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Military Families

Welcome to Westerville Central High School, home of the “Warhawks!”  We understand that relocation, deployment, and reintegration can be stressful times for families. This stress can exert an impact on student learning.  This page is designed to assist members of the Armed Forces and their families who are part of the Warhawk family. Please make us aware that you are a military family.  

WCHS serves students with a wide range of abilities including those with Multiple Handicaps to students taking Advanced Placement (AP) and College Credit Plus (CCP) courses.  For students who are athletically inclined WCHS offers 20 varsity sports, as well as several club sports. Additional extra curricular activities include the Drama Department, Music Department, and several student clubs.

Any time WCHS can be of assistance please call the school (614) 797-6800.  

Westerville Area Military Assistance

Mr. William J. Merkle, Ohio National Guard Youth Program Specialist

Ohio Department of Education
Toll-free (877) 644-6338

Did you know that in the State of Ohio Educator License fees are waived for veterans and those in the military.

Helpful Links

Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission

The MIC3 supports the transfer of school and student records, and seeks to remove barriers due to variations in local districts.  This includes everything from entrance and age requirements to graduation, across the States and District of Columbia.



Military OneSource is a DoD program that provides FREE services to all members of the military regardless of branch or component and their family members.


Our Military Kids pays for children ages 5 through 12th grade of deployed National Guard and Reserve personnel to participate in youth sports, fine arts, and tutoring programs.


March 2 Success is an online, self-paced course designed to improve student performance on standardized tests while enhancing student math, science, English and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Skills.


The Military Child Education Coalition’s (MCEC) SchoolQuest website initiative is here to help military-connected college-bound students (and their parents) to search for undergraduate funding, SchoolQuest;s Scholarship Finder is ready and waiting.


Ohio Military Kids (OMK) is a partnership between the Ohio National Guard and The Ohio State University’s 4-H youth development program.  The goal oh OMK is to create community support networks for military youth when they experience a loved one’s deployment.


Program managers are highly trained professionals who provide information, resources, referrals and assistance to all Service Members and Families before, during and after deployments, or whenever there is a need.