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United States Army
School Liaison Officer (SLO)
Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613
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.
The Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools are Arizona public schools located on the installation and operated by Sierra Vista Public Schools in accordance with Arizona state laws. The system is comprised of two elementary schools and one middle school. Sierra Vista public schools are also an option.
Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools
The Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools are Arizona public schools located on the installation and operated by Sierra Vista Public Schools in accordance with Arizona state laws. The system is comprised of two elementary schools and one middle school. Lunch is available for purchase as is milk for those students who bring their lunch. Bus transportation is provided for children who reside within a prescribed radius from their respective schools. An extensive exceptional children program is available. All Ft. Huachuca Accommodation schools have early release every Thursday between 1:15 and 1:45 pm.
There are approximately 1500 students enrolled in the Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools, with a staff of 91 teachers. Each school is administered by a certified principal. Each of the on post schools are provided with its own nurse. A Director of Special and Instructional Services, School Psychologist, ESL Coordinator, Speech Therapists, and Counselors are also available at each site.
A preschool for special needs students is available on post. Handicapped three and four year olds, and kindergarten non-eligible five-year-olds are given special instructions by a district teacher. Referral by parents, other agencies, and screening for further evaluation is ongoing throughout the school year. Several additional preschools are located throughout the Sierra Vista community.
Children of military service members living in the Sierra Vista community have the option to attend the elementary and middle schools on-post on a space available basis. Those who are interested in this option will need to contact the school in which their children may be attending.
High school students are transported off-post to Buena High School in Sierra Vista.
Should you have questions regarding schools on-post and in the surrounding area, please contact the School Liaison Officer (SLO) at 520-533-1133.
Sierra Vista Public Schools
There are seven elementary schools in the city of Sierra Vista. Children attend the school closest to their home. Bus service is provided for those needing this assistance. Grades kindergarten through fifth attend elementary sessions. There is one middle school in Sierra Vista. Children in grades sixth through eighth are eligible to attend. Bus service is provided for those students in outlying areas.
All high school students living on Fort Huachuca and in Sierra Vista attend Buena High School.
Current state adopted texts plus supplemental materials are used throughout the school system. All materials used routinely as a part of the educational process are provided for the pupils at no cost to the parent. The District provides school bus service for children who reside over the prescribed distance from their respective schools.
Parent Teacher Organization activities are designed to foster a close relationship between the parent and the classroom teachers. Some activities are carried out through open-house programs, classroom visitation by parents, parent-teacher conferences and parent participation in room activities.
Registration is required with each school. Current shot records and birth certificate are required.
Students enrolling at Buena High School are required by law to have a current shot record in hand before they can be registered for classes. Students must also have a copy of their birth certificate filed with the school. Transfer grades are essential for proper placement and a copy of the transcript is helpful before official records arrive.
The high school transcript begins with the freshman year and 22 credits are needed to graduate. The following 14.5 credits are required:English: 4Math: 4Science: 2Physical Ed: 1Health: .5World His/Geography: 1U.S. & AZ Constitution: 1Free Enterprise: .5Keyboarding: .5Vocation or Fine Arts: 1Electives: 8
There are several private schools available in the local community. Most of the private schools have a religious affiliation or relationship. Should you require more information, please contact the SLO, 520-533-0874 or Soldier & Family Readiness Center (SFRC), 520-533-2330.
Many educational opportunities are available for adults, ranging from GED preparation to post-graduate study. On-post, the Buffalo Soldier Education Center offers a variety of programs and services. Cochise College and University of Arizona-Sierra Vista campus are both located in the Sierra Vista community.