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4755 Pasture Road, Bldg. 1003
NAS Fallon, NV 89496
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.
Churchill County has one school district. In total there are five public schools in the Churchill County School District; one high school, one junior high school, and three elementary schools with a total of 3,377 students.
Oasis Academy is the public Charter for grades K-12 and is located in Fallon. Students are enrolled based on space availability. Students will then be placed on the wait list and chosen via lottery if there are spaces available with multiple persons on that grade waitlist.
Lyon County School District covers schools in Fernley, Silver Springs, Dayton, and Yerington. All of these areas have elementary, middle and high schools with a few having a Pre-K option.
Private schools do not receive funding from the state and therefore do not have to follow the state's Education Code. Families of the students pay tuition, in some cases, students receive scholarships to attend. The teachers, principal, board of directors (and sometimes the parents and students) decide upon curriculum, teaching methodology and enrollment requirements. The private schools in Churchill County vary widely from highly structured to self-directing environments. Most of the private schools are faith based; however, they often accept students of any religious background.
Accreditation of the private schools is independent. Accreditation is not necessary in order to be considered a good school, but it may be an indication of the schools' desire to be accountable to students and their families.
Another educational option for families is to homeschool their child rather than sending them to a public or private school. More information can be found about homeschool through the Nevada Revised Statutes of NRS 392.070 and NRS 388D.020. Each state has different laws governing home school. Many communities have organizations that assist home schooling families with curriculum and opportunities to meet other home schooled children and families. Home school support networks in Nevada can be found HERE. To home school your child, you need to register with the Churchill County School District office of administration and complete a Nevada Notice of Intent to Homeschool (attached). Please be advised the compulsory age of education for the State of Nevada is seven. Please contact the Navy School Liaison for more information on Homeschooling at 775-426-3777.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO HOMESCHOOL MY CHILD?
1. Complete a Notice of Intent to Homeschool for each child 7 to 18.
2. Attach an educational plan as outlined in the Notice of Intent to Homeschool.
3. Submit the Notice of Intent to Homeschool and attach the educational plan to Churchill County School District: HolcombT@churchillcsd.com
AFTER I SUBMIT MY NOTICE OF INTENT TO HOMESCHOOL, WHAT HAPPENS?
Upon successful completion of the Notice of Intent to Homeschool, you will receive a Receipt of Notice of Intent to Homeschool via email. The ChurchillCSD will notify the last known school of attendance the receipt of intent to homeschool.
DOES CHURCHILLCSD PROVIDE THE CURRICULUM AND BOOKS FOR ME TO HOMESCHOOL MY CHILD?
No, the parent/guardian is assuming full responsibility for the education of the child while the child is being homeschooled to include all curriculum and books. Please note that Nevada Law highly advises any child 9th grade or higher use an accredited course of study to ensure post-secondary or career pathway considerations. Nevada accredited programs can be found HERE.
WHAT IS THE AGE REQUIREMENT TO FILE THE NOTICE OF INTENT TO HOMESCHOOL?
The Notice of Intent to Homeschool form is required for children from ages 7 to 18 only.
WHEN IS IT REQUIRED TO REFILE THE NOTICE OF INTENT TO HOMESCHOOL?
This is a one-time filing and does not need to be refiled unless the name or address of the parent or student changes, or the student is reentering homeschooling after being enrolled in public school.
ChurchillCSD offers adult diploma opportunities through their school district services. A student can work towards earning an Adult High School Diploma, a High School Equivalency (HSE), and/or take English Language Learner (EL) courses. ChurchillCSD offers testing for GED and HiSET. All courses are offered to our community free of charge. Classes can be taken online or in person. The ChurchillCSD offices are open daily from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Friday. You can find additional information HERE.
There are two schools of higher education are available in Churchill County as a brick and mortar class; Western Nevada College and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Area Office in Churchill County. There are no DoD schools at NAS Fallon. Vincennes University does offer a brick and mortar option for education located in Building 309, the same building as Fleet and Family Support Center and Navy Housing. The University of Nevada Reno, and Truckee Meadows College are roughly 60 miles away in Reno.
To enroll your child in public school, you must go to the front desk of the elementary or secondary school serving the area in which you live if during regular school hours. During the summer you will need to enroll at the district office, or at the school location for the Charter school (however, many schools will accept enrollment via email, or fax). You must present the following documentation for your child to the school official:
Nevada Law requires all students entering public school to be immunized.
3. Current Shot Record - Nevada State Immunization Requirements:
Polio: 3 doses - One additional dose if #3 was given prior to the 4th birthday
DTP: 4 doses - One additional dose if #4 was given prior to the 4th birthday
HepA: 2 doses - 2nd dose is due 6-12 month after first
HepB: 3 doses - 2nd dose is due 1-2 months after the first; 3rd dose is due 4-6 months after the first
Tdap: Prior to 7th grade entry
Varicella: 2 doses for those who lack a reliable history of chickenpox
Tdap: 1 dose - Age 11-12, required for 7th grade enrollment
MCV4: 1 dose - Age 11-12, required for 7th grade enrollment
State law requires a child to be five years of age on or before September 30th of the year they enroll to start Kindergarten. However, the district retains the right to determine the child's placement for the year following admission to Kindergarten. If the child has not attended school before, it is mandatory that the parents bring the child's birth certificate. For admission to other grades, the child should have a transfer and/or a report card from the previous school. Be advised that Nevada does have a Read by 3 program that requires all third grade students to be proficient in reading at the third grade level before they can advance to fourth grade, even if proficient in all other studies. Please contact your School Liaison Officer for more information at FALNSLO@navy.mil.
Public schools normally start the third week in August and run through the first week in June with national holidays being observed. All schools operate on a semester basis with summer school available to students needing or requiring repeat classes.
The Nevada Education Code is compliant with the federal code that provides for the "least restrictive environment" for children with special needs. The goal is always to keep students with special needs in regular classrooms. When appropriate, students may need to supplement their studies with the assistance of a resource specialist, speech pathologist or speech therapist that can work in or outside the classroom with the student. Children with severe learning disabilities may be placed in separate classrooms that can better accommodate their individual learning needs. Some schools within the State have a school psychologist who conducts individual assessment of students to determine eligibility for a special needs program. The psychologist works in conjunction with and Individualized Education Program (IEP) team that is composed of both educational professionals and parents to develop an individual plan, which is reviewed and updated on a scheduled basis. Testing for special needs is conducted every three years unless otherwise needed.
School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
Nevada state law requires every public school and school district to issue an annual School Accountability Report Card (SARC). SARCs should include:
Most schools in the State have school accountability report cards are posted online at each of the district pages. Additional information for accountability can be found at Nevada Report Card at http://www.nevadareportcard.com/di/
For more information about alternative education option, including alternative schools in the area, please contact the School Liaison Officer at FALNSLO@navy.mil
There is one public charter school in Churchill County; Oasis Academy, which provides education to grades K-12.
Good to know:
Before transferring into NAS Fallon, it is advised to reach out to the School Liaison officer for resources and information regarding the local schools. The SLO can be reached at FALNSLO@navy.mil or at 775-426-3777 or 619-417-7608 (cell). The SLO is located in the School Age Care program location in Building 1003 located in the base housing side of the installation. The SLO is available Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; appointments are highly recommended.