Military Family Resources

Welcome to Carteret County Schools! This site provides access to information and resources for military families about our school system, educational information, school transition, deployment support, community resources and more. As a school system, we are proud to serve our military students and families and we thank you for your service.

What to expect:

  • Personalized transition services and application of Military Interstate Children's Compact
  • School Counselors available year-round to assist with academic transitions and enrollments
  • Peer-to-Peer Student Welcoming and Transition Programs (Student 2 Student, Student and Parent Military-Life Ambassadors)
  • School-based groups and individual counseling services that focus on military-specific topics like deployment, reintegration, mindfulness, stress, and grief
  • STEM-focused schools
  • MTSS (Multi-tiered System of Support) to support students immediate learning needs
  • Teachers use of Learning Focused Lesson methodolgy and Individualized Instruction
  • Support from MCAS Cherry Point School Liaison Program/Officer
  • Virtual Learning programs available to ease student transition
  • Consistent communication from teachers and staff
  • Staff professionally trained in military-life to increase awareness of lifestyle challenges faced
  • Celebration of the unique contributions of our military-families -- Purple Up!, Month of the Military Child, Veterans Day, etc.


Access and complete Carteret County Schools Registration Packet:

  • Proof of Residency

  • Birth Certificate

  • Immunization Record

  • Prior School Information

  • Most recent report card or transcript

  • Custody papers (if applicable)

  • Health Assessment Paperwork (required only if student has not been previously enrolled in a NC school)

Contact your child's school counselor if you have any questions with registration or would like to schedule an appointment. (252-393-3990)

(Student's last name A-G)  Mark James -252-393-7022 ext. 118   [email protected] 

(Student's last name H-O)  Jason Miles -252-393-7022 ext.120   [email protected] 

(Student's last name P-Z) Shelby Slater -252-393-7022 ext. 124   [email protected]

  • Request a school tour

  • Contact Military School Liaison officers if any other concerns arise


  • Notify Croatan High School Data Manager, Amanda Waltrip that your child will be leaving at least two weeks in advance.

  • Request official transcripts

  • Fill out withdrawal paperwork

  • Before the child's last day, ensure that you have the following documentation

    • Most current report card

    • Any additional paperwork - this would include medical, IEP, 504, AIG.

  • If you are PCSing overseas, please contact Amanda Waltrip to coordinate transfer of records

  • Find out the latest date your child can check out of school and still receive full credit

  • Ask if credits can be completed after they leave the school district

  • Request work that your child can do to keep current during the transfer

  • Ensure all school issued materials are returned (laptop, books, electronics)


The BeThere Peer Assistance Line is the only dedicated, confidential, Department of Defense (DoD) peer support call and outreach center available to all all DoD Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve Service members and their families (including non-DEERs registered family members). The program is staffed by peer coaches who are Veteran Service members, spouses of prior Service members, as well as National Guard/Reserve Service members. Communications between peer counselors and Service members are confidential and the Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through chat, email, phone and text.
The Peer Assistance Line offers peer-to-peer support services, which include the following issues:

  • Emotional support for those overseas, or for those who need support in dealing with stressors related to deployments or combat.
  • Problem solving strategies for every day stressors such as career, relationships, and financial problems.
  • Resources and referrals for a wide array of issues such as medical needs, Victim Advocate support, higher education, transition/retirement plans, and Family Advocacy assistance.
  • Works with callers in crisis to stabilize the situation, and then make the most appropriate referral for suitable treatment.

Service members who have contacted the DoD BeThere Peer Support. Call and Outreach Center will receive follow up communications from peer counselors to ensure appropriate services were provided.

CALL 1-800-342-9647.

12 Can't-Miss Parenting Resources for Military Parents

From new parent support assistance to newsletters packed with information, military parents have access to numerous resources to make your job of raising kids a little easier and a lot more fun. Military OneSource is here for you with support, guidance and assistance to help you through those first sleep-deprived nights with your newborn to the busy days of helping your teen prepare for college. Here is a sampling of the free tools and resources available to military parents to help raise a safe, happy and healthy family.


  • The New Parent Support Program provides supportive home visits to expectant parents and parents of young children. The program provides parenting tips and advice to steer you through those first years. For more information, contact your local Military and Family Support Center or Family Advocacy Program. Find contact information for those programs through MilitaryINSTALLATIONS.
  • The Military OneSource Parenting & Children page has lots of good information and tips on raising children. Topics cover everything from safe sleep environments and children's developmental milestones to having a baby when your spouse or partner is deployed.
  • Military OneSource's New MilParent specialty consultation offers free, confidential support on a wide range of parenting issues for expectant parents and parents of children up to the age of 5.
  • Military OneSource has a variety of other specialty consultations that give parents a chance to speak with specialists with various areas of expertise. Thinking about adoption? Looking for a support group? Schedule a consultation. Specialty consultations are also available to discuss other topics like wounded warriors, special needs, adult and elder care, education, and health and wellness coaching. Just call 800-342-9647.
  • The Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library has a huge variety of books for your children. You can download animated picture books to help your kids learn to read and build their vocabulary, and provide them with endless hours of entertainment. There are books and magazines available for you to download, too.


  • "Tricare Pregnancy & Childhood Education for Military Families" - This weekly newsletter about pregnancy and parenting questions is available to new or expecting military families for free from the moment you or your spouse becomes pregnant until your child turns 3 years old.
  • From Baby to Big Kid - This monthly eNewsletter from ZERO TO THREE, a nonprofit organization, takes a scientific approach to exploring how children learn and grow each month, from birth to 3 years old.
  • Babies on the Homefront - This is a new free app from ZERO TO THREE just for military parents.
  • Just In Time Parenting - You can download and print this eNewsletter, but subscribing also helps connect you with parenting experts around the country.
  • Text4baby - This free mobile information service can help you have a healthy pregnancy. You'll receive three text messages per week tailored to your due date and your growing child.


  • Sesame Workshop - This multiphase outreach initiative uses videos, storybooks and workbooks to help kids through deployments, moves, combat-related injuries and the death of a loved one.
  • ZERO TO THREE - This national nonprofit has many resources to support military families with young children under 3 years old. Check out the DVDs and activity books for your children or listen to the parenting podcast, "Little Kids, Big Questions."
  • Focus on the Go - Learning family resilience can be entertaining. This app from Project FOCUS will hold your child's attention with fun games and activities, and simultaneously teach them how to better communicate their feelings. While you are on their site, check out other apps, like FOCUS World, providing online resiliency training for military families.

Contact Military OneSource to learn about other resources available to you so that you can be the best parent possible and raise strong, resilient children.




Due to COVID 19, all new student enrollment forms are now done online and submitted to the school after completion. Once this paperwork is received, you will be contacted by your child's school counselor for either a Zoom or face-to-face meeting with the option of a school tour.








Scholarships can help pay for college or career school, and don't have to be repaid.

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation application is available now. All eligible children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen should apply! For more info go to

List of Scholarships for Service Members, Spouses, Dependents, and Civilians
The most up to date information on My Career Advancement Account (MYCAA)


FOCUS (Families Over Coming Under Stress) provides resilience training to military children, families, and couples. It teaches practical skills to help families and couples overcome common challenges related to a military life. It helps build on current strengths and teach new strategies to enhance communication and problem solving, goal setting and creating a shared family story.