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United States Air Force
School Liaison Officer
749 West New Mexico Avenue
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.
The Holloman AFB and Alamogordo communities provide a full range of educational opportunities for both children and adults. The Alamogordo Public School District includes Holloman AFB. The school system will inform you which school your child will attend based on your address. The Alamogordo Public School System will allow students living off-base to attend on-base schools on a case-by-case basis. The three school districts include Alamogordo, Cloudcroft and Tularosa.
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.
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.
The Holloman AFB and Alamogordo communities provide a full range of educational opportunities for both children and adults. The Alamogordo Public School District includes Holloman AFB. Families living at or transferring to Holloman have the option of public, private, home, and virtual/online school. Prior to departing your current Installation, contact the Holloman School Liaison Officer 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 your School Liaison Office for details.
For public school attendance, New Mexico allows for open enrollment, which allows parents to enroll their child at any school, on a space available basis. Priority is given to students residing in the boundaries for that particular school, and then all others. The “Locate My School” feature can be found on the Alamogordo Public Schools (APS) website: www.aps4kids.org APS has ten elementary schools, three middle schools, one traditional high school, and one alternative high school. Holloman Elementary and Holloman Middle are both located on Holloman AFB.
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-6 children will attend White Sands School, which is part of Las Cruces Public Schools.