are permanently stationed. Once a dependent child is enrolled and paying in-state tuition, they will continue to pay the in-state tuition rate as long as they remain continuously enrolled at the institution, even if the service member is reassigned outside the state. This law has been a tremendous help to military families, who otherwise might struggle to afford college for their children. However, it’s important to know that the law only applies to children of service members on active duty for a period of more than 30 days. It does not apply to the children of retirees or veterans. - See more at: http://www.militaryfamily.org/kids-operation-purple/#sthash.yIYTjclO.dpuf

 

Post-9/11 GI Bill

One of the most valuable education benefits available for military families is the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits to eligible beneficiaries. In addition to tuition, beneficiaries may receive a stipend to help pay for books as well as a housing allowance.
Since 2009, service members have had the option of transferring some or all of their GI Bill benefit to their dependent spouses and children. Service members can choose to transfer the entire 36 month benefit to one family member or divide it among their spouse and/or children.
The regulations covering transferability of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits are complex. Families should review the rules carefully to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for transferring and using the benefit. If your service member chooses to transfer his or her GI Bill benefit, it’s important to understand the following:
•    Service members must have served at least six years in the armed forces (active duty or Selected Reserve) and agree to serve an additional four years from the date of transfer.
•    Although the service member can apply to transfer the benefit after serving six years, children cannot use the benefit until the service member has served for ten years.
•    Service members can only apply to transfer benefits while they are still serving, not after retirement or separation.
•    Children may not use the benefit until they earn a secondary school diploma (or equivalency certificate), or reach age 18. They cannot use the benefit after reaching age 26.

 

Service members can apply to transfer their post-9/11 GI Bill benefits online through the MilConnect portal. Step-by-step instructions are available on the MilConnect website. If your student attends a public college or university, the Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay all tuition and fees at the in-state tuition level. For private or foreign colleges and universities, the amount of the benefit is capped at the national maximum rate, which changes annually. Be aware that tuition at private colleges and universities is typically much higher than the national maximum cap. Your costs will also be higher if your child attends a public university as an out-of-state student. Some schools participate in the Yellow Ribbon program, which helps make up the difference between their tuition and what the Post-9/11 GI Bill covers.

 

Military Career Resources

United States Military Academy

www.usma.edu

U.S. Air Force Academy

www.usafa.edu

U.S. Naval Academy

www.usna.edu

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

www.usmma.edu

U.S. Coast Guard Academy

www.uscga.edu

Army ROTC Scholarships

http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html

U.S Air Force ROTC Scholarships

http://www.afrotc.com/scholarships

U.S. Navy and Marine ROTC Scholarships

http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarships.aspx

 

Scholarships/Grants for Military Dependents

Scholarship/Grant opportunities are listed by annual due dates. Check website for specific information

January

Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship               

Eligibility: Woman who has served or is currently serving honourably in the US Army, US Army Reserve or Army National Guard OR the child of a woman who meets these criteria

http://armywomensfoundation.org/scholarships.shtml   

Military Order of the Purple Heart

Eligibility: Purple Heart recipient who is also a member of MOPH or his/her spouse or widow or direct lineal descendent (child, step child, adopted children or grandchildren)

http://www.purpleheart.org/Scholarships/

February

Army Scholarship Foundation (Child or Spouse)

Eligibility: Child or Spouse of a regular active duty, active duty Reserve or active duty National Guard OR child of former US Army member who received Honorable Discharge or Medical Discharge or died while serving in the Army

www.armyscholarshipfoundation.org/

Corvias Foundation Scholarships for High School Seniors

Eligibility: Graduating High School Student with parent stationed at Fort Sill. Living in Corvias Housing is NOT required.

 http://www.corviasfoundation.org/

Fisher House Foundation Scholarships for Military Children      

Eligibility: Dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active duty personnel, reserve/guard and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty or survivors of individuals who died while receiving retired pay from the military.

http://www.militaryscholar.org/

March

Chief Warrant Officer John A. Keller CWOA Scholarship

Applicant must be the dependent child of a member in good standing of the CWOA or who was a member in good standing at the time of his/her death, be a senior in high school or currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning with an average of “C” or better

http://cwoauscg.org/keller-scholarship/ 

American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors National President’s Scholarship

Must be children, grandchildren or great grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada/Lebanon, Panama or Persian Gulf

https://www.alaforveterans.org/scholarships/

American Legion Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members

(Candidate must have been Junior Members of the American Legion Auxiliary for the previous 3 years in addition to being a member for the current year)

https://www.alaforveterans.org/scholarships/

American Legion Units are located in the following communities near Fort Sill:

Apache (#225 – Rinker Mason)

Cache (#78 McDonald-Terry)

Duncan (#55 – Dobbs-Adams)

Fletcher (#306 – Chandler-Billyeu)

Fort Sill (#193 – Bateman-Zarling)

Marlow (#215 – Pierson-Froneberger)

Walters (#155 – Walters)

American Military Retirees Assoc.

Sergeant Major Douglas R Drum Memorial College Scholarship

Bernard E Dillon Vocational Skills Scholarship      

Sponsor must be a member of AMRA prior to submission of application

http://amra1973.org/Scholarship/ 

Fort Sill Patriot Spouses’ Club Scholarship

At least one parent must be a current member of the Fort Sill Patriot Spouses Club. Children (High School Seniors, current College Students) or Spouses of US Army personnel affiliated with Fort Sill at time of application who will be enrolled in a post-secondary program for upcoming academic year. In addition, children of civilian ID card holders affiliated with Fort sill at the time of application are also eligible.           

http://fortsillpatriotspousesclub.blogspot.com/p/scholarships.html

For more information, contact: [email protected]

Geraldine K Morris Award

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who intends to enroll in a program leading to a nursing degree and is a citizen of the United States whose sponsor, parent, or legal guardian is a U.S. Army Engineer (active duty, retired or deceased) or current Department of the Army employee of US Army Corps of Engineers.

www.armyengineerspouses.com/ 

Army Engineer Memorial Awards

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who is a citizen of the United States and whose sponsor, parent, or legal guardian is a U.S. Army Engineer (active duty, retired or deceased) or current Department of the Army employee of the US Army Corps of Engineers

www.armyengineerspouses.com/ 

Heroes Legacy Scholarship

Dependent unmarried children (under age 23) of active duty personnel, Reserve/Guard and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died or became disabled while serving on active duty on or after 20 SEPT 2001 may apply.

http://www.militaryscholar.org/ 

Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund          

Current civilian federal and postal employees with at least three years of federal service, their children and spouses are eligible.

http://www.feea.org/programs/scholarships

Fort Sill Federal Credit Union                   

Student must have a Fort Sill Federal Credit Union account in good standing

www.fsfcu.com

Society of Daughters of US Army Scholarship    

Applicant must be daughter or granddaughter (including step or adopted) of a career warrant or commissioned officer who is currently on active duty or retired from active duty after at least 20 years of service or medically retired before 20 years of service; died while on active duty or died after retiring from active duty on 20 or more years of service             Society of Daughters of the United States Army

Request application from:

Mary P Maroney, Scholarship Chairman

11804 Grey Birch Place

Reston, VA  20191

Request must include parent or grandparent’s name, rank, component, inclusive dates of service and relationship to applicant

Folds of Honor

Applicants must be the spouse or dependent of a) an active duty or reserve soldier who was killed or disabled in the line of duty or currently classified as POW or MIA, b) a veteran who died of any cause after being classified as having a service-connected disability, c) a service member missing in action or captured by hostile forces in the line of duty, d) a service member forcibly detained or interned by a foreign power in the line of duty, e) a service member who received a Purple Heart (note: the medal alone is not sufficient)

https://scholarships.foldsofhonor.org/ 

April

American Legion Legacy Scholarship

Eligibility: Child/children or legally adopted child/children or a child of a spouse by a prior marriage or dependent child as defined by the United States Armed Services of active duty United States military and National Guard, and military reservists who were federalized and died on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.

http://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy

The Retired Enlisted Assoc. Scholarship               

Applicant must be the child or grandchild of a member in good standing (deceased or otherwise) of TREA or TREA National Auxiliary.

http://trea.org/scholarship.html  

AMVETS

Applicant must be child or grandchild of US Veteran

www.amvets.org/programs/scholarships/

May

Army Women’s Corps Veterans Association

Applicant must be a child, grandchild, niece or nephew of an Army Service Woman

http://www.armywomen.org/pdf/_10ScholarApp.pdf  

MG James Ursano Scholarship for Dependent Children               

Student must be dependent of a Soldier on active duty, a retired Soldier or a deceased active duty or deceased retired Soldier

http://www.aerhq.org/

Army Aviation Assoc. of America

The applicant must be a member of the AAAA, or the spouse, unmarried child, unmarried sibling, unmarried grandchild of an AAAA member or deceased member              

http://www.quad-a.org/

June

National Ranger Memorial Foundation Scholarship

https://www.rangermemorial.com/

TREA: The Enlisted Association TREA National Auxiliary Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating High School Senior, High School graduate or be currently enrolled in college, university or Vocational/Technical school as a full-time student; have a parent or grandparent who is currently a member in good standing of TREA: The enlisted association National Auxiliary or who was a member in good standing at the time of his/her demise.

http://cwoauscg.org/

Chief Warrant Officer Association Scholarship

Applicant must be dependent child of a member in good standing of Chief Warrant Officers Association (or member in good standing at time of death).

http://cwoauscg.org/

US Warrant Officers Association Scholarship

Applicant must be a spouse, child, grandchild, dependent step-child of members in good standing of the USAWOA.

http://www.usawoa.org/scholarship-overview/

 

Check Website for due date

DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund               

Applicant must be a dependent child of a National Guard member who died in an operational or training mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation New Dawn

http://www.ngef.org/get-involved/apply-for-the-drs-guardian-scholarship/

Kathern F. Gruber & Thomas H Miller Scholarships        

Applicant must be dependent children, grandchildren and spouses of blinded veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

http://www.bva.org/services.html

Academic Top Scholars

http://www.thanksusa.org/scholarships.html 

Families of the Fallen   

Applicant must be the surviving spouse or child of those killed in action and training accidents while serving the Army Aviation community

http://www.quad-a.org/

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be the dependent child of a US soldier who has become permanently disabled as a result of a mission or training accident, has been killed in action or has been classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA)

http://www.fascholarship.com/

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

http://www.moaa.org/ 

Select “Educational Opportunities” from the drop down menu on the “Access Member Benefits tab.

National Assoc. of Uniformed Services (NAUS) Scholarship

Applicant must be the child or spouse of NAUS member in good standing

http://www.naus.org/membership/member-benefits/naus-scholarship-program/ 

Fallen Patriots Foundation

Eligible children (whether natural, by marriage or adoption) who have lost a parent in the line of military duty, during combat or peacetime. All branches and all components are covered.

http://www.fallenpatriots.org

American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary Local Scholarships       

Check with local unit or school counselor for application and due date    Many Local American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary units offer scholarships for graduating seniors in addition to sponsoring delegates to Boys and Girls State.

American Legion Units are located in the following communities:

Apache (#225 – Rinker Mason)

Cache (#78 McDonald-Terry)

Duncan (#55 – Dobbs-Adams)

Fletcher (#306 – Chandler-Billyeu)

Fort Sill (#193 – Bateman-Zarling)

Marlow (#215 – Pierson-Froneberger)

Walters (#155 – Walters)             

Samsung American Legion Scholarship 

Scholarship is restricted to high school Juniors who attend the current session of either American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State and are a direct descendant of a wartime veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership

http://www.legion.org/scholarships/samsung  

Folded Flag Foundation

Applicant must be spouse or child of a member of the US Military  who lost his/her life while deployed in combat or an employee of the US Government serving in a combat role, who lost his/her life in the defense of his/her country while deployed

https://www.foldedflagfoundation.org

Freedom Alliance Scholarship

Applicant must be the dependent child of a US Service member who has become 100% totally and permanently disabled as a result of an operational mission or training accident, has been killed in action, classified as a Prisoner of War or Missing in Action

http://www.fascholarship.com/

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

Eligible applicants include children or surviving spouses of Active Duty member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/Fry_Scholarship.asp

Regional Processing Center:

PO Box 8888

Muskogee, OK  74402-8888

 

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation  

See website for complete eligibility details

https://www.mcsf.org/apply/  

Academic Top Scholars

ThanksUSA defines "Active-duty U.S. military personnel" as those who have served in active duty for at least 180 days since 9/11/01, including all those who have been killed or wounded in action; natural or legally adopted children or stepchildren under the age of 24 living in the military service member’s household and/or primarily supported by the Service member or the spouse of US Military Personnel

http://www.thanksusa.org/scholarships.html 

 

Post Secondary Support

Our support doesn’t end with elementary education. If you have children preparing for academic life after high school, we can help you find information about testing opportunities, scholarships and military-specific resources that can help you plan.

Military-Specific and Government Academic Support information; G.I. Bill

Transferability of Educational Benefits

In-State Tuition Programs for Military: Service members on active duty for a period of more than thirty days and their dependents are eligible to receive in-state tuition at many public colleges and universities in the state where they reside or are permanently stationed. An enrolled dependent may pay in-state tuition as long as he or she remains continuously enrolled at the institution, even if the service member is reassigned outside of the state. Regulations outlined in the Higher Education Opportunity Act, 2008 (P.L 110 - 135) and the Higher Education Act of 1965 apply. For more information:

College and Career Readiness:

College and career readiness includes the content knowledge, skills and habits that students must have to be successful in post-secondary education. It also includes training that leads to a sustaining career. A student who is ready for college and career can qualify for and succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing college courses without needing remedial or developmental coursework.

Let us help you plan for your child’s college and career readiness:

College and Career Readiness

College and Career Readiness and Success 

Counselor Connection 

Army One Source Military Scholarship Handbook

School Liaison Officer Contact Information

CONUS

Aberdeen Proving Ground

PHONE: +1 (410)278-2857 DSN: 298-2857 FAX: +1 (410)278-4658

Website: http://www.apgmwr.com/child-youth-school-services/school-liaison

 

Anniston Army Depot

PHONE: +1 (256)235-7654 DSN: 571-7654 FAX: +1 (256)235-4638

Website: http://anniston.armymwr.com/us/anniston/programs/sc

 

Carlisle Barracks

PHONE: +1 (717)245-4555 DSN: 242-4555 FAX: +1 (717)245-4615

Website: https://www.carlislemwr.com/child-and-youth-services/school-liaison-local-school-info  

 

Combat Support Training Center

PHONE: +1 (831)386-2680 DSN: FAX: +1(925)875-4497

Website: http://www.liggett.army.mil/sites/cys/programs&services.asp

 

Detroit Arsenal - Michigan

PHONE: +1 (586)239-5595 DSN: 273-5595 FAX: +1 (586)282-9965

Website: https://detroit.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer    

 

Dugway Proving Ground

PHONE: +1(435)831-3440 DSN: 789-3440 FAX: +1 (435)831-2152

Website: http://www.dugwaymwr.com/dpg_cyss_sss.htm

 

Fort Belvoir

PHONE: +1 (703)805-9119 DSN: 655-9119 FAX: +1 (703)805-9113

Website:  https://belvoir.armymwr.com/programs/school-support-services-1

 

Fort Benning

PHONE: +1 (706)-5453062 DSN: 835-3062 FAX: +1 (706)545-2323

Website: http://www.benningmwr.com/school-support-services/

 

Fort Bliss

PHONE: +1 (915)568-6549 DSN: 978-6549 FAX: +1 (915)568-2144

PHONE: +1 (915)568-2784 DSN: 978-2784 FAX: +1 (915)568-2144

PHONE: +1 (915)568-6555 DSN: 978-6555 FAX: +1 (915)568-2144

PHONE: +1 (915)569-5065 DSN: 978-5064 FAX: +1 (915)568-2144

Website: http://bliss.armymwr.com/us/bliss/programs/school-support-services/

 

Fort Bragg

PHONE: +1 (910)643-6661 DSN: 593-6661 FAX: +1 (910)432-0902

PHONE: +1 (910)432-1023 DSN: 239-1023 FAX: +1 (910)907-5046

PHONE: +1 (910)396-3338 DSN: 236-3338 FAX: +1 (910)907-5046

Website: https://bragg.armymwr.com/programs/slo-bragg

 

Fort Buchanan

PHONE: +1 (787)707-3399 DSN: 740-3399 FAX: +1 (787)707-3392

Website: https://buchanan.armymwr.com/programs/school-support-services

 

Fort Campbell

PHONE: +1 (270)798-9219 DSN: 635-9219 FAX: +1 (270)798-2962

PHONE: +1 (270)798-0783 DSN: 635-0783 FAX: +1 (270)798-2962

Website: http://campbell.armymwr.com/us/campbell/programs/school-support-services/

 

Fort Carson

PHONE: +1 (719)526-4255 DSN: 691-4255 FAX: +1 (719)524-0194

PHONE: +1 (719)526-4256 DSN: 691-4256 FAX: +1 (719)524-0194

PHONE: +1 (719)526-5975 DSN: 691-4256 FAX: +1 (719)524-0194

Website: https://carson.armymwr.com/programs/school-support-services  

 

Fort Detrick - Frederick

PHONE: +1 (301)619-3247 DSN: 343-3247 FAX: +1(301)619-5108

Website: https://detrick.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-services

 

Fort Detrick - Silver Springs

PHONE: +1(301)619-3247 DSN: 343-3247 FAX: +1 (301)295-7098

Website: https://detrick.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-services  

 

Fort Drum

PHONE: +1 (315)772-3214 DSN: 772-3214 FAX: +1(315)772-3073

Website: https://drum.armymwr.com/programs/school-support-services  

 

Fort Gordon

PHONE: +1(706)791-4168/7270 DSN: 780-4168 FAX: +1 (706)791-8381

Website: http://www.gordon.army.mil/school_liaison /

 

Fort Hamilton

PHONE: +1(718)630-4805 DSN: 232-4525 FAX: +1(718)630-4874

Website: https://hamilton.armymwr.com/programs/school

 

Fort Hood

PHONE: +1 (254)553-3341 DSN: 663-3341 FAX: +1 (254)287-7351

PHONE: +1 (254)553-3340 DSN: 663-3340 FAX: +1 (254)287-7351

PHONE: +1 (254)288-7946 DSN: 738-7946 FAX: +1 (254)287-7351

Website: https://hood.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer  

 

Fort Huachuca

PHONE: +1 (520)533-0874 DSN: 821-0874 FAX: +1 (520)533-8677

Website: https://www.mwrhuachuca.com/family-child-youth-school-services/school-liaison-services  

 

Fort Irwin

PHONE: +1 (760)380-6880 DSN: 470-6880 FAX: +1 (760)380-7353

Website: http://irwin.armymwr.com/us/irwin/programs/school-liaison-officer/

 

Fort Jackson

PHONE: +1(803)751-6150 DSN: 734-6150 FAX: +1(803)751-1442

Website: https://jackson.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer

 

Fort Knox

PHONE: +1 (502)624-2305 DSN: 464-2305 FAX: +1 (502)624-4094

Website: https://knox.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer  

 

Fort Lee

PHONE: +1 (804)-765-3813 DSN: 539-3813 FAX: +1 (804)765-3817

Website: https://www.leemwr.com/child-youth-school-services/school-information

 

Fort Leonard Wood

PHONE: +1 (573)596-0357 DSN: 596-0357 FAX:+1 (573)596-0200

Website: https://leonardwood.armymwr.com/programs/school-support-services1

 

Fort Leavenworth

PHONE: +1 (913)684-1655 DSN: 552-1655 FAX: +1 (913)684-4237

Website: https://leavenworth.armymwr.com/programs/school-support-services

 

Fort McCoy

PHONE: +1 (608)388-6814 DSN: 280-6814 FAX: +1 (608)388-5776

Website: http://mccoy.armymwr.com/us/mccoy/programs/school-liaison-officer/

 

Fort Meade

PHONE: +1 (301)677-1227 DSN: 622-1227 FAX: +1 (301)677-1598

Website: https://meade.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer

 

Fort Polk

PHONE: +1 (337)531-6673 DSN: 863-6673 FAX: +1(337)531-2900

Website: https://polk.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer/

 

Fort Riley

PHONE: +1 (785)240-3261 DSN: 520-3261 FAX: +1 (785)239-9964

Website: https://riley.armymwr.com/programs/school-support-services

 

Fort Rucker

PHONE: +1 (334)255-9812 DSN: 558-9812 FAX: +1 (334)255-9319

Website: https://rucker.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer  

 

Fort Sill

PHONE: +1 (580)442-2130 DSN: 639-2130 FAX: +1 (580)442-4234

Website: http://sill.armymwr.com/us/sill/programs/army-school-support-services

 

Fort Stewart

PHONE: +1 (912)767-6533 DSN: 870-6533 FAX: +1(912)767-5334

Website: https://stewart.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer  

 

Hunter Army Air Field

PHONE: +1 (912)315-6586 DSN: 870-6586 FAX: (912) 315-3746

Website: https://hunter.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer

 

Joint Base Lewis McChord

PHONE: +1 (253)967-7195 DSN: 357-7195 FAX: +1 (253)966-3151

Website: http://www.jblmmwr.com/cyss_school_liaison.html

 

Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall

PHONE: (703) 696-7620 DSN: 426-7620 FAX: +1 (703)696-8585

Website: http://www.jbmhhmwr.com/school-support-services  

 

McAlester Army Ammunition Plant

PHONE: +1 (918)420-6274 DSN: 956-6274 FAX: +1 (918)420-7398

Website: https://mcalester.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer

 

Picatinny Arsenal

PHONE: +1 (973)724-4994 DSN: 880-4994 FAX: +1 (973)724-7055

Website: https://picatinny.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer

 

Pine Bluff Arsenal

PHONE: +1 (870)540-3927 DSN: 966-3927 FAX: +1 (870)540-4035

Website: https://pinebluff.armymwr.com/programs/school-support-services

 

Presidio of Monterey

PHONE: +1 (831)242-6904 DSN: 768-6904 FAX: +1 (831)242-5630

Website: https://presidio.armymwr.com/programs/school-support-services  

 

Redstone Arsenal

PHONE: +1 (256)842-9642 DSN: 788-9642 FAX: +1(256)842-9459

Website:  https://redstone.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer

 

Rock Island Arsenal

PHONE: +1 (309)782-6515 DSN: 793-6515 FAX: +1 (309)782-0837

Website:  https://rockisland.armymwr.com/programs/school-support-services

 

Sierra Army Depot

PHONE: +1 (530)827-4768 DSN: 855-4696 FAX: +1 (530)827-4294

Website:  https://sierra.armymwr.com/programs/school-suppport-services

 

Tobyhanna Army Depot

PHONE: +1 (570)615-6559 DSN: 795-6559 FAX: +1 (570)615-9013

Website:  https://tobyhanna.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer

 

USAG Miami

PHONE: +1 (305)437-0148 DSN: 567-0148 FAX: +1(305)437-1041

Website:  https://miami.armymwr.com/programs/school

 

US Military Academy West Point

PHONE: +1 (845)938-2092 DSN: 688-2092 FAX: +1 (845)938-3809

Website: https://westpoint.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer  

 

White Sands Missile Range

PHONE: +1(575)678-7093 DSN: 258-7093 FAX: +1 (575)678-2579

Website:  https://whitesands.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer

 

Yuma Proving Ground

PHONE: +1 (928)328-3119 DSN: 899-3119 FAX: +1 (928)328-2985

Website: http://yumamwr.com/schoolliaisonoffice.html

 

 

OCONUS

IMCOM EUROPE REGION

 

USAG Ansbach

PHONE: 011-49-9802-832-098 DSN: (314) 467-2098 FAX:

Website:  https://ansbach.armymwr.com/programs/slo-ansbach

 

USAG Bavaria-Garmisch

PHONE: 011-49-8821-750-2393 DSN: (314) 440-2393 FAX:

Website:  https://garmisch.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer-slo

 

USAG Bavaria-Grafenwoehr

PHONE: 011-49-9641-83-1770 DSN: (314) 475-1770 FAX:

Website: https://grafenwoehr.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer-slo 

 

USAG Bavaria-Hohenfels

PHONE: 011-49-9472-83-2822 DSN: (314) 466-2822 FAX:

Website:  https://hohenfels.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer-slo

 

USAG Benelux/Brussels

PHONE: 011-31-65-32-6870 DSN: (314) 366-6870 FAX:

Website:  https://brussels.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer-slo1 

 

USAG Benelux/Chievres

PHONE: 011-31-65-32-6870 DSN: (314) 366-6870 FAX:

Website: https://chievres.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer-slo

 

USAG Benelux-Schinnen

PHONE: 011-31-45-526-3259 DSN: (314)-364-3259 FAX:

Website:  https://schinnen.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer-slo

 

USAG Rheinland-Pfalz (KMC)

PHONE: 011-49-631-3406-4123 DSN: (314)493-4123 FAX:

Website:  https://kaiserslautern.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer-slo  

 

USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Baumholder

PHONE: 011-49-6783-66968 DSN: (314) 485-6968 FAX:

Website: https://baumholder.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer-slo

 

USAG Stuttgart

PHONE: 011-49-711-680-7465 DSN: (314) 430-7465 FAX:

Website:  https://stuttgart.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer-slo

 

USAG Italy -Vicenza

PHONE: 011-39-0444-5998 DSN: (314) 634-5998 FAX:

Website: https://italy.armymwr.com/programs/vicenza-school-liaison-officer-slo 

 

USAG Italy-Darby

PHONE: 011-39-050-54-7629 DSN: (314) 633-7629 FAX:

Website:  https://italy.armymwr.com/programs/darby-school-liaison-officer-slo

 

USAG Wiesbaden

PHONE: 011-49-611-143-548-9305 DSN: (314) 548-9305 FAX:

Website:  https://wiesbaden.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer-slo

 

IMCOM PACIFIC REGION

 

Fort Greely

PHONE: +1 (907)873-4599 DSN: 317-873-4599 FAX: +1 (907)873-4596

Website: https://greely.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer  

 

Fort Wainwright

PHONE: +1 (907)353-9377 DSN: 317-353-9377 FAX: +1(907)353-7614

Website:  https://wainwright.armymwr.com/programs/school-support-services  

 

Hawaii

PHONE: +1 (808)655-8326 DSN: N/A FAX: +1 (808)655-9818

Website:  https://hawaii.armymwr.com/programs/school-support-services    

 

Okinawa

PHONE: 011-81-6117-44-4703 DSN: 315-644-4703 FAX: (315) 644-4928

Website:  https://torii.armymwr.com/programs/army-school-liaison-officer

 

USAG Japan

PHONE: 011-81-46-407-5441 DSN: 315-263-5441 FAX:

Website:  https://zama.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison

 

USAG Daegu

PHONE: 011-82-53-470-5467 DSN: (315) 764-5467 FAX: 315-470-5424

Website: https://daegu.armymwr.com/programs/school-liaison-officer 

 

USAG Humphreys

PHONE: 011-82-31-690-8069 DSN: (315) 753-8069 FAX:

Website: https://humphreys.armymwr.com/programs/school-support-services 

 

USAG Kwajalein

PHONE: +1 (315)438-0853 DSN: FAX:

Website: https://www.army.mil/kwajalein

 

USAG Red Cloud

PHONE: 011-82-31-870-3952 DSN: 315-730-3952 FAX:

Website:  https://redcloud.armymwr.com/categories/cys-services 

 

USAG Yongsan

PHONE: 011-82-2-7916-5556 DSN: (315) 736-5556 FAX: 011-822-796-4984

Website:  https://yongsan.armymwr.com/programs/school

 

DoDEA School Districts

 

DoDEA Americas School Districts

http://www.dodea.edu/Americas/index.cfm

Americas Southeast District

District Office Address
7441 Custer Road, Bldg 2670
Fort Benning, GA 31905-4300

Phone:  706-545-7276

[email protected]

 

Fort-Benning Schools

Dexter ES                               

Faith MS

Loyd ES                                    

McBride ES

Stowers ES                             

White ES

Wilson ES

Fort-Campbell Schools

Andre Lucas ES                   

Barkley ES

Barsanti ES                             

Ft. Campbell HS

Jackson ES                              

Lincoln ES

Mahaffey MS                        

Wassom MS

Fort-Jackson Schools

Pierce Terrace ES             

Pinckney ES

Fort-Knox Schools

Ft. Knox HS                           

Macdonald ES

Scott MS                                 

Van Voorhis ES

Fort-Rucker Schools

Ft. Rucker ES                                               

Ft. Rucker PS

Fort-Stewart Schools

Brittin ES                                

Diamond ES

 Kessler ES                               

Murray ES

Maxwell AFB

Maxwell AFB E/MS

MCAS Beaufort (Laurel Bay) Schools

Bolden E/MS                                                

Elliott ES

Galer ES

 

Americas Mid-Atlantic District

District Office Address
PO Box 70089
Fort Bragg, NC 28307-0089

Phone:  910-907-0200

[email protected]

 

Camp Lejeune Schools

Bitz IS                                        

Brewster MS

DeLalio ES                              

Heroes ES

Johnson PS                            

Lejeune HS

Tarawa Terrace ES

 

Cuba

W.T. Sampson ES/HS

 

Dahlgren

Dahlgren School

 

Fort-Bragg Schools

Albritton MS                                                

Bowley ES

Butner PS                               

Devers ES

Gordon ES                              

Hampton PS

Irwin IS                                    

Shughart ES

Shughart MS

 

Puerto Rico Schools

Antilles ES                              

Antilles HS

Antilles MS                            

Ramey Unit School

 

Quantico Schools

Crossroads ES                       

Quantico M/HS

 

West Point Schools

West Point ES                     

West Point MS

 

 

 

DoDEA Europe Schools

http://www.dodea.edu/Europe/

DoDEA Europe East

Ansbach Community Schools

Ansbach ES                            

Ansbach MS/HS

Baumholder Community Schools

Baumholder MS/HS           

Smith ES

Garmisch Community Schools

Garmisch EMS

Grafenwoehr Community Schools

Grafenwoehr ES                 

Netzaberg ES                        

Netzaberg MS

Vilseck ES                               

Vilseck HS

Hohenfels Community Schools

Hohenfels ES                                                

Hohenfels MS/HS

Kaiserslautern Community Schools

Kaiserslautern ES                 

Kaiserslautern MS               

Kaiserslautern HS

Landstuhl ES/MS                  

Sembach ES     

Sembach MS

Vogelweh ES

Ramstein Community Schools

Ramstein ES                            

Ramstein HS   

Ramstein IS

Ramstein MS

Stuttgart Community Schools

Patch ES                                  

Patch MS                                

Stuttgart ES

Stuttgart HS                          

Robinson Barracks ES

Wiesbaden Community Schools

Aukamm ES                           

Hainerberg ES

Wiesbaden HS

Wiesbaden MS

 

DoDEA Europe West

AFNORTH Community Schools

AFNORTH ES                   

AFNORTH MHS             

Kleine Brogel ES

Alconbury Community Schools

Alconbury ES                 

Alconbury MS/HS

Brussels Community Schools

Brussels ES/HS

Croughton Community Schools

Croughton ES

Kleine Brogel Community Schools

                        Kleine-Brogel ES

Lakenheath Community Schools

Feltwell ES                     

Lakenheath ES             

Lakenheath HS

Lakenheath MS           

Liberty IS

SHAPE Community Schools

SHAPE ES                          

SHAPE MS                                                

SHAPE HS

Spangdahlem Community Schools

                        Spangdahlem  ES        

Spangdahlem MS

Bitburg MS/HS

 

DoDEA Europe South

Ankara Community Schools

Ankara ES/HS

Aviano Community Schools

Aviano ES                                

Aviano MS/HS

Bahrain Community Schools

Bahrain ES/HS

Livorno Community Schools

Livorno ES/MS

Naples Community Schools

Naples ES                                

Naples MS/HS

Rota/Sevilla Community Schools

Rota ES             

Rota MS/HS   

Sevilla ES/MS

Sigonella Community Schools

Sigonella ES                          

Sigonella MS/HS

Vicenza Community Schools

Vicenza ES       Vicenza MS                     

Vicenza HS

 

DoDEA Pacific Schools

http://www.dodea.edu/pacific/

 

DoDEA Pacific East

District Superintendent's Office

Yokota Air Base

[email protected]

Phone: 225-3940     From the U.S.: 011-81-3117-55-3940

Fax: 225-3952     Fax from the U.S.: 011-81-3117-55-3952

 

Camp Zama Schools

John O. Arnn Elementary School   

Lanham ES

Zama American HS           

Zama American MS

CFA Sasebo Schools

Darby ES          

E.J. King HS   

Sasebo ES

CFA Yokosuka Schools

Ikego ES           

Kinnick HS                             

Sullivans ES

Yokosuka MS

MCAS Iwakuni Schools

M.C. Perry ES                                               

M.C. Perry HS

Misawa AB Schools

Edgren HS                              

Sollars ES

Yokota AB Schools

Mendel ES                             

Yokota HS

Yokota MS                              

Yokota West Elementary School

 

DoDEA Pacific West

District Superintendent's Office

U.S. Eighth Army Garrison, Yongsan

 [email protected]

Phone: 738-5922    From the U.S.: 011-82-2-7918-5922

Fax: 738-4280     Fax from the U.S.: 011-82-2-793-8991

 

CFA Chinhae Schools

C.T. Joy ES

Osan AB Schools

Osan American ES             

Osan American HS

Osan MS

USAG Daegu - Camp George

Daegu American School

USAG Daegu - Camp Walker

Daegu High School

USAG Humphreys Schools

Humphreys Central ES  

Humphreys HS

USAG Yongsan Schools

Seoul American ES           

Seoul American HS

Seoul American MS

 

DoDEA Pacific South

District Superintendent’s Office

Kadena Air Base

 [email protected]

Phone: 634-1204    From the U.S.: 011-81-6117-34-1204

Fax: 634-1399     Fax from the U.S.: 011-81-611-734-1399

 

Andersen AFB Schools

Andersen ES                                                 

Andersen MS

Camp Foster Schools

Killin ES          

Kubasaki HS

Zukeran ES

Camp Kinser Schools

Kinser ES

Camp Lester Schools

Lester MS

Camp McTureous Schools

Bechtel ES

Kadena AB Schools

Amelia Earhart IS              

Bob Hope PS

Kadena ES                              

Kadena HS

Kadena MS                            

Ryukyu MS

Stearley Heights ES

Naval Base Guam/U.S. Naval Hospital Schools

McCool ES/MS

Guam HS

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Common Core State Standards and Assessments?

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) focus on developing the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that students need for entry-level careers, freshman college courses and workforce training programs. The standards detail what K-12 students should know at the end of each grade. Most states and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) have adopted the standards in English Language Arts and mathematics. There are two assessments being developed to measure student success (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and Smarter Balanced). The decision of which assessment to use is determined by individual state education agencies.

www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/common-core-assessments

http://parcconline.org/parcc-assessment  

www.smarterbalanced.org  

 

What is a Unique Military Child Identifier? Numerous states have enacted a voluntary report-only self-identification of military children within their public school systems. This data collection would allow monitoring of critical elements such as academic progress and proficiency, special and advanced program participation, mobility and dropout rates. Requirements and methods of collection vary from state to state.

www.usa4militaryfamilies.dod.mil/MOS/f?p=USA4:HOME:0  

www.militarychild.org/military-student-identifier

 

What are Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Schools?  DoDEA is a civilian agency of the Department of Defense that manages schools for military children (pre-kindergarten through K12) on a limited number of installations in the United States and worldwide. DoDEA operates the Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Education Schools (DDESS) within the U.S. and the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) overseas. While DoDEA schools do not fall under federal education programs like No Child Left Behind (the Elementary and Secondary Education Act - ESEA) there is a formal agreement between the Department of Education and the Department of Defense that provides for cooperative arrangements. DoDEA schools use the Common Core State Standards and follow the accountability guidelines mandated for all public schools receiving ESEA funds.

What documents do I need to enroll my child in school?

  • Official state issued birth certificate
  • Immunization record **
  • Proof of residence (contract from on-post housing, rental contract, utility bill in parents’ name, etc.)
  • Student’s social security card

Previous School information needed:

  • Address, phone number and fax number of most recent school attended
  • Withdrawal form from most recent school attended (only required during the active school calendar)
  • IEP or 504 Plan if student requires special accommodations (placement may change upon assessment of special needs)

** for a complete list of Oklahoma immunization requirements, visit: https://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/IMM_Parents_School_Vaccines_Requirements_OK_English.pdf

When is my child eligible to attend elementary school?

  • Pre-Kindergarten – child must be 4 prior to September 1 (Pre-K is optional)
  • Kindergarten – child must be 5 prior to September 1 (Kindergarten is mandatory)
  • First Grade – child must be 6 prior to September 1

Where will my child attend school?

Students who live on Fort Sill attend Freedom Elementary, Central Middle School and Lawton High.  Students who live off-post attend the elementary, middle or high school located in their transportation district. For other school districts, if the home is near the edge of the district, call the County Assessor’s Office (listed below) to determine school district for that home. Keep in mind that in rural areas that it is not uncommon to have irregular school district boundaries. If you have a particular neighborhood school or school district in mind, make every effort to secure housing in that transportation area.

 

Comanche County

     +1 (580)355-1052

Cotton County

     +1 (580)875-3289

Caddo County

     +1 (405)247-2477

Stephens County

     +1 (580)255-1542

Tillman County

     +1 (580)335-3424

 

School Transportation District Area maps can be found at: http://sites.csa.ou.edu/transportation/

 

Additionally, Lawton Public Schools has a tool (http://www.lawtonps.org/schoolarea/ ) that can help identify transportation areas within the Lawton Public Schools district borders.

Where do I go to enroll my child in school?

 

Public School Enrollment

 

Lawton Public Schools has an enrollment center which is open year round (except school holidays). The enrollment center is your first stop, regardless of where your children will attend school. For the surrounding schools, go to the school office during the school year and check the school website for enrollment information

 

Lawton Public Schools (including Freedom Elementary):

LPS Enrollment Center

102 E Gore Blvd, Room 52

Lawton OK, 73507

Phone: +1 (580)353-0171

Fax: +1 (580)355-1057

Office Hours: 0800-1500 Monday-Friday (except school holidays)

Online Registration Information

 

Bishop - PK-6th Grade

http://www.bishop.k12.ok.us/

+1 (580)353-4870

 

Boone-Apache - PK-12th Grade

http://www.apache.k12.ok.us/

All levels—+1 (580)-588-3577

 

Cache - PK-12th Grade

http://www.cache.k12.ok.us/

Primary (Pre-K-1st Grade)  +1 (580)429-3542

Intermediate (2nd-4th Grade)  +1 (580)429-8536

5th/6th Grade Center  +1 (580)429-0222

Middle School (7th-8th Grade) +1 (580)429-8489

Mid-High (9th-10th grade) +1 (580)429-3008

High School (11th-12th grade)  +1 (580) 429-3214

 

Central High    PK-12th Grade

http://www.central.k12.ok.us/

All levels  +1 (580) 658-6858

 

Chattanooga    PK-12th Grade 

http://www.chatty.k12.ok.us/

Elementary   +1 (580)597-6638

Middle/High School  +1 (580)597-3347

 

Cyril    PK-12th Grade

http://www.cyrilschools.org/

Elementary   +1 (580) 464-2437

High School   +1 (580)464-2277

 

Duncan   PK-12th Grade

http://www.duncanps.org/

All levels   +1 (580)255-0686

 

Elgin   PK-12th Grade

http://www.elginps.org/

All levels   +1 (580)492-3655

 

Fletcher  PK-12th Grade

http://www.fletcherschools.org/

Elementary    +1 (580) 549-6020

Middle/High School   +1 (580) 549-6015

 

 

Flower Mound    PK-5th Grade

http://www.flowermound.k12.ok.us/

All levels     +1 (580) 353-4088

 

Frederick  PK-12th Grade

http://www.frederickbombers.net/

Elementary   +1 (580)335-3513

Middle School   +1 (580)335-2104

High School   +1 (580)335-5521

 

Geronimo   PK-12th Grade

http://www.geronimo.k12.ok.us/

Elementary   +1 (580)353-0882

Middle/High School   +1(580)353-3160

 

Indiahoma      PK-12th Grade

http://www.indiahoma.k12.ok.us/

All Levels   +1 (580)246-3333

 

Lawton    PK-12th Grade

http://www.lawtonps.org/

Administration   +1 (580)357-6900

Enrollment Center   +1 (580)353-0171

Special Education Services   +1 (580)353-0334

 

Marlow   PK-12th Grade

http://www.marlow.k12.ok.us/

All Levels   +1 (580)658-2719

 

Sterling   PK-12th Grade

http://www.sterling.k12.ok.us/

Elementary   +1 (580)365-4166

Middle/High School   +1 (580)365-4303

 

Walters    PK-12th Grade

http://www.waltersps.org/

All Levels—580-875-2568

 

Private School Enrollment

If you are considering one of the area’s private schools, please call the school to determine space availability for your child before visiting the schools. Generally an application and interview are required before a child can be placed in a class.

Lawton Christian School   PK-3—12th grade

http://www.lcscrusaders.com

Preschool   +1 (580)536-3278

Elementary   +1 (580)536-9810

High School   +1 (580)536-6885

 

St Mary’s Catholic School   PK—8th Grade

http://stmarys-ok.org/

All levels   +1 (580)355-5288

 

Trinity Christian School     PK-3—8th Grade

http://www.tcalawton.org

All levels   +1 (580)355-5288

 

Lawton Academy of Arts and Sciences   PK-3—12th Grade

http://www.lawtonacademy.com

All levels   +1 (580)536-1900

 

Does my child’s school require uniforms?

All Lawton Public Schools elementary schools along with Tomlinson and Central Middle Schools utilize a modified dress code (see website: http://www.lawtonps.org/). All private schools require uniforms.

My child’s birthday is just a few days past the deadline. Is there a way to “test” into the next grade?

Public schools are generally not able to make exceptions for children who are close to the deadline or who have had extensive pre-school training prior to coming to Fort Sill. There are norm-referenced developmental tests for school readiness and private schools may be able test and accelerate a child who is academically advanced AND socially ready to attend the next higher grade. 

What is the “best” school?

The school districts in the Fort Sill area range from very small (200 total students) to very large (15,000 total students). The “best” school is the one that meets a student’s academic, extracurricular and social needs. There is no “perfect” school. All schools have strengths and challenges. It is important to do your research (based on facts, not hearsay) and choose based on the total package.

I plan to live on Fort Sill. Where will my child attend school?

Families who live on Fort Sill are in the Freedom Elementary, Central Middle School and Lawton High School transportation districts.  Intra-district transfers (to other LPS schools) are an option for those who desire/need different courses. Keep in mind that transfers generally impact athletic eligibility.

We plan to live off-post. Can my child attend Freedom Elementary?

For any transfer, the receiving school must accommodate all of the students who reside within that school’s transportation district before considering transfers. Children whose parent(s) work on Fort Sill and utilize CYSS before/after school care (Centers or Family Child Care) are more likely to receive favorable consideration for transfers.  

What are the high school graduation requirements in Oklahoma?

Oklahoma High School Graduation Requirements
23 units, including:

  • English - 4 units (English I, II, III, IV or other English course approved for college admission)
  • Mathematics - 3 Units at Algebra I level or above (High school math courses taken prior to 9th grade do not count toward these 3 units but DO count as pre-requisites for higher math courses. Example Algebra I completed in 8th grade would make a student eligible for Geometry or Algebra II in 9th grade)
  • Laboratory Science - 3 units  (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or other Lab Science course approved to meet college admission requirements)
  • History/Citizenship - 3 units (US History, 1/2 unit US Government, 1/2 unit Oklahoma History, + 1 unit approved to meet college admission requirements) Military students who have successfully completed a state history course in high school can be exempt from Oklahoma History
  • Foreign Lang. Technology - 2 units (2 units of the SAME foreign/non-English Language OR 2 years of Computer Technology)
  • Fine Art/Speech - 1 unit (Music, Art, Drama or Speech)
  • Electives - At least 7 units including Personal Financial Literacy and CPR/AED instruction

End of Instruction (EOI) Tests
10th-grade students are tested in the following areas:

English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science (Students who have already scored “proficient” or “advanced” in Biology may be exempt)
U.S. History

These tests are NOT tied to graduation or final course grades

 

My student only needs 2 credits to graduate from high school. Does he/she need to take a full course schedule?

Oklahoma law requires students to be enrolled in a full schedule, regardless of the number of credits needed for graduation. For students who are “ahead”, there are often opportunities for mentoring programs which provide work experience. Students who meet minimum ACT requirements may also consider concurrent enrollment at a local university and earn up to 6 hours per semester of college credit tuition-free. Arrangements are made through the school counselor.

The area technology center offers ½ day technical training programs that complement a student’s traditional education.

For students who are not interested in the social aspects of high school, the SCORE (School of Career Opportunities and Real Education) program at the local technology center offers the opportunity to complete only the credits needed and graduate when those courses are completed. A new session begins every 6 weeks. For more information, call +1 (580)250-5589