NC-Fort Bragg District Curriculum & Standards
In keeping with our mission to educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world the DoDEA Curriculum Content Standards and the Community Strategic Plan (CSP) provide the framework for academic excellence.
The NC-Fort Bragg district does not provide all grade level programs. Dependent students living on the military installations attend schools operated by the Local Education Agency in the civilian community for grade levels not offered by DDESS.
We offer a half-day Pre-K program to children who reside on post and who will be four years old on or before September 1, of the current year.
Pre-K teachers utilize a student-centered approach and encourage children to develop their abilities as they work in areas focused on computer skills, art activities, creative play, and academic readiness.
The purpose of special education is to enable students to successfully develop to their fullest potential by providing a free appropriate public education in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as implemented by DoD Instruction 1342.12, "Provision of Early Intervention and Special Education Services to Eligible DoD Dependents."
Special education and related services are available to eligible students, ages 3 through 21 years of age. To be eligible for special education:
- The child must have an identified disability;
- The disability must adversely (negatively) affect the child's educational performance; and
- The child must require a specially designed instructional program.
Note: Students with a disability who are not found eligible for special education and related services may receive reasonable accommodations and modifications under DoDEA Policy Memorandum: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in a DoDEA Dependent Educational Programs and Activities.
Contact the Special Education Office
- Phone: 910-907-0252
Per DoDEA Regulation 2500.01, Homebound Instruction is available for student's unable to attend school due to a medical reason, including but not limited to, hospitalization or recovery from medical procedure. During all student absences (both short and long), parents are highly encouraged to contact the school and request work from the student's teacher(s).
To be considered for homebound instruction, the request should be made directly to the building principal. In considering the request, the principal will review the following factors:
- Student absence will be a minimum of 15 consecutive school days (3 weeks).
- Sponsor has provided appropriate medical information from a medical physician and/or clinical psychologist. A district form is available (on request) to help facilitate the process.
- Request should contain, at minimum, the following information: Nature and extent of the medical condition; Any physical and/or psychological limitations; Anticipated length of recovery.
- Depending on the length of proposed absences, updated medical documentation may need to be provided for continued services, once established.
- If the student is eligible for special education services, the student's Case Study Committee (CSC) will need to convene to determine appropriate special education and related services, as applicable.
- Determination of specific homebound instruction will be based on individual request, as each student's medical situation is unique.
North Carolina legal requirements for home schooling may be found at the State of North Carolina, Department of Administration, Division for Non-Public Education website. This site also contains links to "Frequently Asked Home School Questions and the form "Notice of Intent to Operate a School Home School" in North Carolina.
The North Carolinians for Home Education website is http://www.nche.com/
For further inquiry regarding Home Schooling at the North Carolina District Schools send email to: Bragg.SPED@am.dodea.edu