Strong Foundations for Military Kids With the Department of Defense Education Activity

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Military kids take on an extracurricular activity that you won't find listed in any school district's parent handbook - New Kid 101. As if cafeteria food and locker combinations aren't challenging enough, your military kids power through making friends and adjusting to a new curriculum and new rules every time you move.

Department of Defense Education Activity schools provide pre-k - grade 12 curricula for children of service members and Department of Defense civilians competitive with any school system. Discover where to find these schools, what to do if you aren't near one, if your kids are eligible to attend, and why it's an option that can make fitting in one less thing to worry about.

Parents of school-age military children often start researching schools as soon as orders are official. If you're considering a Department of Defense Education Activity school for the first time or you're wondering if it's the right choice for your military children, consider what these schools have to offer:

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