The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) serves the third largest concentration of military-connected students in the world. The CCS and the local military installations of Ft. Liberty and Pope Air Field, as well as statewide installations, and the North Carolina National Guard and Reserve components have enjoyed a strong history of positive relationships built on service and collaboration. The positive relationship between the CCS and the military helps ensure that student needs are identified and addressed, resulting in high-quality service for these students. The relationship shared between the entities has allowed the CCS to work in a progressive way by thinking forward and helping identify trends and targets that reveal areas of need.
Cumberland County Schools works closely with Fort Liberty and other community stakeholders to ensure military-connected students are supported while enrolled in the school district. Our schools offer support through Military Family Life Counselors (MFLC), Student-2-Student Programs (S2S), and two district Military Family and Youth Liaisons. Additionally, all of our schools are designated Purple Star Schools and have made a commitment to providing transitioning student support, military-specific professional development for staff, and honor the Interstate Compact for Educational Opportunity for Military Children.