WELCOME TO OCEANSIDE AND OUSD
The Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) is a proud partner and supporter of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (MCBCP). Together, the district and the base are two of the largest employers and most important entities in the Oceanside community.
In an effort to strengthen and maintain this excellent collaborative partnership, and to help benefit the students and families stationed at MCBCP, the district is pleased to provide this Web page as a resource to our military families, particularly during such a challenging global period.
MCBCP is the Corps’ largest west coast expeditionary training facility and one of the busiest installations overseen by the Department of Defense. The base covers more than 200 square miles and provides housing to more than 38,000 military family members. A majority of the base housing units reside within OUSD attendance boundaries.
Each school year, as many as 2,500 military children attend one of three OUSD K-8 base schools: North Terrace, Santa Margarita and Stuart Mesa. All three campuses have been named California Distinguished Schools by the State Board of Education - an honor bestowed on only five percent of the state’s schools!
As you settle in to your new surroundings in North County, we hope you find this page useful in helping to locate services as your child begins his/her educational journey in our outstanding district. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our district office at 760-966-4000.
MCB CAMP PENDLETON
SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICE
The mission of the MCBCP School Liaison Officer is to coordinate educational support services to maximize opportunities for academic success for transitioning military children/youth. Liaisons foster quality education by working directly with the command, families, school districts and local communities. They also provide referral services to family support agencies aboard MCBCP and in the civilian community.
OUSD KINDERGARTEN THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE SCHOOLS LOCATED ON CAMP PENDLETON
The Oceanside Unified School District is proud to house three California Distinguished K-8 schools on MCBCP.
For information on individual school sites, click on the links below.
OUSD K-8 Elementary Base Schools
OUSD High School for MCBCP
IN STEP FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS
Family Care programs at Camp Pendleton focus on the needs of families by providing quality programs that support the continuum of active duty personnel and family members.
Family Care provides a full range of services and programs to help support parents:
- Child Development Centers (CDCs)
- Family Childcare
- School Age Care and Youth Programs, ages Kindergarten–18 years, attending high school
- Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
- Project FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress)
MILITARY CHILD EDUCATION COALITION
The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, world-wide organization. A model of positive leadership and advocacy, the MCEC’s work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. The MCEC performs research, develops resources, conducts professional institutes and conferences, and publishes resources for all constituencies.
MILITARY CHILD EDUCATION COALITION HONORS OUSD WITH PETE TAYLOR AWARD
The outstanding partnership shared by the Oceanside Unified School District with Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton has earned OUSD the military’s 2009 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award. The OUSD Board of Education and Superintendent Larry Perondi traveled to Philadelphia, PA to receive the award at the annual MCEC national conference.
“The district is thrilled to receive this prestigious honor,” said Superintendent Perondi. “We are equally happy about continuing the tremendous relationship we share with our military community.”
Established in 2004, the award recognizes outstanding partnerships that exist between military installations and school districts. The award is designed to “foster the sharing of lessons learned and to recognize that goodness starts at the local level.”
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON
MCBCP the official Camp Pendleton Web site
MILITARY ONESOURCE COUNSELINGMilitary Onesource Counseling provides a trusted source for referral to a private local counselor. Services are available 24/7 at NO cost. Those in need of services can talk to a consultant from anywhere in the world toll free.
EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) at Camp Pendleton assists active duty personnel in providing for the special needs of family members before, during and after relocation required by a change of duty assignment. The program ensures every attempt is made to bring together military careers and special needs.
FAMILIES OVERCOMING UNDER STRESS
FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress™) provides resiliency training to military children and families. It teaches practical skills to meet the challenges of deployment and reintegration, to communicate and solve problems effectively, and to successfully set goals together and create a shared family story. Visit FOCUS to learn more.
STOMP (SPECIALIZED TRAINING OF MILITARY PARENTS)
STOMP is a federally funded Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center established to assist military families who have children with special education or health needs.
MISA: MILITARY IMPACTED SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION
MISA provides workshops for educators to address deployment and transition issues for military families on the move. For more information on the Military Impacted Schools Associations and workshops, visit MISA to learn more.
BRINGING FAMILES BACK TOGETHER: COMFORT CREW
Please click on the link below for more information about this program for families facing deployment or celebrating a reunion.