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Moody School Board Liaison Committee

23 MSG/CC, Chairman 
5091 Gardner Street
Building 400
Moody AFB, GA 31699

Phone 229-257-4380
Phone (DSN) 312-460-4380
Fax 312-460-3114
Fax (DSN) 312-460-3114

Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sat and Sun - closed
Holidays - closed

  • Registration
    • Registration in public schools will require:
      • Official birth certificate for Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade students. No birth certificate is required for 2nd through 12th grade students who have a military identification card or previous school documentation showing birth date.
      • Shot Record - GA Certificate of Immunization (GA Form 3231) is required by law. PHS-731 International Certificate of Immunization by World Health Organization or other physician documentation must be transferred by doctor or designee to GA 3231.
      • Certificate of Ear, Eye, and Dental Examination (GA Form 3300)
      • Copy of child's Social Security Card (if available)
      • Withdrawal form and transcript (preferred), report card, all special education records, and name and mailing address of previous school attended
      • Proof of residence (e.g., utility bill, rental or mortgage agreement, etc, but no phone bills)
  • Private Schools
    • Private Schools (faith-based or non-denominational) in the local community are also an option for military dependent children. Please contact individual school for admission policies, tuition or other information (Please note: Inclusion of information does not constitute an Air Force endorsement of the institution or education provided.) This list is not intended to be exhaustive. 
      • Crossroads Baptist School: 229-241-1430
      • Open Bible Christian School: 229-244-6694
      • Eastside Training Academy: 229-247-1952
      • St. John's Catholic School: 229-244-2556
      • Faith Christian Academy: 229-244-6160 
      • Southland Christian: 229-245-8111
      • Genesis Christian School: 229-242-7510 
      • Valwood School: 229-242-8491
      • Georgia Christian: 229-559-5131
      • Victory Baptist School: 229-245-7770
      • Lighthouse Christian Ministry: 229-244-8436
  • Home Schooling
    • Home schooling is an extremely popular option in this area of the country. Information about the home schooling is available on the Georgia Dept of Education website as well as Georgia Home Education Association, a Christian association. Information is also available through local home schooling associations such as the Valdosta Innovative Network of Educators. The Moody Home School Connection (for any interested active duty or retired home schooling family) meets regularly at the Youth Center. Please check with the SLO for latest information.
  • Moody School Board Liaison Committee (MSBLC) is chaired by the 23rd Mission Support Group Commander; meets quarterly with local school superintendents along with base representatives to address issues of concern. The School Liaison Officer, located in the Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC), DSN 312-460-3333/Comm 229-257-3333, is POC for MSBLC and school-related concerns. Georgia State Law allows for excused absences up to 5 days for military dependent children to spend time with parent departing for/returning from a war zone. Requests for this must be processed through the A&FRC.
  • Charter Schools
    • Berrien Academy (grades 9-12; Berrien Co Schools);
    • Bishop Hall Charter School (grades 9-12; Thomas Co Schools);
    • Scintilla Charter Academy (grades K-4; serving only Lowndes Co and Valdosta City Schools)
  • Local Public School Systems
    • Lowndes County Schools
      • Is accredited by Council on Accreditation and School Improvement of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS CASI)
      • Current total of 10 schools (7 elementary, grades K-5; 2 middle schools, grades 6-8; one high school, grades 9-12). Land purchased for construction of new campus to replace current high school; add a third middle school and replace Pine Grove Elementary School
      • Lowndes County schools offer a variety of before and after-school programs. Programs also available at local YMCA, Girls & Boys Club and Moody AFB Youth Center (for eligible ID card holders)
      • Lowndes HS boasts of AAAAA Championship Vikings football team and nationally recognized Georgia Bridgemen Marching Band.
      • Parents looking for information about services or programs for exceptional children should contact school office personnel for a pamphlet. After reviewing that information, parents are welcome to talk to one of the four special education coordinators and/or the school vice-principal.
    • Valdosta City Schools
      • All schools meet requirements of GA Accrediting Commission and GA Public School Standards; all schools are accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
      • After school programs available at local YMCA, Girls & Boys Club and Moody AFB Youth Center (for eligible ID card holders)
      • Valdosta HS is home to the Wildcats, past national football champions
      • Information about the VCS Special Education Office is available on the District website or by calling 229-333-8505.
    • Lanier County Schools
      • All schools accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
      • Current total of 3 schools (one each elementary, grades PK-5; middle school, grades 6-8, and high school, grades 9-12)
      • Parents are encouraged to discuss their child's special needs beginning with his/her classroom teacher.
    • Berrien County Schools
      • Accreditation through Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
      • Current total of 5 schools (one each primary, grades K-3; elementary, grades 4-5; middle school, grades 6-8, and high school, grades 9-12) to include Berrien Academy (charter school, grades 9-12)
      • Berrien HS is home to the Berrien Rebels (football), Rebel Regiment Marching Band, Cross Country (Boys and Girls) teams, and Rebelette Softball AA Fast-pitch
      • Berrien County Program for Exceptional Students provides services in conjunction with Medicaid and PeachCare
  • Grading System
    • Lowndes County Schools
      • Grades: A = 90-100; B = 80-89; C = 70-79; F(ailure) = 69 and below
    • Valdosta City Schools
      • Grades: A = 90-100; B = 80-89; C = 70-79; F(ailure) = 69 and below
      • Progress reports are given to students every three weeks. Students should monitor their grades making sure all assignments are completed, turned in and accounted for on progress report
      • If any student or parent suspects an error, they should contact the teacher
    • Lanier County Schools
      • Students in Kindergarten thru 2nd Grade receive a standards-based report card. Ratings are = 3 (Consistently and Independently achieves the standard); 2 (Progressing towards achievement of the standard); and 1 (Limited or minimum progress towards achievement of the standard)
      • Students in Grades 3 thru 12 receive traditional report cards.  Grades are A (90-100); B (80-89); C (70-79); Failure (69 and below)
    • Berrien County Schools
      • Report cards are distributed to students every nine weeks with progress reports at 4.5 weeks
      • Grades: A = 90-100; B = 80-89; C = 70-79; Failure = Below 70
      • For grades 9-12, final exams count for 15% of final grade; other 85% comes from average of grades from course work throughout the semester
  • Unique Opportunities
    • HOPE
      • HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) is Georgia's unique scholarship and grant program that rewards students with financial assistance in degree, diploma and certificate programs at eligible Georgia public and private colleges and universities, and public technical colleges. Military personnel and their dependent children may qualify for this program under certain circumstances. For more information, visit the Georgia Student Finance Commission or call 1-800-505-GSFC or contact the college of vocational school that your child plans to attend.
    • Gifted Education
      • Gifted Education is defined in State Board of Education Rule 160-4-2-38. Children are required to perform at established standard in four categories (mental ability; achievement; creativity, and motivation). Each local school system is required to develop a curriculum for gifted students in grades K-12. The Georgia Governor's Honors Program is offered at Valdosta State University; residential programs are available at State University of West Georgia and Middle Georgia College
  • Magnet Schools
    • A magnet school is a public school (elementary or secondary) offers a special curriculum capable of attracting substantial numbers of students of different racial backgrounds.  They aim to eliminate, reduce or prevent minority group isolation in schools while strengthening student knowledge of academic subjects and grasp of marketable vocational skills.  All magnet schools are located in and around metro Atlanta, Macon, Columbus, Augusta, and Savannah. Magnet schools closest to MAFB are found in Albany (Daughtery County); approximately 2 hours driving time.
  • Alternative Education Programs
    • Lowndes County Schools.  The Alternative School is located near the Lowndes County High School, 1606 Norman Drive, Valdosta. Students are referred to this program.
    • Valdosta City Schools. Pinevale Learning Center, 930 Old Lake Park Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601; for information call 229-333-8597
    • Lanier County Schools. Individual needs are addressed on as-needed basis between parents and educators; parental involvement is heavily stressed
    • Berrien County Schools.  Berrien Academy (Charter School) Performance Learning Center,  provides a self-paced computer-based curriculum as another path to graduation for students in grades 9-12 who are not succeeding in traditional school setting
  • Adult Education
    • Valdosta State University (part of the Georgia University System) offers a variety of continuing education opportunities; please call 229-245-6484 for more information.
    • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, part of the state-wide technical/land grant system offers a variety of credit and non-credit courses in personal growth and leisure, adult literacy, corporate training and the Georgia Work Ready Program.  For more information, call 229-333-2122.
    • Georgia Dept of Technical and Adult Education provides a unified system of technical education, customized business/industry training and adult education.
  • Online - Free Public Schools
    • Georgia Connections Academy (grades K-12; statewide) or phone at (800) 382-6010
    • Georgia Cyber Academy (grades K-12; statewide) or phone at (866) 523-3162
    • Georgia School for Innovation and The Classics (grades k-6; statewide) or phone at (706) 836-0169
    • International Charter School of Atlanta (grades K-4/statewide) or phone at (678) 667-7324
    • Provost Academy Georgia (grades 9-12/statewide) or phone at (844) 776-8678