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Installation Overview --Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina

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Installation Overview --Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina
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Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station are home to seven Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools. These schools are available to all ranks for all children who reside aboard either MCB Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River. Families who have received a “90-day letter” (The 90 day letter verifies that the housing office expects that you will be offered base quarters within 90 school days) from base housing may also enroll their children in the DoDEA schools; however, transportation is only provided for families living aboard the base and air station.

Families who have received a “90-day letter” (The 90 day letter verifies that the housing office expects that you will be offered base quarters within 90 school days) from base housing may also enroll their children in the DoDEA schools; however, transportation is only provided for families living aboard the base and air station. Schools compete with the local school districts at the 1A level in baseball, softball, football, volleyball, tennis, swimming, golf, and soccer.

All legal dependent children who reside with their military sponsor in permanent base housing are eligible to attend Camp Lejeune Dependents Schools. Military sponsors, living off base, who are certified by the Base Housing Office to receive base housing within 90 school days and who receive a Housing Office letter verifying this fact, may also enroll their children in the school system. School has a Half-day Pre-K program and full-day kindergarten program. Elementary school hours are 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.; Middle and High School hours are 7:50 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

The Onslow County School District serves the Jacksonville area.

Onslow County offers several private schools. Most are religiously affiliated. Please check with individual schools to determine accreditation.

The Lifelong Learning Center is the primary education office for adult education programs at Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River and operates under the cognizance of Marine Corps Community Services and Headquarters Marine Corps. No appointment is needed to speak with a counselor.

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