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Installation Overview --United States Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico


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The Antilles Consolidated School System (ACSS) is a part of the Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and falls under the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).

Ft. Buchanan houses four schools; an early childhood school for students in grades PreK-2; an intermediate school for students in grades 3-5; a middle school for students in grades 6-8; and a high school for students 9-12. Roosevelt Roads Naval Station (East Coast of Island) houses two schools; an elementary school for students PreK 5 and a middle/high school for students in grades 6-12. Ramey Coast Guard Base (West Coast of Island) houses a unit school for students in grads PreK 12.

ACSS provides a full breakfast and lunch program in addition to transportation services for students. ACSS provides several after-school sports teams and clubs to round its students education and interests. ACSS also provides services for our identified talented and gifted (TAG) students in addition to those students that are identified as having English as a Second Language (ESL). ACSS participated in the TerraNova standardized test with the rest of the DoDEA schools. The North Central Association (NCA) accredits all ACSS schools.

Classes are offered in English from Pre-K to HS. There is Special Education for EFMP members (clearance must be obtained through the EFMP Manager at Ft Buchanan prior to assignment in order to insure availability of Special Education Programs for the EFM in question). It serves military dependents while sponsor is stationed in PR, or when sponsor is serving a non-accompanied tour and dependents have orders to be in Puerto Rico (copy of orders is necessary).

Administrative offices are located in Ft Buchanan as well as facilities from Pre-K to HS. Similar facilities are located at Roosevelt Roads Naval Base, Ceiba, PR, and the Old Ramey Base in Aguadilla, PR. Transportation is provided if within 25 mile radius from the schools.

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