MIC3: Helping your student's education transition seamlessly

by Ruth Ploeger, Army Region School Liaison Officer/Transition Support Specialist
Family and MWR CYS Services

As mobile military students move through various sets of curriculums, graduation requirements, and school systems they can suffer academically and socially. This is finally a front-burner issue with many school districts in the states. All 50 states and several territories have signed an interstate compact that provides support to transitioning military families. The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children provides state commitment to support transitioning military children in the areas of enrollment, eligibility and graduation. 

The Department of Defense Education Activity is not a state and therefore cannot become a signatory, however, it has pledged to meet the expectations laid out in the compact and has signed an MOA with the DOD. The Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) has established a website to keep military families abreast of updates and how they can rely on the compact provisions to support their transitioning students. See your school liaison officer (SLO) to learn more. 

For more to help your student PCS, visit Europe Family and MWR's website for an Inbound Student Handbook.

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