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School Liaison Officer
3443 Aerobee Road
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898
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.
Redstone Arsenal does not have DODEA schools on post.
School Liaison ServicesThe School Liaison Officer can be reached at 256-842-9642 or DSN 312-645-9642. The School Liaison Officer offers a youth sponsorship program to help ease your child's transition to a new area.
To enter kindergarten, students must be 5 years old on or before September 1 to enroll in Huntsville City Schools and county schools. To enter first grade, students must be 6 years old on or before September 1 in the Huntsville City Schools and in Madison County Schools. Huntsville City School registration forms are available through its website.
When you register your child for school, you will need a certified copy of the child's birth certificate for kindergarten and first-grade children and a certificate of immunizations documented on the AL Blue Card or a certificate of exemption from immunization.
You will need the name and address of the former school if the student is transferring from another school system.
Military families may obtain a copy of the Alabama immunization card at Fox Army Health Clinic when they arrive. You need to drop off the child's shot records or medical records showing your child has received the immunizations.
The post health clinic offers immunization clinics before school starts. Call 256-955-8888 for more information on how to obtain an immunization card. Most day schools require an original blue shot card for their records. If you have a child that needs to be enrolled in a daycare and will be attending school, you may want to request two copies from the health clinic.
Immunizations and the AL Blue Card are also available for free from the Madison County Health Department, 304 Eustis Avenue or call 256-539-3711.
In Huntsville, proof of residence (a signed lease, deed, mortgage, or letter from the property manager) and a utility or phone bill addressed to the parent or guardian at the address being established as the residence is required.
The pupil must attend the school in the zone in which the legal residence of the parent(s) who has legal custody of the pupil is located unless otherwise assigned by the Superintendent. If it is determined that the pupil is out of zone and has falsified information, the pupil will be required to adjust immediately. Students moving to another school zone within the city of Huntsville during the school year may elect to complete the year in the school they have been attending or move to the school serving their residential area.
For more information about registration, call Huntsville City School Services at 256-486-6890; Madison County Board of Education at 256-852-2557; or Madison City Schools at 256-464-8370.
Under Alabama state law, academically gifted students are given special attention from kindergarten through 12th Grade. For information on magnet programs at Huntsville City Schools, call 256-428-6964. For Madison City Schools, call 256-464-8370
Academically gifted students can attend special classes during the school day while in elementary school. In upper grades, gifted students are offered advanced classes or opportunities to take courses at local colleges and universities.
In Alabama, each school has zone lines that determine where each student attends. The zone lines are determined by the county or city school system that govern that particular school. The Alabama High School Athletic Association uses these zone lines to determine athletic eligibility. When a student transfer from one to another school, he/she is not eligible to participate in athletics at the new school for a period of one year from the transfer date. There are exceptions to the transfer rule and these exceptions are found in the AHSAA handbook. Each principal and athletic director of all schools will have a handbook in the office.
To attend a school in Huntsville, one must live within the city limits of Huntsville. When newcomers move into Huntsville, the children are enrolled in the public school he/she is zoned for or any of the private schools that are physically located within the city limits of Huntsville. The child will be eligible for sports immediately if he/she is enrolled in the school serviced by the area and meets the academic requirements. The Huntsville City School Athletic Director can be reached at 256-428-6800.
Under federal law, all public school systems must serve students with physical and learning disabilities from ages 3 through 21. For evaluation and enrollment, contact Huntsville City Schools Special Education Office at 256-428-6800; Madison County Schools Special Education Office at 256-852-2557; or Madison City Schools Special Education Office at 256-464-8370.
Child Find is a statewide program sponsored by the state Department of Education's Division of Special Education Services. Child Find locates, identifies, and evaluates individuals from birth to age 21 who have disabilities or who are suspected of having disabilities. Call the school district, EFMP Manager or 1-800-543-3098 for more information.
Extended Day Care
After school extended day care programs are offered through the school districts at many of the schools. Contact the school offices for more information.
For information about after-school programs on post, contact Parent Central Services at 256-876-3704. There may be limited bus transportation back from an off post-school to the on post after school program.
There are no schools located on Redstone Arsenal.
Local school districts:
The Redstone School Liaison Officer can be reached at 256-842-9642, Building 3443, Aerobee Road.
There are numerous private schools in the area. Actual tuition may vary. Contact each school for current information about enrollment. For a list of private schools contact the School Liaison Officer at 256-842-9642 or stop by the Pershing Welcome Center CYS Office, Building 3443, Aerobee Road.
Alabama state law requires parents who wish to homeschool to adhere to the Alabama course of study and to demonstrate that their children complete a full 180-day school year. The families are not required to adhere to the local school systems' calendars. The School Liason Officer has resource information for home schoolers. Please call 256-842-9642 for more information or stop by CYS Central Services at General John Pershing Welcome Center, Building 3443, Aerobee Road.
With the reputation of being the center of space research and development and home to cutting edge high-tech companies, Madison County and Huntsville Schools strongly support progressive education efforts. Numerous colleges, junior colleges and technical schools are located in the Tennessee Valley to provide area industries with the most advanced and well-educated workforce. On-line and distance learning is available through several area colleges and universities. For information about programs on post contact the Toftoy Education Center at 256-842-9703.