The mission of the School Liaison program is outreach, advocacy, and partnership initiatives that generate real-time solutions for military-connected students in grades PreK-12 as they face global educational challenges and transitions.
The goal of Child & Youth Education Services is to deliver unparalleled educational advocacy, outreach, and partnerships for military-connected students and families across the globe. The School Liaison serves as the primary link between schools, leadership, and military families pertaining to K-12 educational issues. Primary responsibilities include advising the military command on all matters concerning student education and school operations, fostering a responsive and cooperative relationship between local school districts and the military community, and assisting military families with education matters that are unique to the military lifestyle such as school transitions, frequent moves, deployment, and education inconsistencies that exist from state-to-state. School Liaison work to inform and link military families to the resources and information needed to maximize educational opportunities, which ensure academic success for all military children.
Educational topics in which the School Liaison can offer specific supports include school enrollment, transfer of school records, course placement, graduation requirements, extracurricular involvement, special education, deployment support, scholarships, school transitions, youth sponsorship, and more. School Liaisons provide support to military members and their families, public and private school personnel, home-schooled families, and work with on and off base partners who have an interest in military child education.
There are no Department of Defense schools at Minot AFB. Public school districts include Minot Public, Glenburn, Surrey, Nedrose, South Prairie, Des Lacs/Burlington, Mohall, Kenmare, and Lewis & Clark. Private schools include Bishop Ryan Catholic School and Our Redeemer’s Christian School. The state recognized online school is the North Dakota Center for Distance Education. Preschool options are available through Head Start, Minot Public, Glenburn, the Child Development Center, Family Child Care, and a number of private preschools off the installation.
Minot Public Schools (MPS) is the largest district in the area and educates the majority of Minot Air Force base students. MPS has 13 elementary schools (K – 5th grade), two of which are on base, North Plains & Dakota. There are three middle schools (6th – 8th grade) with Memorial Middle on the installation. There is one high school for Minot Public which is divided between two campuses: Central Campus for 9th and 10th grade and Magic City Campus for 11th and 12th grade. Minot Public Schools also offers an Adult Learning Center, Head Start program and alternative schools. Visit http://minot.k12.nd.mapmyschools.com/Locator to view an interactive boundary map for Minot Public Schools. Students can be enrolled into the Minot Public school district via their website, minot.k12.nd.us.