• welcome military families 


    Roland Park & Hcps Resources

    • ilitary Point of Contact 

      Principal: Scott Weaver

      PYP Assistant Principal: Cara vonAncken

      MYP Assistant Principal: Joseph Costanzo

      School Registration

      Admittance to Roland Park is through the Choice Application process. Active-duty families transitioning during the school year or after an application window can apply for admittance. Please contact the Choice Information Line at 813-272-4692 and identify yourself as a transitioning active-duty family for information on how to apply to Roland Park.

      Choice / Overview (hillsboroughschools.org)

      Exceptional Student Education
      Families can contact Assistant Principals vonAncken (Cara.vonAncken@hcps.net) and/or Costanzo(Joseph.Costanzo@hcps.net) with questions regarding Exceptional Student Education.    

      If you are transitioning to the area and have questions about services in Hillsborough County Public Schools, contact the Choice Information Line at (813) 272-4692 and identify yourself as a transitioning military family to connect with the Exceptional Student Education Department.

      Mental Health Resources
      There are many challenges military students face due to their unique situation, such as having a parent deployed for extended periods of time, changing schools, and leaving friends.  Your child’s School Student Services staff, i.e. School Counselor, School Psychologist and/or School Social Worker can provide support and share resources to assist during these challenging times. Families can also visit the HCPS Mental Health Matters site for additional resources.

      Student Progression Plan
      Provides families with academic information at the elementary, middle and high school level.  

      Helpful Links

      Military Interstate Compact Commission

      National-PTA Children in Military Families

      Military Mentors(M&Ms) Our incoming families can expect to be welcomed by our Military Mentors. M&Ms are student mentors that are selected from within the school. The M&M will assist in the transition of new students to our Dragon family. New military Dragons will have a buddy as they join the school and community. We have mentors throughout PYP and MYP to assist with integration into our Dragon family. Mentors are students who have an understanding of both Roland Park and military transitions. 

      Military Recognition and Support Events

      October 21st, 2023: Dragons in service (https://www.rolandparkptsa.org/programs/dragons-in-service) will participate in Tunnels to Tower event in Tampa. This event is in memory and honor of the heros on 9-11, climb 38 stories with your Dragon family. All Dragons families are welcome.

      November 9th, 2023: We invite all Veterans to attend our annual Veterans Day Breakfast at 0830 in the MPR.

      April 2024: Month of Military Child.