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School Liaison Officer

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The School Liaison Officer at Peterson AFB provides information on Colorado Springs school districts, acts as the liaison between the military community and school administrators, provides consultation services regarding school education, and provides transition information on other school districts for military members who are PCS-ing.

For more information, call (719) 556-6141 or email: 21fss.fsfr@us.af.mil.

STARBASE Academy – A Department of Defense Youth Program

DoD STARBASE focuses on elementary students, primarily fifth graders. The goal is to motivate them to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as they continue their education. The academies serve students who are historically under-represented in STEM. Students who live in inner cities or rural locations, those who are socio-economically disadvantaged, low in academic performance or have a disability are in the target group. The program encourages students to set goals and achieve them.

STARBASE flier
STARBASE program information

Feeder Schools for Peterson AFB
Feeder schools are those that provide bus transportation from Peterson AFB to one of the three schools. Our feeder schools are:

Click here for kindergarten information and here for general enrollment information.

Colorado is a Choice State, which means you can place your child in another school outside the district or zone provided that the school has availability. For more information, go to http://www.d11.org/choice/.

Regional Map of Local Schools

http://gazette.com/military/resources/education-resources

Online Tutor Available
Get online tutoring and career help for free. Certified, professional tutors and resources are available 24/7 for all subjects and all levels – K-12 students, college students and adult learners. Tutors only work with one student at a time. And it’s a safe, secure place to learn. Authorized users sign up online at www.tutor.com/airforce.

Before/After School Sitters, Homework Help, Last minute caregviers, School Holiday care — consider using Sittercity’s Military Program — The Department of Defense pays your Sittercity membership.  Go to sittercity.com/dod for more information.  The DoD funds memberships for Army, Marine, Navy and Air Force families including active duty, Guard, and Reserve.

Military Child Education Resources
Here are several helpful websites for military families looking for good schools, for a checklist when their children transfer schools, and for those who have children with disabilities.

Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission
http://mic3.net/index.aspx
The compact addresses key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, elgibility and graduation.

Great Schools –  www.greatschools.com and www.coloradoschoolgrades.com

Two online resources for finding great schools. www.greatschools.com looks at parenting, academics, learning with disabilities, and more.

www.coloradoschoolgrades.com gives the military family the ability to compare schools that are located in Colorado against each other. Colorado school grades provide accessible, easy-to-understand information about Colorado school performance. Learn more about the nonprofit coalition behind Colorado School Grades. Using the exact same variables and weights as the Colorado Department of Education’s School Performance Framework, we translate the state’s data into letter grades (A-F) for public schools.

School Questwww.schoolquest.org
An online resource for finding future schools for your child.

Military Child Education Coalition –                                                                                                                                www.militarychild.org/military-parent/checklist-for-transferring-students/
This link offers a great checklist for students who are transferring to and from schools.

IDEA – Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004 – http://idea.ed.gov/
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. This site, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, offers information for parents of infants and toddlers (birth -2) and children and youth (ages 3-21) with disabilities.

 

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