Military Support Services
Our goal has been designed to help to ease the challenges that many students in mobile military families face. By providing intellectual, emotional, and social support to high transition families, the students will have better behavior and academic progress. From STEM initiatives at schools with a high concentration of military-connected students to programs focused on the socio-emotional needs and academic achievement of military-connected children, Clay County School District has been awarded four Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) grants, totaling over $7.2 million since 2011 to address these initiatives.
These grants have impacted over 7000 military-connected youth and have brought to the district a nationally recognized robotics program, STEM field lab program, summer science and technology camps, rich technologies, lab upgrades, and multiple computer labs to the associated schools. Additionally, the grants have funded numerous professional development opportunities. This work has propelled our district rankings in elementary science to 5th in the state and junior high science has jumped to 10th in the state. We anticipate our work with our high schools, in conjunction with the academy project, will translate into increased student performance on the biology end-of-year exam.