School Liaison

Our School Liaison understands the experiences you and your children go through when changing from school to school and we exist to make those transitions as seamless as possible. Informing you of your options for schools in the surrounding districts and outlining the records and documents required for successful transfers are just a few of the things we do. Our mission is to provide an open channel of communication between you and the school system so that everyone stays happy and gets what he or she needs.

How Can We Help You?

  • Provide information on local schools
  • Support inbound/outbound school transitions
  • Provide information on graduation requirements
  • Home school and Private School linkage and support
  • Information on post-secondary preparation/scholarships
  • Referral to military and community agencies
  • Deployment support
  • Training & workshops on topics that support the unique needs of the military child
  • Coordination of the Adopt-A-School Program

Supplemental Home School Classes

The MCAS Cherry Point School Liaison Program is coordinating free supplemental classes facilitated by Marine and Family Programs Subject Matter Experts for home school students the school year. Children of active duty service members are eligible and encouraged to attend. Please view the Home School Classes Calendar online or download our Spring 2016 Home School Classes (pdf).

School Enrollment Information

School assignment

Assignment is based on the attendance zone in which the student’s parent/guardian is domiciled. There are options for making an application to attend a school outside of your assigned district provided all guidelines are followed.

Age of attendance

State law mandates a student entering kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before August 31. Information concerning early admissions can be obtained by calling the principal at the school in the district in which you are domiciled.

Kindergarten registration

Upcoming kindergarten students are invited to attend special open houses and events in the spring before they begin school in the fall. Information about these events and registration can be obtained by calling the school in your attendance district.

Enrolling students – What to bring:

  • Proof of residency in the form of tax statement, rental or lease agreement, dated residence contract, or current utility bill.
  • Picture ID to substantiate the proof of residency.
  • Child’s Social Security Card
  • Certified copy of the child’s birth certificate (no the “Mother’s Copy”)
  • Up-to-date immunization records
  • Custody documentation (if applicable)
  • Previous school withdrawal forms and a copy of the most recent report cards or school transcript, if available.

The School Liaison Program works to:

  • Maintain information on the availability and access of educational services available in their areas.
  • Provides resources to parents, students, schools, commanders and communities that facilitate school transitions and relationships.
  • Educate local schools and communities about the needs of military school-age children and the military lifestyle.
  • Mobilizes community resources to reduce the impact of the mobile military lifestyle on military school-age.
  • Serves as communicator and facilitator that assist parents and commanders in interacting with local schools and in responding to education transition issues for all school ages.
  • Identifies barriers to the academic success and smooth transition of Marine school-age children and develop solutions to barriers.
  • Refers families to support programs to ensure that military families receive responsive support with a minimum of referrals and paperwork.
  • Promotes parent and community involvement in youth education.
  • Develops school and community partnership initiatives.