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Aberdeen School District recognizes the large population of military families we have due to the proximity of local military installations. We are excited to welcome these families to our school and look forward to supporting them. Please read the information provided in the pages below for our resources dedicated to military families, and contact us at 662-369-4682 (press 3) if you have any questions.

Parental Consent Form

Transition Planning for Military Families

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School Liaison Officer

The School Liaison Officer serves as the primary link between schools, commanders and military parents in K-12 academic matters. The job of the SLO is to inform and connect military families to the resources and information needed to maximize educational opportunities for their children. School liaisons provide assistance as needed in school enrollment and in-/out-processing and educate parents on how to be the best advocates for their children. School liaisons inform local school officials of base programs, policies and activities. They prepare news releases and write articles for installation newspapers to help educate the base population regarding available resources and school programs and policies. They work with the installation’s public affairs office and with other MWR venues to plan and coordinate installation tours and other engagements for school administrators, teachers and students. For support with school-related issues, contact AHS at 662-369-4682 (press 3).

School Liaison Information (NavyMWR - Meridian)

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Military Interstate Compact- MIC3

The Council of State Governments (CSG), in cooperation with the US Department of Defense, drafted this Interstate Compact to address some of the educational challenges transitioning children of military families face. The Compact addresses key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility and graduation. In addition, the Compact provides for a detailed governance structure at both the state and national levels with built-in enforcement and compliance mechanisms.

Interstate Compact link

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Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical, and personnel services to Families with special needs

Mental Health Services

Students in military families face additional stressors in comparison with their civilian counterparts including frequent moves, school changes, deployments and separations from family members, trauma through exposure to military parent’s combat experience, and other unique circumstances. Military students are resilient but there are resources available to help.

Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC)

Aberdeen School District is pleased to offer non-medical counseling to our military-connected students. MFLCs support military families through the unique challenges of military life by providing non-medical, short-term counseling. Our Military and Family Life Counselor has helped students with a variety of challenges including school adjustment, deployment and separation, academics, communication, behavioral concerns, and stress management. Non-medical counseling sessions are free and confidential.

What is the counselor’s role in the school?

MFLCs provide consultation, training, and educational presentations/workshops to program faculty, staff, parents, and children. MFLC support augments services already in place at each school. Counselors take part in everyday school activities and events.
They are available to support in areas related to deployment and reintegration, family dynamics, positive coping mechanisms, staff support and education, parent education and stress reduction. Counselors are also available to facilitate groups and trainings to
build leadership skills, manage anger, build self-esteem and confidence and strengthen communication.

Do counselors keep records about students and families?

  • Services provided by counselors are private and confidential with the exception of mandatory federal and military reporting requirements (i.e., child abuse, domestic violence and other life-threatening situations). No counseling records are maintained.

  • Our MFLC is at the school every Wednesday and Friday to provide one-on-one counseling sessions, groups, weekly lunch bunch meetings, resources, and engage with military students on campus providing walk-around services. She also hosts a monthly morning meet-up for military students on the first Tuesday of every month before school in the library. 

  • Phone: 662-369-4686 (Press 3) Ask for School Counselor

  • Military One Source Military and Family Life Counseling

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Other Resources for Military Families

Military OneSource

Military OneSource is your 24/7 connection to information, answers, and support to help you reach your goals, overcome challenges and thrive. As a member of our military family, you are eligible to use this Department of Defense-funded program anytime, anywhere. Turn to Military OneSource for tax services, spouse employment help, webinars and online training, relocation, and deployment tools, and much more. 

Military Kids Connect

Military Kids Connect is an online community for military children ages 6-17 and provides access to age-appropriate resources to support children dealing with the unique psychological challenges of military life.  MKC offers informative activities, helpful videos, and an online community that can build and reinforce understanding, resilience, and coping skills in military children and their peers. 

Military Child Education Coalition

MCEC works to ensure that every military-connected child is college, workforce and life-ready through inclusive and quality educational opportunitiesMCEC® delivers programs and services to meet the needs of military students and parents. Providing educational resources, support, and connections to empower military children.


The ASVAB Career Exploration Program helps you identify and explore occupations and develop an effective strategy to realize those goals. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program includes a validated aptitude test and interest assessment. 

Fischer House

Find more scholarships for families of the military (active/reserve/retired) and veterans.

Academic Planning for Military Families

  • For U.S. Military and their families

  • no-Cost

  • online tutoring

  • homework help 24/7

Child and Youth Military Counselor Brochure