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United States Marine Corps
School Liaison Officer
Bldg. 232, 4th Ave & E Street
Cherry Point, NC 28533-0003
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.
Cherry Point has no DoD schools.
MCAS Cherry Point has no DoD schools. Dependent children residing aboard the air station attend Craven County Public Schools.
There are several private schools in the area.
For home schooling information, please visit the North Carolina Office of Non-Public Schools website at https://ncadmin.nc.gov/about-doa/divisions/division-non-public-education .
Cherry Point is an excellent place to start or continue your education. The Education Office is available to refer and assist you in your endeavors. The Education Office is located in room 109 of the Jerry Marvel Training & Education Building, Bldg. 4335. The main office number for the Education Office is 252.466.3500.
North Carolina accords all military and family members in-state status.
Craven County Public Schools will be the highest performing system of public education in North Carolina. Craven County Schools, united with families and communities, will rigorously challenge all students to graduate from high school and be globally competitive for post-secondary education, work, and life in the 21st century.
About Our Schools
We are located in Eastern North Carolina, approximately 40 miles from the coast. Our district covers approximately 695 square miles with a total population of 94,875 residents. (2006 est.) Area Cities of New Bern and Havelock including the towns of Bridgeton, Cove City, Dover, River Bend, Trent Woods, Vanceboro, and Marine Corps Air Station - Cherry Point.
Craven County Schools welcome all students regardless of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin or disabling condition who live within the boundaries of the Craven County School district and meet state age and health requirements. Parents should enroll their child as soon as they arrive in Craven County at the school they will be attending by visiting the appropriate school. If you have questions about which school your child should attend, call the Central Office at (252) 514-6300.
Children who will be five years old on or before August 31 are eligible for admission
Families can obtain information on school bus transportation from their child's school office or at the beginning of the school year Open House.
Bus drivers are required to have a CDL license. For more information on becoming a bus driver for the Craven County School System contact the Transportation Department at 252-514-6377.
The Craven County Child Nutrition Department is committed to providing nutritious, well balanced meals that will support academic success for the students of Craven County. Child Nutrition strives for a safe and sanitary environment that welcomes students, staff and parents. We encourage parents to join their children for lunch in our cafeterias. Child Nutrition feeds an average of 9,446 lunches and 3,195 breakfasts per day. Approximately three tractor trailer loads of food arrive weekly to supply the 23 cafeterias.
Estimates show that from 30 to 45 million children age 6 through 18 participate in at least one school or community-based athletic program. Organized sports can benefit a child in many different areas. However, more important than just the participation in the sport is the "context" of the sport. The type of team, the type of child, and the type of coaching style are all significant factors that can impact the sports experience. If the match among these three factors is right, then sports can enhance physical and psychological health. Understanding and appreciating these factors is an important task for parents and coaches.
For grades 9th thru 12th the following options are available:
For grades 7th and 8th (middle school) the following options are available:
The grading system depends on the grade level and information may be found on the Craven County School website. The information can be found in the Craven County Schools Policy Manual under Section 900, Report Cards, Policy 917.0102.