MIC3: Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission

Written by: Joy-Nicole Smith

There are unique needs for Prek-12 military-connected families Navigating educational systems across the United States is challenging as you prepare to relocate to a different community. As you prepare to PCS with your military-connected student, one available resource to ease this transition is the Military Interstate Children’s Compact (MIC3).


MIC3 is an interstate compact across all 50 States and the District of Columbia. The compact addresses the challenges of the military children encounter on their frequent relocations stateside. It allows for the uniform treatment as military children transfer between school districts in member states. The Compact only applies to public schools and focuses on specific impacts on military connected children such as the transfer of records, course sequencing, graduation requirements, exclusion from extracurricular activities, redundant or missed entrance/exit testing, kindergarten and first grade entrance age variances, and power of custodial parents while parents are deployed.


Military Interstate Children’s Compact (MIC3) covers students of Active Duty Members of the Uniformed Services, including members of the National Guard and Reserve on active duty orders (Title 10), members or veterans who are medically discharged or retired for one year, members who die on active duty, for a period of one year after death, and uniformed members of the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and United States Public Health Services (USPHS).


MIC3 is an incredible resource and is the policy ensuring consistency of the educational experiences of military connected student. For more information on the compact, visit mic3.net. If you are due to PCS or have educational questions or concerns, now is a great time to contact a School Liaison! Please reach out to the Minot AFB School Liaison at mafb.school.liaison@us.af.mil or 701-723-1447.

You May Also Like…

Airmen Compete in Bismark Marathon

Airmen Compete in Bismark Marathon

Seventeen Airmen were awarded an Air Force Marathon medal by base leadership at Minot Air Force, North Dakota, Nov. 15, 2022. The Airmen participated in the Bismarck Marathon as a substitution to the Air Force Marathon held on Sept. 17, 2022, which was at...

Minot AFB Airmen Become U.S. Citizens

Minot AFB Airmen Become U.S. Citizens

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. --Airman 1st Class Jarious George from the 5th Force Support Squadron, Airman 1st Class Kojo Affainie and Airman Constanza De Puerta, from the 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron, earn their United States citizenship during a naturalization...

The View From Our Side: A True North Dakota Winter Experience

The View From Our Side: A True North Dakota Winter Experience

You are writing your friends and relatives who have the impression that you have been sent to the frozen tundra of North Dakota… a place where all there is to do is hunker down for a long winter of darkness and cold, cold weather. Well, let’s change that dialogue a...

0 Comments

Subscribe to our Weekly Post Brief

Subscribe to our Weekly Post Brief

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from the Northern Sentry

You have Successfully Subscribed!