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Resources for Military Families

Arizona Coalition of Military Families
The Arizona Coalition for Military Families is a nationally-recognized public/private partnership focused on building Arizona’s statewide capacity to care for and support all service members, veterans and their families.

Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive — not simply struggle to get by — in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.

USO Arizona
USO Arizona works to provide morale-boosting and family-strengthening programs to Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and their families throughout Arizona. 

Guide for Parents, School Officials and Public Administrators
The Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission deals with the challenges of military children and their frequent relocation. It allows for uniform treatment as military children transfer between school districts in member states.

Compare Public Schools in Your Area
Explore the site to find details about school, district or charter holder performance, demographics, and more.

Arizona Charter Schools Association's Education Evaluator
This public school map provides an easy, transparent way to research and compare schools across the state.  Users can view enrollment information, student achievement data and school specific information for all of Arizona’s public schools — district and charter.

Arizona School Choice
Arizona School Choice was created to help parents in Arizona navigate the many educational opportunities available to their children as they progress through grade school and beyond. 

PCS Moving Checklist
A comprehensive checklist created by the Military Child Education Coalition to help parents, families, and schools prepare for school moves.

Sample Letter for Parent to Address Deployment Related Absences
A sample letter for parents to send to schools regarding any deployment-related abscenses.

MIC3 Informational Video
Find out more about the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission with this informational video.

A Military Family's Guide to School Transitions
This guide has been compiled by military spouses with decades of experience in an effort to help simplify that process.

Resources for School Personnel

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (32 CFR 89)
The proposed rule provides components with policies to support the intent of the Compact, which is to aid the transition of school-age children in military families between school districts (to include between Department of Defense Educational Activity schools and state school districts). Each state joining the compact agrees to address specific school transition issues in a consistent way and minimize school disruptions for military children transferring from one state school system to another. 

A.R.S. § 15-1911
Arizona State Statute regarding the terms of interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children.

MIC3: Guide for Parents, School Officials, and Public Officials 
Find information on educational transition issues encountered by children of military families & guidelines to help prepare for successful education transitions. 

MIC3: What Schools and Administrators Should Know
Information to help schools and administrators prepare for successful education transitions under MIC3.

Education Commission Report on Assisting Children of Military Personnel
Key finding and recommendations of recent reports on assisting children of military personnel.