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Department of the Air Force
7383 N. Litchfield Rd, Suite 3090
Luke AFB, AZ 85309-1566
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.
Prior to arrival, you should receive a direct email from the SLPM with specific information on open enrollment, schools in the area, checklists, an other resources to help you with a smoother transition for your military-connected students.
The Phoenix Metropolitan Area is the 5th largest city in the Country, with currently 26 Districts, and over 185 schools, educating our military students. Most students will usually attend Dysart Unified School District, Litchfield Elementary School District, or Agua Fria Union High School District. In addition, there are some great Charter/Private Schools that some of our children attend--Legacy Traditional Schools, Great Hearts Academies, and Phoenix Christian Preparatory School.
Many of the districts offer on line/virtual learning, so if that is an interest, please inquire when registering. Three additional well knowns schools that are solely virtual learning are: "Primavera Online School" "K-12 Virtual Online School" and "ASU Prep Digital" "ASU Prep Digital" was ranked at the top of 2022 Best Schools, and is a part of Arizona State University.
As you are transitioning, please ensure to check Arizona School Report Cards to also help you with choosing a school to meet the needs of your child/children. Report cards
Lastly, if you have a child/children with a disability, please ensure to connect with "Raising Special Kids in Arizona" which Luke AFB has created a partnership with that help to provide support, resources, and individual assistance for families.
Education counselors advise on military Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and civilian degree completion of all associates, bachelor, and master level. Monthly briefings are provided for career progression, Commissioning opportunities, transition, Skillbridge processes and many others. Members can request appointments to discuss individual goals and additional information.
The education center offers a wide variety of testing opportunities including; Weighted Airmen Promotion System (WAPS), Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT), Professional Military Education (PME), Air Force Classification, and Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) and Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) tests.
Rio Salado College, This the National Test Center located next to the Ed Center (bldg. 1150, 3rd floor, rm 3138). Tests provided are Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) and College Level Examination Programs (CLEP), Pearson Vue and test proctor for other college/universities. These services often are free of charge to active duty, Reserve, and National Guard personnel. For more information or to schedule a test call the Rio Salado office 480-377-4010.