Military FamiliesThe Aurora Public Schools (APS) values the commitment and service the military provide to our country.  APS has created this Web site to inform our military families of their rights under the Colorado Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.

What is the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children?

The Compact provides for the uniform treatment of military children transferring between school districts and states. It was developed by The Council of State Governments' National Center for Interstate Compacts, the Department of Defense, national associations, federal and state officials, departments of education, school administrators and military families. How does a state join the Compact? Each state must adopt the Compact through their legislative process. Participation is voluntary.

To date there are 39 states that have joined the Compact: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico,  North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

What does the Compact address?

The Compact addresses perceived inequities facing school children of military parents when they are required to relocate across state lines. Specifically, it allows the laws of the “sending” state to apply to transferring students from military families in the schools of the “receiving” state for such policies as graduation requirements, Advance Placements (AP), and age of student enrollment. The provisions would most likely have a more significant impact on public schools near military bases. However, all children of military families would be covered regardless of their proximity to military installations.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Leah Wilkinson, Coordinator Centralized Admissions and Student Records at 303-344-8060, ext. 29303.

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