THE BEST MCAGCC 29 PALMS SCHOOLS: DAYCARE - HIGH SCHOOL
By Rachel Childs
IntroductionLooking for daycares, schools, and educational opportunities at your new duty station can feel daunting. Researching your options is no small task, but we're here to help! Read on for information on local public school districts, charter schools, private schools, and child care facilities at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms (MCAGCC 29 Palms).
Suggested Read:MCAGCC 29 Palms: In-Depth Welcome Center
COVID-19 NoticeDue to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, schools and other youth services may be closed or operating on a reduced schedule. Check the venue or school's website or call for more information on attendance guidelines and restrictions.
Child and Youth ServicesThe MCCS Twentynine Palms Child & Youth Programs website has a wealth of information and resources for your family. The website links to the installation's many youth services, which include child development centers, youth centers, teen programs, and more. The installation's School Liaison Program website has information on area school districts, homeschooling in California, special education resources, and more. The website also has contact information for the installation's school liaison officer, who can provide information and guidance on area schools as well as educational resources for your children.
California School EnrollmentTo be enrolled in a California school, a child must be at least 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the school year. Registration typically requires a birth certificate or other proof of the child's age and the child's previous school records and immunization records. For details on California's minimum vaccine requirements for students in grades K-12, visit the California Department of Education website. Check with the school for additional requirements.
MCAGCC 29 Palms SchoolsChildren living on MCAGCC Twentynine Palms and in the surrounding region attend schools in the Morongo Unified School District. There are currently no DoDEA schools on the MCAGCC Twentynine Palms installation. School-age children living off the installation in the lower desert attend the Palm Springs Unified School District, which serves Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Thousand Palms and Rancho Mirage. Visit the Morongo Unified School District website or the Palm Springs Unified School District website for more information on these districts, including student and parent resources, school calendars, and board of education information.
MCAGCC 29 Palms Elementary SchoolsAll elementary schools are off the installation and are listed below.
MCAGCC 29 Palms Jr High and Middle SchoolsAll middle schools are off the installation and are listed below.
MCAGCC 29 Palms High SchoolsAll high schools are off the installation and are listed below.
Child Care at MCAGCC 29 PalmsChild & Youth Programs at MCAGCC Twentynine Palms offers parents and children a full spectrum of support, with flexible hourly, part-day, and full-day child care options, as well as before- and after-school care for older children. Other programs include youth sports and fitness programs and youth sponsorship programs, which match incoming students with a fellow student who can guide them in their new community. For information on enrollment in child care programs, program fees, and registration, visit the MCCS Twentynine Palms Child & Youth Programs website. Another helpful resource for military families is MilitaryChildCare.com. This DOD website provides comprehensive information on military-operated or military-approved child care programs worldwide. Once you create an account and a profile on this website, you can search the full range of military child care options, request care, and remain on waitlists for a preferred program even after being offered care by another program. 1.Family Child Care Family Child Care offers home-based care in housing on and off the installation for children 6 weeks to 12 years old. Family Child Care providers may provide full-day, part-day, deployment, and hourly care. 2.New Horizons Child Development Center Building 694 MCAGCC Twentynine Palms
Phone:1 (760) 830-4264 This center provides hourly child care for children 6 weeks to 12 years old. It also provides part-time and full-time preschool for children 3 to 5 years old. Before- and after-school care is available for children in kindergarten through sixth grade as well. 3.Stepping Stones Building 1089 MCAGCC Twentynine Palms
Phone:1 (760) 830-3899 or 1 (760) 830-3898 This center provides full-time child care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. 4.MCCS Teen Center Building 694 MCAGCC Twentynine Palms
Phone:1 (760) 830-4264 This center provides youth 12 to 18 years old with homework assistance, computers with internet access, arcade games, music, TV, and a place to hang out after school. The center also organizes field trips, dances, and other events.
Schools Near MCAGCC 29 PalmsThe following elementary, middle, and high schools are all part of the Morongo Unified School District.
Morongo Unified School District5715 Utah Trail Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 Phone: 1 (760) 367-9191
Public Elementary Schools Near MCAGCC 29 Palms1. Condor Elementary School Grades K-6 2551 Condor Road Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Phone:1 (760) 367-0750 2. Friendly Hills Elementary School Grades K-6 7252 Sunny Vista Road Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Phone:1 (760) 366-3812 3. Joshua Tree Elementary School Grades preschool-6 4950 Sunburst Ave. Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Phone:1 (760) 366-8459 4. Landers Elementary School Grades K-6 56450 Reche Road Landers, CA 92285
Phone:1 (760) 364-2382 5. Morongo Valley Elementary School Grades K-6 10951 Hess Blvd. Morongo Valley, CA 92256
Phone:1 (760) 363-6216 6. Oasis Elementary School Grades transitional kindergarten-6 73175 El Paseo Drive Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Phone:1 (760) 367-3595 7. Onaga Elementary School Grades K-6 58001 Onaga Trail Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Phone:1 (760) 369-6333 8. Palm Vista Elementary School Grades K-6 74350 Baseline Road Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Phone:1 (760) 367-7538 9. Twentynine Palms Elementary School Grades transitional kindergarten-6 74350 Playa Vista Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Phone:1 (760) 367-3545 10. Yucca Mesa Elementary School Grades K-6 3380 Avalon Ave. Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Phone:1 (760) 228-1777 11. Yucca Valley Elementary School Grades transitional kindergarten-6 7601 Hopi Trail Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Phone:1 (760) 365-3381
Public Middle and Junior High Schools Near MCAGCC 29 Palms12. La Contenta Middle School Grades 7-8 7050 La Contenta Road Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Phone:1 (760) 228-1802 13. Twentynine Palms Junior High School Grades 7-8 5798 Utah Trail Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Phone:1 (760) 367-9507
Public High Schools near MCAGCC 29 Palms14. Academy of College and Career Excellence
ACCE West57725 Twentynine Palms Highway, Suite 403 Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Phone:1 (760) 228-1162
ACCE East72770 Hatch Road Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Phone:1 (760) 228-1162 15. Black Rock High School Grades 9-12 59273 Sunnyslope Drive Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Phone:1 (760) 369-6310 16. Twentynine Palms High School Grades 9-12 72750 Wildcat Way Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Phone:1 (760) 367-9591 17. Yucca Valley High School Grades 9-12 7600 Sage Ave. Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Phone:1 (760) 365-3391
Palm Springs Unified School District150 District Center Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone:1 (760) 883-2700
Public Elementary Schools Near MCAGCC 29 PalmsPalm Springs Unified School District has 16 elementary schools, you can find a list of them here.
Public Middle Schools Near MCAGCC 29 PalmsPalm Springs Unified School District has 3 middle/intermediate schools. 1. Desert Springs Middle 66-755 Two Bunch Palms Trail Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Phone:1 (760) 251-7200 2. James Workman Middle 69-300 30th Ave. Cathedral City, CA 92234
Phone:1 (760) 770-8540 3. Nellie N. Coffman Middle 34-603 Plumley Rd. Cathedral City, CA 92234
Phone: 1 (760) 770-8617
Public High Schools Near MCAGCC 29 PalmsPalm Springs Unified School District has 4 high schools and 1 continuation high school, you can find a list of them here.
Charter Schools Near MCAGCC 29 PalmsCharter schools are public schools of choice that are tuition-free, serve all students, and have open enrollment. For more information about charter schools in California, visit the California Department of Education's website.
Private Schools Near MCAGCC 29 PalmsTo search for local private schools in California, visit the National Center for Education Statistics website and use the private school search tool. Users may search by location, religious affiliation, school type, and more.
Additional Education Resources
- U.S. Department of Education
- California Department of Education
- California PTA
- Reading is Fundamental
- Military Child Education Coalition
- Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families
ConclusionResearching child care options and schools for your family can be stressful, but it's an important part of any PCS. Be sure to talk with your children about their hopes and concerns for their new school. Including children in discussions about their new school will help them feel more at home at their new duty station. And don't be afraid to reach out to the installation's school liaison officer for help and additional resources!
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