VBCPS takes great pride in meeting the needs of Military-Connected youth. Military families in Virginia Beach often comment on how closely the schools and military communities are linked. Highly trained school counselors can assist families with the enrollment process for their children. All VBCPS are staffed with counselors familiar with the Military Interstate Compact. The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (MIC3) is in effect in the state of Virginia. It is designed to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents.
Three highly professional Military School Liaison Officers (SLOs) can assist parents and students to transition to and from VBCPS. We suggest families speak with a school counselor or a military SLO prior to relocating or committing to housing arrangements. School staff collaborates with our SLOs from local bases to help military families with issues that arise when they move from place to place. SLOs also assist in coordinating valuable partnerships, volunteer efforts and mentorships involving military personnel.