Leading the way into the future, Creech education office deliberately develops Airmen

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  • By Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen
  • 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
The education office continues to provide Airmen of Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, opportunities to further both their personal and professional education requirements.

Currently the education office offers career development course testing, skill level testing, professional military education testing such as course 15, as well as, provides GI Bill and Community College of the Air Force counseling. Airmen can complete PME and career development course tests on Thursday at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

The guidance for Airmen looking to either start or complete their CCAF includes how to use their tuition assistance, document approval and helpful tips when starting class.  Airmen can receive counseling over the phone, by walking in Monday thru Wednesday and on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Airmen can also receive information about the tuition assistance program, which is designed to help active duty personnel with up to $4,500 of college tuition per fiscal year. The degree programs or courses whether academic, or technical can be taken from accredited institutions either on base or off base.

Airmen can contact the Creech Education Office with additional questions at 702-404-0850.

Currently, the education office still coordinates and partners with the Nellis education office for the CLEP, DANTES, and language testing.

Changes to dependent education options

The Lomie G. Heard Elementary School located on Nellis AFB will no longer be a part of the Clark Community School District starting at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. The U.S. Air Force is working with Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas to bring a public charter school to the base to offer more choices and control for military families, as well as, better education for military children.

The CASLV plans to accommodate 600 students free or charge in the existing Heard facility until the new facility is completed which would accommodate 800 students from Kindergarten through eighth grade.

Student registration for CASLV is now open and can be found at http://www.caslv.org/admission . 

For more information about the charter school, please contact CASLV at 702-776-6529, extension 106 or visit their website at http://www.caslv.org.

For information about other schooling options, please contact the 99th FSS School Liaison Officer at 702-652-2156.

Nevada also recently passed the Education Savings Account (ESA) which allows parents to remove their children from public schools and access a portion of or all of public education funding to pay for private school tuition, tutoring, learning therapies and more.

In order to access the possible $5,100 to $5,700 per year, students must attend public school for 100 consecutive days to be eligible.

Families interested in further details about the pending military exemption, eligibility, applications, or the overall ESA program, you should access the Nevada State Treasure's website: http://www.nevadatreasurer.gov/SchoolChoice/Home/.