• Academic Planning

    Your child’s academic success is very important to us. As you begin planning for your move to our school, here is some information about how we will assess and evaluate your child to ensure we meet their academic needs. We use the Ready Math and Reading curriculum. These both come with a digital platform that we use for individualized instruction and diagnostic data to help our students grow. When your child joins the VLE family, we will use these diagnostic iReady assessments to determine their academic strengths and weaknesses to help our teachers best meet your child’s instructional needs. In addition, we use the STAR assessment to determine their reading levels and the AR reading program to grow their skills and love of reading. Our teachers are dedicated to meeting our students where they are and growing them academically through high-quality instruction and learning resources. Below is a list of the curriculum and instructional resources we have available to help grow your child on the path to academic success:

    • Clever learning app manager
    • Canvas learning platform – for assignments
    • Ready Math and Reading curriculum
    • iReady digital platform for reading and math
    • Renaissance AR reading book quizzes
    • Phonics

    Other learning resources may include:

    • Nearpod
    • MobyMax
    • Flocabulary
    • Happy Numbers
    • Quizizz
    • Kahoot 

    Your child will have a school account login and password that will access their Clever page which has all of their learning programs and apps in one convenient place for easy access both at school and at home. 

    All of the programs we use align with the Mississippi College and Career-Ready Standards.  To see what is being taught for each grade level, click here.

  • Transition Planning

    Registration Document Requirements

    1. Birth Certificate: Original or certified copies
    2. Withdrawal form from previous school: to include discipline records, grades, and attendance
    3. Proof of Immunization: This certificate shall be issued by a local health officer or physician on forms specified by the Mississippi Board of Health.  More information can be found here.
    4. Court Papers (if applicable)
    5. Two proofs of residency
      • Filed homestead exemption forms
      • Mortgage statement property deed
      • Apartment or home lease
      • Utility bills (no cell phone bills, no car/home insurance bills)
      • Drivers license or Mississippi state identification card (must show current address)
      • Automobile registration: must be current year's registration
  • Military Student-Led Transition Program 

    This program is designed to be a peer-support system linking new military students with others at the school to help them become familiar with the school campus and make connections with staff and students around the school. Our program includes a peer leader from the 3rd grade leadership team and a student buddy in their classroom. 

    Student-Led Transition Program Letter


  • Exceptional Students 

    We are devoted to providing the best care and instruction for all of Vancleave’s youngest students. Below are links to the district’s exceptional student services. If you have school-specific questions, you can direct them to Mrs. Twilbeck, our school counselor, katryna.twilbeck@jcsd.ms.

    District Resources:

  • Mental Health Resources

    In addition to academics, we want to support your child socially and emotionally too. We are a Nurtured Heart, Trauma-Informed school. Below are links to these programs, an article from the American Academy of Pediatrics on the mental health needs of military children, and a resource document for local service providers. Please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Twilbeck, our school counselor for any additional information or school specific questions you may have at katryna.twilbeck@jcsd.ms.

  • Military Star School

  • Upcoming Military Events

    • November 10th  - Musical Performance:  A Tribute to America and Those Who Serve
    • April - Military Child Month
      • Military Mondays - wear purple shirts ("purple-up" to support military families)
      • Military presentation from Keesler Air Force Base

    Other schoolwide events are listed here.