Army Family Team Building

Level I

Supporting Your Child’s Education

School Choices
Public Schools:
Most common

Majority of children at Army installations attend within the continental United States (CONUS) Always available

Private Schools:
Offered in many locations Pay tuition in order for child to attend Most preschools Parochial schools run by churches

Home school:
Children taught at home Each state has a home-schooling policy that must be followed Restrictions exit Many parent organizations or support groups are available

Charter Schools:
A public school that operates free from the standard regulations that applied to traditional public schools Relatively new; small; few grade levels; specialized group of students Free High academic standards, small class size, innovative approaches, educational philosophies

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
OCONUS: DoD Dependent Schools (DoDDS) CONUS: Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) Large, geographically separated school system Available to eligible military and authorized civilian family members from preschool through grade 12 (DoDDS) Elementary school (DDESS) only at Forts Benning, Stewart, Bragg, Buchanan, Campbell, Rucker, USMA
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