The School Liaison Program supports and facilitates school transitions for Marine Corps families with school-age children.
We provide current information on educational services to help our families make the best educational decisions for their children. The School Liaison can help answer questions related to the Hawaii Department of Education (DOE), Private Schools, and Home Schooling.
While school starts early every year here, Hawaii schools are not year-round (except for multi-track schools). Public school students are in school from early August to late May annually. During the year, three school breaks occur at the end of each quarter:
- Fall Break: 1 week, early/mid-October
- Winter Break: 2 weeks, on or about December 15
- Spring Break: 1 week, mid-March
We want to ensure easy access to the wide variety of resources and educational services available to you as a family aboard MCB Hawaii. If you have any questions about schools for your K – 12th-grade child, please get in touch with us or stop by for a visit. We are here M-F 0800-1600 and located at MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Building 216, Room 28.
We look forward to meeting you!
Please visit the Hawaii Public Schools website for information about public schools in Hawaii: www.hawaiipublicschools.org
Mission and Goals
The mission of the USMC School Liaison Program is to:
- Identify and coordinate community resources to reduce the impact of the mobile military lifestyle on military school-age children and families.
- Implement predictable support services that assist children/youth with relocations, life transitions, and achieving academic success.
- Provide a wide range of resources that facilitate school transitions to parents, students, schools, commanders, and communities.
USMC School Liaison Goals
The USMC School Liaison Program fosters connectivity between military parents, schools, and the Marine Corps. Our top priority is to provide parents, students, and educators with timely and relevant information to enhance learning and promote academic success.
HI Department of Eduction
- For the State of Hawaii Department of Education Registration Requirements web page, please visit: State of Hawaii DOE
- A Hawaii Department of Education Student Health Record is required for enrollment. By the first day of school, all students entering school in Hawaii for the first time must have:
- Tuberculosis (TB) clearance, AND
- A completed student health record that includes: Student’s Health Record (Form 14)
- A physical examination
- All required immunizations, OR
- A signed statement or a medical appointment card from your child’s doctor verifying that your child is in the process of completing missing immunizations or the physical examination.
- SLP Checklist for Transferring Schools
- Families in Hawaii may contact the Kaneohe Bay Branch Health Clinic to complete the health requirements.
- Information regarding the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children: Education Opportunities for Military Children
- HI DOE link to information for Military Families: Hawaii Public Schools Website
- HI DOE link for High School Graduation Requirements: Graduation Requirements Information
- HI DOE link for Kindergarten Information: Kindergarten Information
- HI DOE link for Special Education Information: Special Education Information
- MCCS HI link to the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
- What school will your child attend? Hawaii’s DOE has a tool for families that identifies the school associated with your address. The School Site Locator is found at School Site Finder.
- Click on the Davis Demographics Mapping Tool: District Mapping Tool
- Be sure to enter the full address: House #, Street Name, City, State, and Zip
- Federal Impact Aid Card – Unit Address Information: MCB Hawaii Unit Addresses
Homeschooling in Hawaii
- Hawaii “STEP UP” for College and Career Success Link: http://www.stepuphawaii.org
- eKnowledge Offers Free $350 SAT and ACT Test Preparation Programs. View this PDF for information.
- Free SAT/ACT Test Prep Course: Test Prep Info PDF
- To register for the SAT or find information about SAT, including testing dates and locations, please visit http://www.collegeboard.org.
- To register for the ACT or find information about the ACT, including testing dates and locations, please visit http://www.actstudent.org.
- Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, is a terrific resource to families. Every year more than $150 billion in new aid is provided to nearly 14 million post-secondary students and their families. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form used to apply for all federal and state, regional and private student aid programs. The aid from their programs allows students and their families to cover school expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. For more information, please visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
The Adopt-A-School Program is a voluntary partnership between a school and a military unit. Working in Partnership with school officials, a unit formally “adopts” a local elementary, middle, or high school. This Partnership develops a mutually beneficial relationship between the Marine Corps and area schools.
Objectives include expanding students’ learning activities, providing students with positive role models, and assisting teachers by providing additional resources, alternatives, and supplements to classroom learning experiences.
Last year volunteers from MCBH volunteered over 2,800 hours in schools across the island. Marines & Sailors tutored and mentored students, led weekly PT sessions, assisted with Make A Difference Day and campus beautification projects, helped build playgrounds, chaperoned field trips, and encouraged students during Jump Rope for Heart and Jog-A-Thons. Marines, Sailors, Family members, or Civilians interested in volunteering in Public Schools should call MCB Hawaii’s School Liaison Office at (808)257-2019.
- State of Hawaii Department of Education: HI DOE
- Annual Public School Calendars: Calendars
- List of Individual School Websites: School Websites
- Information about Obtaining a Geographic Exception: Geographic Exceptions
- Hawaii Charter School Directory: Hawaii Charter Schools
- MCCS School Age Care: Visit our Youth Activities
- Information regarding the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for
- Military Children: Education Opportunities for Military Children
National Websites for Military Families:
Military Child Education Coalition: http://www.militarychild.org
Tutor.com – Live, Free Homework Help: http://www.tutor.com/military
Military One Source: http://www.militaryonesource.mil
K-12 Educational Services: http://www.K12.com
MCCS Child & Youth Programs | School Liaison Program (SLP)
Building 216 | Room 28
Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH)
Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii 96863
|Closed on federal holidays.|