Leavenworth USD 453 values its close connection to Fort Leavenworth and the military families that aid in making our community rich with diversity. The district strives to make each of our schools a welcoming place for military families, and aims to ease the tension students may experience while transitioning to a new school.
Fort Leavenworth Resources
Various support services are available for military families preparing to enter the Leavenworth community.
Transportation Enrollment - Fort Leavenworth provides transportation to and from Leavenworth High School for students in grades 10-12 at no cost. Students attending 9th grade at Leavenworth High School are provided transportation for a fee.
School Support Services
600 Thomas Avenue
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027
School Liaison Officer
Phone: (913) 684-1655
Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)
Kansas was the first state to adopt the Interstate Compact into statute on April 9, 2008. The Compact focuses on easing educational transitions frequently encountered by students of military families. Issues covered under The Compact are:
- Educational Records
- Kindergarten & First Grade Entrance Age
Placement & Attendance
- Course & Educational Program Placement
- Special Education Services
- Placement Flexibility
- Absence Related to Deployment Activities
- Eligibility for Student Enrollment
- Eligibility for Extracurricular Participation
- Waiving courses required for graduation if similar coursework has been completed
- Flexibility in accepting state exit or end-of-course exams, national achievement tests, or alternative testing in lieu of testing requirements for graduation in the receiving state
- Allowing a student to receive a diploma from the sending school instead of the receiving school
Deployment Information and Resources
- SchoolQuest (https://
schoolquest.militarychild.org/)Assists students & parents to prepare for transitions and is a great resource for school counselors as well.
- Tutor.com (https://military.tutor.com/home) Offers all Department of Defense (DoD) service members, civilian personnel, and all dependent family members (kindergarten-college/adult) the use of Tutor.com at no cost.
- Military Child Education Coalition (https://www.
militarychild.org/) MCEC-has support resources for students, parents, and professional educators.
- Thrive (https://thrive.psu.
edu/) Provides developmental support from birth to age 18.
- Sesame Street for Military Families (https://
sesamestreetformilitaryfamilie) An outreach tool helps military families and their young children cope with the challenges of deployment and build resilience in times of separation and change. s.org/
- National Military Family Association (https://www.
militaryfamily.org/) Aims to enhance the quality of life for every military family through bold advocacy, innovative programming, and dynamic and responsive solutions.
- Blue Star Families (https://bluestarfam.
org/) is Committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors to create vibrant communities of mutual support.
- Article from Child Mind Institute (https://childmind.
org/article/tips-for-helping-) military-children-cope- healthily-with-a-parents- deployment/