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In Hinesville and Savannah

Ft Stewart Education and Academics in Hinesville and Savannah

For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools systems in Hinesville and Savannah, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in both cities as well.

To be enrolled in a Georgia school, a child must be at least 5 years old by Sept. 1 of the school year. Those wishing to register their child in school should bring the following to the school office: a birth certificate or other proof of the child’s age, the child’s previous school records and immunizations records. Check with the school for additional requirements. Required immunizations for a child enrolling in kindergarten are as follows: four doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis; three doses of polio; two doses of measles, mumps and rubella; three doses of hepatitis B; and two doses of varicella. For more details on Georgia’s minimum vaccine requirements for students in grades K-12, visit the Georgia Department of Education’s website at www.gadoe.org.

In 2010, Georgia, along with 42 other states, the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Department of Defense Education Activity, adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. At present, national Common Core State Standards exist only for English language arts and mathematics, with science and social studies in development for the 2017-18 school year, though Georgia has state standards across the full curriculum. For more information, visit www.corestandards.org.

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Charter schools are public schools of choice that are tuition-free, serve all students and have open enrollment. For more information or a listing of charter schools in Georgia, visit the Georgia Department of Education’s website at www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/Charter-Schools.

HOME SCHOOLING

For an introduction to home schooling in Georgia, visit the Georgia Department of Education’s website at www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Pages/Home-Schools.aspx. Here you will find information on home-school rules and regulations, testing information, home-school curriculum providers and more.

Coastal Homeschool Athletic Association

www.coastalhomeschoolathletics.org

The Coastal Homeschool Athletic Association was formed in August 2010 to promote sporting activities for teenage home-schooled athletes in the coastal Georgia and Lowcountry South Carolina regions. The association currently offers football, basketball, baseball and soccer.

Southern Mamas

www.southernmamas.com

Southern Mamas serves as a network for home-schooled families, connecting them with after-school activities, kid-friendly local events, music and art lessons, sports, and a variety of child-rearing topics.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

To search for local private schools in Georgia, visit the National Center for Education Statistics website and use the private school search tool at www.nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/privateschoolsearch. Users may search by location, religious affiliation, school type and more.

Choosing a School

Choosing the right school is very important, so be sure to research each one before deciding. Contact the school by phone or by visiting its website, which is a valuable source for school district statistics and curricula. Talk to people in the area, especially friends and colleagues who already live there.

If the school shows promise, schedule a visit and bring a list of written questions about student-teacher ratios, computer availability, extracurricular activities, sports programs, music programs, gifted programs and grading standards.

Discuss the potential school with your child: what they like and what they don’t like. Your family’s ability to readily adapt to a move and to find happiness in your new home may depend, in part, on how happy your children are in their new school.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Bryan County Schools

8810 Highway 280
Black Creek, GA 31308
912-851-4000
www.bryan.k12.ga.us

Bryan County Schools have an enrollment of approximately 5,600 students. The district has four elementary schools, two primary schools, two middle schools and two high schools and serves the communities of Belfast, Black Creek, Blitchton, Ellabell, Fort Stewart, Keller, Pembroke and Richmond Hill.

Liberty County School System

200 Bradwell St.
Hinesville, GA 31313
912-876-2161
www.liberty.k12.ga.us

The Liberty County School System has seven elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools. There is also an alternative education learning center for grades six through 12, a pre-K center and a vocational school. The district has an enrollment of approximately 11,300.

Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

208 Bull St.
Savannah, GA 31401
912-395-5600
http://internet.savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is composed of 26 elementary schools, nine combined elementary and middle schools, nine middle schools, 11 high schools and numerous education centers. The district has an enrollment of approximately 35,000.

Universities/Higher Education

Ft Stewart Education and Academics Universities Higher Education

The areas around Hinesville and Savannah offer plenty of opportunity for continuing education. The Fort Stewart Army Education Center is a higher education facility that is open to military members, family members, civilians and nonaffiliated local residents. These schools do not require the ACT, SAT or GRE. However, math and English placement tests may be required. Use the following contact information to start your search for the school that is right for you.

Armstrong State University

11935 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31419
912-344-2576
www.armstrong.edu

Central Texas College — Fort Stewart

Army Education Center
100 Knowledge Drive, Suite 141
Fort Stewart, GA 31314
912-876-4045
www.ctcd.edu/locations/other-us-locations/fort-stewart-hunter-army-airfield

Columbia College — Fort Stewart

Army Education Center
100 Knowledge Drive, Suite 147
Fort Stewart, GA 31314
912-877-3406
www.ccis.edu/nationwide/main.aspx?ftstewart

Embry-Riddle University

135 Canal St., Suite 100
Pooler, GA 31322
912-450-0073
http://worldwide.erau.edu/locations/savannah

Embry-Riddle University — Hunter Army Airfield

165 Markwell St., Building 1290, Room 6
Hunter AAF, GA 31409
912-355-0644
http://worldwide.erau.edu/locations/savannah-hunter-army-airfield

Savannah College of Art and Design

22 E. Lathrop Ave.
Savannah, GA 31415
912-525-5100
www.scad.edu

Savannah State University

3219 College St.
Savannah, GA 31404
912-358-4338
www.savannahstate.edu

Savannah Technical College

5717 White Bluff Road
Savannah, GA 31405
912-443-5700
www.savannahtech.edu

Savannah Technical College — Fort Stewart

Army Education Center
100 Knowledge Drive, Suite 136
Fort Stewart, GA 31314
912-408-2430
www.savannahtech.edu

University of Phoenix — Savannah Campus

8001 Chatham Center Drive
Savannah, GA 31405
912-232-0531
www.phoenix.edu/campus-locations/ga/savannah-campus/savannah-campus.html

Webster University — Fort Stewart

Army Education Center
100 Knowledge Drive, Suite 134
Fort Stewart, GA 31315
912-876-8080
www.webster.edu/georgia

Webster University — Hunter Army Airfield

165 Markwell St.
Hunter AAF, GA 31409
912-354-0033
www.webster.edu/georgia

Libraries

Ft Stewart Education and Academics Libraries

Public libraries in Hinesville and Savannah offer learning, recreation, distance education, internet connections and other resources for users — all for free. In addition, school libraries that support the curriculum and offer internet access and other resources are in most public and private schools, and academic and special libraries are found in colleges and universities. The Georgia Public Library Service, www.georgialibraries.org/gpls, supports libraries in the state with resources, interlibrary loan and other assistance.

Residents can enjoy and make use of numerous academic and public libraries in Hinesville and Savannah. Get information about services, hours and events by visiting the branches’ websites. For a full list of libraries in Georgia, visit the Georgia Public Library Service website and click on “Find a Public Library.” The following public library branches are located near Fort Stewart.

Bull Street Library

2002 Bull St.
Savannah, GA 31401
912-652-3600
www.liveoakpl.org/branch/bull-street

Carnegie Library

537 E. Henry St.
Savannah, GA 31401
912-231-9921
www.liveoakpl.org/branch/carnegie

Forest City Library

1501 Stiles Ave.
Savannah, GA 31415
912-238-0614
www.liveoakpl.org/branch/forest-city

Hinesville Library

236 West Memorial Drive
Hinesville, GA 31313
912-368-4003
www.liveoakpl.org/branch/hinesville

Islands Library

50 Johnny Mercer Blvd.
Savannah, GA 31410
912-897-6233
www.liveoakpl.org/branch/islands

Oglethorpe Mall Library

7 Mall Annex
Savannah, GA 31406
912-925-5432
www.liveoakpl.org/branch/oglethorpe-mall

Port City Library

3501 Houlihan Ave.
Savannah, GA 31408
912-964-8013
www.liveoakpl.org/branch/port-city

Richmond Hill Public Library

9607 Ford Ave.
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
912-756-3580
www.bryancountyga.org/residents/libraries

Southwest Chatham Library

14097 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31419
912-925-8305
www.liveoakpl.org/branch/southwest-chatham

W. W. Law Library

909 E. Bolton St.
Savannah, GA 31401
912-236-8040
www.liveoakpl.org/branch/w-w-law

West Broad Library

1110 May St.
Savannah, GA 31415
912-232-6395
www.liveoakpl.org/branch/west-broad

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