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Support for Students Connected to the Military

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  • Tutoring for Military Connected Students – Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, is a program that allows eligible college and grades K-12 students in U.S. military families to connect to a live tutor online at any time for one-to-one help with homework, studying, test prep, proofreading and more.
  • Khan Academy – a not-for-profit organization that believes in a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.  Kahn Academy allows you to take control of your learning by working on the skills you choose at your own pace with free online courses.
  • FOCUS: Resilience Training for Military Families – FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) provides resilience training to military children, families, and couples. It teaches practical skills to help families and couples overcome common challenges related to a military life. It helps build on current strengths and teach new strategies to enhance communication and problem solving, goal setting and creating a shared family story.
  • Military Child Education Coalition– MCEC delivers programs, services, and professional development to meet the needs of military-connected students, parents, and professionals.
  • Military Kids Connect – Life for military kids is full of ups and downs. From adventure and unique experiences, to frequent moves and family adjustments – Military kids may face challenges that their friends at school don’t know anything about. Making connections with other military kids can help them build resilience and find friends who understand their lives.
  • Military One Source – Military OneSource has one mission — to connect military family members to their best MilLife. How can Military OneSource help you achieve your goals today?
  • NC Supports Military Children – North Carolina appreciates its military connection and strives to provide support systems to meet the unique needs of military families in the realm of education.

Relocating to or from Cumberland County?

Each time military families move, their students encounter different curriculum or standards, different ways of measuring progress, different reports to learn to read, and even different definitions of highly-qualified teachers. The Common Core Standards will alleviate this disparity, but regardless, these tips will make it easier to transfer schools.

Quick Checklist for School/ Military Moves

From the Parent/Guardian:

  • Student’s birth certificate
  • Student’s Social Security number
  • Student’s health record: immunization, etc
  • Proof of residency/ military orders

School Information:

  • Address, phone, numbers, other contact information
  • Course Description book/Grading scale
  • Copy/photograph the cover and title page of each textbook
  • School profile/handbook
  • School’s web page URL

School Records:

  • COPY of transcript
  • Report cards
  • Withdrawal grades or progress reports
  • Test scores (Standardized or special programs testing, etc)
  • Special Programs Records as Appropriate
  • Individual Education Plan, IEP/ Individual Accommodation Plan (504)/ Gifted Program Description
  • ELL English Language Learner or Bilingual education
  • At-Risk or other action plans for classroom modifications

Other Documents and Examples:

  • Writing samples or other work samples
  • Activities records (co/extracurricular)
  • Other work or performance examples
  • Community service or service learning
  • Academic Recognition and competition participation

Information recommended by the Military Child Coalition @ www.MilitaryChild.org.


Transitioning Families

Support For Relocation:  At MilitaryAvenue.com, they know from personal experience that military moves, military travel, and frequent change is a part of military culture. Finding military-friendly businesses in new communities and resources that aid a mobile lifestyle can become an overwhelming task. MilitaryAvenue exists to attempt to ease these burdens!

Military Family Network: The role of the Military Family Network is to support military families, increase their readiness and well-being by connecting them with their communities. Organizations are provided that have been found to have the best services and value.

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Published by Flora McLain on February 26, 2020