Military Resources

    North Chicago CUSD 187 Military Family Information

    We are happy to serve our Great Lakes military families and look forward to new students joining our district throughout the year.  Please feel free to call the district office or the office of the School Liaison Officer if you have any further questions.

    School Liaison Officer

    Amber Caldwell, (847) 688-2020 x465  (office)

    As School Liaison Officer for Naval Station Great Lakes, Amber Caldwell’s role is to help parents make their child’s educational transition to Great Lakes area a smooth one.  You may reach out to Amber at the phone number above
    or visit her office in Building 1.

    Registration

    Military connected families need only bring their Lease Document to prove residency.

    Links to other needed forms can be found below:

    Bell Schedule

    Forrestal (K-2)

    8:00 am – 2:45 pm
    8:00 am – 1:45 pm (Wednesdays)

    AJK (3-5)

    7:50 am – 2:35 pm
    7:50 am – 1:45 pm (Wednesdays)

    Neal Middle School (6-8)

    8:30 am – 3:30 pm
    8:30 am – 2:45 pm (Wednesdays)

    High School (9-12)

    8:20 am – 3:30 pm
    8:20 pm – 2:45 pm (Wednesdays)

    Online Tutoring

    Tutor.com is a free online tutoring company that offers one-to-one help from certified teachers 24/7. Learning takes place in a secure, online classroom using an interactive whiteboard, file sharing and instant messaging to work through your problem.  This web site offers students of all ages the help they need to succeed in school and beyond.

    Free SAT/ACT Prep

    eKnowledge donates free SAT and ACT PowerPrep™ Programs to Military families worldwide.  In alliance with the Department of Defense, and supported by professional athletes from the NFL and MLB, over the past 6 years, eKnowledge has donated over 145,000 DVDs with a value of $36 Million.

    MIC3 - Military Interstate Children's Compact Coalition

    The goal of the Compact is to replace the widely varying policies affecting transitioning military students. Children of active duty members of the uniformed services, National Guard and Reserve on active duty orders, and members or veterans who are medically discharged or retired for one year are eligible for assistance under the Compact.

    Military Child Education Program

    Our school district is proud to partner with the Military Child Education Coalition in offering a welcome program aimed at transitioning students.  A team of  Neal Math & Science Academy students and advisors were trained take a leadership role in the Junior Student 2 Student program, aimed at middle schoolers.  The Student 2 Student peer program has also been established at North Chicago High School to support mobile students.

    Special Education - IEP

    You can learn more about the Special Education Process and also contact the Special Education Department by using the buttons below:

    Parent Action Committee - PAC

    ISBE School Report Card

    Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) offers report cards for our schools. You can learn more about our ratings from the State by clicking on the button below:

    Other Helpful Naval Station Great Lakes Contacts

    • Child & Youth Placement Program: (847) 688-3100
    • Fleet and Family Support Center: (847) 688-3603
    • EFMP Liaison: (847) 688-3603 ext. 119
    • Great Lakes Youth Center: (847) 688-5581/5573

    For more information about MWR and CYP programs, please visit: www.mwrgl.com