School Liaison Services
Located in Soldier Service Center
Building 5700, Room 193
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
For Holiday Hours & Special Closures, please refer to our homepage.
The School Liaison Program addresses educational issues involving military children. Through partnering with the local and military community, the School Liaison Officer can provide assistance with a full range of K-12 schools (private, public and home school). The School Liaison Program can also assist with the following:
- Mobilizing and using community resources to reduce the impact of the mobile military lifestyle on military children and youth
- Implementing predictable support services that assist children and youth with relocations, life transitions, and achieving academic success
- Providing access for parents, children and youth, schools, commanders, and communities to a wide range of resources that facilitate school transitions.
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Our School Liaison Officer
The School Liaison Officer is available to act as a liaison between parents and schools, upon request, to help resolve issues related to the education of children and youth. Information is also available on local schools, scholarships, and home schooling. Support is provided to the School and Education Transition Support (SETS) signatories and Local Action Committee in maintenance of the Wiregrass/Fort Rucker Local Action Plan. Contact the School Liaison Officer via e-mail or call 334-255-9812.
Area Schools Information
Students living on Fort Rucker will attend school on post at the Fort Rucker Primary and Elementary Schools for Pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Beginning in the 7th Grade, students may attend Daleville, Enterprise, or Ozark City Schools. All three school systems provide bus transportation from all housing areas on post. The choice is up to each student’s Family. All three school systems are on a block scheduling system for high school.
If you work on post and live in Enterprise or Ozark and your child attends an elementary school in Enterprise or Ozark, Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) provides afternoon bus service from most of the elementary schools in Enterprise and Ozark to the Youth Center/Child Development Center on post so that your child will be cared for after school until you are finished with work. CYSS also provides before school transportation to most Enterprise elementary schools in the morning. Children/youth must be enrolled in the before and/or after school program on a daily basis for participation. Soldiers, Civilian Employees and Contractors are all eligible for CYSS membership and this service. Bus transportation is on a space available basis due to limited capacity of the CYSS busses. Sign up is required and available by calling the School Liaison Officer at 255-9812.
For high school students transferring to the Fort Rucker area in the middle of the year who currently have a six or seven period day, Coffee County Schools are the only schools in the local area on a traditional schedule. The New Brockton High School is the nearest Coffee County School to Fort Rucker. It takes about 25 minutes to drive to New Brockton from housing areas on Fort Rucker. At present, there is no bus transportation from New Brockton.
Fort Rucker Schools will release students early on Wednesdays for staff training. The Elementary School will be out at 1:15 p.m. and the Primary School will be out at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesdays.
The safety records of the public schools in the area are available on the Alabama State Department of Education web site at www.alsde.edu. Select “reports” on the menu-select by school system. On the next screen toggle reports at the top and system, then select either Coffee County, Daleville, Enterprise or Ozark City School System. Select the most recent report card, hit continue. You can also go to the previous page and select by school and get a report on each school. On the lower left side of the first page of each report is the safety and discipline section that covers school safety. School administrators are required by law to report certain incidents. Violence is not tolerated in these schools. The rate of reported incidents at public schools in the Fort Rucker area is less than one incident per hundred thousand student days.
- Local Public School Links
In order to register your child for school, you will need the following documents:
- Child’s birth certificate
- Child’s copy of the blue immunization certificate obtainable from Lyster Army Hospital or your local doctor or State Health Department 347-9574 or 774-3111 based on shot records
- Child’s Social Security Card
- Unofficial copies of school records or transfer/report card grades
- If the child to be enrolled is not residing with birth parents, copies of court custody documents will be needed.
Register your child at the school they will attend. If you do not know which school that is or have other questions, contact the School Liaison Officer.
There are some active home school Families on Fort Rucker. If your Family decides to home school, there are a number of services available to support you in your home school program. The School Liaison Officer will be happy to assist you in making contact with other home school Families and inform you on available services and local legal requirements.
SKIES offers a weekly enrichment program for home school Families. For more information contact SKIES Unlimited, Bldg. 132, Sixth Avenue, 334-255-1867.
If your child has special needs, these services are available in any of the local school systems. The school systems’ responsibility for providing special services extends from a child’s third to their twenty-first birthday. Please make your child’s special needs known at the time of registration so that you and your child will receive the best possible service from the beginning. Fort Rucker has a very active Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). Schedule an Annual Review and Dismissal (ARD) meeting to discuss the progress your child has made since your last Individualized Educational Plan review. Request a copy of your child’s IEP to have available on hand. Contact your local Army Community Service EFMP coordinator at 334-255-9277. They can assist you in finding resources at your next duty station.
English as a Second Language
If your child’s native language is not English, there is some limited help available through the public schools. This help may be an hour or less per day with a teacher trained in this area, but not necessarily a person who speaks your child’s language. There is also some help available to all interested parties through local churches and Enterprise-Ozark Community College.
Youth sponsorship is available at the Youth Center, Building 2806. The Point of Contact is the School Age Services Director at 334-255-9108, or the School Liaison Officer 334-255-9812. Your child will be put in touch with a child of similar age and interest at the Youth Center who has volunteered to be a sponsor.
High School Graduation Course Requirements
All units listed are Carnegie Units which are equal to a class that lasts at least 140 clock hours. Locally classes can either be 1 semester block scheduled (144 hrs.) or 2 semester regular scheduled (168 hrs.) to earn one Carnegie Unit.
All students must take and pass the Alabama High School Graduation Examination before a state sanctioned diploma is granted. This exam is in addition to units mentioned below. Seniors transferring in will have an opportunity to pass the AHSGE in the fall of their senior year.
Daleville HS grades 9-12, Enterprise HS grades 10-12 and Carroll HS (Ozark) grades 9-12 are all on the “block” scheduling system. In Enterprise 9th grade is not on the “block” scheduling system. New Brockton High School is on a 7-period day.
School Liaison Services makes every attempt to keep scholarship information on this site current. However, due to the vast amount of data available, some links may not be valid. Please contact the School Liaison Officer if you are unable to use a link, or have any questions.
Local Scholarship Opportunities
Additional Scholarship Info