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Military 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.  Click the logo for available services.

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High School Graduation Requirements for OUSD Students

To obtain a high school diploma from the Oceanside Unified School District, students must complete 220 units of credit.  This is the equivalent of five credits per semester.

Click "graduation"  for a complete list of requirements.

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Exceptional Family Member Program

EFMPThe 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.   Click EFMP to access the site.

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Families OverComing Under Stress

FOCUS logoFOCUS (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.  Click FOCUS to learn more.

Military Resources

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. 

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School Liaison Office
Commanding Officer Building 1160
Camp Pendleton, CA  92055-5010

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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

North Terrace Elementary School 

Santa Margarita Elementary School 

Stuart Mesa Elementary School

OUSD High School for MCBCP

Oceanside High School

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. Click In Step to access the site.

Family Care provides a full range of services and programs to help support parents:
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  • 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 Honors OUSD with Pete Taylor Award

awardThe 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.” 

Team of Advocates for Special Kids

TASKTASK is a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to enable individuals with disabilities to reach their maximum potential by providing them, their families and the professionals who serve them with training, support, information, resources and referrals, and by providing community awareness programs.  Click TASK for more information and resources. 

SOAR: Student Online Achievement Resources

parent and childSOAR is an innovative program that makes it easy for parents to play an active role in their children’s education.  SOAR is designed for military families and is easily accessible worldwide.  Click SOAR for more information.

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.  Click the logo for more information. 

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MCPCP the official Camp Pendleton Web site

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Military Child Education Coalition

Military Child Ed CoalitionThe 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.  Click MCEC to access the site.

School Accountability Report Cards for All OUSD Schools

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The State of California requires that each school publish a School Accountability Report Card (SARC) every year. For parents and community members, the SARC provides easy access to a wide range of information about individual schools. Click SARC for information on Oceanside schools.  

National Military Family Association

Soldier and child girlAn organization with strong grassroots support, the NFMA is balanced with a solid blend of professionalism.  The group works on behalf of military families and helps empower husbands, wives, and children to understand and access their benefits.  Click NMFA for more information.


MISA: Military Impacted Schools Association

BabyMISA 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, click MISA.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County

This is a donor and volunteer supported organization proven to help vulnerable children succeed through one to one relationships. Click the logo for more information.

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