BREAKFAST FOR YOUR BRAIN TUTORIAL PROGRAM
Breakfast for your Brain offers free tutoring in all subjects for students grades K-12 most Saturdays, 9-11 am at the NPS Knox Library. NPS Students, teachers, spouses other adults and high school students are encouraged to volunteer.
Contact: BreakfastForYourBrain@nps.edu for more information.
Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, is a free program that allows eligible college and grades K-12 students in U.S. military families to connect to a live tutor online at any time for one-to-one help with homework, studying, test prep, proofreading and more. The service is available at no charge to all grades K-12 students and service members and their families. Visit https://military.tutor.com/home.
Important Links for Military Families
USAG Presidio of Monterey - Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Addresses transition issues for military children( MCEC)
California Curriculum Standards
School Quest-Research future schools( MCEC)
Assistance for families with ANY issue(Military One Source)
Naval Support Activity Monterey
Naval Post Graduate School
Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC)
Free Tutoring and Homework Help
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
California Department of Education
California Schools Dashboard shows how districts and schools are performing on test scores, graduation rates and other measures of student success.
Interstate Compact for Military Children has been signed by the state of California and addresses the key issues of eligibility, enrollment, placement, and graduation encountered by military families.
Military One Source When you need quick access to timely, reliable information about the programs supporting service members and families, Military OneSource is your 24/7 connection to information, answers and support to help you reach your goals, overcome challenges and thrive.
https://installations.militaryonesource.mil/: Are you a service provider looking for a program or service across all installations? Simply select the program or service and then choose any installation or enter any zip code. A downloadable directory for all installations will be available on the results page.
https://anchored4life.com/ provides transition and resiliency resources and skills to counselors, teachers, parents, and youth. A4L is a peer-to-peer club to connect youth while building transition and resiliency skills. The club provides opportunities for peers to enhance social skills, learn leadership skills, build character, improve self-esteem, and integrate into their community. La Mesa Elementary and Marshall Elementary host Anchored4Life Programs.
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) https://www.dodea.edu/ operates 163 schools in 8 Districts located in 11 countries, 7 states, and 2 territories and provides a comprehensive pre-kindergarten through 12th grade curriculum overseas and at select locations in the continental U.S.
Plan My Move: Installation specific information to help families PCS.
The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC): MCEC's work is to ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, transition, deployments and family separation.
National Military Family Association: Founded 43 years ago, the National Military Family Association is the leading non-profit organization focusing on issues important to military families.
Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA): A national organization of school superintendents whose mission is to serve school districts with a high concentration of military children.
Interstate Compact for Military Children: The Compact has been signed by the state of California and addresses the key issues of Eligibility, Enrollment, Placement and Graduation encountered by military families. Contact your School Liaison for more information.
SPECIAL EDUCATION NAVIGATION RESOURCES
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
The Navy's Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) https://monterey.navylifesw.com/ serves military families with special needs and includes identification of the family member's special needs and enrollment in the program, assignment coordination and family support. The EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program for sponsors with qualifying family members. Enrollment in the EFMP ensures maximum provision of services to the family throughout the sponsor’s career.
Military Homefront Special Needs/EFMP: This site includes all enrollment information, toolbox of resources, and worldwide directory.
Tricare ECHO: The Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) provides financial assistance to beneficiaries with special needs for an integrated set of services and supplies
DirectSTEP® eCourses explain legal requirements and best practices for behavior management, autism, IDEA eligibility, IEPs and more. They also teach parents and educators how to handle critical education issues to obtain positive outcomes while applying education laws to the day-to-day world of teaching and learning. These eCourses are available for use by all Sailors, parents, Military/DoD personnel assigned to Navy installations and K-12 educators serving military children. Go to https://navycyp2019-ds.lrp.com/ and self-register for eCourses.
Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK): A nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to helps families navigate special education, disability services and assistive technology and enable individuals with disabilities to reach their maximum potential by providing them, their families and the professionals who serve them with training, support, information, resources and referrals, and community awareness programs.
PACER: With over 30 different projects, the Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights provides individual assistance, workshops, publications, and other resources to help families make decisions about education and other services for their child or young adult with disabilities.
LD online https://www.ldonline.org/ The world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month.
Exceptional Parents Unlimited: EPU's mission is to strengthen and empower children and families facing extraordinary medical, developmental, and parenting challenges.
National Parent Teacher Association: An organization dedicated to making a difference in the education, health, and safety of America’s children and youth, PTA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
The Education Trust: Ed Trust supports efforts that expand excellence and equity in education from preschool through college and increase college access and completion, particularly for historically underserved students.
Guide to Online Schools: From K-12 to college, explore online learning modes, hear from experts, and read how Khan Academy and other free resources help students get ahead.
Todaysmilitary.com: Provides overview of joining the military- resources for parents and educators.
POST SECONDARY SUPPORT
Preparing for life after high school can be a daunting process for high school students and their families. Your School Liaison is available to help families and high school students navigate the requirements for college applications, financial aid, scholarships, Veterans’ education benefits for children and career planning.
• California Colleges: The official source for college and career planning in California.
• California State University System: Home page of the 23 campus CSU system.
• University of California System: Links to the 9 Undergraduate Campuses in the UC System.
• Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities: AICCU helps students, families, counselors, member colleges and policy makers research and understand private nonprofit higher education in California.
• California Community Colleges: Find public community colleges in California.
• California Apprenticeship Coordinators Association: Contacts for Union apprenticeships throughout California.
• U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Student Career Exploration and Statistics
• CalVet College Tuition Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents The College Tuition Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents benefit waives mandatory system-wide tuition and fees at any State of California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus.
Post 9/11 GI Bill
College Board offers students free grade, activities and test score specific profiles and information on hundreds of colleges.
SAT test registration ACT test registration
An additional list of scholarship opportunities is available to download .
StudentAid.ed.gov: Provides student financial assistance resources.
https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa The U.S. Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) provides more than $120 billion in financial aid to help pay for college or career school each year.
CollegeBoard.org: Offers students free grade, activities and test score specific profiles and information on hundreds of colleges.
GIBill.va.gov: VA website for Post 9/11 GI Bill, transferability and Yellow Ribbon.
fastweb.com: Find schools and ways to pay on FastWEB.
finaid.org: The smart student guide to financial aid.
ACADEMY AND ROTC
• todaysmilitary.com: ROTC links for Army, Navy and Air Force.
MILITARY SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES
• aid.military.com: Military scholarship search.
• deca.org/scholarships: DECA scholarships for military children.
• fra.org: Fleet Reserve Association.
• vfw.org: Veterans of Foreign Wars.
• anchorscholarship.com: Anchor Scholarships Foundation.
ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES
• bigfuture.collegeboard.org: College board scholarship search
• collegenet.com: College Net Scholarship database.
• nationalmerit.org: National Merit Scholarships.
• petersons.com: Peterson’s Undergraduate Scholarship Search.
• princetonreview.com: Princeton Review Scholarships and Aid.