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United States Army
School Support Services
171 Haley Avenue
Hunter Army Airfield, GA 31409
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.
All Chatham County Schools are accredited through SACS. There are no schools on the installation for residents of government housing. Children living on post must attend one of the Public schools in the Savannah area.
There are several private schools in the Savannah area, and some with religious affiliations. There is no general web site for private schools in the area. Some schools may have web sites, they have not been published. You may also contact the School Liaison Officer, 912-767-6533, who has information on Private Schools in areas around Fort Stewart/HAAF.
For information on home schooling please call 912-201-5584 or Call the School Liaison Officer.
Education/Learning Centers offer a variety of educational opportunities. Soldiers, family members and Department of Army Civilians attend programs on a space available basis. Services include: Education Guidance Counseling, Degree Completion, Tuition assistance, Fully Funded Programs, High School (GED), Veteran Benefits, Basic Skills Testing, MOS/Reference Library, Learning Center, Professional Development Course, College Programs, English As Second Language, and Army Apprentice Program.
Predominantly three school systems serve the Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia area:
Private and home schooling is available in the area. Contact the school liaison officer for further information at 912 315 6586.
To enroll your child in school, the following documents are needed for registration:
The following items are requested:
When the parent/legal guardian is not the resident occupant at a given address, the following items are required for proof of address documentation:
The Residency Affidavit must be signed and notarized by the parent/legal guardian and the residence owner. Please note that one affidavit per school is required.
The residence owner must provide ONE of the following items in the name of the residence owner:
*Current is defined as within the previous 30 days. Cable or telephone bills are not acceptable.
Savannah-Chatham County Public School System
Savannah Chatham County Public School System has over 30 elementary schools, 10 middle schools, and 9 high schools. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Bus transportation is available to students that live on base and attend Pulaski Elementary School and other attendance zone schools will also receive transportation. Special education children receive bus transportation regardless of distance to school. Students that live off base and live more than one mile from their assigned school will also receive transportation.
Free or reduced lunch program is also available at school and is based on total Family Income.
Before and After School Programs
Before and After school program for children in grades k-5, operates from 6 am to 6 pm by Child Youth and School Services (CYSS). The program provides breakfast and afterschool snacks. Activities consist of recreational sports, physical fitness, art, science, dance, drama activities, field trip, homework assistance, and a computer lab. The program also provides summer camp when school is not in session. For more information call 912-315-9795.
Savannah Chatham County has a variety of sports programs. The schools in Chatham County value sportsmanship and their athletic staff uphold ethical and moral standards requiring the same from their student athletes.
Students can participate in the following sports events: cheerleading, cross country, football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, tennis, track and field, and many others as well.
Specialty (Magnet) Programs
Specialty programs are available in various Savannah Chatham County Public Schools. These programs are available at schools of choice which are mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act each year. Parents apply to enroll their children in magnet schools in order to take advantage of that school’s specialized method of teaching and curriculum. The various specialty programs that feature the International Baccalaureate program (IB), Advancement Via Individual Determination program (AVID), concentrations in science, math, and the arts (to name a few), are all available at the Savannah Chatham County Public School System website, under Specialty program application.
As a means of furthering its programs of progressive discipline and assisting students who may require a more structured academic environment, the school system provides an alternative school setting for elementary, middle, and high school students. Students who are suspended or expelled may be required to attend the Alternative schools which are Savannah Corporate Academy and Scott Alternative Learning Center.
Adult Education services are found at schools in the Savannah Chatham County Public School System such as Gateway to College. The Gateway to College program is for 16-20 year olds who have either dropped out of high school or on the verge of dropping out and are interested in returning to school and completing their high school diploma. Students simultaneously accumulate high school and college credits, earning their high school diploma while progressing toward a certificate, diploma, or associate’s degree. Students selected to participate in the Gateway to College Academy will have no out of pocket expenses for their tuition, fees, or books while participating in the program.
There are numerous institutions of higher learning in the Savannah area such as Savannah State University, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah Technical College, Savannah College of Art and Design and many others that can be found at College and Universities in Savannah at Google search.
The Savannah Chatham Public School System provides all students with disabilities, ages 3-21, public education in the least restrictive environment, with their non-disabled peers, based on identified needs included in their Individualized Education Program (IEP). The schools provide services for children with special needs such as speech and language therapy, counseling services, occupational and physical therapy, and many others.
There is a dress code for all schools in the Savannah Chatham County Public School, please refer to the Savannah Chatham Public School System website.
Information on district standardized test scores may be found at the Savannah Chatham County Public School System website by clicking on, ITBS and selecting the appropriate year.
Effingham County Public School System
There are 8 elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools in Effingham County Public School System. All of the schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Bus transportation is provided free of charge during school hours from Monday through Friday. Free or reduced lunch program also available at school based on total Family Income.
There is a dress code for Effingham County Public School System which can be found online.
Before and after school care is provided through separate programs in the Effingham County Public School System. Several sports are available for students to participate in such as football, basketball, baseball, and many others.
The Georgia Department of Education supports the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that provides for the education of students with disabilities. All students with disabilities, ages 3-21, have the right to receive a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment, with their non-disabled peers, based on identified needs included in their Individualized Education Program (IEP). The Department works interdependently and responsibly by providing assistance related to programming, conducting staff development workshops, assisting in the identification of personnel, providing feedback to teachers and assuring compliance with legal due process issues.
For more information on district standardized test scores check the website.
Bryan County Public School System
There are 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 2 high schools in the Bryan County Public School System. All of the schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
There is a dress code for Bryan County Public School System which can be found at online.
Before and after school care is provided through separate programs in the Bryan County Public School System. Several sports are available for students to participate in such as football, basketball, baseball, and many others.
Bryan County Schools Special Education program offers a variety of services to meet the students needs such as in home consultation, in home training, support groups, and agency networking, to name a few. For more information on services please refer to the Bryan County school page, Central Office Directory and Exceptional Student Services.
Test scores can be found at the same Bryan County Public Schools website at Bryan County Testing Schedule.