Fort Carson is served by El Paso County School District No. 8. Three elementary schools and a middle school are located on-post. Patriot Elementary School is the newest to Fort Carson, having opened for the 2003- 2004 school year. Located across the street from Blackfoot Hills Village, Patriot serves over 500 students and hold classes from pre-school to 5th grade. For more information, call Patriot Elementry School at 382-1460. Mountainside Elementary is a new $6.5 million, state-of-the-art facility, which serves preschool through fifth grade. The school currently serves approximately 700 students, which makes it the largest school on-post. For more information, call Mountainside Elementary School at 382-1430. General Creighton Abrams Elementary serves kindergarten through fifth grade. The school currently serves about 650 students. For more information, call General Creighton Abrams Elementary School at 382-1490. Fort Carson Middle School serves the sixth through eighth grades. The school’s current enrollment is approximately 450 students. For more information, call Fort Carson Middle School at 382-1610. High school students are bused to Fountain-Fort Carson High School located in Fountain, Colorado. The school currently serves approximately 180 students who live on-post. For more information about the school or bus transportation, contact Fountain-Fort Carson High School at 382-1460. For additional assistance contact the Fort Carson School Liaison Office, located in Bldg. 5510, Room 31, at 526-1071.
K-12th Grades and Post Secondary School Liaison Services can assist you with your public, private, or home school issues. Located in Bldg. 5510, on Harr, our School Liaison Services has information concerning the Colorado Springs and El Paso County Schools, scholarship information, and post secondary information. For additional information, please call (719) 526-1071 or (719) 526-2301.
Fort Carson Child and Youth Services (CYS) is here to serve you with a variety of programs and services for children ages 6 weeks through 18 years. All programs and services are based upon the growth and development of your child and meets National and Army standards. Regardless of the program, length of stay, or age of your child/youth, the program/service will be based upon age appropriate practices. Our seamless delivery system ensures you the parent, that the same philosophy is provided by our staff in any of our programs and services utilizes the same philosophy.
Registration for any Child and Youth Services program or service is at Building 5510 located on Harr. For Specific information concerning requirements for registration please call (719) 526-1100/1101.
Full Day Services for 6 weeks-5 years Hourly Care Service 6 weeks-12 years Part Day Pre-School 3-5 years Fort Carson’s Child Development program consists of full-day services for children, ages 6 weeks though 5 years, and hourly care for children 6 weeks through 12 years. The part day pre-school program is for children ages 3-5 years. Morning and afternoon sessions are available Monday-Friday.
Our center provide a creative environment for your child with age appropriate activities as part of the program. The East Child Development Center located at Building 6058, on the corner of Nelson and Martinez provides full day services only. The West Child Development located at Building 6060 on Coleman provide full day, hourly care and part pre-school services. For additional information and registration please call (719) 526-1100/1101.
6 weeks- 12 years Army certified Family Child Care homes are available on and off the installation. FCC providers offer ageappropriate activities in an environment that in nurturing and homelike. The small group size allows the children to develop close relationships to their caregiver and other children in the group. FCC provides overnight and extended for single and dual military parents. For information and registration please call (719) 526-1100/1101.
This program includes a before- and after-school daycare service for kindergarten children. Transportation is provided from the center to on-post schools. Services are provided in Bldg. 5510, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (719) 526-1100 / 1101.
Before and After school programs for youth in grades K-5th is provided in Bldg. 5510 located on Harr. Transportation is provided to and from on-post schools. Full day services are available for school out-days. Winter, spring, and summer camps are operated according to the District 8 school calendar. The School Age is nationally accredited and programming reflects age appropriate practices for school age youth. Scouts and 4-H Clubs meet in the School Age facility. For additional information, and recognition, please call (719) 526-1100/1101.
Middle and High School Center Youth services is located on the corner or Ware and Normandy Rd. in Bldg. 5950. This center offers a variety of programs and special events for the Middle and High School youth. Programming includes Sports, Fitness and Health options, Life Skills, Citizenship, Leadership opportunities, Arts, Recreation, Leisure activities, Mentoring, Intervention, Education and Support services. For additional information and registration, please call 526-2680.
3-18 years The philosophy of the Fort Carson Child and Youth Services Sports Program is to provide recreational programs that are fun, safe, and nurturing, while allowing participants the chance to learn and experience the fundamentals of good sportsmanship through a variety of team sports. For additional information and registration for youth sports programs please call (719) 525-1100/110 1.
K-12th Grades and Post Secondary Youth Education Support Services can assist you with your public, private, or home school issues. Youth Education Support Services is located in Building 5510, on Harr, and provides information concerning Colorado Springs and El Paso County schools, scholarship information, and post secondary information. For additional information please call (719) 526-1101/2301.
On Site Child Care Support Outreach Services provides on site childcare in support of Mobilization, Family Readiness Support Groups, Chapel Programs, and other installation functions. To obtain additional information about outreach services please call (719) 526-5510.
If you need overnight, weekend, full day part day or drop-in childcare and prefer a home environment, the Resource and Referral Office (RRO) is available. The RRO makes all referrals for full-time childcare to licensed day care homes at Ft. Carson. Children from 4 weeks to 12 years old may use RRO homes. The office is located in Bldg. 5510, and is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 526-1101/8220.