Military Families: Preparing your Move from Fairfax County

Information on educational records requests and transfers

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The average number of moves for a military child, K-12, is 6-9.
  • FCPS maintains student records in compliance with laws in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the federal government. The withdrawal of students from school falls under these compliance laws and policies within FCPS.
  • Once requested, schools will make every effort to furnish to the parent a complete set of unofficial educational records within a reasonable time frame, but will satisfy the request within ten working days.
  • Upon receipt of the unofficial education records by a school in the receiving state, the school shall enroll and appropriately place the student based on the information provided in the unofficial records pending validation by the official records, as quickly as possible.
  • When military orders require a family to move prior to the end of the school year, they are expected to enroll in the receiving school if that school is in session. However, if a family is transferring to a school where school is no longer in session, it is recommended the family work with their current FCPS school to make arrangements for completing course work, end of course exams, and receive final grades.
  • Every installation has a Military School Liaison Officer who serves all military connected families.School Liaison Officers of US Army Garrison Fort Belvoir serve all military connected families living in Fairfax County and will connect you with the School Liaison Officer at your next installation.

Supporting Transitions for Military Families

FCPS supports Military Families as they transition to and from our school system
Military Families

Additional Resources

Resources and supports available to Military Families in Fairfax County
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