Military Families

Welcome to Fort Walton Beach High School. We are committed to providing critical transitional support for military-connected students as they relocate to our school due to a parent's change in duty station. Our focus is to eliminate barriers to the academic success of military-connected students. We are here to assist and support the military family lifestyle in such areas as school transitions, frequent moves, deployment, and education inconsistencies that exist from state to state, along with many others.

Military Point of Contact - Susan Versteeg

Phone: 850-833-3300

Military Family Life Counselor - Joanna Davis | Website

Phone: 850-417-0652

Air Force Liason Officer

Lacey Allen
220 Lukasik Avenue
Bldg 90213
Hurlburt Fld, FL 32544
Phone: 850-884-6829
(DSN) 579-6829
Fax: 850-884-2600
Email: lacey.allen.1@us.af.mil

Student Transition Program

Fort Walton Beach High School has a Leadership Program that assists new students who come to FWBHS by showing them around the school campus and sharing information regarding clubs, events, and extra-curricular activities.

Professional Development

Fort Walton Beach High School staff receive professional development concerning how to identify and respond to the needs of military students and their families.

Military Student Open Enrollment

Fort Walton Beach High School reserves at least 5% of controlled open enrollment seats, as defined in Section 1002.31, F.S., for military students.

FWBHS Military School Events

We honor and celebrate our military families throughout the year in many ways:

  • September

    • Constitution Week

    • 9/11 Recognition by JROTC

    • Military Night at the 9/30 Football Game

  • November

    • Veterans Day Recognition to all Staff who have served in the Military put together by our Military Appreciation Committee (MAC)

    • City of Mary Esther Veterans Day Parade

  • April

    • Month of the Military Child

    • Purple Up Day

  • May

    • City of FWB Memorial Day Celebration


OCSD Resources for Military Families

The OkaloosaSchools.com website has a detailed list of Military Family Resources and Educational Opportunities to best assist your family. It contains a PCS document, services, programs, educational resources, and so much more to aid in the success of your educational goals.

OCSD Military Families Tool-Kit

FWBHS Football & Military

FWBHS Named a Purple Star School

Purple Star School