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School Liaison Officer


The School Liaison Officer is the primary point of contact between the military installation, the local schools and school districts, transitioning families and the community at large.

The Navy School Liaison Officer (SLO) program helps installation and regional commanders work with state departments and local school districts to foster awareness of the stressors on military families brought about by frequent transitions and extended deployments. These education professionals are located on all major Navy installations and serve as linkages between Navy families and schools. Parents and community members with questions on school-age military child education are encouraged to contact their local School Liaison Officer.

NAVSTA Great Lakes SLO
1710 Cavin Drive Bldg 8100
Great Lakes 60088
(847) 688-3440 Ext 129
Hours: Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Installation School Liaison Officer (SLO) serves as the installation subject-matter expert for youth education, transition, K-12 school and deployment issues. The School Liaison Officer’s role includes seven core duties:

* School Transition Services
* Deployment Support
* Special Education System Navigation
* Installation, School, and Community Communications
* Partnerships in Education
* Home School Linkage Support
* Post-Secondary Preparation

K-12 Special Needs Information

Military connected children with special needs should be enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). This is a mandatory program for any family member who has special medical, educational, developmental, and/or emotional needs or concerns. The number for the EFMP coordinator at NAVSTA Great Lakes is (847)688-3603 x119.

Local School Information
(For assistance with housing, contact (847)688-3440.)

Great Lakes Housing
North Chicago Community Unit School District 187
District Contact Information: or 847-689-8150

• Pre-Kindergarten: Green Bay
• Grades K – 2: Forrestal Elementary
• Grades 3 – 5: AJ Katzenmeier Academy
• Grades 6 – 8: Neal Math & Science Academy
• Grades 9 – 12: North Chicago Community High School
• Grades K – 8: LEARN 6 & 10 Charter School*
*LEARN is a tuition-free charter school. Legislation allows for military preference on the wait list.

Great Lakes Military Home Schoolers:

Private Schools
Contact the School Liaison Officer for a list of private schools in the area.

Fort Sheridan Housing
North Shore School District 112 (Students at Fort Sheridan attend the schools below based upon their address.)
District Contact Information: or 224-765-3000

• Grades K – 5: Red Oak Elementary
• Grades 6-8: Edgewood Middle School
• Grades K – 5: Wayne Thomas Elementary
• Grades 6 – 8: Northwood Junior High

Township High School District 113
District Contact Information: or 224-765-2000
• Grades 9 – 12: Highland Park High School

Glenview Housing
Glenview School District 34 (Grades K – 8)
District Contact Information: or 847-988-5000

Glenbrook High School District 225 (Grades 9 – 12)
District Contact Information: or 847-486-4717

Youth Sponsorship
Youth sponsorship is a program for K-12th grade students.  At the elementary and middle school levels, many districts have programs in place for new students transitioning mid-year.  Youth sponsorship is available through the installation Youth and Teen Center.  Contact the School Liaison Officer or the Youth Director at 847-688-5573 for more information.

DoDEA Non-DOD Schools (Link:
Military Interstate Children’s Compact (Link:
Military Installations Official DOD Source (Link:
Navy School Liaison Officer Directory (Link: )

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