Smooth School Transitions for Military Children


School children sitting in bleachers

Frequent moves to new duty stations can be challenging, especially for parents with school-age children. Changing schools means new friends, teachers, classes, after-school activities and requirements. As a parent, you want to provide a smooth transition from one school system to the next, while making sure your children can enroll in the classes they need, be allowed to play their favorite sports and graduate on time.

The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children is an agreement among participating states to alleviate many of the school transition problems you might encounter. The compact helps out in four major areas: enrollment, placement and attendance, eligibility, and graduation.

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