• Saluting Those Who Serve

    • Jackson High School wants to honor the students and family members of active duty military personnel and veterans. Our mission is to strive for excellence and to assist the children of military families to be successful at school and in the community. With the challenges that come with being in a military family, we want to extend our hands out to assist you in any way possible. Below you will find helpful links to several military family resources. 

      Thank you for your service!


    • Supporting Ohio's Military Families


      Since Sept. 11, 2001, more than 18,000 Ohio National Guard members have been deployed to serve in the global war on terrorism. Altogether, more than 60,000 Ohioans have actively served their nation away from home. Approximately 34,000 students in Ohio are members of military families. Frequent moves and family separations through deployments, as well as reintegration issues make life especially challenging. Ohio offers a number of programs to assist military families. | View the Infographic

      Educator License Fees Waived for Veterans and Those in the Military

      The Ohio Department of Education is eliminating fees for educator licenses to recognize the contributions of military families. Beginning Jan. 2, 2015, the fees for any initial Ohio educator license, permit or certificate – or for a renewal – will be waived for candidates who are veterans or current service members of all branches of the United States Armed Forces, including the National Guard or Reserves. Spouses of active duty services members also may receive a license free of charge. Learn More

      Purple Star Award

      The Purple Star Award for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Schools that earn the award will receive a special Purple Star recognition to display onsite. Learn More

      Troops to Teachers

      Troops to Teachers is a national program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the Department of Defense through an agency called the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). The program helps eligible military personnel begin new careers as teachers in PK-12 public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are needed most. Learn More

      Month of the Military Child

      In 1986, the Secretary of Defense designated each April as “The Month of the Military Child” and all branches of services provide special days and events to honor their children. This commemoration recognizes the contributions that military children make as their parents, guardians and families serve our nation. Because of their resilience and ability to deal with life-changing events, military children are an inspiration and a source of pride for our nation.

      Military Education Coalition

      Military Child Education Coalition

      This website has a wide variety of information for parents and educators. MCEC is widely known as a reliable source of current information. The advantage for parents using this website is the opportunities for involvement for students and families.

      These links may be particularly helpful:






      Military Children on the Move

      Military Children on the Move

      This a military-operated website designed to help Military Connected Families in every aspect of their life. This is a site that can help families in a variety of aspects other than just education. There is a wealth of information intended to assist the military family.

      Checklist for Transitioning Students

      Checklist for Transitioning Students

      SchoolQuest provides many resources for parents and educators. One set that is invaluable is the Transitioning Student list. This includes a checklist for the Student Transitioning, Students with Disabilities, Gifted, and English Language Learner. Parents will be able to use the checklists to help have discussions with incoming and outgoing schools. This may help reduce the lack of services and participation due to slow delivery of paperwork. A second page that may be very helpful is the Resource Library Page. Parents and educators can search for information on a wide variety of topics. SchoolQuest General Page.

      Military Family Resources

      • Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission - Ohio is one of 50 states involved in the Interstate Compact for Educational Opportunities for Military Children, which is working to ensure that military children are properly enrolled in schools, have eligibility for school activities and have assistance in meeting graduation requirements. Learn about the compact on this website. For for additional information, contact ODE staff members Pete Lupiba, the council’s state commissioner, at Pete.Lupiba@education.ohio.gov | Working with Ohio’s Military Kids: what educators need to know

      • Veterans Executive Order Report - A comprehensive look at what state departments, boards, commissions and our institutions of higher education can do to support Ohio’s veterans and service members, and to make our state an ideal home for veterans seeking to launch their civilian careers.

      • House Bill 488 - Revised Code to require state institutions of higher education to award credit for military training, to increase penalties for certain theft, deception, and identity fraud offenses when the victim is an active duty service member, to allow for a civil action for victims of identity fraud, to make other changes regarding state support and benefits for veterans and their spouses, and to clarify membership in the State Teachers Retirement System.

      • Health Care Licensing for Military Members and Spouses - If you or your spouse is a current or retired member of the armed forces of the United States, or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio national guard, the following information is provided to help you in obtaining licensure or certification by the Ohio Board of Nursing.  

      • Ohio National Guard’s Family Readiness Program - This program provides information and tools for Ohio families, including educational resources, youth camps, and recreational opportunities. 

      • Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) - The Military Child Education Coalition’s work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation and transition. | Voice for the Military Child: a newsletter for friends of the MCEC
      • Ohio Inter-service Family Assistance Coalition (ISFAC) - The ISFAC serves as a statewide “safety net” in support of Ohio military families. The ISFAC connects military families with national, state, regional and community resources as well as volunteer support services. 

      • Military members can now avoid cancellation fees when terminating internet and TV services

      • Army OneSource - Army OneSource, Army Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services works with parents, students and schools to mitigate the challenges resulting from children switching school systems because of family relocation or deployment of a parent. 

      • Touching Base - Touching Base is a quarterly U.S. Department of Education newsletter for the military community.



    Military OneSource

    • This is a military-operated website designed to help Military Connected Families in every aspect of their life. This site can help families in a variety of aspects outside of education as well. Click the link below to find out more.

      Military OneSource

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