Moving to a new place can be daunting, but many children of active duty military members have to move as much as four or five times even before they begin middle school.
Kennedy Stone, a 6th grader at Huntington Middle School in Warner Robins has a father has a job in the military, and she's already lived in Virginia, Washington, DC, and Massachusetts before coming to Warner Robins. And before high school, she may yet move again.
It's why Houston County Schools are partnering with Robins Air Force Base for a conference next week to address some of the challenges students with military parents face.
"Just because they have to move, you know, as their parents serve their country, that they don't fall further and further behind, that we make sure that we catch them up and that's really what we're about, to do those things and to share exemplary practices," says Superintendent Robin Hines.
In addition to making friends and adjusting to a new town, another major issue is making sure schools across the country are standardized for an easier adjustment. Georgia is now part of an interstate compact for military children that addresses that issue.