The goal of the School Liaison Officer is to provide military families the most up-to-date resources available in support of our children in K-12 education. School Liaison Officers provide academic resources as well as information about scholarships and all your child’s special needs. To contact your NSA Monterey SLO, call 831-656-1008.|
Homeschooling in Monterey?
You can register with a public school, private school, public charter school, correspondence course, virtual academy, or you can file an R-4 affidavit with the state. Contact your SLO for assistance.
|School Liaison Officer||Fleet and Family Service Center
Location: La Mesa Village
Bldg. 2 (second floor)
Address: 1280 Leahy Rd.
|Navy Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)||Address: 1280 Leahy Rd.
Guide To Military Friendly Schools
Stop by the Fleet & Family Resource Center and pick up your free copy, or log on to www.militaryfriendlyschools.com. College shouldn't be a budget buster. Find out which schools participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and where you can make the best use of your child’s tuition money.
Breakfast for Your Brain Youth Tutorial Program
The National Naval Officers Association, offers free tutoring in all subjects for military and civilian students grades K-12 most Saturdays, 9-11 am at the NPS Knox Library. Volunteers (adults & high school age) welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know there are support groups available for your children? Transitioning from place to place can be stressful and confusing for military children. Thankfully there is support available for your children. Both La Mesa and Walter Colton Schools offer a Military Youth Sponsorship Club. If your child wants to meet other children who can relate and understand being a military child, have them join our groups. La Mesa meets every Friday at lunch and Walter Colton meets every Thursday at lunch. Contact your School Liaison Officer with any questions.
Student To Student
Student to Student is a program designed to help your high school student transition into their new learning and social environments. Monterey High School offers this program to provide support, friendship and knowledge about your student’s new school. Contact your child’s school counselor or your School Liaison Officer for more information.
Organizations Devoted to the Military Family
militaryinstallations.dod.mil: Are you a service provider looking for a program or service across all installations? Simply select the program or service and then choose any installation or enter any zip code. A downloadable directory for all installations will be available on the results page.
DoDEA: The Department of Defense Educational Activity instructional program provides a comprehensive pre-kindergarten through 12th grade curriculum overseas and at select locations in the continental U.S.
Military Youth on the Move: A website to help kids learn about new duty station
SchoolQuest.org: Includes school finder based on state or military installation, blog, library, state education resources and “Ask Aunt Peggie”.
Plan My Move: Installation specific information to help families PCS.
Military Homefront is the Department of Defense website for official Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) program information, policy and guidance designed to help troops and their families, leaders, and service providers.
MCEC The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC®)'s work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. MCEC School Quest is a school finder.
National Military Family Association: Founded 43 years ago, the National Military Family Association is the leading non-profit organization focusing on issues important to military families.
Fleet & Family Readiness Support Programs and Fleet and Family Support Center: Information on installations in Navy Region Southwest and the many services provided for military families.
MISA: Military Impacted Schools Association is a national organization of school superintendents. Our mission is to serve school districts with a high concentration of military children.
Interstate Compact for Military Children has been signed by the state of California and addresses the key issues of Eligibility, Enrollment, Placement and Graduation encountered by military families. Roll out has taken place in some districts in Metro San Diego and is pending in others. Contact your School Liaison for more information.
Special Needs Resources
Specialedconnection.com: Instantly locate proven strategies, helpful tools, special education law, federal statutes/regulations and more - with the online solution thousands of your colleagues already rely on. Username: navysand; password: navystaff
TASK: Team of Advocates for Special Kids is a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to enable individuals with disabilities to reach their maximum potential by providing them, their families and the professionals who serve them with training, support, information, resources and referrals, and by providing community awareness programs.
PACER: With over 30 different projects, the Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights provides individual assistance, workshops, publications, and other resources to help families make decisions about education and other services for their child or young adult with disabilities.
LD On-line: The world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month.
NICHCY: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities serves the nation as a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth.
Military Homefront Special Needs/EFMP: This site includes all enrollment information, toolbox of resources, and worldwide directory.
Tutor.com/military: For U.S. Military Families, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, is a free 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. The service is available at no charge to all grades K-12 students and service members-regardless of whether the service member is serving full-time or part-time-plus some adult dependents on active duty.
National Parent Teacher Association: An organization dedicated to making a difference in the education, health, and safety of America’s children and youth.
The Education Trust: Promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels—pre-kindergarten through college.
Guide to Online Schools: From K-12 to college, explore online learning modes, hear from experts, and read how Khan Academy and other free resources help students get ahead.
Todaysmilitary.com: Provides overview of joining the military- resources for parents and educators.
Post Secondary Support
CollegeBoard.org: Offers students free grade, activities and test score specific profiles and information on hundreds of colleges.
StudentAid.ed.gov: Provides student financial assitance resources.
GIBill.va.gov: VA website for Post 9/11 GI Bill, transferability and Yellow Ribbon.
fastweb.com: Find schools and ways to pay on FastWEB.
finaid.org: The smart student guide to financial aid.
Academy and ROTC
defense.gov: Military Academy Links for West Point , Navy, AF, CG, Merchant Marine.
todaysmilitary.com: ROTC links for Army, Navy and Air Force.
Military Scholarship Resources
aid.military.com: Military scholarship search.
deca.org/scholarships: DECA scholarships for military children.
fra.org: Fleet Reserve Association.
amra1973.org: American Military Retirees Association.
vfw.org: Veterans of Foreign Wars.
anchorscholarship.com: Anchor Scholarships Foundation.
Additional Scholarship Resources
bigfuture.collegeboard.org: College board scholarship search
collegenet.com: College Net Scholarship database.
nationalmerit.org: National Merit Scholarships.
petersons.com: Peterson’s Undergraduate Scholarship Search.
princetonreview.com: Princeton Review Scholarships and Aid.