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Department of the Air Force
Bldg 1442 Concord Ave.
Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762
Child & Youth Flight Chief
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.
There are no DODEA schools on JB Andrews.
PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The majority of military children living on or around Joint Base Andrews attend Prince George County Public schools. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion
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PUBLIC SCHOOLS SERVING CHILDREN RESIDING ON JB ANDREWS:
As mandated by the State of Maryland, children admitted to the kindergarten program in public schools shall be five (5) years old on or before September 1 of the school year in which they are applying. If you are enrolling your child in a Prince George’s County Public School for the first time, regardless of the grade, you need proof of address, proof of child’s identity, and current medical information to include updated shot records and a current physical. Please visit the PGCPS website (https://www.pgcps.org/about-pgcps/registration-enrollment#how_to_enroll ) for more information. Please note that while you can prepare for your child’s enrollment by gathering all mandatory documents now, you will need to establish residency before you can enroll.
CHARTER AND SPECIALTY SCHOOLS
PGCPS has a wide variety of public charter and specialty schools and programs. Enrollment is through lottery process and some Specialty Schools may require an audition, test, essay, or other specialty requirements. The enrolment timeline is usually between October-March for the following school year. https://www.pgcps.org/about-pgcps/applications for more information. Please note, you have to be a resident to apply for Charter and Specialty Schools.
In addition to Public and Homeschool options, there are numerous Private Schools in the area surrounding Joint Base Andrews. For families preferring Private School, the following link may be helpful:www.privateschoolreview.com
The Private School Review website allows you to search for schools by selected criteria to include location and religious preference.
Home schooling has become an option used by an increasing number of families throughout the nation, including military families. If you live in Prince George's County and chose to homeschool your child, you will need to file a Notice of Intent to Homeschool with the PGCPS Homeschooling Office. For homeschooled students assigned to Joint Base Andrews, there are a few local home education organizations available to provide advice, mentoring, and collaboration. Call the SLO for a list of home school organizations and detailed information on the homeschooling process.