Florence High School is committed to providing a welcoming school environment for all families. For students from military families, this means understanding the unique challenges that come with military life, including frequent moves, deployments of a loved one and school requirements that vary from state to state.
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Military Interstate Compact- MIC3
The Council of State Governments (CSG), in cooperation with the US Department of Defense, drafted this Interstate Compact to address some of the educational challenges transitioning children of military families face. The Compact addresses key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility and graduation. In addition, the Compact provides for a detailed governance structure at both the state and national levels with built-in enforcement and compliance mechanisms.
Rankin County School District Handbook:
Florence High School offers special education services.
Information about special education services:
Exceptional Family Member Program
Free Tutoring Services through the Department of Defense
- For U.S. Military & their families
- online tutoring
- homework help 24/7
Student-Led Transition Program
Our Student Council is dedicated to welcoming new students. They provide school tours, assist with locating classes, explain school procedures and answer questions. Student Council at Florence High School also checks in with our new students periodically to help direct them to the resources they may need.
Mental Health Services
Military life can be very stressful. In addition to the 3 school counselors on site at Florence High School, Rankin County School District provides additional resources and supports.
Veterans Guide is an advocacy center whose mission is to assist veterans with the array of issues they may face, including obtaining proper disability compensation, financial assistance, information on the GI bill, etc., by providing necessary resources and help for veterans and their families. Veterans Guide wants to make sure veterans have all the resources needed to minimize their struggle with healthcare and finances.
Veterans Guide has helpful guides available and will continue to create more.
Veterans Guide - veteransguide.org/
Guide for the disability process: veteransguide.org/va-
Statewide Military School Liaison Contacts
Larry Mullins, NAS Meridian
Mona Odom, NCBC Gulfport
Joni L. Nalley, Columbus AFB
Gerald Cross, Keesler AFB
Florence High School honors our military students and their families and recognizes our military through several events during the school year.
- Veteran’s Day- November 11th
- Month of the Military Child- April
- Purple Up! Day- April 19th
Our JRTOC program at Florence High School hosted the Veteran's Day Program at the home football game on the first Thursday during November.
Resources for Military Families
American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. - https://www.goldstarmoms.
The American Legion - https://www.legion.
American Red Cross - https://www.redcross.
Army Reserve Family Programs - https://www.usar.
Blue Star Families - https://
The Comfort Crew for Military Kids - https://www.
Family Guidebook: Dealing with Deployment -https://www.
Fisher House Foundation - https://www.
Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. - https://www.
Military Child Education Coalition - https://www.
National Military Family Association - https://www.
Military Home Front - https://youth.gov/
Military One Source - https://www.
Military Officers Association of America - https://www.moaa.
National Resource Directory - https://nrd.gov/
Operation Homefront - https://
Operation Military Kids - https://www.
Operation We Are Here - https://www.
Our Military Kids - https://www.
School Quest - https://schoolquest.
Surviving Deployment - https://www.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors - https://www.taps.
Tutor.com - https://military.
United Through Reading - https://
USO Pathfinder - https://www.uso.
The Trevor Romain Company - https://www.