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Fort Knox Community Schools Registration

What you need to know about school registration

To register to attend a DoDEA School the following age requirements must be met.

A child must be:

  • four years old by September 1 to attend pre-kindergarten or Sure Start.
  • five years old by September 1 to enroll in kindergarten.
  • six years old by September 1 to attend first grade.

Overseas and Domestic School Eligibility

DoDEA eligibility & enrollment policies differ for DoDEA's two types of schools: Domestic Schools and Overseas.

Requirements to Attend a DoDEA School - Americas

DoDEA Americas

Eligibility within the Contigous United States (CONUS)

Eligibility to attend DoDEA Americas schools is outlined in Section 2164 of title 10, United States Code and Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1342.26,"Eligibility Requirements for Minor Dependents to Attend Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools." The following information summarizes the eligibility criteria.

Students are eligible to attend on a tuition-free basis if they are dependents of:

Tuition-Free
  1. DoDEA Schools in the Contiguous United States (CONUS).
    1. Active duty military members, including military reservists and National Guard members activated under Title 10, U.S.C., for 365 days or more residing in permanent living quarters in the military installation.
    2. Full-time DoD civilian employees residing in permanent living quarters in the military installation.
    3. Deceased member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty in a combat-related operation.
    4. Dependent students of foreign armed forces residing in permanent living quarters on a military installation served by a DoDEA Americas school.
  2. DoDEA Schools in Guam and Puerto Rico.
    1. Active duty military members stationed or home-ported in Guam and Puerto Rico, residing in permanent living quarters on or off the military installation, are eligible to attend DoDEA dependents schools in those U.S. territories.
    2. Full-time DoD civilians residing on or off in permanent living quarters on a military installation.
    3. Full-time, professional, excepted service employees stationed in Guam and Puerto Rico and residing in permanent living quarters on or off the military installation.
    4. Deceased member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty in a combat-related operation.
    5. Member of foreign armed forces residing in permanent living quarters for any part of the school year.
Tuition-paying
  1. Dependent children of full-time civilian employees of non-DoD Federal agencies (who are residing in government quarters), If the employing agency certifies that they occupy a position that is subject by policy and practice to transfer AND THE EMPLOYING AGENCY AGREES to reimburse the DoD for the educational services provided.
  2. Dependent students of the West Point Athletic Association (WPAA) contract employees.
  3. Dependent students of full-time civilian employees of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the United States Customs and Border Protection residing in Puerto Rico.
  4. Dependent students of full-time employees of the American Red Cross residing in Puerto Rico and performing emergency services on behalf of active duty military members.

  • Note: DoDEA Americas schools are not authorized to accept tuition payments from individuals.
  • Note: Residence in permanent living quarters on a military installation served by a DoDEA Americas school program does NOT guarantee eligibility to attend the DoDEA Americas schools. Sponsors are required to meet the criteria listed above, regardless of residence. DoDEA Americas is not authorized to enroll students whose sponsor does not meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Note: DoD Contractors are not eligible to attend DoDEA Americas Schools

Documentation of Proof of Eligibility - Americas

Once Eligibility has been established you will need to submit the necessary documentation for proof of Eligibility.

New Students

New students registering for enrollment in DoDEA Americas schools in CONUS are required to provide verification of the following:

  • Date of Birth
  • Dependent Status
  • Active Duty Status of Military Sponsor or Employment Status of Civilian Sponsor
  • On-base Housing Assignment

New students registering for enrollment in DoDEA Americas schools in the territories, possessions or commonwealths are required to provide verification of the following:

  • Date of Birth
  • Dependent Status
  • Active Duty Status of Military Sponsor or Employment Status of Civilian Sponsor
  • On-Base Housing Assignment (if used as basis for eligibility)
  • Non-DoD Agency Certification (for non-DoD civilians, only)

Returning Students

Returning students in CONUS must provide verification of the following each school year:

  • Active Duty Status of Military Sponsor or Employment Status of Civilian Sponsor
  • On-Base Housing Assignment

Returning students in the territories, possessions or commonwealths must provide verification of the following each school year:

  • Active Duty Status of Military Sponsor or Employment Status of Civilian Sponsor
  • On-Base Housing Assignment (if used for eligibility purposes)
  • Employment Status and Certification of Non-DoD Civilian Sponsors and Dependents

Note: This list is not all inclusive and is subject to modification without notice based on regulatory changes. It is always advisable to check with the registrar at the school or district office prior to registration for the most current, as well as local, requirements. Local districts and schools may require additional documents be submitted during the registration process. Most DoDEA schools list the additional required documents on their websites.

Enrollment Contacts

If you have additional questions regarding eligibility and/or registration for the DoDEA schools please contact either:

The district to which you will be assigned

DoDEA Americas - Mid-Atlantic District: 910-907-0200

DoDEA Americas - Southeast District: 706-545-7276

DoDEA Europe - East District:
Local: (049) 611-143-5451774
From U.S.: 011 (049) 611-143-5451774
DSN: (314) 545-1774

DoDEA Europe - South District:
Local: (+39) 0444-61-8512
From U.S.: 011 (39) 0444-61-8512
DSN: (314) 637-8512

DoDEA Europe - West District:
From U.S.: 32 (0) 2717-9925
DSN: (314) 368-9925

DoDEA Pacific - East District:
Local: 225-3940
From the U.S.: 011-81-3117-55-3940

DoDEA Pacific - South District:
Local: 634-1204
From the U.S.: 011-81-6117-34-1204

DoDEA Pacific - West District:
Local: 738-5922
From the U.S.: 011-82-2-7918-5922

The DoDEA Regional Office Eligibility Coordinator

DoDEA Americas Coordinator: (678) 364-8000
DoDEA Europe Coordinator: From U.S.: 011 (49) 611-143-545-1590 - DSN: (314) 545-1590
DoDEA Pacific Coordinator: From U.S.: 011-81-98-953-5878 - DSN: (315) 644-5878

Eligibility

What school will my child(ren) attend?

Fort Knox Community Schools Attendance Areas lists the housing areas served by each school.

Southeast District Superintendent

Dr. Christy Huddleston District Superintendent

Address
5701 Santa Fe Road Bldg 11800
Fort Benning, GA 31905

Phone: 706-545-7276
Fax: 706-545-8227

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Kentucky Community Superintendent

Dr. Youlanda Washington Community Superintendent

Address
77 Texas Ave.
Fort Campbell, KY 42223

Phone: 270-439-1927

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