The School Liaison 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. Knowing that many military children move an average of every 2.9 years, School Liaison Officers can provide families with educational information to assist them as they begin their PCS planning.
The Child and Youth Education Services program supports military families with seven core services provided by the School Liaison:
- School Transition Services (PCS Cycle): School Liaison assist families with school transfers and help “level the playing field” for military children and youth.
- Deployment Support: School Liaison connect educators with the military deployment support system to inform them about the cycle of deployment and the tools available to assist educators in working with military children.
- Command, School, & Community Communications: School Liaison 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 assist military families by gathering and sharing information on home schooling issues, policies and legislation from local school districts. They also help leverage military Child and Youth Program 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 leverage installation and school resources to provide graduating military students with access to post-secondary information and opportunities.
- Special Needs System Navigation: School Liaison 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.
Public School Information
* Please note: In Virginia and North Carolina, your physical address determines the schools your children will attend.
The Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads School Liaison services the following school divisions:
Chesapeake Public Schools
Currituck County Public Schools
Enrollment/Registration for Chesapeake Public Schools
Please find specific enrollment/registration information for Chesapeake Public Schools at https://cpschools.com/student-enrollment/. Medical information, required immunizations and forms are included. Registration must be done in person and at the zoned school site. If you do not have a current gas, water or electric bill, you will not be able to register at the zoned school site. Instead, contact the Office of Student Enrollment at (757) 547-0545 for further instructions.
Enrollment/Registration for Currituck County Schools
Currituck County Schools is pleased to provide the ability to pre-register all incoming students electronically. Parents/Legal guardians have the option to complete the majority of your enrollment forms electronically from home or when you arrive at the Currituck County Schools Registration Center located at 502 Shortcut Road in Barco, NC. The phone number is 252-453-0205. Please find specific enrollment/registration information for Currituck County Schools at the following link. https://www.currituck.k12.nc.us/Page/262
Private School Information
There are many private school options in the Hampton Roads area which include, but are not limited to Montessori, Religiously Affiliated, and Special Education to name a few. The Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) provides a complete listing of private school options for the state of Virginia at https://www.vcpe.org/. Additionally, The Private School Review at https://www.privateschoolreview.com/ can provide a listing of all schools by local city.
Home School Information
Parents interested in home schooling their children should be aware that the state of Virginia requires notification of the intent to home school.
Virginia Department of Education Home Instruction
Chesapeake Public Schools
For home school instruction information, contact the Chesapeake Public Schools Office of Student Enrollment at 757-547-0545.
Home Educators Association of Virginia
Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers
Homeschool Support in Hampton Roads
Home Schooling Legal Defense Association
Currituck County Public Schools
North Carolina Department of Education Home Instruction Information
North Carolinians for Home Education Z
How to Home School in North Carolina
An additional resource for military families choosing to home school. Home School Association for Military Families.
Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads- Northwest Annex has a Home School Support Group. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Northwest Annex Gymnasium. For more information, contact the NSA Hampton Roads School Liaison at 757-921-5876.
K-12 Special Needs
In Chesapeake, parents of special needs students can connect with the Information Specialist at their Parent Resource Center https://cpschools.com/exceptional-learning/. The phone number is 757-494-7600.
In Currituck County, NC, please call the Exceptional Children Department for information on the Exceptional Children Resource Library at 252-232-2223 ext. 1017. Additionally, exceptional children information and parent resources are available from the North Carolina State Board of Education at https://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/.
Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center
The parent information and training center serving families and professionals of children with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Virginia https://www.peatc.org
Special Ed Connection
A free web-based resource available to Navy families provides resources and tools that enable families to better understand special education requirements and available services.www.SpecialEdConnection.com. Please contact your local School Liaison for login access.
Direct STEP® eCourses
Another free web-based resource can assist with navigating the complexities of special education laws and procedures https://elibrary.cnic-n9portal.net/document-library/?id=815
Offers assistance to families with special needs family members at their website: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/
Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP)
Parents’ Guide to Special Education
Guidance for Military Families with Students in Special Education
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Liaisons are located at Fleet and Family Support Centers and provide information and referral to help EFM families identify and access appropriate military, national and community resources. They assist in the navigation of EFMP related programs and systems and are responsible for:
- Provision of information, referral and systems navigation to special needs families
- Linking families with available military, national and local community resources
- Non-medical case management
- Development and maintenance of Individualized Service Plans (ISP)
- Partner with Military Treatment Facility (MTF) Coordinators to provide information, education and marketing
The Youth Sponsorship program is designed to assist young people in making the transition from one installation to another successfully. It is our goal to help incoming youth adjust and get connected with a youth sponsor at the installation. Youth Sponsors will provide information about area schools, attractions and the surrounding community. This program is created by and for youth with youth involvement in every aspect of the program. To apply for a youth sponsor please complete the request form and email it to your School Liaison.
Please go to https://www.navylifema.com/child-youth for regional information.
Our website so that parents can get on the waiting list for military childcare. https://militarychildcare.com/
For parents who cannot find care within our CYP. They must be registered on https://militarychildcare.com/ and on a waitlist to qualify. https://usa.childcareaware.org/fee-assistancerespite/
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the kindergarten age cutoff date? September 30
Do I have to live in the zone where the school is located to attend?
Yes, however there are exceptions for out of zone requests that must be submitted for approval.
In July of 2018 VA passed HB1085 for Public schools allowing open enrollment for military families. It requires any local school board of a school division in which a military installation or other military housing is located to establish and implement policies to provide for the enrollment to any school of any student residing on a military installation or in military housing within the school division, upon the request of his parent. The bill permits such policies to include certain conditions.
Do the local schools have talented and gifted programs? Yes
Is school choice or other school options available in the area? In Virginia, your address determines your school.
What schedule does the local high school follow? Four x Four Block Schedule
For local Stem/PIE information, please contact the local School Liaison or visit https://www.onr.navy.mil/en/work-with-us
Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads Relocation Assistance
A4L Transition Program
Department of Defense Education Activity
Military School Liaisons (All branches)
Military Dependent Scholarship List
Interstate Compact on Education Opportunity for Military Children
The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)
National Military Family Association (NMFA)
My Navy Portal (PCS Support)
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