WE LOVE OUR MILITARY FAMILIES!

Located in the heart of a military community, we are familiar with the challenges that come with the transition of schools and parent deployments. At Rocky Bayou Christian School, we can guarantee that your child will receive a Biblical worldview, be immersed in a safe/nurturing environment and receive an education that meets your child where they are. Whether they need a little extra help, are right on track, or need a challenge, RBCS can provide the level of education that your child needs to thrive. RBCS is a family that provides excellence in education while focusing on the healthy development of the whole child.

Rocky Bayou Christian School has been recognized as a Purple Star School of Distinction. This award means that we provide support and resources for military families which are designed to make the transition to a new school easier! For more information on the PSS designation, click here-  ICYMI: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces 73 New Purple Star Schools to Provid (fldoe.org)

A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF MILITARY FAMILIES  

  • WHEREAS, Okaloosa County is home to a large number of military families due to its close proximity to the 7th Group, Duke Field, Eglin AFB, and Hurlburt Field; and  
  • WHEREAS, military children face unique challenges related to military transitions and parental deployment; and
  • WHEREAS, military children and their families serve as an essential source of support and encouragement for armed service members; and
  • WHEREAS, military children should be acknowledged for the sacrifices they make and celebrated for the courage they display as the children of our nation’s armed service members;
  • WHEREAS, Rocky Bayou Christian School Board of Directors is committed to meeting the unique needs of all students, especially those of military youth. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Rocky Bayou Christian School recognizes and salutes military children and expresses its support for military children and families and will make every effort to connect these families with the resources they need.
  • BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Superintendent is hereby authorized and directed to take such actions as are necessary to effectuate the terms and intent of this resolution.

We offer a military transition program to make the change your family is experiencing as easy as possible. Upon acceptance, your child will:

  • Meet with our Military Liaison. This staff member will carefully guide your child through the process of entering a new school and walk alongside them to ensure their success. They will also check in with them during parent deployments.
  • Participate in our student-led transition program. This program partners a current student with the transitioning student and helps ease the reluctance that comes with enrolling in a new school.
  • Receive invitations to military only student events.
  • Be given a list of resources that will help them be successful in their educational journey.

Events

  • Monthly Military Meetings: Playgroups for littles and special events such as cookie decorating and more for the older military students
  • Cards to our troops
  • Month of the Military Child celebrations
  • See you at the Pole- Prayer focus on military members and their families

Additional Resources

College Preparation, Grants and Scholarships

Academic Planning and Student Services

Transition Planning