School Liaison Program

The School Liaison (SL) serves as the communications link between military families with school-aged children, the command, and local school districts. As the "point person" for educational issues, the SL is here to assist military families in addressing school-related issues. Whether you are part of the Navy or another branch of service, active duty or reservist, living on base or in the community, the SL is here to ensure that your child has access to the full range of services available in the local public schools. In addition to providing information about local public schools, the SL also assists families who choose educational alternatives such as homeschool, private or parochial schools, independent study, or online programs. The local school districts work diligently to assist military families as they transfer to the area. The links to the local school districts are provided below to help you make important decisions about your child's education. However, should you find that the information does not address an issue specific to your family, please do not hesitate to contact your SL for assistance.

NAS Whiting Field School Liaison

7180 Langley Street
Milton FL 32570
Bldg. 1417
Office Hours
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
*Closed weekends & holidays*
Phone: DSN 868-6105 comm. 850-665-6105
Cell Phone: 850-736-0338
Fax: 850-623-7776
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Helpful Links

Available for download:
CNRSE SL Quarterly Newsletter

Santa Rosa County District Schools Getting Started FAQ

Santa Rosa County 2021-2022 Calendar

Santa Rosa County Start/End Times 2021-2022

Military Parent Coaching Rack Card 2020

Information sheet on a free tutoring service for our military and DOD families

Anchored4Life ... providing a series of free webinars for our families that might be very helpful!

Youth Sponsorship request form

Parents can find information about the new school year at the following Santa Rosa County Schools site:


Santa Rosa Online - an exciting opportunity for the students of the Santa Rosa County School District to move beyond the traditional school setting into the world of online learning. Serving Santa Rosa students in home education, public education, and private education, Santa Rosa Online offers online courses free of charge to Santa Rosa students:



Military Family Life Counselors (MFLC)
The Military Family Life Counseling Program is here to provide support for the 2021-2022 school year in Santa Rosa County Schools. The MFLC offer face-to-face non-medical counseling for military associated children in the local schools. The MFLC can also provide telephone/video non-medical counseling for parents. Please see the contact information for the MFLCs located in Santa Rosa County District Schools.

If you have questions, please reach out to the NAS Whiting Field School Liaison , Dawn Kaunike, at 850-665-6105 (office) or 850-736-0338 (cell).

We are always happy to help!


NAS Whiting Field Child and Youth Behavioral
Military Family Life Counselors (MFLC)
Santa Rosa County Schools


Avalon Middle School

(850) 377-2061

Bennett Russell Elementary School

(850) 418-8912

Berryhill Elementary School

(850) 461-6246

Oriole Beach ES

(850) 375-7395

Gulf Breeze Elementary


Gulf Breeze MS, Gulf Breeze HS

(850) 375-8267

Hobbs Middle School

(850) 418-8910

NAS Whiting Field CDC, T. R. Jackson

(850) 375-6984

Pace High School

(850) 375-7704

Pea Ridge Elementary School

(850) 418-8908

S.S. Dixon Primary School

(850) 377-2110

S.S. Dixon Intermediate School

(850) 418-8909

Sims Middle School

(850) 377-1457

Woodlawn Middle School

(850) 418-8911

Holley Navarre Primary School

(850) 461-6347

Holley Navarre Primary School

(850) 461-6363

Holley Navarre Intermediate School

(850) 375-7742

Holley Navarre Intermediate School


Holley Navarre Middle School

(850) 375-7272

Holley Navarre Middle School

(850) 461-6415

Navarre High School

(850) 461-5888

Navarre High School

(850) 380-0728

King Middle and Milton High

(850) 324-7607

West Navarre Intermediate

(850) 503-2302

West Navarre Intermediate

(850) 516-2226

Rhodes,  Chumuckla

(850) 266-1829

East Milton, Bagdad

(850) 377-1647

West Navarre Primary

(850) 982-5697

West Navarre Primary

(850) 375-5055

East Bay K-5

(850) 380-1298

East Bay 6-8



Transitioning Information:
Relocation Information
Interstate Compact for Military Children
Military Child Education Coalition
Military OneSource (Special Needs)
Military Installations 
Military Kids Connect
Military OneSource
Transition Information
Anchored 4 Life Transition Program
Sesame Workshop
NAS Whiting Field Housing

Transitions Document:
Checklist for Smooth Moves

Special Needs:
Special Needs- Exceptional Family Member Program
Family Network on Disabilities
Military OneSource Special Needs
EFMP Liaison - (Exceptional Family Member Program)
Ginger Manley

Tutoring and Resources:
Free Tutoring
Khan Academy
Navy MWR Digital Library

Home Education Program
In Santa Rosa County, Homeschool is part of the Santa Rosa Blended Academy.
5330 Berryhill Road, Milton FL  32570
Phone 850/981-7860   FAX 850/983-5715
Santa Rosa County Schools Homeschool Information
Home Schooling Legal Defense Association

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA):
DODEA NDSP is the website you need to visit if you are PCSing to an area overseas that does not have a DODEA school.  

Post-Secondary Preparation:
Military Student Scholarships
Federal Student Aid
Government Benefits:

Additional Resources:
SL Directories
My Navy Portal
NAS Whiting Field MWR
Navy MWR
National Military Family Association:

Youth Sponsorship:
Currently, Navarre High School has an active Student-2-Student program (S2S).  S.S. Dixon Intermediate School, Pea Ridge Elementary School, West Navarre Intermediate School, Holley-Navarre Primary School, Holley-Navarre Intermediate School, Sims  Middle School, Hobbs Middle School, and Holley Navarre Middle School have been trained on the Trevor Romain’s transition program called Anchored4Life.  In the near future, we hope to add more youth transition program opportunities for schools associated with NAS Whiting Field.  For any other youth sponsorships questions or youth sponsor requests, please email the NASWF School Liaison.

Installation Programs:
Child Development Center: (6 weeks – 5 years)
Hours: 5:30 am – 6:30 pm.
U.S. Navy Child and Youth Programs welcome children/youth of all abilities."

Hourly Care: This program is a short term care option (not to exceed 25 hours in a week or 12 hours in a day) that families can book up to 30 days in advance if space in the child's age group is available. To submit a request for care, please click here.

Our website so that parents can get on the waiting list for military childcare.

For parents who cannot find care within our CYP.  They must be registered on and on a waitlist to qualify.

Fleet and Family Support Center:
7511 USS Enterprise Street, Building 3025
Milton, FL 32570A
Phone: (850) 623-7177
Fax: (850) 623-7735
DSN: 868-7177
Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm 
Website: About Fleet and Family Readiness

Florida Department of Education:
Please click here for the Florida Department of Education website.

School District Information Links:
Santa Rosa County Schools
Escambia County Schools
Okaloosa County Schools

Santa Rosa County Private and Parochial Schools:
Santa Rosa Christian School: PK-12
Po Box 643
Milton, FL, 32572
Tel: (850)623-4671
Distance from NASWF: 6.2 miles

West Florida Baptist Academy: PK-12
5621 Highway 90
Milton, FL, 32583
Tel: (850)623-9306
Distance from NASWF: 8.6 miles

LEAD Academy: K-12
4106 Berryhill Rd, Pace, FL 32571
Tel: (850) 995-1900
Distance from NASWF: 9.0 miles

Lighthouse Private Christian Academy
1530 New Hope Road
Gulf Breeze, FL  32563

Checklist for Enrollment into a Florida Public School:
Florida Statute 1003.22 requires each child entering a Florida school for the first time to present a certificate of immunization from a licensed practicing physician or the county health department prior to entry into school. Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students must have current immunizations and physical examinations before registration. Seventh grade students have five (5) school days to become compliant with immunizations or they will be excluded from school. Other students including children enrolling under emergency or homeless conditions will be allowed thirty (30) days from the registration date to present the certification requirement. All immunizations must be recorded on the Florida Certificate of Immunization (Form 680). For more information: Florida Immunization Schedule

Any child shall be eligible for admission to kindergarten if he or she has attained the age of five (5) years on or before September 1 of the school year. However, a child who transfers from another state shall be admitted under the same age requirements as established in the state where he or she previously resided.
For admission to first grade, a student shall be six (6) years old on or before September 1 of the school year and shall satisfy one (1) of the following requirements: (a) Previous enrollment and attendance in a Florida public school; (b) Satisfactory completion of kindergarten as specified in Florida Statute; or (c) Previous attendance in an out-of-state school into which he or she was admitted on the basis of age requirement established by the state of residency.
A copy of the child's proof of age (birth certificate) must be supplied at the time of enrollment.

The school district shall include the social security number in the student's permanent records. For more information, please refer to Florida Statute: 1008.386

You need a document or photocopy showing your name and your home address in Florida. Examples include utility bills, bank statements, insurance policies, pay stubs, or government documents. (Post office boxes are not sufficient.) A driver’s license is NOT acceptable.

If any person other than a natural parent has custody of a child, proof of legal custody or guardianship must be provided before the child may be enrolled in a Santa Rosa County public school.

The following school records are needed for registration: (a) Students latest report card and/or transcript is needed for appropriate grade placement. (b) Withdrawal form or report card from previous school is required at registration. (c) Current Individual Education Plan (IEP) (Required if the student is an ESE student, gifted, SLD, speech, etc.)

For information about immunizations and health screenings to attend Florida schools, please visit the Santa Rosa County Schools website for Health and immunizations. *Please note that the NAS Whiting Field Branch Health Clinic is here to service your immunization needs. If you already have an appointment, they will help you then; if you do not have an appointment, you can come in Monday – Thursday from 1300-1500 and on Friday from 0730-1145.
*Also please note that you should bring a hard copy of your child’s immunization card. The AHLTA database may not be accessible or have updated your child’s immunizations.

Partnership in Education (PIE)
If you are interested in volunteering as a tutor or mentor in Santa Rosa County, please email the NAS Whiting Field SL
We love our volunteers!