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Schools & Education

Airman and Family Readiness Center - School Liaison Office
351 Travis Avenue
Suite 1, Building 660
Travis AFB, CA 94535-1903

Phone 707-424-2486
Phone (DSN) 312-837-2486
Fax 707-424-4187
Fax (DSN) 312-837-4187

Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thu 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sat, Sun & Holidays - Closed


Public School

Travis Unified School District serves a culturally and ethnically diverse community, which is growing and changing demographically. Approximately 4,860 students are currently enrolled in the district. It has 5 elementary schools (K-6), a middle school (6-8), and a high school (9-12), a continuation school, and an adult education program. Six out of the 8 schools are California Distinguished schools, and the Continuation High School was recognized as one of the top ten continuation schools by the State of California. If residing on Travis AFB the elementary children will attend Scandia or Travis Elementary School (k-5). Those students who live on base and are at middle and high school levels will attend Golden West Middle School or Vanden High School. Access gate is opened up to the schools during school hours.

The Travis Unified School District runs a 'fee based' school bus transportation service for Vanden High and Golden West students from home to school of residence. Possession of a Bus Pass valid for the current school year entitles students to ride to and/or from their designated school and bus stop on an assigned bus. Bus Passes will be issued to Vanden High and Golden West students and is non-transferable. All Vanden High and Golden West students boarding a school bus must present their Bus Pass to the bus driver every day, every time they board a school bus. Students who reside within the ‘walking boundaries’ of the District per School Board policy are ineligible for bus transportation. For the most current information and pricing visit the Travis Unified School District Transportation page.

The public school system suggests that when you arrive, even if you are living in temporary base lodging, enroll your child in school as soon as possible into Scandia Elementary School. The Travis Unified School District can provide answers to your questions by calling 707-437-4604.


Each child entering the California school system must have all required immunizations prior to enrollment. Immunizations required prior to enrollment: Polio, TP, MMR, Hepatitis B, and Varicella. To complete registration the school district also requires a copy of your child's Birth Certificate or other proof of child's age, your student's immunization record, proof of your address - acceptable forms are (escrow documentation or purchase, copy of lease or rent receipt, PG&E bill, water bill or property tax receipt indicating your name and address). You will also need to complete Registration Form to finalize you enrollment.

To register for kindergarten, the school needs your child's birth certificate; children being registered for kindergarten, must turn five (5) years of age by December 2 of the school year. To register for grades 1-6, we will need your child's last report card.  A physical examination is required of all students beginning school for the first time. The physical must have been performed after the child is four and a half years old.  Commonly asked questions about the Immunization Requirements, if you have further questions please contact Travis Unified School District at 707-437-4604.

Home Schooling

Home School Legal Defense Association can be accessed online. Feel free to contact the School Liaison officer for additional information at 707-424-2486.  

School Liaison Officer 

The Travis AFB School Liaison Officer improves transitional support for school children of Travis personnel by establishing partnerships between the base and local schools, advocating for military children, increasing awareness of the unique needs of military children, and providing a process to address and resolve military-specific education issues. Please contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 707-424-2486 to be directed in the right direction.

Check out the California state education website for detailed information about school servicing Travis community. Travis schools are located in Solano County. The site will provide you comprehensive information about the local schools in the Travis AFB area. The web site provides a single source ("one stop") site where military (and other mobile) families can find valuable information regarding their children's education, primarily Kindergarten through high school in California.

Local School Boards

Visit the Solano County website. This site will provide you comprehensive information about the local schools in the Travis AFB area. The Pull-down menus on each level provide a wealth of financial, demographic, and performance data for California's public K-12 school system. Three local school districts in the Travis AFB area include:

Visit the Vacaville, Travis, and/or Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District websites for information on: meals, special needs programs, before/after care programs, school sports, and grading criteria.

Private School

The Travis area has numerous private schools at every level of schooling. Many are religiously affiliated. A recommended first step is to call the school for information about grades, curriculum, tuition and schedules. There are waiting lists at many schools, particularly for first grade classes. Most schools require admissions tests. Tuition varies widely and increases with the grade level at most institutions. Preschoolers can pay as much as $2,000 for five-day week program. High school costs can range from $3,000-$5,000 a year. In addition to basic fees, students pay for books and transportation. Most private schools do not provide transportation. 

Not all private schools are accredited. For further information about accreditation contact schools directly.  List provided below. Travis is located in Solano County.

Adult Education

California provides a one-year tuition waiver for the spouse and dependents of active duty military personnel while attending community colleges. During that time, the non-military spouse and dependents are entitled to one year of in-state tuition. For example, Solano Community College charges California residents an enrollment fee of $12 per unit. Out of state residents pay that fee plus $125 per unit tuition.

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