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United States Army
6880 Radio Road
Fort Polk, LA 71459
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.
School Bus Service and Transportation
For bus routing information you may call the Director of Transportation at 337-239-3401, or individual schools. Separate and specially equipped buses are used to transport students with special needs.
Individual school rules approved by the principal apply on the bus. Student behavior, at times, will be recorded by video camera. Students may lose riding privileges for violation of rules.
Students may attend the school of their choice if it's out of their designated district if the school authorities approve and the parent and/or guardian transport the student(s) to and from the desired school.
School Food Services
Critical to reducing plate waste is the implementation of "offer vs. serve", which allows students to refuse some foods on the serving line.
In the operation of the child feeding programs, no child will be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, national origin, age or handicap.
Meal Prices are as follows: Full price student breakfast $ .75; Full price student lunch $1.50; Reduced price student breakfast $ .30; Reduced price student lunch $ .40; School personnel breakfast $1.25; School personnel lunch $2.60; Extra Milk $ .50.
Each school participates in individualized sports programs. Football, basketball, tennis, baseball, soccer, golf, rodeo/horseback events, track & field events, are some of the most popular sports offered. For more information you may choose to check out the Vernon Parish and/or Beauregard Parish School Websites.
Exceptional Children’s Programs
Services are provided for students 3-21 years of age by an adequate number of special education teachers, speech therapists, adaptive physical education teachers, occupational therapists and physical therapists. We have highly qualified paraprofessionals providing services in special education and regular classrooms.
Our program serves students with the following exceptionalities: Autism; Orthopedic Impairment; Deaf-Blindness; Other Health Impairment; Developmental Delay; Specific Learning Disability; Emotional Disturbance; Speech or Language Impairment; Gifted Talented; Hearing Impairment; Traumatic Brain Injury; Mental Disability; Visual Impairment; Multiple Disabilities.
There is a Gifted Program in Louisiana, your student must pass the Louisiana gifted entrance exam to participate in the gifted classes. Please coordinate this effort with your child's teacher or School Guidance Counselor.
Children from military families at Fort Polk attending all area schools are welcome and important students. The combined efforts of the entire educational team, students, parents, school board and staff in Vernon Parish results in a wide range of outstanding accomplishments. A tradition of academic achievement, athletic pride, and positive relationships continues between the Fort Polk and Vernon Parish communities.
The state's criterion-referenced Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) and Graduate Exit Exams, Vernon Parish continue their prominence in these scores as well. LEAP tests are given to grades 3, 5, 7, 10, and 11, the latter two being required for graduation. Tests are administered in language arts, mathematics, writing, science, and social studies.
Children of military families who reside on/off post may attend the Parkway and North Polk Elementary schools, Vernon Elementary, Leesville, Pickering or DeRidder, depending upon where they live. All children in grades 5 - 12, residing both on and off-post, may attend schools in Vernon or Beauregard Parishes.www.VPSB.US ; www.Beau.K12.LA.US
There are three other privet schools within Vernon and Beauregard Parish.
There are no DODDS schools in Vernon or Beauregard Parishes.
Basic Enrollment Requirements
Number of Schools
There are 5 different graduation plans for Louisiana. Follow the link below for more information.
There are five on-post schools:
The Education Center is located at 7660 Colorado Ave. Bldg. 660 Fort Polk, LA 71459.
Education Services Officer
Education Services Specialist
4th BCT, 10 Mtn.
JRTC and 1/509th
MEDDAC DENTAC, Deployed, Geographic Remote
Multi-Learning Facility(Army Learning Center/ MOS Library)
Central Louisiana Technical Community College -- 337-537-3135
Louisiana Technical College campuses are leaders in workforce development, preparing participants in programs with job skills that are necessary for the student to be prepared for today's job market. The programs listed below are Council of Occupational Education approved courses offered to the general public for Adult Education.