Virginia Military Homeschoolers

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Whether you are a military homeschool family or a homeschooler entering the military or a military academy, we’ve got you covered!

HEAV is especially proud of our military members, and we’re here to provide you with support related to your service. For specific questions, please contact our director of military support at military@heav.org or call 804-806-5899 Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Homeschooling Families in the Military

According to DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1375.01, Section 3.1, homeschoolers are subject to follow the homeschool statute of the host nation, state, commonwealth, possession, or territory in which they reside. 

In Virginia (as in all U.S. states), residency for compulsory education of minors is determined by where you physically reside, not your state of record or the state in which you own a home. Think of it this way – the state in which your child sleeps at night (outside of vacation time) is the state whose homeschool and compulsory attendance laws that you follow.

Your assignment in Virginia may be short or long, but HEAV is here to support you with your transition into our state, help with training, paperwork, and support while you live in Virginia, and assistance in transitioning out of Virginia when your time with us is finished. 

NEW OPPORTUNITY OPEN TO HOMESCHOOLERS!

US Air Force AIM HIGH Flight Academy Scholarship Opportunity

The US Air Force has announced a summer opportunity for students interested in aviation. The AIM HIGH Flight Academy Scholarship is a 3-week all-expense paid program that includes 15 flight hours of training at an Air Force-partnered university.

  • Participating students will live, dine, and learn to fly at a university campus.
  • 3-week all-expense paid program.
  • Applications are open now through November 30, 2022.
  • This opportunity is available to students between the ages of 16-18 in any career cluster.

Click here to learn more about this free program: Aim High Flight Academy

Join HEAV today!

Let HEAV help you navigate and support Virginia homeschoolers desiring leadership and military experience. 

While you are here, we invite you to partner with HEAV to help protect and promote homeschooling freedoms in Virginia.

Military School Liaison

Ariel Vaughan
Ariel.r.vaughan@uscg.mil

Coast Guard Base Portsmouth

757-686-4027

Worklife Base Portsmouth
4000 Coast Guard Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23703

Kimberly Carmon-Stanley
Kimberly.d.carmon-stanley@uscg.mil

Coast Guard Base Portsmouth

757-686-4023

Worklife Base Portsmouth
4000 Coast Guard Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23703

Kristen Acquah
kristen.s.acquah.naf@mail.mil
Fort Belvoir

703-805-3436

U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir
9800 Belvoir Rd. Bldg. 200
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

Dominique James
dominique.s.james6.naf@army.mil
Fort Belvoir

703-805-1350

U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir
9800 Belvoir Rd. Bldg. 200
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

Chaundra Taswell
Chaundra.e.taswell.naf@mail.mil

Fort Lee

804-765-3813

10624 Yorktown Drive
Fort Lee, VA 23801

E. Ann Daffin
Elizabeth.a.daffin.civ@mail.mil

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (Myer)

757-462-7951

H&S Bn, HQMC, Henderson Hall
1555 Southgate Road Bldg. 12
Arlington, VA 22214

Amy Fishman
amy.fishman@usmc-mccs.org

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (Henderson Hall)

703-693-8378

H&S Bn, HQMC, Henderson Hall
1555 Southgate Road Bldg. 12
Arlington, VA 22214

Terrilyn Williams
Terrilyn.williams.1@us.af.mil

Joint Base Langley-Eustis (Langley – USAF)

843- 319-8859

633d Force Support Squadron
Attn: School Liaison
45 Neely Ave Suite 215
Joint Base Langley Eustis, VA 23665

Penny Rowley
Penny.Rowley@usmc-mccs.org

Marine Corps Base Quantico

703-784-4729

Little Hall Room 209
2034 Barnett Avenue Quantico, VA 22134

Kimberly Simpson
kimberly.simpson@usmc-mccs.org

Marine Corps Base Quantico

703-784-4729

School Liaison Program Little Hall
2034 Barnett Ave. Quantico, VA 22134

Horace Franklin
Horace.franklin@navy.mil

Naval District Washington

202-433-2566

12 Brookley Ave. SW
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Washington, DC 20032

Lolita Gunter
NSASP_SL@us.navy.mil

Naval Support Facility Dahlgren

540-653-2070

17267 Dahlgren Road
Bldg. 205
Dahlgren, VA 22448

Deborah Patch
deborah.l.patch.naf@us.navy.mil

NAS Oceana and Dam Neck

757-433-2496

875 D. Avenue
Building 531
Virginia Beach, VA 23460

Lindsay Adams
lindsay.a.adams5.naf@us.navy.mil

Naval Station Norfolk

757-445-0350

9475 Bacon Ave.
Building C-9
Norfolk, VA 23511

Dr. Jeffrey W. McGee, PhD
jeffrey.w.mcgee2.naf@us.navy.mil

Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads

757-421-8262

2344 Olympic Blvd.
Bldg 269
Chesapeake, VA 2332

Melissa Johnson
melissa.a.johnson6.naf@us.navy.mil

Norfolk Naval Shipyard

757- 396-7947

309 Green Point Lane, Bldg. 1497
Portsmouth, VA 23702

Jami O’Connor
jami.m.oconnor2.naf@us.navy.mil

Naval Weapons Station Yorktown

757-887-7311

2101 Von Steuben Dr.
Newport News, VA 23603

Virginia Military Homeschooling—Military Move and Temporary Assignments

Here temporarily? Waiting on housing? Traveling while transitioning between duty stations? Here is all you need to know on how to remain in compliance with homeschool laws.

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Virginia-Specific Military Benefits

Virginia loves veterans and has many programs for military members, retirees, and family members. Take advantage of these benefits available to you as a Virginia resident.

Military Families and Driver Education

Homeschool families can teach the behind-the-wheel portion of driver’s education; however, the DMV form requires a parent to hold a valid Virginia driver’s license. A military homeschooling family teaching driver education in Virginia, however, is not required to obtain a Virginia driver’s license if their current license is valid. 

Military families should fill out the form with the information from their current license and write a cover letter explaining they are military. Include any additional information from their current valid state license. Mail the information along with the other required documents for behind-the-wheel training to the main DMV office in Richmond as described on our Driver Education page.

DO NOT take the forms or letter to a local DMV. They have no authority to make exceptions. It should take one to three weeks to process.

If you are denied, please contact HEAV at military@heav.org for assistance. 

Homeschoolers Entering the Military

Some recruiters may not understand that a homeschooled student does not need a GED, college courses, or additional testing to enter the military.

A homeschool diploma is equal to a public or private school diploma for entry into the military and qualifies applicants to enter as Tier One, not Tier Two, applicants. If any recruiter states that a GED, college courses, an accredited diploma, or higher ASVAB score are required, contact HEAV for assistance.

Military Academy Homeschool Admissions

Homeschooled students are eligible for and desired by military academies. Below are the links to each military academy’s process for homeschool applicants. Your homeschool diploma is equally valid for admission as any public or private school diploma.

DoDEA Virtual Homeschool:  Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program Admission (E2P2)

The DoDEA Virtual School is now available to homeschooled high school students through the Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program. Military-connected homeschooled high school students without access to a DoDEA brick-and-mortar high school are eligible to take up to two online courses. Space is limited. Submit your application through the website.

Army Emergency Relief Homeschool and Remote Education Assistance Program

Soldiers with children from pre-K to grade 12 and undergraduate college students are eligible for financial assistance for costs associated with traditional, full-time home school education and remote education during COVID-19.

Join HEAV today!

While you are here, we invite you to partner with HEAV to help protect and promote homeschooling freedoms in Virginia.