Military Resources

TEA Resources

TEA Performance Reporting
Descriptive reports are available on every school district, campus, and charter school in Texas. The reports includes data on Texas school accountability ratings.

AskTED
AskTED is an online directory of Texas schools, including charters. The directory primary is primarily used by people seeking contact information for schools, districts, and education service centers.

Texas Graduation Requirements
Information about Texas high school graduation requirements are provided.

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
The Texas curriculum standards, known as the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills or TEKS, detail what student should know and be able to do by the end of each subject and grade level.

Qualifying Military Dependents for Prekindergarten Programs
This site provides information about free public prekindergarten programs that are available to military dependents.

Student Assessment Division
The TEA Student Assessment Division oversees all state-required standardized student testing, including the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) program.

TEA Military Community Page
Educator Certifications, Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) teaching certification information, and Health Science Technology (HST) and Trade and Industrial Education (TIE).

Media Announcements  

Recognizing the Month of the Military Child (4-2-2018)

Governor Abbott Proclaims Texas Military Heroes Day (2-2-2017)

Military Child Education Coalition and Texas Education Agency Celebrate Month of the Military Family (PDF 302KB) (11-1-2017)

Month of the Military Child (4-4-2016)

State of Texas Links

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (outside source)
This state agency oversees the state's public colleges and universities. Its website provides a good starting point for students seeking information on higher education in Texas.

Texas Department of Health Immunization Branch (outside source)
This stage agency provides immunization resources for adults and children, including information about requirements for school attendance.

Texas Veterans Hazlewood Act (outside source)
State of Texas benefit that provides qualified Veterans, spouses, and dependent children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas. This does NOT include living expenses, books, or supply fees.  

Community Resources 

Below are some organizations that offer resources, programs, and general information to military families. 

Department of Defense (DoD)-Month of the Military Child (outside source)

    April is designated as the Month of the Military Child.  Purple is designated to be worn typically on April 15th to show support children of all branches of the military.

    Communities In Schools (CIS) of Texas  (outside source)
    Provides individual case management services utilizing community engagement. 

    There are 28 total CIS programs across the state that serve military-connected students in Texas public schools. 

     Army Youth Program in Your Neighborhood (AYPN) (outside source)

     A collaborative effort between the United States Army and the Boys & Girls Club of Central Texas. They provide a positive place for Middle School students to go afterschool.  AYPN program teaches your child Character and Leadership Development, Education & Character Exploration, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, Sports and Fitness and Recreation. 

      Click on the link or contact your local school to determine if this program is available.

      Boys & Girls Club of America and the U.S. Armed Services (outside source)

        Provides children of military personnel with youth development programs and activities.

        4-H Clubs for Military Connected Youth (outside source)

          A development program for military-connected children ages 5-18 focused on STEM, Agriculture, Healthy Living, and Citizenship.  To determine if there is a 4-H Club available in your area click on the link.

          Military One Source (outside source)

            Department of Defense funded program providing information on military life at no cost to active duty, Guard, and reserve service members, and their families.

             National Military Family Association(NMFA, outside source) 

              A nonprofit organization that provides: spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnected after deployment and for the wounded, ill, or injured.

              U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) (outside source)

                Provides outreach to local education agencies to support academic achievement and positive educational opportunities outcomes for military children.

                Military Impacted Schools Association (outside source)

                A national organization of school superintendents from districts with large military populations.

                Military Kids Connect (outside source)

                  A Department of Defense website which helps military-connected children ages 6-17 build resilience and coping skills as they adjust to the challenges of military life.

                  Our Military Kids (outside source)

                    A non-profit organization which supports military-connected children in 5-12th grade who have a National Guard and Reserve deployed parent as well as children of wounded warriors from all service branches. 

                    Sesame Street: Talk, Listen, Connect- Deployments, Homecomings, Changes (outside source)

                      Offers a variety of resources and videos geared towards helping children cope with the anxieties surrounding military-connected families.  Resources are available in English and Spanish.

                      Military Service Members, Military Veterans, and Military Spouses

                      Troops to Teachers  (outside source)

                      A U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.

                        For more information please contact

                        Dr. Christine Nemetsky, Project Coordinator: Troop to Teachers, at 1-800-810-5484.

                        Texas Veterans Portal  (outside source) 

                         

                        The Texas Veterans Portal is a resource for veterans, their families, and their survivors. They have compiled helpful information from many government agencies here so you can find the assistance, services, and benefits you need.

                        Texas Offers Educator Certification Fee Waivers

                        Texas has begun waiving certain educator certification fees for eligible military service members, military veterans and military spouses.