The School Liaison is the primary point of contact between the military installation, the local schools and school districts, transitioning families, and the community at large. The Navy School Liaison (SL) program helps installation and regional commanders’ work with state departments and local school districts to foster awareness of the stressors on military families brought about by frequent transitions and extended deployments. These education professionals are located on all major Navy installations and serve as linkages between all military families and schools. Parents, educators and community members are encouraged to contact their local School Liaison Officer.
The Child and Youth Education Services program supports military families with seven cores services provided by the School Liaison Officer:
- School Transition Services (PCS Cycle): School Liaison assist families with school transfers and help “level the playing field” for military children and youth.
- Deployment Support: School Liaison connect educators with the military deployment support system to inform them about the cycles of deployment and the tools available to assist educators in working with military children.
- Command, School, & Community Communications: School Liaison serve as subject-matter experts for installation commanders on K-12 issues, helping to connect command, school and community resources.
- Home School Linkage and Support: School Liaison assist military families by gathering and sharing information on homeschooling issues, policies and legislation from local school districts. They also help leverage military Child and Youth Program resources to support these families.
- Partnerships in Education (PIE): PIE creates a volunteer network of resources to support installation and community members who have a vested interest in the success of all youth.
- Post-Secondary Preparations: School Liaison leverage installation and school resources to provide graduating military students with access to post-secondary information and opportunities.
- Special Needs System Navigation: School Liaison provide information about installation and community programs and services, make referrals to the Exceptional Family Member Program, and offer assistance in navigating the administrative systems within local education agencies.
Public School Information
Residents of Naval Weapons Station Earle attend local schools. Please see the elementary school and high school information below.
Colts Neck Township Schools
Enrollment and registration information can be found by visiting the Colts Neck Township Schools Registration Information webpage.
Colts Neck High School
Enrollment for Colts Neck High School can be completed with the guidance office. Please contact that office for more information at 732-761-0190 extension 1030.
Colts Neck High School is a part of Freehold Regional High School Freehold Regional High School District The district has a specialized magnet program and for more information please visit https://frhsdmagnetprograms.com/site.php
Another option is Monmouth County Vocational School District, https://www.mcvsd.org/
If you choose to not live on the installation, your physical address determines the schools your children will attend. The NWSE SLO is available to assist with school districts in Monmouth County, NJ, and the surrounding areas.
Private School Information
There are many private school options in the Monmouth County area. Please conduct an internet search for private schools located in your desired city.
Home School Information
While the state of New Jersey does not require an intent form, it is a courtesy to the local school district where you reside to write a letter of intent to homeschool your child(ren). For information on New Jersey Department of Education, Homeschooling visit https://www.state.nj.us/education/genfo/faq/faq_homeschool.htm
An additional resource for military families choosing to home school :
Home-school?Association for Military Families.
K-12 Special Needs
Special Ed Connection
A free web-based resource available to Navy families, provides resources and tools that enable families to better understand special education requirements and available services.
https://www.SpecialEdConnection.com. Please contact your local School Liaison for login access.
Another free web-based resource, can assist with navigating the complexities of special education laws and procedures https://elibrary.cnic-n9portal.net/document-library/?id=815
Military OneSource offers assistance to families with special needs family members where information can be found by visiting https://www.militaryonesource.mil/special-needs-resources?inheritRedirect=true.
Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP)
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
EFMP liaisons are located at Fleet and Family Support Centers and provide information and referral to help EFM families identify and access appropriate military, national and community resources. They assist in the navigation of EFMP related programs and systems and are responsible for:
- Provision of information, referral and systems navigation to special needs families
- Linking families with military, national and local community resources
- Non-medical case management
- Development and maintenance of Individualized Service Plans (ISP)
- Partner with Military Treatment Facility (MTF) Coordinators to provide information, education and marketing
The Youth Sponsorship program is designed to assist young people in making the transition from one installation to another successfully. It is our goal to help incoming youth adjust and get connected with a youth sponsor at the installation. Youth Sponsors will provide information about area schools, attractions and the surrounding community. This program is created by and for youth with youth involvement in every aspect of the program. To apply for a youth sponsor please complete the request form and return to the NWS Earle Youth Center.
Please go to https://www.navylifema.com/child-youth for regional information.
Our website so that parents can get on the waiting list for military childcare. https://militarychildcare.com/
For parents who cannot find care within our CYP. They must be registered on https://militarychildcare.com/ and on a waitlist to qualify. https://usa.childcareaware.org/fee-assistancerespite/
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the kindergarten age cutoff date?
- 5 Before Oct 1
- Do I have to live in the Zone where the school is located to attend?
- Do the local schools have talented and gifted programs?
- Is there school choice or other school options in the area?
- Yes, but varies by District
- What schedule does the local high school follow…traditional, block, A/B Block…?
For local Stem/PIE information, please contact the local School Liaison or visit https://www.onr.navy.mil/en/work-with-us
Naval Weapons Station Earl Relocation Assistance
A4L Transition Program
Interstate Compact on Education Opportunity for Military Children
Military Dependent Scholarship List
Military School Liaisons (All branches)
Department of Defense Education Activity
The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)
National Military Family Association (NMFA)
Home Schooling Legal Defense Association
Military Impacted Schools Association
My Navy Portal (PCS Support)
For additional information, comments, and questions, please click here to contact SL.