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Martini Avenue, BLDG 1071
Yuma, AZ 85365
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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 schools for elementary, middle, and high school are off-base. There are several public school districts located in Yuma. Dependent children living on the installation will attend one of the schools located out in town. Contact the School Liaison at 928-269-5373 for additional information.
All schools for elementary, middle and high school are off-base. There are several public school districts in Yuma (Crane Elementary School District, Yuma Elementary School District One, Yuma Union High School District, & Somerton School District). Dependent children living on the installation will attend one of the schools located out in town. Contact the MCAS Yuma School Liaison at 928-269-5373, for additional information.
For active duty personnel residing in Liberty housing on the installation, transportation will be provided to the school age dependents at the following schools:
For active duty personnel residing in 16th Street Military Housing, the following schools will be utilized by school age dependents: (Transportation will not be provided due to being within a 2-mile radius of these schools)
For active duty personnel residing off the installation, assignment of elementary, middle & high school will be based upon home residence address.
Arizona School Age Attendance Requirements
Arizona Revised Statute 15-803 requires school attendance for all children between the ages of 6 and 16 years old. If a Kindergarten program is maintained at the school, a child is eligible for admission to kindergarten if the child is 5 years of age by August 31st. All kindergarten students must turn 5 by January 1st of the school year if being considered for early kindergarten admission.
All public school districts are required to allow students to attend their school using the Open Enrollment law. This means that families are able to enroll children in schools that are outside their neighborhood boundaries as long as the schools have available room and families are able to provide transportation. If you are interested in enrolling your child through the open enrollment process, please enroll at the specific school of interest. Parents are typically notified immediately if their children have been approved for open enrollment.
Quick Checklist for School Moves
Registration for the following school year typically begins in January, with many schools making registration available for families to complete online. You may also download registration materials at all district websites and private/charter school websites. Most school offices will be closed from mid-June through the end of July and registrations for new students will not be processed during that time. It is recommended to bring completed registration materials with you when offices open up, along with your documents so that you can complete registration.
Yuma Public School Districts
Yuma Elementary School District #1, District Office, 928-502-4300, www.yuma.org
Crane School District Office, District Office, 928-373-3400, www.craneschools.org
Yuma Union High School District, District Office, 928-502-4600, www.yumaunion.org
6 High Schools:
Somerton School District #11, District Office, 928-341-6000, www.ssd11.org
*All Yuma public school districts allow open enrollment. Class sizes range from 28 – 35.
Breakfast and lunch are served daily at all schools. Meals provided are in compliance with USDA regulations & meet the school meal initiative requirement. Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines.
Bus transportation is provided to students whose families reside on MCAS Yuma. Free bus transportation is provided to students who reside two miles or more away from the school in their regular attendance area. The transportation department supports all district area needs, including special needs transportation, and accommodates all extracurricular & activity trips.
Before and After School Programs
Many schools and district within Yuma offer various before and after school programs, ranging from School Age Care to 21st Century Community Learning Centers programs. Ask your child’s school what before and after school programs they offer or contact the School Liaison at 928-269-5373 to find out more information about these programs for children.
Click here for Arizona School Immunization Requirements.
Click here for the Yuma Area Schools Listing, and information about Public, Private & Charter Schools. Families wishing to enroll their child in a private school are encouraged to become familiar with the AZ Empowerment Scholarship Account program.
Private schools also maintain lists of Student Tuition Organizations that offer need based scholarships to students who wish to attend private schools. Contact the AZ Department of Education or reach out to your preferred Student Tuition Organization for complete eligibility details.
Also, review the MCAS Yuma School Liaison website for information regarding the School Liaison Program services and school options.
Arizona requires homeschool families to submit an affidavit of intent to homeschool to their county superintendent of schools within 30 days of starting a homeschool program. Only students ages 6-16 must attend school by law.
Families may also apply for an Empowerment Scholarship Account through the Arizona Department of Education to help pay for eligible homeschooling expenses. Families that apply for and accept an Empowerment Scholarship Account to homeschool do not need to file an affidavit of intent to homeschool with the county superintendent of schools. Families should contact the Arizona Department of Education directly for assistance and inquiries regarding applying for the ESA, 602-364-1969.
Please click here for guidelines for homeschooling a child in Yuma County or contact the Yuma County Superintendent of Schools, 928-373-1006.
The Education Center is staffed with friendly academic advisors who can assist with education and career counseling. Please contact us or visit us at the Education Center, Bldg. 850, so we may help you with your educational journey. We look forward to meeting you.
VOLUNTARY EDUCATION’S PROGRAMS & SERVICES