School Support Services


The School Liaison Officer is the primary link between the military family and the local school system.

It is our mission to help you find the resources you need to make informed decisions regarding your child’s education.

Fort Gordon is surrounded by three school systems:
Aiken County (SC): www.acpsd.net
Columbia County: www.ccboe.net
Richmond County:
www.rcboe.org

 

Your Residence and School Zones

Did you know that where you decide to live will determine which schools your children will attend? In order to make an informed decision regarding your future housing, you might want to consider inquiring about the school district that will service your children.

If you are considering property in Richmond County, use the Richmond County School System School Zone Locator. For more information, contact the Transportation and Zone Department at (706) 796-4777.

If you are considering property in Columbia County, the Columbia County Board of Education website offers a School Locator & Bus Information to find the school for the 2015-2016 school year. Due to rezoning, the school may change for subsequent years. Be aware that realtors and leasing agents do not always have the most up-to-date information.  Please call Emily Truan at  706-541-2723 ext. 5203 to be absolutely sure which school your children will attend.

If you are considering living on post, then your children will attend the following Richmond County Schools:

Freedom Park Elementary

The Academy of Richmond County

If you are considering property in Aiken County, the Aiken County Public School District website will provide information based on Areas. For more information, contact Paulette Rouse at (803) 641-2640
School zones and bus stop information can be found at the following links:

Richmond County: School Locator & Bus Information
Columbia County: School Locator & Bus Information
Aiken County: School Locator | Bus Information

Registration

Where Do We Register Our Student for School?
Columbia and Richmond County Schools now have on-line registration! Complete registration instructions are located on the school systems websites.

Georgia Transfers:

  • Withdrawal paper from other Georgia school
  • Documentation of current address
  • Latest copy of student’s report card
  • Social Security Card
  • Completed Vision, Hearing, Dental and Nutritional Form 3300**
  • Completed Immunization Georgia Form 3231**

Transferring from another Richmond County School:

  • Report card from previous school
  • Documentation of current address

Out of state transfers:

  • Withdrawal paper from other school
  • Documentation of current address
  • Latest copy of student’s report card
  • Social Security Card
  • Certified copy of birth certificate
  • Immunization information transferred to Georgia Form 3231**
  • Vision, Hearing, Dental and Nutritional Form 3300**

Enrolling in School

Georgia law requires that children must be five years old on or before September 1 to enroll in kindergarten and six years old on or before September 1 to enroll in first grade in the public schools.  A child who has lived in another state for at least two years before moving to Georgia and who was legally enrolled in a public kindergarten or first grade in that state may enroll in a Georgia public school kindergarten or first grade, provided the child will be five for kindergarten and six for first grade by December 31.  Pre-kindergarten programs are available for preschoolers at 30 elementary schools and 3 community centers. To qualify for Pre-K, children must be four (4) years old by September 1.

***** If you live on Fort Gordon Proof of Housing is also necessary when registering.*****

South Carolina:

New Students

All students entering school for the first time in Aiken County are requested to provide the following documents:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Number
  • Immunization Card/Form
  • Proof of Residency

Immunization

For complete immunization requirements call 1-800-27-SHOTS or visit S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control

Age Requirements:

  • Child Development (4K): 4 years old by September 1
  • Kindergarten (5K): 5 years old by September 1
  • First Grade: 6 years old by September 1

Obtaining Immunization, Vision, Hearing, Dental and Nutritional Certificates:

School Screenings: Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center provides school screenings for military dependents. This does not include sports physicals. To make an appointment for a school screening, please call 706-787-7155 or 706-787-9210.

DDEAMC Primary Care Clinic


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