School made simple.
The School Liaison Officer (SLO) acts as the liaison between the military community and school administrators. The SLO provides school information to parents prior to arriving at Altus AFB, assists with school related issues while families are stationed here, and facilitates a smooth transition for families who are departing Altus AFB.
Additionally, the School Liaison Officer partners with area school districts to help meet
the unique needs of their military students.
The SLO office is located in the Airmen & Family Readiness Center in Building 52.
M - F: 0800 - 1700
School Liaison Officer: Mr. Nathan Covington
2016 Enrollment for Altus Public Schools (Elementary)
The new school names and grades are as follow:
- Altus Early Childhood Center (Pre K - K Grades) (formerly Will Rogers Elementary)
- Altus Primary School (1st & 2nd Grades) (formerly Roosevelt Elementary)
- Altus Elementary School (3rd & 4th Grades) (formerly Sunset Elementary)
Local School Information
Altus AFB is located within the legal boundaries of Altus Public School District. However, there are 14 school districts within a 35 mile radius of Altus. Therefore, there may be other, smaller school options available to you. There is a private PK-6 school, as well as a homeschooling support group located in Altus. In Oklahoma, Preschool is a program within the public schools. For Altus Public Schools, Preschool students must be 4 years old on or before 1 September of the current school year, and Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before 1 September of the current school year
Altus AFB is unique in that there is a public school, L. Mendel Rivers Elementary (PK-4), located directly on Altus AFB. Students (K-4) who reside on base are given priority placement at L. Mendel Rivers Elementary.
Southwest Technology Center and Western Oklahoma State College are higher education entities located within the Altus community. There are many opportunities for high school students and spouses to earn college credit and/or certificates. High school students may be able to attend for free.
There is also a wide array of educational opportunities offered through the base education office.