The Youth Education Support Services Director and School Liaison Officer assists with school transition support services, Partnerships in Education, installation and school communications, local school information for schools on and off post, home-school linkages, scholarship information and post secondary preparation opportunities.
All of the Fort Rucker and local public schools cooperate with the Secondary Education Transition Study Memorandum of Agreement to ease the transitions of the children and youth as they move from installation to installation.
The School Liaison Officer is located in Building 132, Room 118. For more information, call (334) 255-9812.
The two Fort Rucker schools serve students from age 4 through sixth grade who live on-post. The Elementary School, comprised of second through sixth grades, was designed and constructed in 1964 with traditional individual classrooms. The Primary School was designed and constructed in 1973. This school has large, open classroom areas or pods to accommodate 90 students and four teachers per pod. It houses 4-year-olds, kindergarteners and first grade.
Fort Rucker schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The schools are funded through DOD as Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools on military installations.
Alabama requires children to be four, five or six years old, on or before September 1 to enter the program for the 4-year-olds, kindergarten or first grade, respectively.
Fort Rucker Schools believe that the children in our schools are our highest priority. We promote a cooperative partnership between students, parents, community and staff. Our mission is to build a strong foundation for lifelong learning by nurturing, guiding, and challenging all of our students to achieve their maximum potential.
Visit the Fort Rucker Dependents' Schools website here.
Fort Rucker students receive a comprehensive, well-rounded education that includes gifted education, art, music, physical education, library science and guidance.
Reading Recovery, taught at the Fort Rucker Primary School, is an internationally acclaimed program that assists first graders who have difficulty reading. A pilot program for dyslexic students in ensuring success for identified students.
The Fort Rucker schools participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture School Lunch Program that provides breakfast and lunch. Qualified students receive free or reduced-priced meals. The school provides transportation for students residing more than one mile away from the elementary school.
Fort Rucker Schools also offer outstanding services for students identified with special needs. Special Education services are provided to students with mild to moderate disabilities in the areas of physical impairments, communication impairments, hearing impairments and developmental delays. Students with severe and profound disabilities receive services through a contractual agreement with the Vivian B. Adams School located nearby in Ozark.
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The following documentation is required to register at either of the schools on Fort Rucker:
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