DoDEA believes that supporting military children takes a systematic approach—that is why we do our “PART” to make connections and collaborate with government agencies, non-profit & private organizations, and engage with new stakeholders. Working together, we are all dedicated to providing information for military families, educators, and the students themselves.
We also work to promote state and national understanding of the needs of transitioning DoD dependents through policy enhancements that positively impact military-connected students education and well-being.
We listen to you, and we are familiar with the challenges transitions place on families; and we have learned, that sometimes families need a more personal approach to their child’s education continuity. If you don’t find what you’re looking for on this site, please contact us at: email@example.com and we’ll do our best to support you through your unique situation. The PART team strives to provide solutions through a myriad of resources and sometimes if we don’t have what you need, we can make it for you. YOU are who we serve.
The educational options are as diverse as the locations where you may be assigned. There are multiple factors to consider and choices to be made for each transition.
The Department of Defense Education Activity, or DoDEA, operates 160 schools serving K-12 students. DoDEA’s eight districts are located in 11 foreign countries, seven states, Guam and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also offers a Virtual High School option for students. Visit the DoDEA website for information about eligibility criteria for DoDEA schools. Find additional information, register new students or re-register existing students at DoDEA Online Registration for Students.
Around the world, nearly one million military-connected kindergarten - grade 12 students are enrolled in public education. These students move every two – three years because they are the dependent of an active-duty service member. Although these education transitions offer perspective for learning beyond traditional settings, they can also sometimes present challenges for educational continuity.
Based on input from the Military Services, local school personnel, parents and perhaps most importantly from students themselves, we offer these resources to support your work for highly mobile military-connected students.
The Partnership Division has vetted the following resources to support education continuity for transitioning military-connected students.
The attached document responds to 2013 GAO Report, which recommended that "the Secretary of Defense develop and set standards for operating charter schools on military bases and require the appropriate military services to create guidance based on those standards. This Planning Guide, specifically, identifies 5 standards for establishing and operating a charter school on a military installation.
DoDEA Partners with Penn State Clearinghouse to provide Military Child Education Resources. A partnership funded by the Department of Defense between the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, Department of Defense Education Activity and the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture through a grant/cooperative agreement with Penn State University developed materials for school support staff and personnel that includes resources to use within the school setting or to share with families. Resources include brochures, directories, handouts/ printables, and information on informal strategies or formal programs that may assist school personnel and service providers working with military-connected students and families. To view or download these resources, please visit https://schoolresources.militaryfamilies.psu.edu