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Military Families

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 Welcome to Travis Air Force Base and the Travis Unified School District.  We welcome military families and our staff understands the needs of military-connected children and families.  You will feel at home here.
We have two elementary schools located on Travis AFB, Scandia Elementary and Travis Elementary.  Center Elementary, Golden West Middle School, Vanden High School and our alternative education program are located adjacent to the base, accessible to students walking or biking through the Forbes pedestrian gate.  In addition, we have two elementary schools located in Vacaville.
Middle and high school students will enroll in Golden West Middle School or Vanden High School.  We also have an alternative education program and an independent study program for families selecting those options for their children.  Students are assigned to elementary schools by residence address using our school locator. We also accept intradistrict transfer applications to move between district schools, and interdistrict transfer applications for students living outside our district's attendance area as space is available.  
Have questions?  Here are some resources.
Enrollment and Registration
Please contact Student Services.  Shelly Young can answer your questions or direct you to the right person.  Her phone is (707) 437-4604, ext. 1114, or you can contact her via email at
School Questions
If you have questions about course offerings, the school calendar or schedules, or other school-specific information, please contact your child's new school directly.  Contact information is available on each school's webpage or you can see information for all schools here.
Travis AFB School Liaison Officer
Christian Mendoza, the School Liaison Officer, maintains a webpage and Facebook page loaded with important information about schools. He is a wonderful resource for relocating families.  His contact information is
Point of Contact
Kenleen Pringle, School Social Worker, can help you with general questions or direct you to the right person.  She may be reached by phone at (707) 437-4604 ext. 8222 or email at
Special Education
Transitions can be especially challenging for students with disabilities, and it is helpful to have communication and the IEP before your child arrives so that we can plan a smooth transition to meet your child's unique needs.  To begin this communication process, please see the flyer linked on the left, and contact Vivian Pochop by phone at (707) 437-4604 ext. 1216 or by email at  
Military Interstate Children's Compact
We are proud to honor the Compact, and our staff are familiar with its provisions.  Frequent moves can create challenges in meeting high school graduation requirements because of state differences, and our staff is experienced in applying Compact flexibility so students progress smoothly through high school and graduate prepared for their next step, whether that be college or career.  Details about the provisions of the Compact are available from the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission.  
Please check the links on the right for information about a variety of additional topics of interest to military families.  We also welcome your feedback on our website:  what additional information would be helpful for transitioning families?