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SCHOOL SUPPORT SERVICES (K - 12)

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Hours

Monday - Friday, 10:30am -4:30pm (hours may vary)

Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS)
Army School Liaison Services
Bldg. 695, West Point , NY
(845) 938-2092

Ms. Michi Carl,
Army School Liaison Officer
Michi.Carl@usma.edu






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West Point is a 2013 winner of the LTG (R) Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award by the Military Child Education Coalition! Read More




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The School Liaison Officer works in conjunction with the Child and Youth Services Division and the local school community to address educational issues involving military children. Through partnering with the local and military community, the School Liaison Officer uses a variety of resources to provide school age youth with educational opportunities and information necessary to achieve academic success and ease transition. The School Liaison Officer acts as a communication link between the installation and the surrounding school districts.
LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION
DoD Education Activity
WP Elementary School
WP Middle School
Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District
James O'Neill High School
Orange County Schools Info Page
NYS Graduation Requirements
In/Out Processing
Per AR 600-8-101, all Soldiers with accompanying children/youth (from infant to age 18) will in and out process throughCYSS/School Support Services for an explanation of the services of the School Liaison Officer.


Are you
Out Processing soon? Here are some helpful tips.
Contact gaining school counselor for information regarding student re- cords, transfer credits, regulations, and placement.
Have students most recent school records, separated by student. DO NOT PACK WITH HOUSE- HOLD GOODS. Records should include: report cards, transcripts, special needs documents, shot records.
Have address, phone and fax number of current school or alternate location if school has closed, as well as same information for new school, if determined before departure.
Give current school adequate notice of your departure & formally process out of current school.
Deliver all hand carried records to gaining school according to school policy & provide gaining school with previous school information so that records can be requested.


Transferring with an IEP?
When transferring with an individualized education program, the new school is required to provide a free appropriate public education. This includes providing comparable services to those available through the current IEP. While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires that the new school provide services, it does not require that the services at the new location be exactly the same as those provided by the previous school. Comparable services are services that are similar or equivalent to those outlined on the incoming IEP. The flexibility in the phrase "comparable services" allows the school to determine how best to provide a FAPE using the previous IEP as a guide to the needs of the
child.
Home Schooling
Home Schooling
National Home Education Network
New York Home Educators' Network
About.Com Home Schooling
Home Schooling Central
Education Week/Home Schooling

College Preparation Resources
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Scholarship Information
The below links are for additional scholarship information.
Military Children’s Scholarship Handbook
Fisher House Foundation Scholarship Programs
If you are planning on attending a four-year college and are interested in receiving a tuition scholarship along with some of the best leadership training available, an ROTC scholarship may be right for you.
www.goarmy.com/rotc/
scholarships.jsp

www.afrotc.com/scholarships/
www.nrotc.navy.mil/
www.marines.com
Scholarships for Military Children/Commissaries
www.militarysholar.org
You will find many scholarships
offered by each branch of the
military and military affiliated organizations.
www.mcsf.com
www.afas.org
www.moaa.org
www.aerhq.org/education.asp
www.vfw.org/index.cfm?fa=cmty
Special educational benefits and aid are available for veterans and their dependants.
http://education.military.com
National and Federal aid is available through organizations such as DoDEA, the Department of Education and others.
http://www.ed.gov/
http://www.feea.org/scholarshops.html
http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWeb
App/students/english/index.jsp
http://www.am.dodea.edu/ddessasc/
parentsstudents/financialplan.html