School Liaison Program

The average military child will attend between six and nine different schools from Kindergarten to 12th grade. With each move, military children and families face many school-related challenges, including navigating school choice, records transfers, graduation requirements, and more.

The Child & Youth Education Services School Liaison Program’s primary function is to serve as a conduit between parents, educators, and base command so that military children experience a seamless transition during a PCS and transfer between schools.

What We Offer

How the School Liaison Can Help!

School Liaisons can:

  • Provide information about local schools and registration requirements
  • Assist with inbound and outbound school transfers
  • Provide information and resources for college and career readiness
  • Connect children to a youth sponsor who can answer your child’s questions from a peer’s perspective
  • Assist in navigating local homeschool laws and making connections with local co-ops and support resources
  • Help you understand and navigate local special education programs and services, as well as make referrals to the Exceptional Family Member Program
  • Connect teachers with the Air Force deployment support system to help them understand the cycles of deployment and the tools available to assist in working with children experiencing a deployment
  • Serve as subject-matter experts for base commanders on K-12 issues, helping to connect command with school and community resources
  • Help with questions about compliance and solutions regarding the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
  • and much more!

Resources & Local Information

On-Base School Information

Kindergarten – 8th Grade
Nathan Twining Elementary & Middle School
1422 Louisiana St. Grand Forks Air Force Base, ND 58204
701-787-5100 | Website

9th – 12th Grade
Grand Forks Central High School
115 N. 4th St. Grand Forks, ND 58203
701-746-2375 | Website

GFPS District Calendar 2023-2024

Children of military members who live or work on Grand Forks AFB may attend Nathan Twining Elementary & Middle School, which is located on the base. Twining is part of the Grand Forks Public Schools district. The base has its own school board, but all resources, including special services, professional development, and curriculum are provided through Grand Forks Public Schools.

For 9th through 12th grade, on base students transition to Grand Forks Central High School, located off-base in downtown Grand Forks. Bus service to Grand Forks Central is offered from the base.

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