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United States Army
School Liaison Office (SLO)
1590 Prussman Blvd
Fort Carson, CO 80913
Each installation provides information about the types of schools and programs offered on or near your installation for your child. Learn about the types of programs, guidelines and requirements for each school. Whether you choose to send your child to a Department of Defense School, a private school or public school, your installation can help you explore all of your options to make the right decision for you and your child.
There are four elementary schools and one middle school on Fort Carson. They are a part of the Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8. Parents are highly encouraged to contact the Fort Carson School Liaison Office (SLO) before making any decisions, 719.526.1101.
Colorado is unique because it has open enrollment. The Public Schools of Choice law (C.R.S. 22-36-101) allows resident pupils to enroll at schools in Colorado districts for which they are not zoned. For information on other schools and school district information, visit the Colorado Department of Education.
Four elementary schools and a middle school are located on Fort Carson as part of the Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8. High school students living on Fort Carson are taken by bus to the Fountain-Fort Carson High School. There are no DoD schools in the area.
Colorado is unique because it is an Open Enrollment state. The Public Schools of Choice law (C.R.S. 22-36-101) allows resident pupils to enroll at schools in Colorado districts for which they are not zoned. Parent have numerous choices for their child/ren, to include:
· Attending the public school zoned for their neighborhood
· Attend a public school out of the zone/district utilizing Open Enrollment
· Attend a public charter school
· Attend a private school
Students living off-post attend one of more than 150 public elementary, middle and high schools in the local area. These schools are supervised by the Colorado State Board of Education and administered by 14 school districts, each with its own elected school board. Each district sets its own enrollment criteria; however, most admit kindergarten children who are five years old on or before September 15. New students must provide proof of immunizations (DPT, polio, measles, rubella and mumps), birth certificate, previous school transcripts, and proof of residency.
Physicals are not required for most school registrations; however, local schools do require physicals for participation in sports. Contact Evans Army Community Hospital appointment line for assistance, 719.526.CARE or 526.2273.
Parents interested in a charter school should know Fort Carson is located in El Paso county. Charter Schools are tuition-free public schools that have the flexibility to be innovative, self-governing and yet are held accountable for student and operational performance. Charter schools vary in focus. They may emphasize the arts, foreign languages, advanced learning, the classics, etc.
Parents are highly encouraged to contact the Fort Carson School Liaison Office (SLO) before making any decisions, 719.526.1101. SLO’s will provide you with the most up-to-date information and resources to make an informed decision on your child/ren’s education.
If you prefer to enroll your child in a private school, there are various schools to choose from.
The United States Department of Education provides detailed information about choosing a school and offers a great number of resources to help you make an informed decision when choosing a school for your child.