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Department of the Air Force
490 1st Street
Holloman AFB, NM 88330
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.
Holloman AFB and Alamogordo provide a full range of education opportunities from PreK through twelfth grade. The Alamogordo Public School (APS) district is the main public district that serves our community. There are two schools on base, Holloman Elementary School (PK-5) and Holloman Middle School (6-8). The school district has a bus system to transport high school students to and from the base. Along with the two schools on the installation, APS has 8 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, a traditional high school, with both an alternative academy and early college academy in Alamogordo. In addition to APS, there are several municipal school districts in surrounding communities and 4 private schools in Alamogordo. Holloman is home to a robust Homeschooling Community. Families that choose to live in the surrounding communities of Tularosa or Cloudcroft will utilize Tularosa or Cloudcroft Municipal Schools. Families also have the option of living on White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) and K-8 children will attend White Sands School, which is part of Las Cruces Public Schools. Families also have access to Virtual Options un-affiliated with the local area. Your family has access to multiple education options, regardless of where you live.
Alamogordo currently has three accredited private schools. Father James B. Hay Catholic School has been in operation since 1955. Father Hay offers PreK, Advanced K4, and Elementary School. Legacy Christian Academy offers grades K4-12th grade. They use both ABEKA and Bob Jones University Press for curriculum. Imago Dei Academy is a classical Christian school that offers grades K-12.
Families also have the option to home school. For more information, contact the School Liaison Officer at 575-572-3944.
School Liaison Officer
The Holloman School Liaison Officer is available to assist military families with issues or questions concerning public, private, or home schooling in the local area. If you are inbound to Holloman, you are especially encouraged to ask questions specific to your children. Contact the School Liaison Officer at 749 West New Mexico Avenue, Bldg 788, 575-572-3944 or 7754 or DSN 572-3944.
Prior to departing your current Installation, contact the Holloman School Liaison Program Manager and they will provide you a welcome packet to research districts, schools, test scores, rankings, policies, and more. They will be with your during your educational transition for your dependents.
Kindergarten: Child must be 5 years old on or before 12:01 a.m. September 1 of the school year.
First Grade: Child must be 6 years old on or before 12:01 a.m. September 1 of the school year.
The Interstate Compact for the Education of Military Children provides guidance for exceptions to the Age Requirements. Contact LaurieAnn Goodier at 575-572-3944 between 0800-1630 or email https://www.holloman.af.mil/School-Resources.
New Mexico is a state that allows for Open Enrollment. The Open Enrollment Act requires that a free public school education be available to any school-age person who is a resident of New Mexico and who has not received a high school diploma or its equivalent. This policy does not apply to students who are not New Mexico residents. The Board of Education retains the discretion to determine whether the School District has sufficient accommodations to offer enrollment to students who are not New Mexico residents. The school district enrolls students based on their address. Any waivers or requests to attend a school out of zone or out of district will be done according to local school board policy.