School Support Services works in conjunction with Child, Youth and School Services and the local school community. The School Liaison Officer acts as a communication link between the installation and the surrounding school districts.
School Support Services
Resiliency Center, 600 Thomas Avenue,
Fort Leavenworth, KS-66027
Phone: (913) 684-1655 (DSN: 552-1655)
Fax: (913) 684-1652 (DSN 552-1652)
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How can the School Liaison officer help you?
* Serves as the primary point of contact for school-related matters.
* Represents, informs and assists Command.
* Assists military Families with school issues.
* Forges partnership between the military and schools
Leavenworth Area School Districts
The Fort Leavenworth Garrison has a memorandum of agreement to support military connected students with eight local school districts. To find out more about these districts, go to Leavenworth Area Schools.
To access school performance information, visit the Kansas State Department of Education, click here.
For Missouri schools, click here.
You may also see how your school rates by clicking here.
Special Needs Information
Special education services are provided by each school district. To ensure timely transfer and appropriate services are provided, please hand-carry a copy of your students Individual Education Program (IEP) as well as a copy of their school records to include test scores, copies of evaluations and any other relevant observations and work samples.
Gifted Education is not federally mandated. Therefore, a student may qualify for Gifted placement in one state but not another. In Kansas, gifted falls under special education, requiring that gifted students have an IEP. If your child is or was being served in a state other than Kansas, be sure to bring their records and work samples, as well as any test scores. Speak to the school psychologist to ensure they are aware that your child is/was in the program at the previous school. For more information and criteria, contact the School Liaison Officer or the school.
Below is a list of currently available special needs programs.
* Families Together
* Fort Leavenworth Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
* STOMP Project
* Kansas Department of Education Family Resources
* Tiny K Foundation
The School Liaison Officer is able to provide local homeschooling information, referrals, and resources.
* Homeschooling Legal Defense Association
* Starting a Home School in Kansas
* USD 453 Virtual School - Accredited education opportunities for students K-8th grade
* Home School Association for Military Families
A list of local tutors is available through School Support Services. Child Youth & School Services (CYSS) Homework Centers are after school programs facilitated by teaching professionals in our School Age and Youth Services facilities. CYSS Youth Tech Labs use established technology curriculum in school-age and middle school/teen program.
* Harrold Youth Center Homework Center
* Study Strong
Relocation & Youth to Youth Sponsorship
Soldiers may in and out-process with CYSS by calling the School Liaison Officer or stopping by the Resiliency Center. Both in and out-processing consists of gathering information on local schools and resources regarding transitions. Your Child & Youth Services data will be globally exported for your next duty station.Call (913) 684-1655.
The Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission deals with the challenges of military children and their frequent relocations. The Compact allows for uniform treatment as military children transfer between school districts in member states. Each member state must adopt the Compact through legislation. Contact the SLO or visit the MIC3 website for more information.
The Pioneer Ambassador Program at Leavenworth High School can help ensure a smooth transition for new students. Teens are paired with a student mentor to assist them in navigating their way to a successful school year. To get involved or learn more, contact the Leavenworth High School guidance office at 913-684-1550.
Information for Teens
* CYS Services Hired! Apprenticeship Program, call (913) 684-5123
* Free SAT/ACT Prep Software from EKnowledge
* In-State College Tuition - Active Duty Members of the Armed Forces and his/her spouse, or his/her dependent children are eligible to receive in-state tuition at public colleges and universities in the state where they reside or are permanently stationed. Once a Service Member or their family members are enrolled and paying in-state tuition, they will continue to pay the in-state tuition rate as long as they remain continuously enrolled at the institution even if the Service Member is reassigned outside the state.
* Scholarship Finder
* Teen Driver's Laws in Kansas
* The Senior Year Stabilization Policy allows soldiers with high school seniors to request stabilization from PCS movement during the child's senior year. This is a soldier initiated action. The Soldier should initiate DA Form 4187 requesting stabilization through their unit commander to their servicing PSB/MPD. This must be applied for between March of the Sophomore year and 1 September of the Junior Year. This is a request not a guarantee, the needs of the Army will dictate.
* Contact the SLO for a list of scholarships available to military dependents
Adopt a School Program
Adopt-A-School Program is an authorized program in accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 360-6, Community Relations. Adopt-A-School is a soldier into schools volunteer program with the goal of increasing public awareness of the Army's mission and to foster good relations with the local communities. For more information or to volunteer as a soldier or unit, or to request volunteers at a school, contact the School Liaison Officer at (913) 684-1655.
Other Helpful Resources
* A-Z Garrisons
* Boys & Girls Club of America
* Free Military Handbooks
* Military Families Near and Far
* Military One Source
* Military Kids Connect
* Military K-12 Partners, a DODEA Partnership Program
* Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA)
* Military Youth on the Move
* Parents as Teachers
* Sesame Street Family Connections